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, 29 June 2012

Hello again :-)

Hello to all my lovely friends and welcome to my latest follower too, woohoo that's only one away from the 100 and a giveaway now then!

This week has been very soggy, has anyone started building an ark yet because with all this rain and floods I think we might need one! I was at the Spirit of the Sea craft fair on Sunday and it was very appropriate to have a water theme as it absolutely chucked it down for most of the day, unfortunately this kept the buyers away as they were no doubt hiding indoors. At around midday it was looking quite good, lots of people around outside and dry and then a sudden downpour and you could see them all running for their cars and leaving, bugger! Guess you can't win them all though!

Pictures from the day then, for the sea theme I just made two things and it's a good job as neither sold! A mermaid ami, with her sea shell bra she's cute!

and a baby octopus, I used one of my favourite coloured yarns for both :-)

Here's my stall all set up,

Been making secret stuff too, I'll be able to show it next week but as it's for birthdays and ami swap then until they have been received I'm saying nothing! I won a giveaway over at Steph's lovely blog  too, woohoo! It's a fabulous book of knitted meerkat patterns :-) I'll take a pic and show you all next week when I show the other stuff too. 

This week has been a busy one with lots of making going on and not much time spent on the laptop. I'm trying my best to not spend too long on here as I can waste hours if I do! So I need to catch up on blogs and  see what everyone has been up too :-) 

Have a fabulous weekend everyone!


Helen said...

What a shame the weather was so grotty on Sunday, your stall looks beautiful as always though! The mermaid is very sweet - I love the little seashells! - but that octopus is just the cutest :) have a great weekend!
love Helen xxx

Valma said...

I looooove baby octopus =)
so cute
the mermaid too is really cute, but I must admit I'm in love with baby octopus =)
hugs from France

Anonymous said...

I am in love with both the mermaid AND the octopus! I love that blue!!!

Kerryp77 said...

Shame the weather put so many people off as the ami's are so cute. Well done on winning Stephs giveaway. I wonder whether you might be crafting for the same person as me?!

Shannon said...

I wish you could send some of that rain my way. We have had a very dry summer.

Your mermaid is adorable!!! The octopus is cute too! :)

Debs M said...

love the mermaid and her shell bra but the octopus is so cute!!

catherine said...

You mean you haven't started the ark yet Lori!! Mine is nearly finished(lol)How much rain are we having?
The mermaid is so cute with her bikini and love the octopus too. Hope the weather improves I hear your had it bad up your area
x catherine

Hippywitch said...

Hi Catherine,

We did have it bad yesterday, there was six foot of flooding in Newcastle but the downpour that caused it just missed us by about 6 miles so we were really lucky!

Lori xx

Jordan said...

Your stall looks A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! and I love the baby octopus soooo sweet :3 <3

Chaucer's Aunty said...

Your stall looks fantastic!! What a shame about the weather though. The mermaid is so cute- is that your own pattern? Congrats on winning the giveaway! love Lx

LiteraryLadybug said...

What a lovely booth you make! I love that you have your prices clearly labeled too. So often I go to craft fairs where the prices are not marked and you have to ask on item after item and I usually just turn tale and find a booth that is well marked to spend my money at. There are so many wonderful items at your booth! Norman the Gnome and the little owls won me over in particular! :) Nice job!

Rhona said...

Your stall looked amazing! I'm sure if the customers had made it in and seen all your goodies you would have been sold out. LOVE that octopus....sooo cute!
I'll send some sunshine over for you, we've got more than we can handle!

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Hi Lori....Love your sea makes...just gorgeous and I love the of my current favourites!
I think our builders would be better off building us an ark...this rain is non stop!
Hope you have a happy crafty week,
Susan x

Steph said...

Your stall looks lovely as always, such a shame about the pants weather though. You could make an ami ark! ^_^ Love the little mermaid ^_^

hkittypink said...

Your stall looks brill! Looking forward to seeing you at the garden centre in County Durham! Loving your ocean designs too! xx