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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.

Thursday, 1 May 2014


Yesterday I suddenly realised that if I didn't share these beautiful tulips with you very soon that they would be gone and you'd have to wait another year.
Even hubby, who is a gardening virgin, had noticed that they were closed until the sun shone on them, and then they slowly opened into all their beautifulness.
Of course, I can't remember the name as I've thrown the packet out, but I'm fairly certain they're a Lily tulip. I bought the bulbs in the autumn as I was really taken by the picture on the packet.
Aren't they just so so pretty, although I have to say they are much taller than I imagined they would be so I probably could have balanced them a little better in the garden. Hey Ho!!! they make an impressive statement.

Finally, here is the inside of one.

Just a little variation from my normal posts. Hope you've enjoyed it, x


  1. Hippy Burpday 2 U!! Hope it's a good one, despite all your health problems of late.
    Jo x

  2. Well Pet you certainly have been busy, you have some smashing things on your blog, love the little owl and friend. Keep up the good work xx

  3. Well my comment has disappeared so will try again. You have some fab things on your blog Pet, keep up the good work. Love the little owl and friend xx


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