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!


Monday, 27 August 2012

I have been doing a bit of crafting!!!


Hi guys,

I know before you say anything I have been quieted this last few weeks! Sorry!!!!!!!!

I have been working hard on my tatting…….well at least trying:


The white flower on the right is the needle tatting I did which you can see Here. The one on the left is shuttle tatting with 2 colours. I thought this would be good practice on the joins of rings to chains……the gaps are getting smaller with time.


Sorry I have not tidied all the thread ends. So I thought the next thing for me to try is the medallion I did with the needle. You can see the original post Here.

So with the shuttle I have managed to do this:


Not too bad I think…..What do you think?

I have also made some cards as it was Duncan Birthday on the 13th of August.


A card form the cats


He would sulk if he didn’t get a card from the cats.


Card from Dad.


The last card from me.


I had to use the Dragon stamps I have. Got to say that I am really struggling to make cards at the moment. Seem more into crochet, knitting or trying to tat.

So I have been doing some crafting if not blogging…..which is terrible of me.

See you soon.

Luv Jane XX

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Shuttle tatting with 2 colours


Hi guys,

Well I have done it!! Not mastered it but done it. I think I only swore 4 times as well………..good for me!


I have also managed to hide the ends………..this takes me ages and this is the swearing bit of the tatting for me…


I am using thread that I was given by the lovely Sue at the Wool Shop.


I think my joins are getting better.

I managed to drag Duncan to the wool shop this morning for some more wool for a couple of ideas I have….so watch this space.

Luv Jane XX

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Needle tatting to Shuttle tatting


Hi guys,

Well I have tried needle tatting in the past but I have always wanted to master the shuttle tatting…….so the shuttle was picked once again……

Here is the needle tatted flower.


I think I used size 10 thread. The original post is Here if you want a quick look.

So the shuttle is back in the hand and here is what I have done with the pattern above.


Now the thread I am not sure about the size beside it is thinner. The thread I have used is the bargain I got from the wool shop a while ago.

A closer look I think.


I am happier with the joins but I need a lot more practice. I am going to be brave and try 2 colours with this pattern…….could be some swearing about to happen with this……watch this space!


Before I forget…..HAPPY YORKSHIRE DAY!!!!!!!!!

Luv Jane XX

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