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Friday, April 29, 2011

Friday Friends - Dusty Divas - Delicious Designz

Welcome to Friday lovely readers - how was your Easter ? Ours was very busy with family coming to stay and the house became filled with the laughter and tears of my young niece and nephew. We even had a frosty morning Easter Egg hunt in the back garden - it has been a beautifully hectic week and I have loved every moment ! I digress - this week I am thrilled to feature again a dear Friday Friend and divinely DUSTy diva - Del from Get Spooned!

and DELiciousDesignz

Coming up to the cooler months here in Australia, and of course Mothers Day, it is the perfect time to showcase the DELicious Designz woolly wares. I LOVE Del's work so much and shhhhhh don't tell but I am planning to purchase a pair of mary-janes

and a beanie

all for myself ! The hardest decision will be which design and colour to choose *wink*

For all of those in the Great Southern Area of WA, you can check out Del's wares at the Mothers Day Market on the 6th and 7th May at the Vancouver Arts Centre. This annual Arts & Crafts Market brings together a group of artisans offering a wide variety of hand crafted items including cards, pottery, soap, weaving, paintings, textiles, plants ,jewellery, woodcraft, spinning and more. There will be entertainment and a raffle to win.

Maddabling will be there alongside DELicious Designz SQUEEEEEEEE ! Del is just the best market buddy a girl could have.



Anyway enough talking from me, here is Del's Crochet Story - put your feet up (hmmm think how nice those crocheted mary-janes would feel), brew a pot of Tea (did I mention how much Del LOVES tea) and enjoy !

The DELicious Designz Ditty

Hi! My name is Adelle and I am a craft addict. I have featured before on this blog with my resin and spoon jewellery, but today it is all about yarn and crochet.

Where did this addiction begin? The art of crochet has been around for many years and is often associated with grandma's.

But not anymore!! The revolution of young crocheters is here and we are making it cool to crochet.

For me it is something that has always been a part of my life. As a young girl I watched my gran and my mum busying themselves at every opportunity with yarn - whether it be knitting or crochet.

There were many attempts to teach me , and after countless dropped stitches I eventually had enough of the basics to get me on my way.

Many years went by when I had far better things to do with my time - teenager, young adult, and motherhood - so crochet and craft in general was pushed aside.

But the addiction has come back stronger than ever. I just love being able to create so many things with a hook and ball of yarn.

My gran is now 87 years old and she still crochet and knits. She used to make things to sell at markets but now she does it for charity, making blankets and beanies which are given to the needy.

Now I can WOW her with the things I make and she is proud that the craft has been passed on.

I love the bright colours and textures and find crochet to be very relaxing.

I have lots of things ready for my next market like these warm and comfy mary-jane slippers
crocheted eco friendly face scrubbies

cute monkey hats

and a few more ideas which I have a week to work on !

Want to see more ? Check out these links below !

You can purchase these wonderful goodies at :

Etsy :



Zibbet :


or connect through :

Facebook :



or through Del's gorgeous blog :



  1. Thanks Sam - Great blogpost at short notice :0). Look forward to being your market buddy next week----eeep.....next week!!!!!

  2. Lovely work! Wow - the cupcakes made me smile ... crochet looks so difficult to me and you make it look amazing! so great to see older crafts making a comeback. congratulations on your article :-)

  3. Del is awesome! And those monkey hats are just so fuckin cute!!:)