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, 20 March 2012

Busy with custom orders :-) and I won another blog award!

Hello everyone! Good to see a couple of new followers too, welcome :-)

So I'll start with the blog award!

Thanks very much Rhona over at Tangled Threads for passing this on to me :-)  

It comes with four rules,

1. Choose five up-and-coming blogs (with fewer than 200 followers) to award the Liebster to.
2. Show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them.
3. Post the award on your blog. List the bloggers you are giving the award to with links to their sites. Leave comments on their blogs so they know about the award.
4. Share five random facts about yourself that people don't know about you. 

so I pass this on to........

Now for the random facts about me :-) 

1. I smile at everybody in the street, usually they smile back but I do get a few funny looks, lol! I don't care, I'm happy! 

2. I'm a big kid and buy cartoon DVD's all the time, my latest ones are Looney Tunes, The Flumps, Mr Men and Chorlton and the Wheelies. Which reminds me, does anyone else remember Chorlton and the Wheelies? It's my all time favourite and no one else seems to remember it! I have no children they are all just for me :-) 

3. Likewise my house is stuffed with cuddly toys (again, big kid!) 

4. I hate fudge.

5. I used to get the words wrong to Jingle Bells when I was little, my Mam taped it and had the proof that I would sing 'oh what find in a nishu rind in a one horse open sleigh' instead of 'oh what fun is it to ride.....

Is that random enough :-) 

So for the custom makes this week, I had an Easter cake band to stitch and I've been working on it on and off for a couple of weeks, it's finished!! 

I also had a request for two octopus felt keyrings...........that had me thinking how can I fit eight tentacles onto something the size of a keyring. I came up with the idea of four on the front and four on the back and a gusset bit in the middle. It worked really well and they even stand up!

Now I'm busy making a 3D cross stitch thatched cottage, again an order, which is fun! Love making unusual things and figuring out odd ones!  I have a little cottage naming challenge on my facebook page at the moment too if anyone wants to make a suggestion, the best one  on Saturday will win a hanging mushroom :-) You can leave your suggestions HERE 


Knitting Nix said...

You are so talented! I love the octopus keyrings.

Inthesky said...

I loved Chorlton and the Wheelies! We have the flumps, Mr Ben, Trumpton, Bagpuss, Willow of the Wisp, Hong Kong phooey and my favourite Worzel Gummidge.

Kerryp77 said...

love the octopuses, so cute, the thatched cottage sounds lovely can't wait to see it. the cake band is a lovely design too. xx

LiteraryLadybug said...

Thank you for the Liebster Award. I have already won this once, so I won't be posting about this on my blog, but I was so tickled that you would nominate me! I just had a rough day and it really made me smile. Thank you for that!

And those Octopus Keyrings are ADORABLE! Nice work as always!

butterfly said...

Hello talented lady ,love your cake band and the octopuses.

Annette said...

Such a cute octopuse your very clever x

Steph said...

Hey hey ^_^
Oo a blog award! yay for you...oo! and me! thank you ^_^
I have the Wind in the Willows collection on DVD ^_^And Bagpuss ^_^
You already know I love your new makes, but I'll say it again ^_^ They are brilliant.The octopi are just so cute.
Happy smiles

Nanette said...

I just gave you the Liebster Blog award. This is like a
networking award meant to bring some new members to bloggers with less than
200 members. You were one of five I've chosen. I too was given the award by
another blogger. Check out my newest blog post for the details.
Have a great day!

Rhona said...

Love those that the plural?!! Anyway, they are adorable. You are so clever to be able to figure out how to make them!

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The Dotty One said...

Haha - I used to smile at everyone too but in London it really doesn't go down very well and people steer well clear so I had to stop! Sad really!

I love the octopuses (octupi?)