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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.

Saturday, 8 February 2014

Bags of Fun

I can't remember if I told you I'd been making bags or just making stuff in general that couldn't be uploaded because of forthcoming birthdays...
 So....I made this bag for my friend's daughter's 30th birthday this week. I had seen some fab material when I was looking for something else and hadn't bought it. Then typically decided I wanted it for this bag but couldn't get it.....drat! However, saw this vibrant material instead. It had to be PINK...she is a very pink lady. Unfortunately, I'm not very experienced with material and the silk type texture gave me a few headaches.
Nevertheless, she was thrilled with her pressie. All lined and a pocket to complete. Quite chuffed with myself.

Now what's this? I hear you ask. Some boring old drawstring bag......
 Oops! Looks like something is trying to escape.....
 What can it be....
 Its teddy.  Typical me....never start off with a simple project...oh no...this is a patchwork teddy from the latest copy of 'Love Patchwork & Quilting' magazine
 Isn't he cute, with a little tail too
 Here he is from the other side
 And so to bed.....
Another pressie for a lovely lady I have been working with in anticipation of her soon to be due baby. She loved it.

Hope you've liked todays offerings. Still more to come....x


  1. Love that bag Alison, beautiful material, and such a cute teddy who will be loved to bits.

  2. Such fabulous pressies Alison and I love you little story of teddy escaping :)

  3. Hi there. I tried to respond to your comment but you are 'no reply'. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. Happy stitching today!


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