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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.

Sunday, 10 February 2013

52 Weeks of Happy - 6/52

Happy Sunday everyone even if it has been piddling down all day today.
I was struggling to limit my 'happy' photos to just 4 this week as I have some finished projects to show you, but they will wait for a separate post.

1. My first vase of gorgeous daffs. I do love these. They brighten the house and at only £1 in the supermarkets they don't damage the wallet too much.

2. My finished crochet blanket adorning the armchair in our lounge. I am chuffed with this and it is so warm to snuggle under.

 3. This fantastic bird table was made for us by our 81 yr old neighbour. He is a little gem and loves tinkering in his shed with bits of wood. Just needs hubby to give the roof a paint/varnish/stain and then its fit to use.
4. Finally, I thought I'd share my plate of 'Easter' biscuits. They are a firm favourite here in the hobbit house (one of many nicknames for our little home). They are so yummy and I've got into a routine of baking a batch every Sunday which surprisingly last the week. 

I had a mega baking session today with the usual bread, 2 ginger cakes and 2 huge cheesecakes. 
Note to self: Next time halve the mixture.....

Off to write my next posting, x


  1. I feel the same way about daffs, Alison - love them and they're a bit of hope for Spring!

  2. Wow you have been busy and considering I've already looked at your two later posts I am amazed at all you've completed. Great bird house but hope you don't get pesky squirrels pinching all the bird scoff!! Those bickies look good, should publish the recipe for us!
    Jo x

  3. you can use the same amount and send me a cheesecake instead Alison :)


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