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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 July 2014

A Rat and Some Chicks

OK, so its supposed to be a mouse, but with those 'elephant' ears and large snout and long tail it looks more like a rat, so I've christened her Rosie. A pain in the backside to make and assemble so she's a one off.
Here's more of those cute little chicks, but this time I've 'clipped' their wings in the hope they won't keep flying off and reproducing, lol. The one on the right was knitted on straight needles, hence the garter stitch. Far easier to knit in the round so I went back to that method for the next two.

Let's see if their clipped wings keeps the reproduction rates down.....I doubt it.

See you soon, x


  1. Hi CB. I'm loving the latest knitties. Thanks for calling by at mine earlier. It's been a busy day but thankfully I've cleared my sewing mountain now :-)
    Annie x # 30

  2. Cute makes - I think your mouse/rate is brilliant!
    Maria x

  3. They are still cute so I doubt it : )

  4. Cute knitting! I think Rosie's adorable :) Have a great day! xx

  5. Rosie needs a Roland to keep her company!
    N xx


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