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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.

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

A Floral Surprise and Woodland Friends

Aren't these just a beautiful arrangement of floral goodiness. Without allowing my blog to slip into a depressing pit I haven't been too well recently and last week had to have a short stay in hospital. Hence the gap in recent blog posts. Anyway, the lovely ladies of our monthly rubber stamping group came up trumps and one of them, along with her hubby, popped round yesterday with this beautiful arrangement.
To get this view I stood on the dining chair, not a good idea!!!
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.
 However, not one to be sat idling my time away, and oh boy have I loads of that, I am continuing to sew, knit and crochet. This little bunny was almost completed on the morning I was going into hospital.
Mr Owl was completed today. Both of these are from the Simplicity Pattern which came with last month's Sew magazine. So easy peasy to make and it looks like I already have homes for both of them.

More stuff to show you but I'll save it for another day.

Hope you are all well in blogland, x


  1. Hope you are getting better after your hospital stay. Those flowers will cheer you for sure.
    Love the owl and the rabbit. Excellent result from a freebie pattern.
    Lots of love Jo x

  2. I hope you're feeling better now Alison, your flowers are beautiful and I love the bunny and owl.
    xxx Hazel.

  3. Sorry to hear you haven't been well Alison, hope you are feeling better very soon. I do love the owl you have made, the rabbit is cute but the owl is my fav. Take care xx

  4. Love your toys - could be tempted to buy that for the pattern, lol. Glad you liked your flowers - missed you last weekend and hope you're recovering, even if slowly xxx

  5. The flowers are beautiful Alison, hope they made you feel a little better


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