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!

Monday, 16 July 2012


Hi everyone, it's been a mad busy week so I'm a bit late with this post as I only finished the giveaway prize last night.

So lets start with that shall we, this is a giveaway to celebrate me passing the 100 followers and to say a huge thank you to you all  for being so lovely :-) Who knew when I started this blog that many people would be interested in my stuff!

Lets start with  the prize, I thought why not make it a mushroom cottage as it seems to have become my 'thing' so this is Sunflower Cottage.

All hand stitched by me, I hope you love it :-) 

As always the rules are simple, be a follower and leave a comment! I hate lots of rules so that's all I ask, if you want to mention the giveaway on your blogs go ahead but you don't have to, I don't mind. I'm happy to post anywhere in the world too so that shouldn't rule anyone out unless they live on Mars or something :-) I'll draw the winner on the 31st so you have the rest of the month to enter.

So onto the other things I've been up to this week and a bit. I had a lovely day yesterday as I had the chance of setting up my stall in the gift shop of a local garden centre. It was such a lovely place to be and I got half price lattes in the cafe all day too :-) I'm back there on Saturday too so that'll be lovely. Here was my stall yesterday

I really need to find a way of getting my cloth to stay ironed while getting it to these fairs! It starts out so nice then seems to crumple itself to bits on the way, what's that all about? Anyway I have an idea to change the cloth for something better soon :-) 

For the day there I made a batch of daisy hearts last week, lots of them! You can see them in the basket in the middle of the table. 

I had an order last week too for a toadstool, which I had fun with.....

and an embroidered Peppa Pig card for a little boys 2nd birthday, he's called Sebastian but is known as Sebbie,

Pleased to say they were loved :-) So that's what I've been busy with for the last week. Oh yes almost forgot, my big brothers birthday is on Wednesday and I thought I'd try something new, a stitched card where you stitch it on the card itself by pricking holes in it. I did this motorbike for him and loved doing this! Just what I needed another craft to cram into my life, like I haven't enough already, lol! 

So that's what I can show you this week, there are a couple of things but they are for a birthday present and can't be revealed yet. 

Well I'm off to try and catch up and everyone's blogs again! Have a great week everyone and don't forget to enter the giveaway :-)


catherine said...

Ooh I'm the first Lori. I would love to be entered into your giveaway and a chance to win one of your crafty goodies.
the stalk looks fantastic and hope you do really well with it.
Fantastic amount of followers and
here's to many more to come
x catherine

Kath said...

just a thought, but a few years back I made a banner for my sons martial arts class. To stop it getting creased, I got a cardboard tube (I think it was from a carpet shop) and wound the banner round and round the tube. Laid in the back of the car, it did not crease this way.

HillyT said...

Yes pleease, I would love a little mushroom house, they are so gorgeous.

Ali said...

Lol - ooh you can never have to many crafts - its just time we need more of!!! Beautiful makes - thanks for the chance to win.xx

Shannon said...

I would love to enter your giveaway! :)

joan said...

great giveaway thankyou, your stall looks great, i would love to do something like that

Annaboo said...

Look at all those lurvely goodies on your table!!
Did you do well?

And, pleeeeeease enter me into your giveaway! I would love a little mushroom house to call my own...

LiteraryLadybug said...

You always have the cutest craft table! Perhaps little table cloth weights that you attach to the corners of the table cloth would work? I saw some adorable tablecloth weights on pinterest. (So addicted to pinterest!)

And please enter me in your drawing! I would love to give that sweet little mushroom a loving home! :)

Congrats again on passing 100 followers! Wonderful!

~Jen XO

Grateful4Crochet said...

Your stall looks amazing, and I love those cards!!!
I would love to enter

psyko-daizie said...

ooooh *comment comment comment* ^_^ I loooove your toadstools and your stall looks absolutely awesome, my favourite is the little witch in the first pic :D

Amanda said...

Hello Lorraine
Congratulations on 100 followers! and yes please I would love to enter your giveaway. I'll put it on my blog as well. I just love those cottages!!!

Your stall as usual looks very inviting

Keep well
Amanda :-)

Rhona said...

Oooh, thanks for the chance to win! Congrats on passing 100 followers - well done!
Love your stall - it's so bright and cheerful but never looks cluttered. I bet your customers love looking at all your goodies on display.

Valma said...

your stall is really great even with the cloth not ironed as you want it to be =D
I love what you made and I can see the lovely octopus hehehehe =)
I saw you made great butterflies too, I'm doing one to use it as a key chain, hope it will be beautiful
100 followers is a beginning, how can't we love and follow what you do =)
I would be happy to enter your giveaway , this mushroom is lovely
happy crafting
big hugs

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Hello Lori...Congratulations on reaching 100 followers!! I would definitely love to be included in your lovely Giveaway please so that I can eventually have a little mushroom village all of my own!
Your stall looks wonderful too...Off now to add a link on my blog...
Hope you are having a great week,
Susan x

cucki said...

aww so cute..
please count me in..
i love it so much..
big hugs and love
cucki xx

butterfly said...

Hi sweetie, Wow love your giveaway , love a chance to win your lovely fab toadstool.
Your tables look wonderful full of treats .
Roll your table cloth it maybe much better , you will have to fold it a little ,then roll .hugs.

Inthesky said...

You know what I say...never can have too many mushroom cottages. :) xxx

Iesadora said...

Congratulations on 100 followers!!! I love following your blog =D

When I saw your giveaway I squealed LOL I'd so totally love to have one of your mushroom houses!!

Cate said...

The mushroom cottage is adorable. I would love to win it.

Knitting Nix said...

I would love to be entered into your giveway :)

Lynn said...

Congratulations on 100 followers. Please enter me. Your mushrooms are fantastic. Your crafts and cards look great.


Steph said...

Yay! HUGE hugs for 100 followers ^_^ I knew everyone would love your stuff ^_^ Well, I do feel a greedy begger for saying count me in...but go on then! ^_^ Gorgeous stall as always, love the hearts (which you already know) and that stitched bike card is amazing! The Peppa and the new toadstool house are gorgeous too.
Sending hugs and celebration cake

Hannonle said...

Congratulations on 100 followers. I love your stuff, so cuuuuute!

Anne said...

Hi, I have just discovered your blog via Amanda's. I am your newest follower and would love you to enter me into the draw for one of your mushrooms.They are so beautiful!!!

Almostmidnight said...

Your mushroom houses are Devine, would love to own one :0) x

SprinkledWithLove said...

I've just become a follower (already like lime you on FB). Love your work! Shona (Sprinkled With Love on FB) xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Lorraine, having seen these stunning mushrooms i would love to win one, especially knowing how much time and work goes into each and every bit of detail x Sam x

joan said...

hi thanks for visiting my poor blog and leaving a comment,hope your giveaway goes well

Chaucer's Aunty said...

Count me in! :D

thelinencloud said...

I would love to be entered in your giveaway .... the little mushroom house is too too cute! Just added your blog to my reading list, Bee x

Jeanne said...

Please enter me in your draw Lori, I love the mushroom house!

chrissie said...

Your mushrooms are delightful and sewn so beautifully. Please enter me for your giveaway and I'll keep my fingers crossed that you pick my name!

Anonymous said...

Hi Lori,Your work is amazing! I would love to enter your giveaway for a toadstool house,its so gorgeous. Congratulations on the followers,Youve a very lovely blog.Happy weekend love