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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, 30 March 2014

Crazy Little Projects - Sew March Challenge

Well, this is a first for me. A Sewing Challenge. I'm trying to keep the little ole grey cells working by challenging them, and seeing as I'm new to sewing, what a better way to do that.
If you hit the link in my sidebar it will take you to a wonderful blog where this extremely talented and versatile lady challenges us every month to produce a sewn item. This month was 'bags', and I chose to make an adult's messenger bag with the help of her tutorial.
 It didn't quite turn out as well as I would have liked but I did manage an internal pocket and magnetic clasp (these must be my new fav thing).
However on the positive side it didn't really cost me much. All the fabrics I've had for probably well over 10 years, so I was using up stuff. Which meant that the only new purchases were the clasp and thread, oh and the fusible interfacing.
So now I have a smart bag ready for the summer.

Suggest you hit the link in the side bar while I try and remember how to incorporate it within my blog post. See......the old grey cells aren't that good.

Happy Mothers Day to all you lovely Mummies out there, x


  1. your bag looks very smart Alison, don't do sewing myself always in awe of folks that can sew. :)

  2. Love the fabric Alison and you did a great job on the bag. Hope all goes well this week.
    Ann B

  3. oh you are clever, your bag is stunning! You'd never know you were new to sewing. Off to have a peek at the challenge and think about dusting my machine of lol
    Claire xx


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