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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.

Sunday, 11 May 2014

Owl be stopping you.....and putting the Boot in

Afternoon Peeps, hope you're all having a good weekend. Weather's been blooming awful here today. We have had the occasional short spells of gorgeous sunshine but mainly torrential downpours.

I wanted to share a couple of novelty doorstops I've made this week. First of all Mr Owl, crocheted and then weighted with playsand. I decided to crochet his eyes rather than use felt, and then added buttons to finish. That was a fiasco, as I could only find two matching buttons in the size I wanted and promptly dropped one, never to be found again.....until this morning!!! So I had to buy another pack of buttons just for him. No doubt I will use the rest.
This second one was inspired by an Alan Dart pattern for the Old Lady who lived in a shoe who had so many children...... I decided to just make the shoe/boot and again weighted it with playsand. Thought they were a little different. Will see if there is any interest next time I do a craft fair.
Enjoy what's left of your weekend, x


  1. Great to see piccies of what you were telling me about earlier! I also love those little cardies from a few blogs ago!
    Diane xx

  2. I love the boot! So different and fun. Have a wonderful week xx

  3. Lovely doorstops - especially love the owl! Maria x

  4. Brilliant doorstops Alison.
    xxx Hazel.


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