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!

Friday, 4 May 2012

Ami swap time!!

Hello everyone, and welcome to my latest follower :-)

This week was ami swap time with the fabulous Steph. A quick explanation for those who don't know, the first of the month we swap an amigurumi (crocheted or knitted toy). It's wonderful to get a present every month :-)

So this month Steph sent me Timmy the tiger :-) How sweet is he! I think he looks like Hobbes from Calvin and Hobbes when the adults are around and he's just a stuffed tiger, which makes me very happy as I'm a big fan!

Also with the tiger theme, this fabulous biscornu and cute finger puppet! Love them both, the biscornu is brilliant with the beads around it. Apparently this was stitched from a knitting chart which makes it extremely clever too!

A couple of gorgeous stickers, a tiger (of course!) and a fabulous fairy,

and more gorgeous goodies. Some tigers eye beads, tiger buttons and tiger ribbon and a lovely tigers eye bracelet too :-)

Such a gorgeous fairy card too! Love it all, thanks Steph for another gorgeous swap :-)

I sent Steph Geoffrey the giraffe :-) I love how this one turned out and the boyfriend says I have to make another one for him!

Love his little tail :-)  I also sent ribbons and pink and purple feathers, a card and a Yankee Candles wax tart  too but didn't take pics of those, I forgot as usual!

Apart from Geoffrey I haven't anything new to show this week, I have been really busy but it's been the Jubilee Cottage selling and me just making another to replace it! I've made three this week so far and have four to get done before Tuesday for orders!

So just a quick post today as I have a lot to get done, I'll catch up on all your blogs when I get a minute, I promise :-) The fairy fair which would have been tomorrow was cancelled unfortunately on Sunday, such a shame as I was looking forward to that one :-( However I'm still going to make fairies and gnomes as they go well with the mushroom cottages and are so fun to make. When I get time to make them! Better go and get busy stitching then, the craft fair I usually do is on Sunday at the pub so lots to do and not much time.

Bye bye for now!


Jordan said...

What amazing goodies, I love the tiger biscournu and giraffe :D

Kath said...

I think he looks like Hobbes from Calvin and Hobbes

so do I!

Now what is a biscournu, pray tell?

Mary Janes TEAROOM ♥ said...

Lots of lovely treats in your swap again Lori and Geoffrey is wonderful.
Congratulations on your Jubilee Cottage sales and I agree...the fairies are a lovely addition to your makes.
Hope you have a lovely weekend,
Susan x

Hippywitch said...

Hi Kath,

A biscornu is a French word that means something like oddity, it's what you call these little cushions that are put together differently. This one is the most common type with two squares stitched together so that each corner is in the middle of a straight edge on the other square so they have eight corners. Hope that makes sense!

Lori x

Chaucer's Aunty said...

Gorgeous goodies, as always! Such a shame that the fairy fair was cancelled :-( I'm sure the fairies you made will fly off the shelves of your Etsy shop though! Love your giraffe and all Steph's tiger-y goodies are amazing. love Laura x

Annaboo said...

Oh, lovely, lovely things.
What great presses to receive in your swap- lucky you.
And I bet Steph will be soooo pleased with that gorgeous giraffe!
Shame about the fairy fair- I was looking forward to hearing about that one!
Have a super weekend.

LiteraryLadybug said...

Such fun goodies in your Swap again! Your giraffe is so sweet! Sorry your Fairy Fair was cancelled. I agree with Chaucer's Aunty - those fairies will fly from your Etsy shelf! :)

The Dotty One said...

Wow - I love all your tiger goodies. Lucky you! And the giraffe is FAB! I've been looking for a giraffe pattern to make one for my friend - did you use a pattern or make it up? If it was a pattern please let me know where you got it!!
Have a lovely weekend xx

Rhona said...

Such gorgeous goodies...but I ADORE your giraffe, he's just too cute!!!!

Anonymous said...

I love, love, love the giraffe!!

millefeuilles said...

Hurrah for Geoffrey! Hurrah for fairies (you must have been disappointed the fair was cancelled this time) and Eek says 'hello' to you! She's very well indeed despite the incessant rain we are having here in France.


Steph said...

^_^ Yay, there's my lovely Geoffrey ^_^ I just showed him his photo and he said, 'Does my bum really look that big!?!' I told him of course it doesn't it's just the camera!^_-hehe!Ami's are talking to me!!Don't worry, when I blog about him I will show all of my extra goodies ^_^
HUGE hugs for you