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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, 21 February 2014

Three Little Birdies Hanging on a Door

 I found the pattern for these cute patchwork birdies in a recent copy of 'Love Patchwork and Quilting' magazine. I couldn't upload before as they were all for presents, the final one being delivered this week. Although I have to say the recipient, who is a BFF, loved it so much that she now wants a flock!!!!

Here are close-ups of the little cuties...
In the absence of safety eyes, and knowing they were going to adults, I actually used brads for their eyes.

By the time I had reached the third one I had mastered the art of turning the teeny, weeny wing inside out so that the stitching wasn't on show. 

I found fixing the wings to the body was easiest using my hot glue gun.

There are plenty more waiting to be sewn. Brilliant for using up all those pesky little fabric scraps.

Hoping to get some gardening done this next few days as #2 Son has come to stay...



  1. Beautiful little birdies.
    xxx Hazel.

  2. So darned cute - an understand your friend wanting a flock of them.
    Hugs Neet xx


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