About Dingus Designs

Dingus Designs is basically me and now my husband and our love for crafts. I love to cross stitch, making cards, patchment, crochet and knitting and trying to teach myself to tat. The other half loves glass work and tapestry. Can not forget to introduce the little helpers we have Smudge, Dixie and Jingles the cats that own us.

Join us in our adventures into the craft world!


Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Crocheted bunting

Hi guys,
I have been playing with the 4mm crochet hook a little bit more. I showed you 3 bunting triangles in an earlier post but I have done a little bit of practicing with what to do with them when done. Some people have added them to string but in my Art of Crochet magazines it shows you how to join with crochet and this is what I have tried.
I hope the model doesn’t put you off….LOL!
I thought them dangling over the laptop would not be as scary. A closer look…..
What do you think?
Going to be brave and enter this into the Ditzy-craftymess challenge blog.

Luv Jane XX

Sunday, 29 January 2012

Even more playing!


Hi guys,


The last post of the day. Still with the 4mm hook I have made some crochet bunting. I found this most wonderful blog called Bunny Mummy Here. Go have a look at the brilliant projects she has made.:

So I have had a go and here is what I have managed to make:


I just used the pink and purple while trying this out.


Then added some white as I got a little bit more confident.


All 3 together.

By the way I found my crochet needles in a bag down in the room. So I had pulled everything out for nothing……….typical!!!!!

Luv Jane XX

More playing!

Hi guys,

What can you do with a 4mm crochet hook while trying to rack your brain on where you have put your other crochet hooks.

Little Birdie Secrets have a few patterns and I have been having a go.


Not bad for a first go……..

Luv Jane XX

Had enough!!!!


Hi guys,

I have loads of stuff to do in the craft room but fancied doing a little bit of crocheting and guess what????????????I CAN NOT find my crochet needles. They are in a case and I can not see them for looking…….AAARRRRGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


So what did I do…….well my lovely husband got a bonus from work and give me half of it so I had a little buy on Amazon and one of the things I bought was the Cath Kidston Crochet Book…….which thank goodness had a crochet hook in it………so with my 4mm hook and some wool I got with a mag I made the below……..the pattern is on the Little Birdie Secrets blog:


I was not happy with the big hole….but I can still use it for something in the future. So had to have another go.


A lot better and they are so quick to make.


So the question is where I have put my crochet case of needles????????????????……I NEED THEM!!!!!

Oh yeah the craft room is back in a mess!!!! LOL!!!!

Luv Jane XX

WHY do I do it??????


Hi guys,

WHY do I do it??????? No I have not lost the plot but I have been trying to have a clear out in my craft room and a little bit of a re-arrange………..I started yesterday and I am still going………….I have found everything that was a brilliant idea when buying it….or in my case………telling the other half it was a brilliant buy. It was all put back with the intentions of using…….like the billion quilling strip's I have. I have managed to get rid of nothing as it might come in handy for a future project!!!!!! I have also put a few things in a better place for my crafting projects but when that project comes along I will not have a clue what I did with the object that is needed and end up pulling everything out. When the object is found then saying to myself……I remember why I put that there. Is this just me or do others have this problem??????? Come on be brave and let me know……..it will make me feel a bit better in knowing I am not the only one that starts this with the good intentions of making crafting easier for myself and this not happening.

Better get back to it……OMG I have found more quilling stuff!!!!! I really don’t remember buying all this…..

See ya soon………

Luv Jane XX

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Card for Nanny!

Hi guys,

I had to make a card for Nanny to say thanks for the lovely Xmas presents. It has become a tradition that when she sends something I get to make a card and write a letter. I have to say that I enjoy doing this but this is really funny as this Duncan’s Grandma and I was suppose to do the card and Duncan do the letter……………I think she prefers the letter from me as getting a letter from a bloke could be painful especially from Duncan.

Here is what I have made.


I used the following:

Cheeky Monkey from the Bazoo clear stamp collection.

Glitter paper from the Bazoo designer paper pack

Rectangles nesties

Card candy



I made my first spiral flower aswell. The main question is what do I make next for her…………..????????

Hope you like

Luv Jane XX

Sunday, 1 January 2012

Happy New Year!!!!!


Hi guys,


To all my followers, friends and the people who just come for a little visit. I wish you a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!

I hope all your dreams come true this year.

Luv Jane, Duncan and Jennifer

P.S. not forgetting Smudge and Tikka XXXX

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