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!

Friday, 7 October 2011

Busy, busy........and it's ami swap time!

Been a busy week this week! I'm still spending way too much time on my laptop trying to promote my new shops anywhere I can, hopefully when I get more used to this malarky I'll be able to spend way more time actually making things!

Firstly, if you look over to the right you'll see a facebook button, I bit the bullet and got me a page on there. I've always been a bit weird about joining FB but I have no real idea why! Anyway now I'm there :-) Also over to the right you'll see a button for CRAFTfest, I have a stall in this online Christmas craft fayre which is on the 26th and 27th of November. It'll be great for getting your Christmas pressies, there's going to be up to 150 stalls of hand made lovliness to buy from, all sorts of different crafts. It would be lovely if you could come and see us :-) Here's the link,

So now I have a shop on Folksy (here) as well as the etsy shop and the FB page and I think that'll be enough to be getting on with! I'm busy making things to list in them, almost finished a new witch at the moment, she just needs her hair on and she's done.

So I've been a bit busy! This means I'm a little late with this post for AMI SWAP TIME!!!! SO the swap for the end of last month was a fabulous one as ever, Steph sent me this utterly brilliant little girl in a kitty costume!

Isn't she fabulous!! Love the tiny kitten in her bag crocheted in thread :-) Thanks Steph I love this one so much! I made Steph a baby bunny with a felt flower on her ear....

which I'm happy to say she loved :-) And thanks Steph for taking the pic and sending it me after I totally forgot to take a photo before I posted it! Another gorgeous swap, it gets better and better and it's so lovely to get a present every month! Already planning this months ami.........

Well better get back to my witchy, she'll be cold without her hair on!


Mary Jane's TEAROOM said...

Ooh, beautiful work.....I am off to find your Facebook page shortly...I know what you mean about FB....took me ages to get used to it!....Thanks for calling by and taking part in our Giveaway....and Good Luck!
Susan x

cucki said...

hello dear, very sweet kitty..i love her so much..and tiny kitty in her basket is so sweetie too..
lovely bunny with cute flower..well done :)
i am going to have a look on your fb page soon..
sending you love and hugs
cucki xx

Lilian said...

Love your little animals they are cute. Lilian

Anonymous said...

I found your blog through Cucki's.

Thank you for the info on the Craftfest. I have it bookmarked. I will gladly stop by your stall.

I love your exchange piece. How cute is that Cat girl and the kitten is adorable inside the bag.

What a sweet bunny with a felt flower. How cute.

I'm going to add you to my blog reading list so I can keep up with your finishes.

Can you make a sheep? Just Curious.

Have a wonderful week!

Hippywitch said...

Hi Carolyn, nice to meet you and thanks for following me!
The CRAFTfest should be great with loads to lovely stuff to look at.
Sheep, like this?

I can do a lamb too which is really cute :-)

butterfly said...

You make some really wonderful things, and they are so cute.

Chris said...

Awww the kitty is fabby and love the little bunny too. Now when did you say you were giving me ami lessons????? :) :)

Chaucer's Aunty said...

Ooh the craft fayre sounds great! I will certainly check it out! Love the bunny- the flower is just soooo cute! And I love Steph's Kitty, was a great one! Congrats on the sales in your shop by the way! The first of many no doubt!

Rhona said...

I've just 'liked' your fb page. Great pics! I'm still working on mine, if you get a chance to pop over mine is TangledThreadsOnline. I have to say it becomes quite addictive! I'll have to see how to get the fb button on my blog too.
Good luck with the craft fayre.

hkittypink said...

Hi Hippywitch,

Sorry been away from blogs for a while - your own shop - that's amazing!

I was going to set up my own etsy shop too so thanks for introducing me to Folksy!

Good luck, I'm sure you'll do fab! I love your new designs they just seem to be getting bettter and better!

Sam xx

Hippywitch said...


Thanks for the comments everyone:-)

Sam, go on open up a shop! It's really easy to do. Hope to see you on Folksy soon :-)

Lori x

Pixie said...

Oh thats fantastic, how exciting, now we can do 'tiny knits' together, i have bought the pattern for the 'bee keepers quilt' and have made a couple of those, they are a bit fiddly and they do take a little while to do, so i am still not too sure whether to go for the whole thing or not...will ponder on that one some more,...but thats great that you liked her site, and i cant wait to see the knitted castle when you do it....
All the best Pixie x

Annaboo said...

Lovely things here, as always.
Your ami swap win is so cute-- and the little bunny yup made is adorable! (reminds me of Miffy!)
Have a great weekend.
Ps giveaway time at mine if you fancy it.