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!


Saturday, 31 October 2015

Double Vision

Hi guys,

Completed a customer order for twin girls so no you are not seeing double.

I have used a 4mm crochet hook. The Wool is Supreme snuggly in white and lilac. The patterns are from the Granny Square Crochet book by Catherine Hirst. I do love this book.

Well the customer has collected and is really happy.

What shall I do next?????? Maybe the extra picture with give you a clue.........

Luv Jane xx

Friday, 16 October 2015


Hi guys,

Dingus Designs has received a delivery this week from Wool Warehouse..........just love  getting these parcels ( lot better than bills).

Watch this space for the finished goodies....lol

Luv Jane xx

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Birthday card

Hi guys,

I can now show you a Birthday card I made for  my Mother-in-Law last month.

I used patterns from a summer collection that I got with a craft magazine. I used my flower nestibilities ( blossom, peony and dahlia). The butterfly stamp was also from a craft magazine.......so sorry I can not remember  which one. I used pencils to colour. Also used some bling on the large butterfly and candy and a few tatted butterflies I had made. The little butterfly stamp was from a collection that my husband bought me when I first started to craft..........crumbs 11 years ago.

On the inside of the card I have used candy and the little butterfly stamp again.

Thank you for coming  to see us on Dingus Designs xx

Luv Jane xx

First glass design

Hi guys,

Well Duncan has designed his first glass design. Can you guess who???? Lol. Who would like to see this in Glass? ??

Luv Jane xx

Saturday, 10 October 2015

Fat free goodies

Hi guys,

Well I am on a diet.......the usual and I wanted something sweet to eat.....and well I can't so I thought I would get the crochet hook out instead, like you do...lol. So I made a chocolate and strawberry  cake and then a 2 tier wedding  cake.

I used wool from my stash which is mainly  Stylecraft DK.  The patterns are from the Gourmet Crochet book by Christen Haden and Mariarosa Sala. Love this book.

Luv Jane xx

Saturday, 19 September 2015


Hi guys,

Just hot off the needles. Boys cardigan 6 mths to 12 mths. The pattern is by Sirdar (1987). I have used Sirdar Crofters wool. I did enjoy making this.

Now just to find the perfect buttons and a bit of blocking then ready for selling.

Luv Jane xx

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Designing and cross stitch

Hi guys,

I found a cross stitch pattern on Pinterest. I used this to design a coaster for a friend. I think I might have to make more  has I really enjoyed making it.

Luv Jane xx

Saturday, 12 September 2015

Coming soon!!

Yes coming to Dingus Designs very soon!!! Hubby picking up glass.....about time as well.

Luv Jane xx

Friday, 4 September 2015

Baby Poncho

Hi guys,

Another make from me. A baby poncho, 3 months to 6 months. Loved making this due to practising my cables.

The poncho is also modelled by Batbear ( my husband's build a bear).

Please say hi so I can come visit you.

Luv Jane xx

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Little booties

Hi guys,

I could not resist making the the little booties from the same book as the cardigan.

Luv Jane xx

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Little cardigan

Hi guys,

Well I have just completed my first baby cardigan. I used the pattern from the granny square crochet by Catherine Hirst. Just need to find the right button.

Now to start in the little booties from the same book.

Luv Jane xx

Monday, 27 July 2015


Hi guys,

Well I have made a little alien/ Stress ball for one of Duncan's friend and I could not resist the urge to make another one. So one will travel to the USA the other us not decided.
These are crocheted with Hayfield Bonus Buzz, shade 0676. I used my 4 mm hook. The eyes are made from a bit of white left over from another project.  2 black buttons from stash.

Saturday, 13 June 2015

Beautiful xx

My little baby went to her prom last night.

I don't know who was more nervous us or Jennifer. I know Daddy did his part about not kissing boys etc.

Friday, 8 May 2015

My little baby


Hi guys,

Well my little baby is no more……..

I can not believe it but Jennifer is leaving high school and hopefully onto college.

Jennifer's Guaduation

This picture was taken this afternoon.

Luv Jane XX

Monday, 4 May 2015


Hi guys,
Well finally after 8 months of working hard.  I have finally finished the hubby's blanket 😀. It has 400 granny squares. For the border I have used the same colour order in half trebles. The final row was in trebles and took just under 5 hours to complete.
Duncan picked the colours and loves it.......oh yeah and so do the cats lol.
See ya soon
Luv Jane xx

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

My first outdoor run

I just completed an activity with RunKeeper http://runkeeper.com/activity?userId=23498548&trip=507433194
I am feeling quote proud of my first outdoor run. Well it was part run part walk but I did it. I did have to take my inhaler when I got in but I feel good that I did it.

Actually looking forward to the next time.

Luv Jane xx

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Playing with new toy.Playing with new toy.


Hi guys,

Just playing with my new toy. My hubby bought me a new laptop and it’s PURPLE……..yeah……

WIN_20150128_211149 Oh yeah scary picture ALERT!!!!

I found the camera…..he he he he he.

Fingers crossed I can upload this post……..or maybe that’s fingers crossed it doesn’t…..

Luv Jane XX

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Little bit of crochet

Well I thought I would have a little break from the tatting and work on the hubby's blanket. He picked the colours. I am just doing simple granny squares.

Loads of ends to do at the end.....I do start off doing the ends as I go along but it never lasts....oh dear lol.

Luv Jane xx

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Shuttle tatting

Well it's been a long time since my last post, so naughty of me. I have been crafting and reading blogs just not posting myself. This needs to change!

Well my lovely husband bought me a shuttle tatting course off crafty for Christmas so this inspired me to get the shuttles out.

This is my first play in a very long time. I was very happy with this and I thought the next step was to make something. So onto Pinterest I went.

So the search started. I found this beautiful snowflake by Tatting By The Bay.
It's was just a drawing which is new to me. I have only followed written instructions before. I have never tatted with 2 shuttles either........I think I will be doing some swearing with this.
So I got the shuttles ready and started at the wrong place....doh.
I did not give up so I started again and off I went. I got so carried away I forgot to do the first 2 joins but for once I did not throw the shuttles I kept on going trying to remember to do the following joins......yes I forgot the last few joins as well........I thought I had more to do.
So I have finished and I am so impressed with myself it's unbelievable.

I think I only swore a couple of times which is really good for me.
Thanks for visiting me and do leave a comment so I can come and visit you.

Luv Jane xx

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