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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.

Monday, 27 June 2011

I'm Still Here

I can't believe how long its been since I last posted. Unfortunately since that time I have lost my other very dear Auntie and no sooner had we had the funeral that my Mum became very poorly, and this is what is taking all my time at the moment.
I have been trying to do some crafting, as and when, and in a moment of looking for inspiration I decided to recycle an old clip frame by creating an ATC collage. All the pieces of artwork are by the talented ladies over at Katys Corner UK. There was no preference of style or artist in selecting the ATCs, purely the colour combo I was trying to achieve.
Just thought I would share it here with you all.
Hopefully I will be back to blogging more regularly soon.


  1. I'm proud to see one of mine in there, even if it is an ancient one!
    Hope things are going reasonably for you and the your Mum is comfortable.
    Nice to see you post again...have been thinking of you.
    love Jo x

  2. Welcome back to blogland Alison. I love what you've done with the ATCs - mine are all in a box so I maybe pinching your idea.
    xxx Hazel.

  3. Nice to see you, if only briefly. What a fabulous idea this is and what a lovely way to display some great artwork. This could change every now and then - fabulous - you have my brain working now.
    Hope you can make it Saturday as I have 'Alison withdrawal' symptoms. Missing you. Hugs, Neet x

  4. I love what you have done Alison, I think there maybe one or two of mine there. Lovely to see you posting, take care pet

  5. Morning Alison
    Such beautiful pieces of work.
    So sorry to hear about your aunt and your mum being poorly too.
    Thank you for popping by my blog to say Hi..we are doing great and time is passing so quickly. I'm enjoying pregnancy but also can't wait to meet our little one.
    Take care and sending get well wished to you mum.
    Hugs Emma x

  6. That looks great! I even spotted one of my ATCs on the bottom row!!

    Helen x


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