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!

Sunday, 1 January 2012

Happy New Year!

Hello, welcome to my new follower too, lovely to see you :-)

I finally finished the curtain for my kitchen!!! Now some of you will know I stitched a loooooog strip of gerbera flowers about 6 months ago with the intention of making a new curtain but then we decided to re-do the kitchen with new work tops and paint it pink so it got left until after that was all done. Well now it's finished and up, so here it is.....

Poppy did her usual trick of getting in on the photograph! The window is two metres long so the flowers seemed to go n forever when I was stitching them but I love the result.

I have to show the presents I got from my wonderful friend Steph for Christmas! Just look at all these!

The robin is lovely and hanging on my wall now, the teeny snowmen and Santa I added silver threads to the top and they are on my tree :-)

She knows me well, look at all the chocolate!!

A fabulous owl hand warmer and bracelet. Gorgeous smelling soap and wax melt, lovely perfume and chocolate brownie lip balm (it smells divine!)

Cute Hello Kitty and Fizzy Moon stationary, I love stationary!

Two super cute cross stitch kits and the sweetest gnome fabric.

And a Witches Brew mug which is fabulous! A pendulum dowsing set and lovely incense. Can you believe all these gorgeous pressies!!! Thank you Steph for my gorgeous presents!

So now that Christmas and new year is finished for another year it's onwards and upwards for 2012! Happy new year to you all and I hope the year brings you everything you want and more.

Lori xxx


Ali said...

Oooh what a lot of gorgeous goodies xx (erm if you need a hand with the chocolate just give me a shout!! lol) and how cute is that gnome - have a great new year - err maybe this year I might pick up that crochet hook ;-) xx

Mary Jane's TEAROOM said...

Happy New Year Lori!....I hope it is full of wonderful things for you and your family....
I love your pretty gerbera much really is lovely...Well done Poppy for getting in on the pic too...and I love all your handmade goodies!
Susan x

catherine said...

Those are beautiful gifts what a lucky person you are. The curtain is gorgeous. Glad you like Henry. Best wishes to you

Inthesky said...

I love the curtain as much as 'Poppy' does...what a gorgeous splash of colour. You must have been very good to receive such lovely pressies.
Best Wishes for 2012. xxx

cucki said...

aww cute goodies..i love them so much,,
have fun with them..
happy new year deary..
hugs cucki xx

Lauren Hatwell said...

Happy New Year Lori. Lx

Grateful4Crochet said...

Happy New Year- love your curtain!!

Chris said...

Happy New Year :) Love the curtain it looks fab up :) And lovely gifts too. xxx

Chaucer's Aunty said...

Happy New Year! Fab curtain, it looks great now it's all finished- worth stitching the same design over and over!! Lovely goodies from Steph- those little xmas decs are adorable! Laura x

Debs M said...

love the gerbera stitching and what fabby presents, love the pendulum set, happy new year xx

Steph said...

Happy new year lovely you ^_^
I'll tell you again how fab your curtain looks ^_^ And lovely Poppy too.
Oh lol...that choccie money! When did choccie money get updated to include notes eh!lol. That made me giggle a know how these things do!?
I need to add pics of my gorgeous goodies now....once I stop neglecting my blog!
BIG hugs

The Dotty One said...

Happy New Year Lori!
Your curtain looks great - just the thing for brightening up January days I expect. And your pressies look great too - I'm v jealous! Lucky you!
Hope you had a lovely Christmas and New Year :o)

Lilian said...

Happy new year.
What a lovely friend to give you all those prsents. take care lilian