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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, 26 April 2014

Going Dotty for Spots

Good Morning Peeps. Hope you're having a nice weekend.
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.
Of course, on top of everything else, Little Lady had had a growing spurt so even though I'd cut some extra length for the hemming, I still had to let the straps down by 1/2" and then still didn't get much of a hem. Sadly I couldn't persuade her to model it for the blog....
This is just a first time attempt at sewing some hexies together for a matching project. More of that for another time.

'til next time, x


  1. The dress looks very sweet. Love the fabric. Hope you feel better soon.

  2. It's super cute Carly!! As are the hexes, looking forward to seeing more of that project. Sorry to hear you are under the weather, get well soon...x

  3. Cute cute! They never want to wear things when we want ; )
    Adorable dotty hexie too
    Thanks for your comment also

  4. It is so sweet! She will be beautiful! I want to make something for my daughter, she is after a twirling skirt. I remember you made one a while back. Just need a trip to the fabricstore and pick something with no pattern haha. Like the look of your hexie.. looking forward to see what you are making. Anna

  5. love the fabric you have used and such a pretty dress, that hexagonal would look fab on a hairband xx

  6. The dress looks really sweet - love the fabric! Maria x


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