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, 28 November 2011


Hello everyone! Hope the weekend was good for you all :-)

First up I wanted to let you know I'll be having another giveaway when I hit 50 followers so almost there :-)

Right some new makes, well I say new but the first one isn't so much. I made these gorgeous little mice for a birthday present for my fabulous friend Jeanne about 6 weeks ago but obviously couldn't show you until after her birthday! So here they are ....

The pattern for these gorgeous little mice is a  Mary Jane's Tearoom one which you can find on etsy and ravelry via the website. Such gorgeous patterns and really easy to follow too so a big thank you to Susan for them :-) I'm pleased to say Jeanne loved the little mice.

Next up another fairy house, this time a toadstool......

With all that roof space it had to have a loft conversion so I added an upstairs window :-) I love making these, they are such fun to embroider and I just make it up as I go. Think I'm going to make another mushroom one this week as I've had an idea for the embroidery I want to try out.

So that's all I can show for now, it's ami swap week so I'll be posting the pics of the fabulous ami's from Steph as soon as she gets the parcel from me this week. You can check out Steph's fabulous blog HERE
I'm making Christmas cards and a Secret Santa present at the moment so they will have to wait a couple of weeks until I can show them, I promise I will as soon as I can :-)

Have a great week!

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Christmas CRAFTfest this weekend, come and see us!

So this Saturday and Sunday is the Christmas CRAFTfest, I've been making things like mad and sorting out my stall ready in the hope of a good weekend of sales (fingers crossed!) 
I thought I'd show you some of the people that will be there with all sorts of gorgeous handmade goodies to tempt you to buy. This is only a small selection as there's 150 different stalls! It's a great way to do your Christmas shopping from your sofa with a cup of coffee and a box of chocolates! No crowds and the postman will bring everything to you so no bags to lug about too, you can't lose! 

Lori xx

Hi, I am 41 years old, married and with two beautiful cats who I decided to name my business after. I have been making jewellery since March 2011 and absolutely love costume jewellery especially bracelets. I wanted to make fun affordable items that can be custom made if requested.  I work with sterling silver chain,  beads and charms and love to see people wearing my creations.  
You can visit me HERE

Handmade Bramley Cards and More

Hello, I make cross stitch cards for special occasions and art cards, which are taken from my drawings which are printed,torn and mounted onto A6 cards. Requests welcome! And More are candles and soaps

Daisy Made It
Hi I’m Jules and my shop is Daisy Made It.  I started off making patchwork quilts and cushion covers for pleasure, then I branched into bag making and realised that it was all proving to be very popular and I started getting requests from people for bespoke items.  So that is how Daisy Made It was born a couple of years ago. I make all sorts of items from quilts to home furnishings, bags to gadget cases and now teddy bears.  I love all the gorgeous new fabrics out there but I also love upcycling from old fabrics/items.  I have my own purpose built studio where I create all my items in a pet and smoke free environment.

Infiniti Jewellery
Welcome to Infiniti Jewellery.  My name is Lisa, I am from Norfolk near the coast.  I have been creating things for as long as I can remember, from clay pots to teddy bears.  I got hooked on making jewellery and I love to make my own versions of feminine classic designs.  I mainly use Sterling Silver, Semi-precious Gemstones and quality beads. I love symmetry, simplicity and sparkle.  For beautiful jewellery you can visit me HERE 
 I look forward to seeing you there.

Cardelicate handmake gorgeous unique personalised cards and invitations for all occasions. We incorporate fabrics and stunning scents, such as lavender and rose petals and for Christmas we will be featuring Mulled Wine and Christmas pudding scented cards! Our cards are perfect for something a little bit different and truly unique! They can all be personalised with names, ages, dates and photographs.

Jaysmonkey's Jewellery
My name is Stef and I'm a Chemistry graduate, I adore handcrafts and my animals are my core inspiration. I make animals themed jewellery, however I make jewellery which is also an exception to the rule that is completely un-animal related! I am also more than happy to take on commissions! Other areas of craft that I sell include personalised pet items, for Christmas these include wooden hand painted personalised pet tree decorations, as well as personalised pet stockings! I also paint in acrylics all year around and I am more than happy to do pet portraits!
All in all if you're an animal fanatic like me, you've come to the right place! Folksy

Gems Creative Crafts
At Gems Creative Crafts I stock a variety of paper craft items for card makers and scrap bookers.  I stock a lot of the most popular collections such as Me To You, Fizzy Moon & Forever Friends plus many others! I offer FREE postage on all orders over £25, orders below this amount is £2.95.  I hope you enjoy looking around my store!

