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Welcome to my blog!

I'm Lori and I love to craft. I cross stitch, knit and crochet and anything else that takes my fancy! I love to make amigurumi and other knitted and crocheted characters.
I live in the north east of England and when I'm not busy with thread or wool I love to read thrillers and watch things on the TV that make me laugh. I have a love of tattoos too and have quite a collection!


Monday, 22 August 2011

Bride(s) and groom!

My good friend Laura (check out her fabulous blog here) is getting married next month :-)  I decided to make a knitted ami bride and groom for a pressie for her and her future hubby. So the story began........

I was really pleased with myself for being totally organised and getting them finished well in advance and here they are:


then, oh no! I found out that Laura's wedding dress is burgundy!!! What was I to do? So I made a new bride and changed the grooms cravat and flower and viola.....


Problem solved :-) I used cream lace for the veil on this one as the knitted one didn't seem right with the dress but I love how they turned out. I couldn't just make a new dress as the bodice part is knitted into the doll so a new one was the only way to go! It means I now have a spare bride sitting on the shelf (literally!) waiting for me to knit her a second husband after being jilted, lol! I will make her a lovely groom and hopefully I can sell them :-)

I made this card too.....


She got the parcel today and I'm really pleased to say she likes them :-)  So that is some of the secret stuff I've been making the last couple of weeks, the rest will appear shortly.

9 comments :

cucki said...

wow..ia m impressed..very sweet gift..i love it so mcuch..hugs cucki xx

catherine said...

These are brilliant and a great gift for your friend
x catherine

Chaucer's Aunty said...

I can't tell you how much I LOVE THEM!!!! And they will be on display at our wedding reception so that everyone can admire them! And I'm so sorry I didn't tell you the colour of my dress earlier!! The white bride is lovely but the burgundy one is just perfect! THANK YOU! And Teo loves them too :-)

Chaucer's Aunty said...

PS I'm going to post them on my blog tomorrow when I can get pictures in better light... I've got a nice one to put up on bubble now though ;-)

Annaboo said...

You are such a clever gal!
I love these.
So cute.
(my mum knitted me a Nativity many years ago and to this day I still have the 'spare baby Jesus'- you know, incase the real one disappears)
Xx

Lauren Hatwell said...

SO cute! Not surprised Laura loved them. Lx

Kerryp77 said...

OMG those are so fab, i can see why laura loves them. i love these ami's you're very talented!

Momma Sunshine~~ said...

OMG! Talk about CUTE! I love them, both versions and the card! You do a way better job than me!

Chris said...

The Bride and groom are adorable Lori, lovely gifts. xxx