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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.

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Pack Up Your Troubles....

....in this little bag I knitted on Monday.  Knitted in James Brett Marble Chunky yarn, a double strand of purple and grey, I think its quite fetching. Of course I had to show it off on my first crochet project, the wee blanket that's been keeping my tootsies warm.
The drawstring cord is twisted with the help of a door handle. Also inside the base I  inserted a circle of cardboard and a crochet circle for reinforcement.

Hope you like it. I've a green one waiting for sewing up. Hopefully that'll be on show tomorrow.



  1. your blanket is fab... I want to do a wave one next. Just a tip.... use ice cream cartons to cut out the circles for inside your bags... they will wash and wear better. Put two in if it's not stiff enough.
    Read all about your leg saga... poor you but lovely that you can keep your chin up through it all.
    Who's packing up for the big move???
    Love Jo x

  2. It will be great to have you visit when you can manage it! you know you are always welcome but you aren't allowed to mess up my craft room, heh heh!!
    Jo x

  3. so that's how you spend your time in the hossie! Great little bag(s)
    Hugs, Neet xx

  4. I posted a comment and when I clicked Publish it went blank!
    Great little bag - so this is what you do when you visit the hossie?
    Hugs, Neet xx

  5. Gosh, that brings back memories! Used to make things like this all the time when I was younger and seriously into knitting. Hope you're okay x


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