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, 27 March 2012

Busy mushrooming :-)

Hello everyone and welcome to my new followers, lovely to meet you :-) 81, woohoo!! I'll have another giveaway when I hit the big 100!

This week has been mushroom themed. I had been busy with the 3D cross stitch cottage that's on order but  it's not due until the middle of next month. I'd been busy posting all the pics of my stuff onto my facebook page and I got a custom order from there. A mushroom with a blue door, purple flowers around the door, yellow curtains and two dragonflies one the roof, one bigger than the other. I do love how specific people can be about what they want :-)  So this is the mushroom that I made from that description.

The dragonfly wings are stitched with metallic thread so they really sparkled.

Then I thought I'd better get on with an idea I'd had for a Jubilee Cottage or time would run away from me and I'd be too late! So this is what I came up with,

and a close up of the front detail...

I admit that I'm insanely proud of this one :-) It turned out so much better than I'd expected! I had an order for one in a couple of hours on facebook which I'm busy stitching up now and this one is in my etsy shop. Now I'm thinking of new occasions that I can make them for........I could make this one for the 4th of July with a stars and stripes on the flag pole :-) 

So that's what I've been up to this week and the 3D cottage is growing slowly too. 

Oh yes, I can now confirm the news I had a couple of weeks ago, sorry to tease you like I did! I was asked if I wanted to be featured in Craftseller magazine and I'm in Issue 11 out on May 8th :-) They are doing a piece in the Crafty Tales section about something that inspired my makes and there will be pics of my stuff, my website address and a pic of me (that is the photo on my profile). All good free publicity!  Speaking of the website, did I actually tell you about setting that up?? I probably forgot sorry! Anyway you can find it here,  It's a work in progress as I am totally fumbling around in the dark when it comes to web design! 

Have a great week! 


butterfly said...

Hello sweetie beautiful mushrooms I am cooking some now ha ha, but they are not as nice as your ones.
Congratulations on being in the mag.
have a great week.

Knitting Nix said...

Mahoosive congrats on the magazine! I love your new mushrooms, totally adorable as always. xx

Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Hello Lori..You know how much I love your little houses!..As soon as my patterns are listed in the next week I am going to have a lovely break and do some shopping and I hope you have a little house available to buy because I would love to own one...are they available on ETSY?
Congrats on your feature and new website too...all so well deserved...
Hope you have a happy crafty week,
Susan x

Kerryp77 said...

Awesome news Lori, huge congrats to you on the mag article. I love the cottages, The jubilee one is fab, xxx

Debs M said...

great news about being published! love the dragonflies and the bunting on the second shroom x

The Dotty One said...

Wow - lots has happened since I last popped over to your blog! Lovely picture - its so nice to put a face to the name!
Congratulations on the magazine article - I've never bought that mag but I'll make sure I do when you are in it!
And as always I LOVE your mushrooms so much! Those dragon flies are gorgeous and I love the bunting on the second one. You must have made a whole mushroom village's worth by now! Lovely :o)

Helen said...

Awesome new mushrooms, bet the Jubilee one will be very popular this summer ;) Think the July 4 one would do well on Etsy, wonder if you could dream up an Olympic themed one too? Have a great week,
Helen xxx

LiteraryLadybug said...

Congratulations on the Magazine article! WOW! That's great! I hope it generates a lot of sales for you. Love all your mushrooms. You have been so busy!

Steph said...

Sending you the BIGGEST hugs ever for getting into craftseller ^__^Teehe! It is soooo cool.
Love the little house with the dragonflies...but I NEED the jubilee one!lol. That is amazing. you should be very very proud of it.So happy happy for you^_^
sushiny hugs n smiles

Annette said...

Oh wow the mushroom is amazing i love the bunting gorgeous x

Jo said...

I adore the toadstools and all of your work actually. I have just been reading through some of your past blog posts,and you are a very talented lady. Now I am off to use the fairy name generator:)

Debbie said...


joan said...

hi love your new mushrooms and so well done on the magazine feature
thanks for taking time to comment an my blog