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!


Sunday, 26 February 2012

New arrival card


Hi guys,

Well I have managed to make a card today even with the wool and new stuff still on my desk for me to drool over and to keep stroking…….I know very sad. Duncan’s Best Friend was blessed with a baby girl last week and we get to meet baby Mia tomorrow. So exciting!!!!!

So Sketch Saturday have to usual of a wonderful sketch:

SS-196   S8000902

So this is what I have done.

I have used the Owl, flower and sentiment from the Honey and Hugs collection. The paper for the owl is from the Papermania Honey and Hugs collection…..been in the stash for a while. The star paper is from a collection that I have had from the early days and not quiet sure the designer.Ribbon is from the stash I bought for the wedding last year. Not forgetting Labels eight and card candy. I think I have covered everything.

Hope you like

Luv Jane XX

Saturday, 25 February 2012

My crafty shop!


Hi guys,

Well I back from my Birthday shop from the hubby. I got loads of goodies…….what should I show first………….


The first place we went was Samuels in Leeds and did a lot of drooling……and I mean a lot…………



These are so cute!!!!!!!!!!

So did the spend stop there????????? naw


It was then to the local wool shop……..now before you say I was completely spoilt……..the 2 balls of wool on the left hand side are for a crocheted lion that Duncan wants so these do not class as a pressie for me……I am sticking to this!  LOL.


This is Marble Chunky and it is beautiful…….this is for a tea cosy for me…………if this works I am going to invest is some red for a family member.


The middle wool is for more aliens.

This place is amazing and the help you get is brill here. Go have a look!!!!!

Well I better had get to the crafting…….ooppppssssss where do I put all this goodness??????????

Luv Jane XX

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Tea cosy


Hi guys,

Sorry for been quiet but I have had a try at knitting and this is what I have attempted to make:


Yes a tea cosy…….and it is a bight orange………well it was the only wool I had and I wanted to start straight away…..it is a double knit. I was suppose to use 5.5mm needle but I only had 5mm. I have the flowers to crochet but I could not wait to show you guys………….It as turned out great in my eyes…..


The pattern is from the Simply knitting Special Subscriber's Edition by a lady called Kirstie McLeod. I love it!!!! I think I need to do more but will have to visit the local wool shop……………do I sneak out of the house to do this…….??????? I need a plan.


I have to show you some of the lovely presents I got today for my Birthday. I received Labels thirteen and wonky squares nesties from Dad and Jennifer. The below from Smudge and Tikka:


From the hubby I am getting a spend in a craft shop……..hhmmmmmmmmm I wonder if his budget is the same amount as the one I am thinking of????????


I received these from a colleague from work……I love Hyacinths and she got me these for my new office as I leave my job next week for other adventure. I have been spoilt rotten this year.

Please leave comments on my attempt at a tea cosy.

Luv Jane XX

Sunday, 19 February 2012

What do you do?????


Hi guys,

What do you do when you can not work on your craft desk???????


I think this was Smudge saying he wanted the attention.


I think this looked meant “Get lost Mum!”

So I decided to make another alien but bigger…….. hehehehe


I will try to take better pictures tomorrow. I have used the Summer Stripes from Sirdar and a 4mm crochet hook.

Hope you like.

Luv Jane and Smudge XXXX

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Beware Alien!!!!!!!!!

Hi guys,
I have been threating to crochet Duncan a little alien for months and months. The pattern is in the Simply knitting magazine. It was seen and the words “ I want one of them!” were said to me. Duncan at the weekend bought me that Super Cute Crochet by Nicki Trench so I thought the alien would be a good place to start then when I feel a little bit braver I can try some of the wonderful animals in this book.
So here is the alien:
I have manage to get the eyes sort of straight.
Sorry pictures not very good but I had to take quick pictures as Duncan is taking it to work with him in the morning as space as been made on his desk for it……….. and some people say us ladies are nuts for having cute toys on our desks!!!LOL
The wool is from the wool box and I have had it for years. I used a 3.5mm crochet hook. Buttons from the stash.
I have entered this little alien into the CRAFT Challenge blog and Allsorts Challenge of "Anything goes".

Hope you like
Luv Jane XX

Monday, 13 February 2012

I am impressed!!!!


Hi guys,

Well I have got Duncan’s card to me and he as impressed me please see below on why??????


He as used my heart nesties which is a first for him and the white paper in the background was the instructions for the Big Shot.


He also used my heart embossing folder.


I did not get an envelope as this stumped him completely.

He as only got to make my Birthday card for next week and he is already struggling with this.

I am impressed!!!!

Luv Jane XX

Valentine’s card to Duncan

Hi guys,
Well I can show you what I have done for Duncan for Valentine’s Day.
A love heart easel card…….I am really proud of this as it was an idea that I just played with. I used my heart nesties. A lovely little stamp from Nellie Snellen, coloured with promarkers.
I used my 3.5mm hook and made a crocheted heart. I added a little black button to go with the colour scheme.
I still can’t believe that this worked.
I had to show you the back as I did not know where to the put the writing so I just used more nesties and wrote on the back and made sure it can fold up when the card is flat.
Well we have already swopped cards and presents as Duncan does not want me waking him up at 6 in the morning. He also could not wait until the night.
I am going to enter this card into the Saturday Challenge which is "Red, white, Black with texture" and Cards for Men which is Valentines/Love.
Also the Papertake Weekly Challenge - Black, White and red all over.
Hope you like.
Luv Jane XX

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Pammybear’s present

Hi guys,

I have done a little bit of crafting this weekend. The first bit I can not put up yet as it is Duncan’s Valentines card……so you will have to watch out for that very soon.

So last week it was Pam’s Birthday my friend at work………I was really ill last weekend so could not go out and get her presents. So this weekend I got this sorted…………We always buy gardening stuff for each other……So I got her some gardening gloves and seeds. Now what do I put then in………….so the ultimate pro came out and I made a box for them.


When I first took the pictures there was no tatted flower but I had to add something.


Embossing folders had to be taken out.


I enjoyed making this as it was a little bit different.  I do hope she likes it.

Luv Jane XX

Sunday, 5 February 2012

I think I have cracked it!!!!


Hi guys,

Well another go and I think I have done it a lot better……I have managed to be straighter.


And now I am going to be brave:


I am much happier with this attempt.

Luv Jane XX

First attempt at quilting


Hi guys,

My hubby as bought me the Art of Quilting and I have had my first go…….I think  it a good idea to get some practise fabrics to practise on……….it’s a bit wonky………………if you had a couple of pints down you it would look a bit straight LOL.


I don’t use the sewing machine very much if at all………I am a total beginner.


Hmmmmmmm did not get the middle to centre up very well.  I think I need more practice at this…..before starting on the fabrics you get with the mag.

We all have to start somewhere…….

Luv Jane XX

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