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, 29 April 2012

Crocheted purse


Hi guys,

Well I went to the gym this morning and got a free shower on the walk back……lovely. I got weighed for the first time in ages and I was 14stone 3lb. So since starting the gym I have lost 6lb. So to get to my first target of 13 stone I need to loose a further 17lb……a long where to go but I am going to get there!!!!!!! Did a bit of the ironing so I can finish this tomorrow night. So onto the crafting did I finish my project??????

A recap on the project from last night:

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I used a light purple aran wool….sorry cannot remember the make. I used a 4.5mm crochet hook.

Here I have finished:


I used white and dark purple aran for the flowers and a 4mm hook.

The inside:


The inside and I really need more practice on the sewing of linings. I am happy with the end product!!! What do you think?


My new book is Cute and Easy crochet by Nicki Trench…………I have seen other projects I NEED to try like the tea cozy……the teddy bears……..there is a lovely shawl I really like….and loads more……


This is the page of the crochet purse…….mine is not far away.


Luv Jane XX

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Guess what???


Hi Guys,

I got a new book this morning and this afternoon I got to read it and try one of the projects………………Can you guess what it will be??


Yes it is crochet and the colour should be purple.


My first attempt at lining a piece of crochet………..it is not perfect but I can only getting better with practice……..can’t I????????

Well I will try to finish this project after the gym and ironing in the morning…….oh the joys of trying to be healthy.

Seen you soon.

Luv Jsne XX

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Something for me!!!!


Hi guys,

Well I have made something for me…….I do not do this often. I have been in my new job for 8 weeks……time flies when you are having fun. I absolutely love it………any how I have been thinking that I need a coaster for my desk at work as I did not have one…………..so I found a little kit from the Cross stitch Card Shop magazine…………..I have a box full of these kits that I keep saying I will get these done and I never get around to it.

So here is my new coaster


Designed by the lovely Margaret Sherry. Teacup kitty cat!



What should I do next?????????

Luv Jane XX

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Belated Birthday weekend

Hi guys,

I have just had the most amazing weekend! Jennifer was in respite this weekend so my friend Tina organized the brilliant weekend. It was going to happen in March but the respite people cancelled on us at the last minute and we had to put plans on hold. It was worth the wait. It was suppose to start on the Saturday morning but was brought forward to late Friday night. I had to watch the Rhinos win on Sky first. So we were picked up and we filled the boot up with all our gear…………I know we were only going for the weekend but it did look like we were moving in………..So the early next morning we went to the shopping outlet at Castleford. I got a few things like a new mug for work as someone chipped mine…….a good excuse for a bigger cup…..I love my cups of tea. We went back to Tina’s and it was the start of the making of the food…….Tina always makes us meals for our Birthdays and the theme for this was the 70’s as I born in 75. The starters were the below……….mmmmmmmmmmm


Everything is homemade from scratch………..

Then it was the ever popular prawn cocktails……….done a little bit different.


This was brilliant and we all had stories about the prawn cocktail.

Then it was onto the main meal which was something completely new to me……..the cheese fondue…….. lovely. Then to top everything off it was the Black Forest Gateaux…………I have always loved this desert……Tina made the below….


Yes it was MASSIVE!!!!!


This was to die for……….


Well we could not eat another thing after this at all……so we did not manage to get to the cheese board for the second time…………..but we did manage one more thing before we all exploded with all the gorgeous food…….an Irish coffee which was another first for me.   HMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!!!!!!!!!!

The best thing is that I get to help in the kitchen and I get to learn all about this beautiful food.

So what did we do on the Sunday????????? 

We were taken along Snake Pass to Dam Busters land……. Peak District.

First we stopped at Torside……..


This is from the car park.

Now do not be scared of the next 2 pictures


A picture of Duncan (Dingusdee)


This is the very scary picture of me. The views were amazing.


The boat house

Then it was onto the reservoirs where the Dam Busters did the practicing and the views here were amazing and we got to see in the Museum where we learned loads.


The first tower is where the museum is.


This is the view from the Museum.


The other dam. You may be asking where all the pictures come from…..I am one of those people that takes the camera and then remembers it when taking the thing out of the bag after the day out…….taking all on no pictures……so this time I took loads and I am so glad……..I still hate having my picture taken.

These pictures are just outside of Glossop.



Also the amount of crafting me and Tina did?????? None!

A brilliant weekend!!!!!!!


Luv Jane XX

Sunday, 8 April 2012

A cow for Easter


Hi guys,

Well I have made a cow this time…..yes Daisy the cow from the Nikki Trench Super-cute crochet book…….I can hear the groans from here……… LOL.

My friend next door loves cows and I was showing her the book as I was making Duncan’s lion and she mentioned the cow on how cute she was. So I had to make her for Christine. Here she is….







Well Christine loved her and she is now sitting next to her TV.

Hope you like.

Luv Jane XXXX


Monday, 2 April 2012

Crocheted Fairy for Jennifer


Hi guys,

I have done something a little bit different for Jennifer this Easter. She will still get an Easter egg from us but I have made her a little crocheted fairy from the brilliant Super-Cute Crochet from Nikki Trench…..


I have used the red wool for the hair because Jennifer is a red head and she does get a little bit of grief because of this. I keep telling her that women pay loads of money to get somewhere near her colour.


Had to show you the wings at the back……..these turned out better than I thought.


Little Fairy from the side……….yes Jennifer as loads of hair.


A closer look.

All the wool is DK Special by Stylecraft. I have used a 4mm hook an some brown thread for the eyes.

I do hope she likes this.

Luv Jane XX

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