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, 28 April 2013

Crafty day

Hi guys,

I managed to get some crafting done at my mates yesterday.

A large alien for Kane

Luv Jane xx

Sunday, 21 April 2013


Hi guys,

Trying my hand again at tatting..........I WILL NOT GIVE UP!!!!

Tried to do dimpled rings and Josephine rings......my thread kept breaking on the dimpled rings.........bugger! So I have given that up at the moment.....will go back do not fear.

So I am having a go at mock rings and trying to make a snowflake......so watch this space.

Luv Jane XX

A Card for Sketch Saturday!


Hi guys,

I have tried to make an effort with keeping up with other blogs as well as my own. So I was reading the Saturday Sketch blog and I was looking at this weeks sketch wondering if my mojo would ever come back to me……..


I did feel something but just a little bit……


This is what I managed. I used an old Whiff of Joy stamp called Melinda Helping Angel. I used my new watercolours and water pen.  The papers are from the Kate Knight Spring Fling pad that I got free from the Cardmaking & Papercraft magazine a while ago. Card candy and buttons from stash. To finish the card off I shuttle tatted some little butterflies.

So I would like to thank Sketch Saturday for helping me with the card drought and enter the sketch challenge. If you click on the Sketch Saturday above it will take you t the challenge post.

Wonder what card I can make next??????

Luv Jane XX

Thursday, 18 April 2013

My first knitted baby garment.

Hi guys,

Not written in ages once again but I have been busy with crafting. Still struggling to find my mojo with cards but seem to be into my knitting. I have managed to make my first baby garment. It is a coat cardigan from Studio Stylecraft. The wool I have used was original going to be crocheted into my blanket but it didn't seem to go so I needed a project for it. NO I do not have any plans for a baby but I thought it would give me more confidence for when it comes to making something for me or friends. So this is what I made.

It is for 3 months to 6 months old. It is done in Stylecraft Aran. Not sure of the colour as my lovely husband as moved the band I was saving........typical.

I will leave you a sneak look at the next project I have nearly finished.

Luv Jane XX

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Knitted poncho

Hi guys,

In a couple of posts back I mentioned that I had started a new project......well I have finished that and here it is modelled by me!!!

Sorry I could not get anyone to model it for me. I can say it is very warm to wear.

Luv Jane XX

Managed to make a double pocket card.

Hi guys,

Well I have managed to make a double pocket card to day for Duncan's Nanny.it was good to make a card but I have struggled to make things gel. The mojo is not back completely yet.......hopefully with time it will come back fully.

I have managed to add some crochet with the little heart, tatting with the heart at the back of the card. I have used my new craft stuff, including the Cinnamon Sugar from Elizabeth Bell, my new watercolours to colour her in. My new nesties which are A2 Matting Basics A and B. Also I have used the labels seventeen. Also bling from the stash.

I think I am going to be brave and enter this card into the Papertake weekly Challenge which the theme is Anything goes. Optional Kraft card but I don't have any of this.

Thank you for coming to see me.

Luv Jane Xxx

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