- cockney blonde
- 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, 26 April 2014
Here is the second of the little summer frocks I promised the Little Lady. However, having tackled the first, red, one without too much of a hitch, this one proved to be problematic in absolutely everyway. Even down to attaching the hook and eye back to front....duh! My excuse is my current health problems, so I've decided the final dress can wait a few weeks until I'm feeling better.
'til next time, x
Saturday, 19 April 2014
This top one is 0-6 months, ready to be sent to a friend who's got a baby due in the family.
Next up is the 2-3 years size for another friend's grand-daughter's birthday.
I then set to with an alternative self-pattering yarn and made the middle one and realising I still had yarn over I made the baby one.
Of course you will remember what happened to the scraps of yarn that were left......yep, those naughty Easter chicks who invaded my Easter basket with their eggs, lol.
I hope you're all enjoying some nice weather over this Easter weekend.
Back soon with more goodies to share, x
Wednesday, 16 April 2014
Either way they are great for soothing aching bones and joints.
Back soon with some knitting, x
Tuesday, 15 April 2014
Well what it is, is a pot holder. However, how it came about was from a piece of knitting that didn't go according to plan. So I backed it, added some wadding and a ribbon and made a pot holder for DH to help him in the kitchen.
What do you think?
Waste not, want not, as my Mother used to say.
Sunday, 13 April 2014
Well if that wasn't enough, they spied my mini Easter basket which I had crochet and lo and behold...
Wednesday, 9 April 2014
Anyway, I wanted to share their beauty with you all and to let everyone know how much I appreciate their loveliness and the kindness of others. Thank you ladies.
More stuff to show you but I'll save it for another day.
Hope you are all well in blogland, x