Monday, 9 July 2012

Straw, cats, monkeys and a pocket watch

Bet you can't guess what this is ?
Well the Doodly Birds were sat on top of it yesterday
It's my new oilcloth table cover.   It looks like everything is sat on top of a bale of hay.
We did'nt make pots of money at the Pendle Heritage Centre Craft/Farmers Market yesterday, I think the mens Wimbledon final kept people in.
But I did meet some nice people, like 18 year old Charlie who established his business in 2006 at the ripe old age of 12.  To quote Charlie himself " I started my business by sewing two pieces of circular felt together, drawing a smiley face on with a marker & sewing a safety pin onto the back then selling 200 of them for a £1 each",  and the rest as they say is history.
Charlie is also putting this Craft Event together for next Saturday. He is a real entrepeneur.  I will be going and taking my Mum.
As is the norm I spent my profits.  This time (excuse the pun) on this great pocket watch on a pendant £16, made by Victoria of Daisy Louise Jewellery. Have a look at her website her designs are quite unique.  She will also make you a piece of  jewellery out of some of your own old pieces or favourite buttons etc.

 My little sock monkey now has a playmate from the lovely Donna of Heartfelt Creations.  Donna had some gorgeous handmade bags as well, but I resisted.
You can see her stall at the monthly Pendle Heritage Centre Market or contact her on
 07964 4296859 if you want something to order.

ALL IN ALL WE HAD A GREAT DAY OUT.
OUR NEXT OUTING IS AT PROM ART AT GRANGE 29TH JULY

15 comments:

  1. As usual I sigh when I look at your blog! You have been so busy creating beautiful things - I'm in awe! Have you ever been on Creative Carmelina's blog? There's a link on my side bar - I really think you'd love it :0)

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    1. Thanks Sandra, I will pop over for a look. Hope you are having a nice day.

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  2. lovethat hay oilcloth ....had to smile at charlies story, its all about believing in yourself...love your goodies too....

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  3. ...OMGosh i cannot believe thats not real hay, what a super find Lynn and perfect for the birds, how cool...Charlie sounds like an amazing lad, when I was 12 it was all about gymnastics and dance for me...super posting Lynn...Mel :)

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  4. I love that oilcloth too - it looks a great way to show off your Doodly Birds.
    I will be at Charlie's craft fair next Saturday so do stop by and say hello :)
    Catherine x

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    1. I've just popped over for a look at your work it's lovely Catherine. I will be sure to stop by on Saturday. Can't wait
      Lynn x

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  5. What a smart young man Charlie is Lynn, a pleasure to meet him I'm sure. I bet the guys from The Dragon's Den would be impressed by his spirit.
    That watch is beautiful Lynn. I remember buying myself a necklace watch (wanted one like my gran) from a jewellers in Edinburgh out of my paper-round money when I was about 13, but when we got home it didn't work :( Good parents took us back the next day but they didn't have another. Double sad :( I never got another. (big aww, haha)
    Sock monkey and his buddy look really soft. Nice colours :0) xx

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    1. Funny you should say that about dragons den as he has just finished at an academy set up by one of them in Manchester.

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  6. This is my first time to your lovely blog. Your birdies are fab as well as the cloth they rest on.
    Charlie is one motivated young man! How amazing that he has organized a crafting event. Get's me thinking maybe I could organize one here in my area with local crafters. That would be so fun!
    Lovely watch! I will check out her link too.
    Nice to "meet" you in Bloglandia.
    Hugs,
    Terri

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    1. Thank you for popping in Terri. Hope you will come again
      Lynn and the Doodly Birds

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  7. Hi Lynn, been over to look at Charlie, he really is one clever young man, he should go on The Apprentice! Love that pocket watch, it is gorgeous, another clever young lady. Love the oil cloth, it really suits the Doodleys. Anne x

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  8. Hi Anne, he applied for the young apprentice and got to the last 100. It's nice meeting all these young crafters.

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  9. Hello Lynn, thank you so much for writing something about me! Thank you everyone for your lovely comments, it means alot to hear positive words about everything I do.

    Please check out Let's get Crafty on Facebook: wwww.Facebook.com/whalleygetcrafty

    Please check out Crafts by Charlie on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/CraftsbyCharlie

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    1. Charlie's link are on the blog page. Pop across and see what he is up to.

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  10. Just love the oilcloth! And the pocket watch - are you planning another extension for all your purchases? x

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