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Friday 13 April 2012


Alison Willcocks of Fiddly Fingers - this a a great post and I know you will all love Chester and Taffy.

Hello, my name is Alison aka Fiddly Fingers!  My first love is crochet but I also love crafts of any kind.  I sell some of my work at local craft fairs but at the moment I am devoting my time to developing my Extreme Crochet Workshops.  I will soon be selling Extreme Crochet kits so if you can’t get to a workshop down in Devon you can always have a try yourself at home.  If you would like to know more why not pop over to my blog and find out what Extreme Crochet is all about!  Hope you enjoy my post.  Look forward to hearing what you think!

Big Chef, Little Chef
A birthday surprise for mum!

First, I think I ought to introduce you to the stars of this tale.  I would like you to meet Taffy.  

Taffy is the first bear I crocheted.  He is crocheted from pure welsh wool – hence the name Taffy.  He often comes with us on our walks and gets up to all sorts of mischief, the adventures of which can be found over on my blog.

I would also like to introduce you to Chester.

He is an extremely large amigurumi cat, crocheted on a 12mm hook with 5 strands of yarn throughout.  You can find out how I made him, on the Chester page over on my blog.

It was my birthday on Tuesday so Taffy and Chester decided they would bake me a birthday cake!  

They added flour and butter to the bowl but Taffy seems to have more flour on him than in the bowl!

Having added the sugar already they then needed to add the eggs.  This proved a little more difficult than they thought! 

Oh no Taffy!  You dropped an egg!  What a mess!

Not to worry!  Give it a good mix Chester, perhaps Taffy can give it one final stir at the end. 

This cake is coming along nicely, mum will be pleased!  What are you doing now Taffy?  No, don’t lean over too far Taffy!  Now look what’s happened! 

Look at the mess you two have made!  Although between you and me, Taffy seems to have made most of it!  I think it’s about time we got that cake in the oven! 

 After a bit of a clean up and popping the cake in the oven it was finally ready for tasting.  I think you’ll agree Taffy and Chester have made a really good job of it – in the end! 

I’d just like to say a big thank you to Christmas Pie Crafts for inviting me as a Guest Blogger this Friday.  I often enjoy reading the Friday Guest Blogs and love to keep up to date with the beautiful creations CPC’s makes.


  1. Fabulous guest post! Really made me smile :) Chester is wonderful!!! I've done extreme crochet before to make rugs but never a giant cat!! Love it!

  2. A perfect Friday blog! Wow, Chester is a big boy.

    Hope you all enjoyed the cake.

    Lesley x.

  3. Haha,brilliant,very entertaining for a wet friday afternoon What a talented family !

  4. Loving it, loving it, loving it, brilliant blog x

  5. Great post Alison - I just cannot stop laughing at the expressions and stances of Chester! (Thanks Christmas Pie for having Alison as a guest poster x)Mich x

  6. Fiddlyfingers is such a great name for Alison's blog. Love chester the Extreme Crochet Cat. It must be quite strange to suddenly have another member of the family, as he is life size. Amazing! Love all the creations on your blog. Thanks for sharing Jill.

  7. Chester does keep himself busy! I hope the cake was tasty :-)


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