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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, 16 July 2012

G'Day All. Long time no blog. Well now I have no excuse as I am laid up for the next few weeks having had surgery on my knee. To say I am a little peeved that I can't drive or weight bear for 6 weeks is an understatement, but hey ho, there's worse things going on in the world.

Before I tell you about this little chap above let me wet your tastebuds with the follow.....

What else can you do with clingfilm???

I bought this little dog for my Grand-daughter to decopatch when we were away last month. Not a bad job she's done of it too. A little help from Grandma and a couple of eager Aunties who wanted to play but in the main Casey did a large proportion of it. She so loves making things and told my friend that when she stays at Grandma's she does 'creative stuff'. Bless! We haven't seen her now for about 5 weeks, but that's another story.

Anyway, back to the clingfilm......

Absolutely brilliant for wrapping around your leg so that you can get a bath, of sorts. My goodness I never thought having a bath could be so exhausting. I long for the day when I can get in and out unaided and soak for hours fully submerged beneath gloriously scented bubbles.

Thank goodness my hubby retired a few weeks ago as he has been an absolute godsend. Apart from not catching me when I lost my balance on the stairs..... Still that is getting easier and by the time I've finished using these crutches I will have the pertest boobies in the world. No boob job needed here, lol.

Right, off to sort some more piccies on this new computer so that I can indulge you in more delights.



  1. Sorry to hear that you've had to have surgery on your knee, I wish you a speedy recovery. I love Casey's decorated dog.
    xxx Hazel.

  2. Great clingy story Alison and what a lovely job your beautiful little grandee, Casey, made of that decopatch dog. Bet she loves coming to her Grandparents to play.
    Hugs Neet


  3. Now why didn't I think of cling film when I broke my wrist that time? Ended up with a bin bag over my arm fastened (not very successfully) with elastic bands. At least you can wash, and dry, your own hair. Andy had to do mine for me - he would never get a job as a hairdresser. Off to read your later posts now for a full update.
    Ann B


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