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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, 26 September 2011

A Whole Bag of Bother

I am so proud of myself for making this wee bag for my little Scottish Grand-Daughter. The fact that it was a kit designed for children says it all as far as I'm concerned, lol.

Perhaps you will recall that I have said in the past how much I hate sewing....... So what on earth possessed me to buy a sewing kit. Perhaps it was the fact that a child could do made me think I should be able to. Anyhow, after many expletives I finished it and I think it is lovely, even if I do say so myself.

Our little Rose loves bags as I think most little girls do, but she also adores dinosaurs. The bag itself is quite sturdy given the main body of the bag is a stiffened felt. The little dinosaur's tummy is stuffed with some wadding to give some depth.

Just thought I'd share this with you and if you're interested I got the kit from Samuel Taylor where they also do other kits in this bag range and also in cushions and soft toys.

I'll be back tomorrow with a card for you, hopefully, x


  1. Oh WOW - this turned out super.

  2. And you should be proud of yourself - isn't that lovely? Bet she loves it! Well done, you x

  3. Great bag Alison - wouldn't mind one of these myself :-))

  4. I am SO impressed. My sewing skills are practically non-existent (despite owning an ancient sewing machine) these days. Bet she loves this. xx

  5. What a lovely bag and cute dinosaur, Rose will just love it.

    Congratulations too on your win over at The Craft Barn. :o)

  6. Aw so cute Alison...its gorgeous.
    Eeekkk only 3 weeks to go...congrats on your forthcoming grandee ;-)
    Hugs Emma x

  7. You should be proud Alison, this is fabulous!

  8. Wow! Didn't it turn out well, Alison!? I hope the stitching of it wasn't too painful for you.
    Diane x


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