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!

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

It's time for my giveaway...... GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED


I'm back with the prizes finished and ready for my first blogiversary giveaway :-)  So without further ado, tada!!

I was playing around with a new idea for mushrooms at the weekend and loved how flat embroidered ones work for hanging decorations so I'll be making more of these to put in my shop. I am giving the first two I made in my giveaway along with an adorable amigurumi owl and a pretty pink heart keyring too. Here's the mushrooms front and back close up,

While making these I had the idea of making a string of them as bunting and adding the letters of 'HIPPYWITCH' on the roofs instead of spots to put along the front of my stall at fayres :-) I'm halfway through the embroidery on them and them just need to put the fronts and backs together and it's done, look pretty good and I'm loving making more mushrooms! 

I seem to have a 'thing' for mushroom cottages and I think (in my best psychologist mode) I know why. When I was little I had a plastic Smurf House that was a mushroom cottage and I adored it!! Then when I was 11 my little sister was born and a couple of years later my Mam gave her the Smurf House as I was 'too grown up for it'. Little sis trashed it and covered it in felt tip pen.........I've just about forgiven her now twenty seven years later, lol! 

So to enter the giveaway my usual rules apply, be a follower and leave a comment on this post, I hate rules so that's it :-) The winner will be drawn by the boyfriend out of a hat (or bowl actually) on Sunday the 4th March, good luck everyone!

Speaking of giveaways the wonderful Millefeuilles is having a gorgeous giveaway over one her blog HERE Make sure to drop in and enter that too :-) 

I have made a few things this last week that I can't as yet post about so next time I promise to show you the items made for the Travelling Craft Box and also the goodies I've taken out for myself as it will be posted on it's way again on Friday! 

So I hope you all have a wonderful week, see you at the weekend!


cucki said...

tribeyayyyyyyyyyyyy ia m the first one to enter in..
such a lovely giveaway..please count me in..
thank you
big hugs cucki xx

HillyT said...

Hello, I would dearly love to win your giveaway. I know two little girls who would be ecstatic to have your fairy mushrooms hanging in their rooms.
Such a gorgeous set of prizes! X

Ali said...

Ooooh what a gorgeous giveaway please count me in :-) the Hippywitch bunting sounds fab xx I think I'm on the list for the other travelling box and I had a bit of a panic on when I saw what extras Lynda had included - lol xx

joan said...

great giveway thankyou , please count me in, love the owl

Kerryp77 said...

Gorgeous Gorgeous Gorgeous. I love the idea of toadstools. I was only thinking yesterday that they'd look fab as hanging decs. The owl is super funky too. x

catherine said...

These are so beautiful and very clever. I would like to enter your giveaway and hopefully be lucky.
Thanks for the comment and have a good week
x catherine

Inthesky said...

Oo, ooo! Pick me pleeeeaase pick me! :) I am keeping my fingers crossed. You are really good to forgive your sister like that!

Pixie said...

Hi Lori and thank you so so muchly, i may be knocking at your door for advice if i get stuck...and i shall most definatly add you to my circle too.....i was actually thinking about you when i was putting the final bits and pieces together and wonderin' how you were gettin' on with your shop.
Pixie x

Chaucer's Aunty said...

COUNT ME IN!!! Gorgeous!!!

millefeuilles said...

Very exciting Lori! I am a huge fan of your toadstools as you must know by now. Your new versions are simply wonderful. Please count me in and of course I am already a follower.


ps Thank you for the mention. Very kind of you. I shall be linking to your giveaway as soon as I can.

Jordan said...

Happy blogaversary!!!!!

What fabulous giveaway goodies!, please can I be entered :) Thank you! xxxx :0) The owl is sooo sweet and the mushrooms are beautiful!

Nicole said...

I love mushroom cottages too! I didn't have any as a child I don't think though

Please enter me Hippywitch! I would love a mushroom :D xx

Annette said...

Wow these are so gorgeous x

LiteraryLadybug said...

So cute! Enter me in the giveaway please! They are ADORABLE! :)

butterfly said...

Lovely Mushrooms and I love your story about your toy.
You will have to show a photo of your banner sounds wonderful.
Please count me in for your wonderful giveaway.
Hugs JUNE.

Knitting Nix said...

Oh me me me, please can I be in the draw too? I love the mushrooms and the owl, they are adorable :)

threadbear said...

Fab giveaway Lori ! My Hannah would freak if she saw that owl!!

RaeStevens said...

aptionsm, sedefaevitsign rtersolWhat beautiful prizes especially the Mushroom Cottages would love to win them. Also the Owl is so sweet.

Iesadora said...

Happy First Blogiversary!!!! So exciting!! =D

Lilian said...

Lovely things for the givaway. They are all so well made. Hugs lilian

Knittinggirl said...

Love everything!!! And Happy blogaversary :)

Knittinggirl13 on rav.

Hannonle said...


Count me in, and happy anniversary

The Dotty One said...

Wow - what lovely goodies! I love the mushrooms and the owl :o) I hope I win!!

I love the idea of the mushrooms with the letters too - can't wait to see them!

yaney said...

wow! you are good at embroidery. love the details on the mushrooms. that owl is just so cute too! the person getting these is really lucky.

Steph said...

Ooo! they are gorgeous, count me in please ^_^
lots of hugs for you

Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Hello little toadstool maker!...I would definitely like to take part in your wonderful Giveaway!!...Love the sound of your bunting too..
Hope you have a lovely weekend Lori!
Susan x
P.S Shall add a link in my sidebar for you..

Annaboo said...

Ooooooo lovely giveaway goodies.
Please count me in!!!
I love the idea of your little mushrooms being hung with your name on at your craft stall- genius!!
Have a lush weekend.

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Oh how I would love to win your lovely giveaway. How I love mushrooms and owls....all my favorites.
I have my fingers crossed. xoRobin❤

Helen said...

The little owl & felt heart are gorgeous but those mushrooms - wow! exquisite! awesome idea for the bunting :-) can't wait to see that when it's all done!
Helen xxx

Rhona said...

I'd love to be entered in your giveaway! Happy Blogaversary!

principeta said...

Wow,love this ,so cute,your handmade items are wonderful.Thanks for the chance to win it.

Harrison M. Campbell said...

Count me in for the Draw :)