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!


Thursday, 29 March 2012

Another Order.


Hi guys,

Wow another order done……and no purple in sight!

I was told the following: Butterflies, 50, Rhino colours, not really girly.

The Rhino colours are blue, yellow and a bit of pink, as in the Leeds Rhinos not the animals……….just in case you were about to say Rhinos are not blue and yellow and this women is losing the plot…….which I think I am a bit.Here is what I did.


The front.


The inside.


The top bit a little closer.


I found my little corner punch of ladybirds……….been in a box for a while.


A matching tag for the present.

Hope you like.

Luv Jane XX

Sunday, 25 March 2012

Purple, purple and more purple

Hi guys,
I have been a busy bee today……I got up early and walked for 30 mins to the gym……did a little work out…….this is very new to me and then the walk back which is all up hill. Had poached eggs on toast and then did the washing up…..then put the washing on the line……this is the best bit, been able to put the washing out. Another load in the machine and then up to craft room to finish a card order……….phew!!!!
The details I was given is name, age, colour ( My Fav of Purple) and girly.
This is what I have made and I have to say I did not want to give it over.
I can never get the pictures to show the true purple…. I have used buttons.
I used the Wild Rose Studio Cat and Flowers stamp. Promarkers to colour. Colour co-ordinate candy at the bottom. I also used my new Elegent Scrollwork by the memory box. I LOVE this scroll.
More scrolls…..and this is very girly for me. Rolled up roses. A purple flower from the stash. I used the computer for the writing.
My roses are getting better. I also had to make a crocheted heart with another brad that as been in the stash for a few years. I just used 3.5 crochet hook with purple dk wool.
I had to do a picture from the side. I do love this card……but what do you think??????

I have entered this card into the follwing challenges:

Crafty Sentiments Designs - Congratulations
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Gems, Ribbons and Buttons in Bingo
CRAFT Challenge - Handmade flowers
Cute Card Thursday - Anything goes
Stampin for the Weekend - Anything goes
Chocolate, Coffee and Card challenge - Fancy folds.

Luv Jane XX

Sunday, 18 March 2012

A girly Alien


Hi guys,

Well I have managed to finish the girly alien……..


I think I may keep this for me………


I love this wool which is Sirdar Escape Wool Rich DK. I used a 4.5mm hook.

Luv Jane XX

Flower brooches.


Hi guys,

Not done much crafting this week but I have been reading my kindle and the Terry Patchett’s books which I am enjoying. I have a done a little bit of practical work……………. here you go…


I found the flower originally on Bunny Mummy’s blog that pointed this way.

So this is what I have done. I have made 2 one for Duncan’s Mum and one for my Mum.


There are quite deep at the back so I have done the following so they can wear them.


I hope they like them. I think I am going to have to make one for myself.

P.S. I have been spoilt today with ear rings, a ring from Jennifer that she used her school points to get me and the cats got me a bonsai tree.

Luv Jane XX

Monday, 12 March 2012

It is WAR!!!!!!!!!


Hi guys,

Yes it is WAR! It is me against the helpers!!!!! Please see below for the evidence…………


First piece of evidence is of Smudge who as taken my mouse as hostage! yes the green little car.


Smudge as taught Tikka the same move…….under there is my mouse!


This is smudge taking my arm for hostage…and at this very moment my desk is under siege as I am struggling to type this over a Smudge and he as a death grip on one of my crochet needles……I think I need to go to the drawing board……if I had the room and no cats.

Luv Jane XX

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Anyone for Cake????????


Hi guys,

I have been busy today with doing all the ironing, then the garden and making this beautiful chocolate and strawberry cake without any calories………..yes with NO CALORIES!!!!!!!!!!


I do not feel one bit of guilt with this……




I have to say a MASSIVE thank you to the Gourmet Crochet. A yummy yarn cookbook by Christen Haden and Mariarosa Sala.

I really enjoyed making this with DK from Stylecraft and Hayfield Bonus DK and a 4mm crochet hook. Wonder what I am going to make next???????

Luv Jane XX

Saturday, 10 March 2012

Crocheted Lion


Hi guys,

I have crocheted a Lion for Duncan. Duncan bought me a Nicki Trench – Super-cute Crochet book which I did think was a little weird as I was drooling over stamps and he had put this into the basket and said that it was not part of my Birthday present but for getting a new job. It took for all of 2 seconds after we got out of the shop that the real reason for me getting it was made clear when he said could I please have a lion and do you want to go to the wool shop this afternoon.

So I have made the lion and I have impressed myself as when making the little fiddly bits I thought this is never going to work……… What do you think?




I did not have any of the safety eyes so I used my cross stitch thread I have. I have used double knit Special by Stylecraft. So I was taken to the wool shop again for more colours to make others. I have a fairy to make for Jennifer.

Luv Jane XX

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Knitted Rose


Hi guys,

Had a little play this afternoon and knitted a rose.


I got the pattern from the Art of Knitting. It is not brilliant but I think it looks ok.

What do you think?

Luv Jane XX

Aliens breeding


Hi guys,

This week I have been making more baby aliens for leaving presents. I have now left my job and start a new one tomorrow. I am leaving behind some wonderful people and I wanted them to know they are special.


These were made for Mehran, Rosemarie and Pam. For the girls I made boxes.


I used my Ultimate Pro to make the boxes in pink card.


For Pam.


For Rosemarie.

Mehran got his with a batch of Chocolate rock buns from Duncan as he as always enjoyed Duncan’s baking.

Luv Jane XX

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