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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, 29 March 2014

Ta Dah! A Finished WIP

 Ta Dah!. The Finished Work In Progress - Little Lady's bag for the disco. You may remember spotting it the other day with some yarn I was also showing. Well I got it finished.
 I had intended to stitch some little beads along the bottom edge of the flap but time ran out.
I've put one of those brilliant magnetic clasps under the flap to secure it. I actually took photos of the whole making process with the intention of writing a tutorial but in the end I wasn't entirely happy with the handle/strap so I will make another bag using this method, make changes to the handle and will try to do a tutorial.

Meanwhile Little Lady loved it and immediately popped her tissues, purse and lipsalve inside. Quite the little Fashonista. And then spoilt the image........

By swinging the bag around her head by the handle. 6 year olds!!!!

Hope you're having a good weekend, x


  1. lol Oh Alison, I love the bag but I can so see your little lady swinging the bag round lol xx

  2. Such a pretty bag - the black and white looks so effective! Maria x


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