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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!

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Fairies are appearing!


A welcome to new followers too, lovely to meet you.  90 woohoo! I'll be having a giveaway when I reach 100 but you'll have to wait and see what it will be because I'm not telling  :-)

Busy week for the Jubilee Cottage! On my last post I was saying how I'd made it twice last week to re-list as two had sold, well I've sold another three since then so three more made this week!

Just finishing up another one at the moment, sewing it together tonight. So that kept me busy!

It was the Maker's Market craft fair on Sunday, the first in the new location and the genius idea of holding it in a pub :-) I mean, who can argue with that idea! So I had new stock to make for that too, I had almost run out of the hanging mushrooms so I made a new batch.

I also made a few new felt heart keyrings, forgot to take a pic of those but they are just simple little stuffed hearts so you get the idea!

The fair went really well, not a huge amount of people yet but word is still getting around that we're there now. However it was a good day and I made a few sales including a mushroom cottage so all good and I was in profit :-) I forgot my camera so no pics of the stall I'm afraid but I promise to try to remember for the next one next Sunday! Lots of gorgeous stalls there, I find it impossible to not end up buying something when there's so many great stalls around and this was no exception. I bought the cutest stuffed cat hanger that hangs by it's tail from door handles, it's fabulous!

These were made by a lovely man and his grand daughter, you should have seen the patchwork he did, just wonderful. It took me ages to pick which cat as he had lots in different fabrics :-)

The Fairy Fair is next Saturday as well as the next Makers Market on the Sunday so I have a busy week ahead making more stock. Obviously fairies are appearing! I have been fiddling about coming up with a pattern for a fairy I like that is simple. I used the body and skirt from a freebie pattern I found ages ago and then designed the rest to look how I wanted her to. Took a few attempts but I came up with this,

I plan to make a whole group of these little fairies in different colours :-) I knitted a hanging elf too.

So a week of fairies, elves, gnomes and mushrooms awaits, which makes me happy :-)

Have a great week everyone!


Chaucer's Aunty said...

Congratulations on all the sales! The cat is super cute and I love the fairies and elf, they are so cute! I would definitely go to a fairy fair if there was one near us! lots of love Lx

Debs M said...

love these, sure you will get lots of sales x

Helen said...

The cat hanger is cute - no wonder you couldn't resist ;-) You've been very busy! I love the fairies, really nice job, the elf is very sweet too :-) Can't wait to see the gnomes! Have a happy creative week,
Helen xxx

Knitting Nix said...

Isn't that cat adorable :) Love the fairies xx

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Your little dolls are all adorable! I'm new I'll look around at your sweet creations! Thanks!

Ali said...

Gorgeous makes xxx I'm dying to get to one of these fairs but always seem to have something else on :-( normally lunch at mums I'll have to get out of it one week - is the next fair this sat/sun or next sat/sun??? xxx

Annaboo said...

I just love your ickle fairies. Very, very sweet.
And the elf- ahhhhhh -the cutest!
I think I say this every time I comment, but you are super-talented and mega-clever.
Hats off to you, my lovely!

LiteraryLadybug said...

CUTE CUTE CUTE! My head is just exploding with cute when I look at this post!

Good choice on the cat hanger - It's Fabulous!

Rhona said...

You certainly have been busy! I love the Jubilee cottage with the bunting, it's so cheerful! I'm sure your fairies and elves will be very popular, they are adorable!

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B'ham said...

Oh My !!
That hanging fairy is just the cutest thing... Love her lil' hat !!

cucki said...

hello deary,,,
a big congratulations on all the sales..
everything is super cute..
hanging fairy is a darling..
lots for love for you
cucki xx

Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Congratulations on your sales Lori..So well deserved as always!
It's looking very magical around here..I just love those little fairies..lots of sales guaranteed!
Hope you have a lovely week,
Susan x

The Dotty One said...

Just catching up - hope your fairs went well this weekend and well done on the sales you had last weekend. I love the fairies and the mushrooms are so cute as always!

catherine said...

Fantastic makes Lori and you certainly seem to be kept very busy at the moment. You will need some of those fairies to wave a bit of magic!! fab makes
x catherine

Steph said...

So many lovely things as always ^_^ Love your little fairies and elf and of course ALL of the mushrooms ^_^ That is a lovely cat!
HUGS for you