Sparrow Primitives
Add a touch of vintage style charm to your home with our carefully crafted items. We specialise in shelf blocks, wooden signs, bunting and Primitive style products They are all made in our home based studio with a great deal of attention to detail, ensuring a quality item for your shabby chic, country style home. Our products have been seen in a number of publications, including Country Living, Bella, Daily Mail, Sunday Express and Sunday Mirror. We are also a BBC Dragon Theo Paphitis Small Business Sunday winner.
We are happy to ship worldwide, please contact us for shipping costs. Please note than none of our items are toys. They are not suitable for children. As the items are handmade, slight variations will occur

Eccentric Ella
I have always wanted to create unique things for people. And only now that I have become a new mum and have eased off my workload, do I have a bit of sparetime to persue my hobby. I'm originally from South Africa and a few years ago married my British husband with whom I share our lovely home in the English countryside. We have a beautiful baby girl who sometimes plays model for my creations. I hope you find what you're looking for in my online shop. Kind regards and thank you for your interest. Eccentric is Classic and means you're NEVER out of fashion! :)

Handmade Cards and Gifts by Gemma
I have been making cards for many years and in the past year I have decided to start making Cards and Gifts along side my craft supplies business - Gems Creative Crafts.  I make personalised greetings cards for all occasions, in many shapes and sizes!  I am always on the look out to be creating new gifts and styles of cards.

Al's Gems
Hi, my name is Ali and I create personally handcrafted items of jewellery using swarovski crystals, pearls, semi precious gemstones and glass beads. All items will come giftwrapped ready to give as a gift or keep for yourself. Custom order requests are happily accepted, and if you like an item but would prefer it another colour / size then please feel free to contact me. Enjoy !

Elderberry Arts
Handmade unique and uncommon jewellery made using a variety of materials including wood, silver, hemp, glass, crystal, gemstones and lampwork. I also stock a range of gay and bisexual pride jewellery.
Every design within this site is exclusive to Elderberry Arts and the majority of my pieces are one off designs. Everything else has been made in very limited quantities so you can be sure that you are purchasing something unusual and distinct.

Wulli Bulli
Wulli Bulli is an offshoot of my main business, 'The Big Blue Bully Bus' and incorporates my eclectic range of retro kitsch fibre art goodies and upcycled knitwear. Here you'll find things to make you look good; things to keep you snug; things to make your VW bus or bug look great; things to turn camping in to 'glamping'.

All items stitched by hand, some with applique, and some with embroidery. Items can usually be personalised. I make baby blankets, bags (various sizes), cushions, tea towels and aprons. I am also making *new* ipad/phone/kindle sleeves using my sewing machine - although these have hand sewn decoration on them. For Christmas there are hanging scented decorations too.

Sweet Little Treasures
Visit Sweet Little Treasures stall for a range of beautiful jewellery designed with you in mind. With twinkling Swarovski crystals and gorgeous gemstones you’re sure to find a piece that’s as unique as you are. Treat yourself, or treat someone special, to a Christmas gift that's been crafted with love just for you.

Pauline's Passions
  • I sell a variety of handmade cards which can be personalised, stationery, invitations, full sets of wedding stationery including favours, gift boxes and bags. I also run a bespoke service for cards and invitations for all occasions. There is also some jewellery and christmas decorations and gifts.

Welcome to MinXtures!
I'm Maria, I work from home, dressmaking and doing clothing alterations and repairs. I also have a shop on Folksy which I try to keep filled with all the other things I enjoy making. I specialise in children's PE bags but also have hats, toys, totes, phone pouches, baskets, cushions ..... I make my own patterns so I am happy to make things to order if you see an item you like but would like a different fabric/colour/size or just something completely different just contact me, always happy to help!


Hippywitch Crafts
I'm Lorraine and my shop is called Hippywitch Crafts. I love to make pretty things! I started knitting when I was about 6 and everything else quickly followed when I realised how much fun it was!
My items are made with crochet, knitting, embroidery, cross stitch and felt and a lot of love. I make amigurumi, dolls and hanging decorations mostly but also make custom requests like cross stitch samplers for births, weddings and anniversaries. I'm always happy to get custom orders for different types of dolls and amigurumi too. 
I have two shops, on Etsy  HERE and on Folksy HERE