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!

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Ami swap time!!!

First can I just say a big hello to my new followers *waves to my new pals* Lovely to see you! It also means I've crept closer to the big '30' followers which was my target for the first blog giveaway :-) Guess I better get busy making something for that then! Hope you'll all enter!

This week being the start of the new month means it's ami swap time!! So Steph was waaaaaay more organised than I was this time around and my parcel arrived last week to avoid the Bank Holiday whereas I was still crocheting away at the weekend, lol! Still I got it posted on Tuesday and now it's at Steph's place I can reveal them both.

This is what I got from Steph, Geraldine the psychedelic giraffe!!

Isn't she fabulous!! She has a little beaded bracelet and looks brilliant, thank you Steph I love her!  Now this photo had to be taken really quickly as Poppy one of my kittens has taken a real fancy to Geraldine. Here is what happened straight after this pic.....

Poppy appeared (look at her poor shaved patch, they were both neutered yesterday) and grabbed Geraldine, then.......

picked her up in her mouth to try to take her off and claim her! She's a bit too heavy though so I managed to grab her back when she dropped her and put her out of furry peoples reach. A few days ago she stole the gorgeous Hattie the monstie that Laura had made for me off the table. She was found in her favourite hiding boyfriend's work boot, lol! She drops things in them and pushes them right into the toes so you can't see them :-)

Anyway...... back to the swap, I seem to have wandered off here! So, I sent Steph this.....

a hot air balloon! In the basket is a bear and a rabbit and,

another bear and a chick.

I'm pleased to say she loved it :-) Another wonderful swap, thanks Steph!


Ali said...

Hi there, (waves), one of your new followers - ooh your blog is fab love all your ami creations, cross stitching and cards - gorgeous. I think I am down the road to you in sunny (NOT) teesside off for a good old nosy of your older posts xxx

Kerryp77 said...

Fab hot air balloon Lori

cucki said...

wow..i am so impressed..i love the hot air balloon..lovely lovely..
love and hugs xx

Chaucer's Aunty said...

I just loooooove Geraldine! And that hot air balloon is just marvellous! I may borrow that idea as a pressie for my friend's children... Gorgeous goodies as usual Steph and Lori!

Chaucer's Aunty said...

PS congrats on the new followers! How exciting, a giveaway!!!