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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, 1 March 2014

To Twirl or not To Twirl.....that is the question

Good Evening Peeps, how is your weekend going. You'll remember a few posts back I shared with you a bag I had made for a friend's 30th. Well with the material left over I made Little Lady a really simple elasticated skirt for the summer. Was she happy??? NO. It didn't twirl!

Having brought up 2 sons I didn't understand the meaning of 'twirl', but my very good friend who had 2 daughters explained that they have got to be able to display their knickers when spinning around.....well I ask you.

So, off I set armed with 12 panels of material and stitched a twirly skirt. Bearing in mind I am a complete novice here. This is the little madam with her arms folded displaying the pre-twirl effect.
 Oh Yes!!! It twirls. I have spared you the photo of the knickers although I had to take one to prove to her that indeed she could show them off.....
 And here she is showing off the little bag I made to match.
One very satisfied customer.

Clever Grandma, x


  1. Very clever Grandma, nothing beats a good twirl. Missed you today Alison, have a great holiday.

  2. She does seem very pleased. I need to get on with some little girl sewing too. Thanks for the inspiration

  3. Always a twirl! I remember I had my mum make me one when I was little. White and very twirly! It was pure happiness! Anna x


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