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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.

Friday, 4 July 2014

Chick, chick, chick, chick, chicken, lay a little egg for me

Taken from Lucinda Ganderton's article in a Sew Magazine I created this chicken doorstop by upcycling a ladies trouser suit (a bargain at £4) purchased from a local charity shop.
 The wings, chest and rear end were created from fat quarter scraps. So all in all a cheap little project.
Hope you like it, x

BTW....Happy 4th July to everyone across the pond


  1. A fabulous chicken Alison - I hope you are well.
    xxx Hazel.

  2. Oh Wow!! This is fantastic, and in my favourite colour combo!! Take care xx

  3. She is lovely.
    Hugs, Neet xx

  4. Oh what a fun little bird! Definitely something that makes you smile and a nice little door guard! Anna x


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