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, 6 August 2012

Ami swap time, travelling craft box and Little Ladies everywhere!

Hello everyone! Happy Monday to you all :-)

So hope you are all well and having fun! The rain and thunder here has been mad for a couple of days here, I would love some sunshine again but the British weather strikes again.

This week I can show you the ami swap goodies! The monthly swap with the lovely Steph always makes me smile :-) Steph sent mine a week early as she was away last week so I couldn't show them until she got back and received mine. So my parcel from Steph was brilliant as always, she sent me this gorgeous knitted kitty

How gorgeous is she!! I love her little bell and the pretty flowers stitched around her, so cute. Also, Hercule Poirot arrived! This is brilliant, we both love Agatha Christie so he's just perfect :-)

And some lovely kitty ribbons and beads, bells and buttons. Thanks Steph, I love everything!

Oh i nearly forgot, there were also two super cute crochet mice for Poppy and Daisy too :-) Here's Poppy who had pinched them both straight out of the wrapping paper!

I made a ballet dancing bunny for Steph, seen here dancing in the flowers :-)

I also sent a lot of stickers and a stitched card of a fairy,

Also the travelling craft box has been and visited me. Now it's with the next person on the list Kayla, I can reveal what I took from the box......

the fabulous stitched notebook, lovely metal bookmark with the painted wooden hearts and white and pink felt heart are all by Kerry. The lovely big heart and sweet mini mitten and flowers were by the lovely Cucki.

The things I made and added to the box are the felt flower pot and butterfly brooches, a Little Red Riding Hood bag tag.....

and the little knitted Converse boot pincushion and embroidered mermaid  scissor keep. 

I had a lot of fun making these, in fact LRRH gave me the idea to make a series of bag tags on a theme of Little Ladies for my Etsy shop. I have six so far and lots of ideas for more, they have become a bit addictive, lol!

So I have so far Snow White, Alice, mermaid, fairy, a little girl and another Little Red too. Hope you like them as much as I do :-) These will be appearing in my Etsy shop over this week. Finally I made Billy Bunny too, a lovely little sailor bunny from a Debi Birkin pattern, I love how he turned out :-) Isn't he sweet!

Well that's me this week, I have a custom order of a big hanging mushroom I'm busy making, it has a fairy on it which is fun! Have a good week everyone!


cucki said...

awwwwwwwwwww cutee
the whole post is full of yummy goodies..i love everything so much.
big beary hugs for you xx

Ali said...

How fab is Hercule!!! love him :-) All your other goodies are yummy too - loving your new makes xxx

Chaucer's Aunty said...

I love everything Lori!! The ladies are adorable, fab craft box goodies, lovely ami swop... Everything is just fab! Lots of love xxx

catherine said...

My - you have been so busy Lori but time put to very good use I can see. Fab swaps with your friend and great to see the adventures of the travelling craft box again. Hope the weather improves for you soon
x catherine

Annaboo said...

Is there no end to your cleverness, my lovely?!!
Your little ladies are the sweetest thing and your Billy Bunny is gorgeous, too.
Beautiful makes, as always!
Have a super week!!


Valma said...

Ho my !!
Both received and sent gifts are lovely , cute , and so well done
I love
Lucky girl(s) , great job =D
Billy Bunny is gorgeous !
happy stitching
big hugs

Kerryp77 said...

The bag tags are just gorgeous, the detail is stunning. xxx

Hannonle said...

Your bag tags are adorable and cute. I like them very much :)

Steph said...

Hey you ^_^
Another faboo ami swap ^_^ I love my Banksy bunny ^_^ She looks so sweet in the flowers! It was too wet when I took her pic for me to do that. You know how much I love the little ladies you've made and all of your craftbox makes too(and picks) Billy Bunny is gorgeous!Love his jumper.Can't wait to see your new mushroom ^_^
BIG hugs (plus extra for gorgeous ami swap)for you