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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!


Friday, 12 August 2011

A pretty sampler and a pirate card :-)

My Dad's birthday is next week so I made him a pirate card! No idea why I went for pirates apart from the fact he likes sailing (don't think he robs anyone while out at sea though!) but it worked out great :-)



I love how it turned out! Hope he likes it :-)

The local village show is at the start of  September. I'm always roped in as a bit of a ringer for the local Townswomen's Guild which my Mam is a member of, they aren't actually that interested in crafts and baking but hate getting beaten by the WI! So I'm kind of a honorary member for the weekend. Nothing like a bit of one-up-manship  to get the ladies going, lol!  So this year the categories I'm entering are the cross stitch picture, Christmas card, Christmas decoration and crochet item, I'll make an ami for that. This week I stitched a sampler for the picture, it only took three days which surprised me  as there are quite a lot of beads in it. So here it is....


Just need to go to Wilkinson's and get a mount and frame for it now. The chart I used actually didn't have the bottom green and pink band on it but I added this to make it the right size for a standard shop bought picture frame, it's worked out the perfect size and saves a fortune on framing! So I need to get cracking with the other stuff now, no idea what to make yet!

11 comments :

Chaucer's Aunty said...

That sampler is absolutely stunning Lori! It'll win for sure!!! And I love the pirate card, it's great :)

Chaucer's Aunty said...

PS good plan with the framing! Thank goodness for Wilko's ;-)

Kerryp77 said...

the card and sampler are gorgeous. i'm sure your dad will love the card and good luck with the show :)

steph said...

OMG! That card is so fab and that sampler!! That HAS to win! It is bee-oo-tiful ^_^ It is so detailed and so pretty.
HUGS

cucki said...

the sampler is so beautiful.i love it so much..and the cards are so cute xx

millefeuilles said...

I love your sampler! I am addicted to cross stich particularly those enormous old samplers. Swoon.

catherine said...

Wow - your card is great. I'm sure they will love it and your sampler is lovely Well done with the stitching

Momma Sunshine~~ said...

I love your work. The cards are sooo good!

Annaboo said...

Love the card and what a gorgeous sampler, too.
Good idea about buying a frame from wilko's.
Fingers crossed you thrash the WI !!
Xx

Lily Razz said...

Wow you made that card?! It looks so very professional! And I've never taken an interest in samplers (yet) but yours is gorgeous! Very pretty.. Jealous of your talents... Good luck with the show!

Hippywitch said...

Thanks everyone!