Wednesday, 21 June 2017

What's on your workdesk ........ The return of the Doodly Birds .....

Back from a lovely week spent with my sister in Witney Oxford

While I was there I found time to make this Blackberry basket brooch

Do you remember this squawky lot ?
The Doodly Birds, well they have come out of hibernation
in the form of two jute shopping bags that Postmaster Glynn
asked me to make for his wife.

What amazed me once I got talking about them was how many people 
are still using their bags, it must be at least two years since I did any.

Can't stop long today as I am off to the matinee performance of
Shirley Valentine starring Jodie Prenger at the Lowry, Salford Quays.

I'm doing a bit of talking to the wall myself this week as the wandering welder 
is away in Essex.  At least I don't have to make any teas.

Enjoy your week and here's the link for a bit of deskhopping
over at Julia's place

See you soon 
Lynn x


  1. loving the doodly birds! have a great day. Helen #8

  2. I'd forgotten about those birds - they are so lovely - how could I forget them? The brooch is super but I thought the paper behind said VODKA - shows what is on my mind (only kidding, don't like it).
    Enjoy your performance.
    Thanks for visiting me
    Hugs, Neet 3 xx

  3. How lovely to see the return of the Doodly birds....sounds like a film!
    Annie x #16

  4. The Doodly birds are fun. I do like the brooch. My very best friend live sin Witney, had hope to visit this weekend as it's her birthday but unfortunately having to wait on other things :-( Anne x #17

  5. Oh, I'm so glad you had a good week in Witney with your sister, that's a lovely pic of you both :-). The blackberry brooch is such fun, clever you having the idea! And thanks for the kind words about Harry, we do miss him...sending hugs to you too for your sadness about your Labrador. These blooming pets worm their way into your heart.....
    HUgs, LLJ 10 xxx

  6. Glad you had such a good week. Enjoy the matinee and extra time for crafting if you don't have to cater for the other half lol. Love that blackberry basket brooch. Sarah #28

  7. Hi Lynne, loving the bags & Doodly Birds!Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #9 XxX

  8. Cute doodly birds. Your brooch is oretty. Great job!

    Have a great day!
    Diane F #27

  9. Great WOYWW. Thanks for sharing xx Jan 31.

  10. Nice to see the Doodlies again. I talk to the walls sometimes,too. haha xxx

  11. So delighted to see your doodly birds again - I've missed them! The bags are fab and I love that gorgeous little brooch - you are a mine of ideas (not sure if that sounds right but I know what I mean!). Glad you had a great visit with your sister, that's a lovely photo of you both.
    Have a great week,
    Diana x

  12. What fun bags! Love the doodly birds :)

    Have a great week ahead.

    Carmen x #32

  13. Love the photo of you and your sister and glad you had a lovely time together. I had to smile at the doodly birds, they are great, no wonder you are asked for them.
    Hope you enjoy the show.
    Hugs Lisax #21

  14. I love those Doodly birds! Your little brooch is lovely - great design. Fab photo of you and your sis - where would we be without them! Enjoy your week of freedom and the show - lucky you. xx Jo

  15. Hello Lynne,

    I love the brooch you made. Very adorable and so nice to berries so ripe! It looks like you had a lovely visit with your sister. I wondered where the doodley birds have gone. Glad you got an order and rediscovered them.

    Thanks for visiting me. My link is now fixed so you can actually see what was supposed to be posted today!

    Happy WOYWW
    Kay (2)

  16. So glad the doodley birds are back they look fantastic... as for you beautiful brooch it's stunning lovely work... Have a great week ahead... May#21

  17. Very nice bags!
    Happy midsummer,
    Sussie nr 41.

  18. That is a fun little tote birdy bag!! Happy rest of the week! WOYWW xo Cheetarah #36

  19. The birds look familiar but not seen them for ages, they are so sweet. Have a great crafty belated woyww, Angela x22x

  20. Your brooch is fab!
    Hope you enjoyed Shirley Valentine x

  21. Love your doodly birds, hope you had a great time with your sister, must catch up soon with you xxx

  22. That's such a lovely photo of you and your sis. Aren't you alike?
    That little brooch is gorgeous and I love the Doodly Birds, my postcard is pinned to my special board in my sewing room! xxx

  23. Hi Lynn. Glad you had a good time with your sis - two peas in a pod to look at!! Yes, I certainly remember your doodly birds - good to see them again. Love the basket brooch.
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #7

  24. Hi Lynne, You put your number as 19 or 20, but you are 18:) LOL

    The design on the bags is fab, as is your brooch.

    Enjoy Shirley Valentine.

    Thanks for stoppingby my blog.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sue #17

  25. I like your doodly birds, Lynn! It's always nice to find out that one's work has been appreciated, isn't it? ;)
    Happy WOYWW
    Rose #22

  26. What a great desk. TFS Happy WOYWW xx Jan (31)

  27. What a mouth-wateringly adorable brooch!
    Have a wonderful WOYWW Wednes-yay!
    Bubbles #1

  28. What a huge compliment when people continue to use an item that you have made. The doodly birds are cute and that brooch, love it! Enjoy your week. Dorlene #36

  29. Love the bags. Hoped you enjoyed Shirley Valentine saw the local news channel Granada Reports interview the star. Yes I get Granada TV here in Spain. Enjoy your me time this week. Anickoana #14

  30. Love those cute Birdy Bags!! That Blackberry Basket Brooch is wonderful! Hope you have a good time at the play! Thanks for sharing, Lindart #35

  31. Wow - you've been very busy. Have fun. :-)
    April #3

  32. Glad to hear you had a great time with your sister in Witney. You must have been quite chuffed to get Postmaster Glynn's request. Of course people are still using those bags: they are fabulous! xxx