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!

Saturday, 19 May 2012

A week in amigurumi

Hello everyone, lovely to see new followers :-) I'm creeping ever closer to 100 followers and a giveaway!

This week seems to have been all about ami's which has been fun and a nice little break from mushrooms too! It seems to have been a long time since I made some new ami's but that's now been put right.

I started out with the polar bear with a brown mouse on it's shoulder that I mentioned last week. I now know the story too :-) It's about a game where the person who asked me to make it and a relative (who's nickname is  polar bear) try to hide a brown mouse ornament in each others houses. It's been going on for years apparently and the mouse has been smuggled in in a lot of inventive ways including posted! So this ami is for the relative. I love mad quirks that people have!

So here he is, I think it's a cute one!

I managed to make my little shelves too without lobbing a finger off for my stall at the craft fairs, very basic really so can't brag too much about my woodworking skills but I'm still proud of them. I gave them one coat of cream paint and left it at that as the grain shows through and it looked really nice kind  of like bleached wood. These will be great for sitting little fairies on the edge and maybe owls on there too, not sure yet.

I made a gnome too, Norman! He's one of my favourite ami's yet I think and i want to make more in different colours.

Oh I love gnomes and he looks like a very friendly one :-)

I sold three of the four owls I'd made for the next fair so need to make more again! I had a request from the lady who bought two of them for two more, one pink and brown stripes and one brown and purple stripes so I came up with these two which I'm pleased to say she loved.

Now it's the 27th for the next fair so I'm in mad make mode, as if that's any different from usual, lol! I started a batch of ten felt flower brooches last night, all cut out and ready to stitch in front of the TV with a glass of something and some chocolate, heaven! Dragged the boyfriend out today to two craft shops which thrilled him no end but made me very happy! I have a pile of gorgeous coloured felt, some pretty buttons, lovely wool and other lovely stuff to play with  now :-) Oooo the fun I can have!

I'll be catching up with all your lovely blogs this week, looking forward to seeing what everyone's been up to :-)  Off to stitch flowers then, have a great week!


Chaucer's Aunty said...

Such gorgeous ami's! I love the owls and that polar bear and mouse combo is the cutest thing ever! As it the story- so sweet! Love the shelves, well done! And that gnome is absolutely AMAZING! Was that your own pattern? Fabulous! Hope you are well, lots of love Laura xxx

Anonymous said...

Check my blog too! I love the polar bear. He is too cute!

catkin tales said...

i love your ami's :) the polar bear is beautiful! and what a lovely brown mouse story :3
i am about to start on my very first amigurami project next week for my daughter's birthday, i don't even really know how to crochet yet! have only dabbled a bit. i hope it will turn out alright.

warmest wishes xx


psyko-daizie said...

I love Norman ^_^ and the owls are awesome too! :D

Amanda said...

Norman is the guy!!!! He's adorable!
Your owls and the polar bear are such cutie's too.

Love them all!!!

Amanda :-)

catherine said...

Looks like you are keeping yourself very busy Lori, but loving it too. The ami's are so cute and well done on a spot of DIY!. Hope everything goes ok at the craft fair
x catherine

Grateful4Crochet said...

Love the polar bear and mouse story!!
Love all your makes, especially the gnome! And the polar bear! And the owls! Actually I love them all

Shannon said...

Love them all, especially the polar bear and mouse! :)

butterfly said...

Wow you have been busy love Norman so cute
have fun, hugs.

Lija said...

They look very cute. And your woodworking skills are impressive. I can barely manage to construct things from IKEA.

Knitting Nix said...

Adorable little creatures, your house must be a magical place to live :)

LiteraryLadybug said...

Love all your critters! And nice job on the shelves! Those will be wonderful for your display table.

Steph said...

Lots of lovely makes as ever ^_^ I've already cooed aver them all...but I'll do it again anyway ^_^ Norman is rather lovely and I do love the polar bear.Gorgeous, fantabulous and marvellous ^_^
oodles of hugs n love

Annette said...

Gorgeous makes you have been busy they are all adorable x

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Hello Lori...I love your latest makes...the polar bear with the little mouse sitting there is so cute...I think you should make more!
Well, done making your own shelves too...I am seriously impressed!
Hope you are enjoying this sunny weather,
Susan x

Ginx Craft said...

Owls just seem to be so in at the moment. I went shopping with my daughter this afternoon, and we kept seeing owls - bags, cushions, etc. I love your crochet ones - if only I could crochet!!!!