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, 28 October 2011

Sorry it's been a while!

First can I say 'hello!' to my new followers :-) Lovely to see you!
I seem to have been really busy for the past couple of weeks and not had a chance to post here, still sorting out the new shops and trying to get a sale!

The postman brought me a parcel this afternoon, what could it be? Well it was a fabulous surprise parcel from Laura, here's her fabulous blog So I opened it and here's what I got!

The bag with the cute ghost on is full of sweets, yum! I love the embroidered Green man cushion, what stunning embroidery! The Halloween humbug is fabulous too, I have the chart for that and hadn't got round to stitching it yet so now I don't need to :-) The bloodshot googly eyes are brilliant and the crochet sweet magnet  and stitch markers are fabulous! Here's a closer look at them...

How lucky am I! Thanks Laura, you're wonderful!

So I've been busy making a few things since I was last here but I can't show you them! They are for a Christmas present and also the ami swap. The ami I should be able to show you this weekend as it was posted yesterday :-) Last night I made some Christmas trees for my shops,

They have little coloured buttons for baubles on them and turned out lovely. They'll be for sale this weekend in both shops. I'll make more of these but need more teeny buttons first.
Another thing I can finally show you is these crochet hooks I had made by the lovely Angela who you find here Polymer Clay Creations I had four made but one was for my fab friend Steph's birthday present so I had to keep quiet about it until now! Here's the three I have

Aren't they gorgeous! I can't believe they are made of clay and each flower is put on separate! You can order these at Angela's etsy shop and get them in any pattern or colour you like :-) Actually that reminds me I have something else to show you now, made for Steph's birthday that I'd been keeping quiet about! I made this bag with a cross stitch panel of kokeshi dolls.

I'm pleased to say Steph loved it :-)

So now I've been rambling on for ages I'll leave you, hope you all have a great weekend!


Lauren Hatwell said...

Good to see you Lori. These are all fab and extremely drool-worthy...slurp! Lx

Steph said...

Oh I love those trees! And of course my goodies ^_^
Gorgeous goodies from Laura too.

Ali said...

Gorgeous goodies there lucky lady xx glad you are well xx

cucki said...

hello dear, i love the lovely goodies so much..they are so sweet..and the trees are so beautiful..great job..and the bag is mouth watering..
keep well and have a lovely weekend xx

Debs M said...

fab stuff from Laura and great makes from you, loving those little trees! x

Kerryp77 said...

Gorgeous trees lori and what a fab parcel from laura. i love the green man cushion. those crochet hooks are amazing too.

Rhona said...

What fantastic goodies you received. Love those little trees, they are adorable!

Chaucer's Aunty said...

Yay, nice to have you back! I love those felt trees, absolutely gorgeous. I'm sure they'll be snapped up in your shop! I looooove the kokeshi doll bag too, that design is one of my favourites. Looking forward to seeing the ami's you sent to Steph! Glad you liked the parcel! I know you like halloween-y things so I thought I'd put a little something together for you :-) I really enjoyed doing the Green Man embroidery and might have to do another one for myself! Hehe :-) And wow those customised crochet hooks are to die for!

Annette said...

You lucky lady those goodies look fab xx

The Dotty One said...

I love your Christmas decorations and cross stitch bag - lovely work!!
And I am sooooo jealous of those crochet hooks - I'm off to check out that etsy shop now!

Pixie said...

Lovely post, and all the wonderful halloween goodies, the christmas trees are fab too, and good to hear im not the only one with feline "independant i know what i want and im having it" ways.
Cats ay!

Pixie x