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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.

Friday, 15 February 2013

52 Weeks of Happy - 7/52

Good Evening Everyone, I hope you're all looking forward to your weekend. This week's 'happy' things are sadly lacking in photos. Number 1 Happy is my first sale of one of my handbag organisers. Literally within 10 minutes of it being in my Folksy shop it had sold. Click on the link in my side bar to see 2 more in my Folksy Shop.
Number 2 - The most beautiful rainbow I have ever seen and in real close up. Unfortunately I was driving on one of those pesky country lanes with nowhere to pull over and take a photo.

Number 3 - Was a last minute overnight visit from an old work colleague. He lives in France but was over here for a funeral and spent the night with us on his way back South.

Number 4 - This is a Tena Lady moment.... My beautiful grand-daughter (aka little lady) gave me a card (well an A4 sheet of paper folded in half) and said she had made it for me. When I pointed out to her that it said 'to Barbara' she said 'yes, but she didn't want it so you can have it'. She then proceeded to write To grandma, with my pen!!!! Priceless.

Hubby and I are off to Pembrokeshire tomorrow for a few days as I have work down there. Hopefully, lots of photo opportunities.

So if not before then I will see you later next week, x


  1. Morning Alison
    Fabulous make and delighted you made a sale on your organiser, brilliant idea. Lol at little lady ;)
    Hugs Emma x

  2. I can see that you've continued to develop the handbag organiser design, Alison and this one looks fab!
    Have a good few days in Pembrokeshire.
    Diane x

  3. Love the Granddaughter story Alison, how smart is she and into recycling as well.

    Enjoy Pembrokeshire, a beautiful area of Wales - we are off to Saundersfoot with the kids and family in July.

    Not as far this weekend - Chirk, with the camper for Sun/Mon.


  4. Have a great time in Pembroke, Alison! Love your organiser and I had a good chuckle about your "card". Barbara's loss is your gain! See you soon,
    Jo x

  5. aren't children fabulous! loving the handbag organiser, have a fab time away

  6. Grand-daughter's gift - priceless! Thanks for the smile.
    Hugs, Neet xx


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