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!

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Another week goes by

Hello everyone!  

Been a busy week for me which is good as it had been very quiet, I guess it's a between time of year with no occasions nearby! I'm getting on with mushroom cottages as I need to replace some and also working on a new one for Halloween which is fun :-)

I had a custom request for a large hanging mushroom with a fairy, birthday cake, bunting, snail and ladybird on it with a lot of pinks and purples. Also hearts for spots and a pink door.  I made this one.....

A close up of the front,

and the back with the snail.

I loved how it turned out and so did the buyer I'm pleased to say :-)

Next I thought I'd plough through my list of August birthday cards, it's such a busy month of birthdays for me! Here's the cards I made, not bad for one day!

I thought I'd get busy making the rug for my kitchen too, I started it a few weeks ago and had left it since then. The idea suggested by a lovely friend was to match it to my spotty kettle! But I have to say after making a plain white rug and lots of coloured spots when I laid it all out I decided it wouldn't work. One of the good things about crochet and knitting can be the way you can rip it out and start again! Love the colours  of the spots on the kettle though, they're bright pink, light pink, blue, orange and bright green, so I'm going to do stripes instead with white stripes between. The cats helped me decide it wouldn't be practical to leave it white with spots as when I laid it out on the floor they immediately started floor surfing, running and jumping on it and skidding across the kitchen, lol! White is not really practical then as it would need washed about twice a day! That was two days of crocheting out the window then!

I've also made another of the Little Ladies, now I want to know if you can tell this is Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz. I like her but I wasn't sure if the stitched checks on her dress worked.

What do you think?

Well I'm off to put the kettle on and make a mushroom :-) Have a good week!


cucki said...

wow looks like you are super busy..
love the mushroom, so cute..
all the cards are so pretty and lovely little lady.
big hugs cucki xx

thelinencloud said...

Very cute new makes ... love the cards with the little girls with the dark hair ... did you draw the images? Bee xx

Valma said...

Your birthday cards are gorgeous and Gorjuss =D
I love, sure the recipients will be very happy to receive them
great job busy bee
Your mushrooms are always so cute
big hugs

Kath said...

"I'm off to put the kettle on and make a mushroom"

I'm gonna say that next time I get a door to door salesman LOL

The mushroom is lovely, so much detail. I can imagine Halloween mushrooms!

butterfly said...

Wonderful goodies made love them all and the cards.Hugs .

Ali said...

How sweet is that mushroom and with a fairy too!!! Loving your cards xx Cant wait to see your Halloween makes. Enjoy the sunshine xxx

Annaboo said...

Oh my, Halloween mushrooms would be super-fab. With little pumpkins around the door! And a little witch! And Halloween bunting!!
Sorry, got carried away there- I just love all your clever makes.
Beautiful goodies, as always!
Go make a mushroom, my lovely and have a lush week!

catherine said...

Wow another busy carfting time for you Lori. The mushroom looks fab with the fairy and the bunting. Super cards and love the last one. I could definately tell it was Dorothy and the check dress is super.
x catherine

Jerra said...

Hello, I'm new to reading your blog so I thought I would stop by and say hi :) I love the mushroom you made, its beautiful, I'm looking forward to seeing the halloween one! oh and yes, I totally guessed that the little girl was Dorothy and I think the stitching turned out great :)

Jerra xx

Chaucer's Aunty said...

Definitely looks like Dorothy! The checks on the dress are fab. Love all the birthday cards and the mushroom is incredible, such teeny stitches! It's a funny time of year craft wise isn't it! I'm taking the opportunity while it lasts to get lots of things done that otherwise just sit in my craft box!! lots of love Lxxx

Kerryp77 said...

Hey Lori,
The Fairy ushroom is unbelievably cute and exquisitly stitched )as ever)Love the cards too, I'm taking advantage of the lull in the events calender to do...not a lot really. xxx

Steph said...

Hello Lovely you ^_^
Oo! lots of lovely things! Well, you know I love the mushroom...hello little snail ^_^ How many cards!lol. All Gorjuss or gorgeous ^_^The stitched birds are brilliant. And who else could the doll be with those red shoes! She is fab! Will she have a Toto!?
Hugs for fabulous you ^_^

Rhona said...

Can't wait to see the Halloween mushroom...sounds as if it will be extra cute!
That snail on the cottage is soooo cute - love it!

Vico Prima said...

Very nice, thanks for sharing.

Vico @ sewa mobil

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Lovely makes as always Lori!...I love your hanging mushroom and Dorothy is adorable in her checked dress and little red shoes...looking forward to seeing your Halloween mushroom!
Hope you have a great week,
Susan x

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Lovely makes as always Lori!...I love your hanging mushroom and Dorothy is adorable in her checked dress and little red shoes...looking forward to seeing your Halloween mushroom!
Hope you have a great week,
Susan x

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