- cockney blonde
- 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.
Tuesday, 1 November 2011
Dinosaur Cushion and 'hole' update
Good Evening Peeps. I think I'm definitely going through a mid-life crisis, lol. First I started sewing with a felt bag for my grandee, then I get a tattoo done, and now I've gone and done the sewing thing again. I HATE SEWING!!!
I saw this fab material when I was away at my friend's. You know the one who helped me get the tattoo. Well, my little Scottish grand-daughter adores dinosaurs. I know, most little girls like fairies and pink.... So I bought this fat quarter not knowing what I was going to do with it. I then hit upon the idea of a cushion cover but when I bought the cushion insert it was too big...duh! So I decided to make a cushion and unstuffed the insert to provide the stuffing (are you following me???). Well, I then got a bit adventurous, she who doesn't do sewing, and decided to add a pocket which I divided with some nifty stitching to form two pockets. The idea being she can pop tissues in one and dinosaurs in the other, lol. Then with the scrap of material that was left I made the flower/bow thingy at the top. No material wasted, no dinosaurs hurt and all done by hand as I couldn't be bothered trying to fathom out how my neglected sewing machine works.
I hope you like it and I'm going to try my luck with a few challenges, x
CRAFT #126 - Colour Savannah
Dream Valley #19 - Anything Goes
Pollycraft #117 - Anything Goes
The leak was repaired yesterday, the hole filled in today and the garden will be jet washed tomorrow. The complaint was lodged with Northern Gas this morning and the lady rang my husband back and said something along the lines of 'I've made some enquiries and I believe everything has been put back and sorted'....my husband's reply was 'I think you're missing something here, we're talking about Health and Safety and therefore this isn't the end of the matter'. Her response 'oh right'.
Watch this space.....