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My name's Alison but for reasons too long to go into I'm known as Cockney Blonde or CB for short. I've been rubber stamping for several years but now spend most of my time either knitting or crocheting. However, with the advent of a New Year I have bitten the bullet and am tackling my usually hated pastime of sewing. I've even bought 'Sewing for Dummies' to guide me on my way. I've been with my hubby Dave for 24 years and between us we have 4 kids and 5 grandkids. We also have 2 cats and a dog, the latter features as my 'photo' image. I used to be able to blog daily but these days I struggle to blog weekly. Hopefully now we are settled into our new home in the country, I can get back to a daily (well almost) update from the room I now have to share with hubby. No more personal crafting space for me!!! Thanks to all the blogs and sites I follow for all your brilliant inspiration, and thank you to everyone who finds the time to comment on my blog.

Friday, 16 April 2010

Perpetual Calendar

Hi Folks,
Just wanted to share the piccies of my Perpetual Calendar which I made (almost) at Art From The Heart last week. When I say almost, that's because I brought it home to complete.
I've varied mine slightly from Dyan's sample but it works for me. The first 6 months show tags inserted. We had the opportunity to decorate these and make others but I wanted to leave the pockets empty as I have bits and pieces I want to display in them.
Not sure yet where it is going to hang, possibly the spare bedroom/computer room, or maybe my craft room. I want to make another for the kitchen but I'll need to change my colours.
The mountboard was painted with Adirondack dabbers and then doodled and painted with watercolors. The pockets were cut from a template supplied by the ever efficient Dyan, and then coloured with DP. I've embellished mine with buttons and flowers.

Hope you like it, x


  1. Wow, what a clever idea, love the colours - everything works so well together
    Claire xx

  2. Fab calendar, Alison. I trust you had a good time at Dyan's! :o)

  3. Alison that is gorgeous you clever girl


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