05/10/2012

October Optimists #FolksyFriday

Folksy Friday again already so today my theme will be the October Optimists this month`s listing club on Folksy. Do you like the name? It has a nice ring to it I think and a very positive note. After all we are very optimistic about sales because we believe in what we do and know that there are many of you who prefer to buy handmade and the numbers are growing. Nowadays many people are fed up with the same old mass produced things and want something that is special, unique and of good quality. Let`s face it, our loved ones deserve the nicest gifts available, not to mention the fact that we are all seeking that special something that is different and unusual.
This month we have some familiar people as well as new ones and some that have decided to join again after a break. Which all makes for a goodly diversity of creations to tempt you with.
Yesterday I took my youngest grandson on the bus, just for a change. I ask him what he would like to do and that`s nearly always his answer. He not only loves the bus but he also loves looking in the shops of his choice and meandering about to discover treasure. Well his idea of treasure not mine, bless him.
I did have to take a jumper back that I bought the previous day, nice jumper but I didn`t check the size, I believed what the hanger said, silly me.
Despite that we did have a nice time together as well as our lunch out, he`s such a little cutie.
As usual, to see a bigger picture or a description, just click on the item to view it in the shop.
ENJOY!!!

Today I`m heading off on the train
but I`ll soon be back again.
It`s only for a long weekend
to catch up, revive and mend
the rigours of the last 4 weeks
it`s spiritual balm my soul seeks.
I chat, I laugh and interact
just what`s needed, that`s a fact.
For me it`s a special time out
and that`s really what it`s all about.
On the train I`ll relax
with nothing much to tax
my brain or my mind
rather nice that way, I find.
I`ll see countryside speed by
and almost hear nature`s sigh.
My mind will drift, make up a rhyme
I`ll write it down, maybe in time.
If it`s meant then it`ll be
it always works that way for me.

SHOP NAME 1 SHOP NAME 2
Putting on the Charms. Helle Belles Cards.
SHOP NAME 3 SHOP NAME 4
Girl of the Sixties. SilverSpiral Jewelry.
SHOP NAME 5 SHOP NAME 6
Oakapple & Rose. Melissa`s Ceramics.
SHOP NAME 1 SHOP NAME 2
Creative Treasures. Eccentric Ella.
SHOP NAME 3 SHOP NAME 4
Wear It`s At. Ra Ra Bazaar.
SHOP NAME 5 SHOP NAME 6
Dottery Pottery. Clare Sherwen.
SHOP NAME 1 SHOP NAME 2
Midnight Star Designs. NOfkants Curios.
SHOP NAME 3 SHOP NAME 4
Paper, Chains & Beads. Adien Crafts.
SHOP NAME 5 SHOP NAME 6
Pipdesigns. Handmade by Edwina.

Hope you enjoyed todays wonderful display of creative crafts from the October Optimists on Folksy.
Thanks for visiting, please come back soon.

7 comments:

  1. WOW That's a first! I just made a purchase after looking at the array of beautiful things in your selection! Your grandson sounds adorable - so lovely for you to enjoy spending time with him. Thanks, Linda. OOps nearly forgot to thank you for including my notebook!!

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  2. Linda, beautiful poem as usual and what a brilliant selection of items, thanks so much for featuring my necklace :)

    Colleen x

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  3. Thank you for inlcuding my little sock bunny, he is off to a new home now!
    Clare xx

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  4. Lots of lovely gift ideas Linda.

    Sounds like you had a good day with your grandson. I hope you enjoy your weekend away.

    Shirley x

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  5. Thanks for including my Xmas puds Linda x
    How lovely spending time with your grandson - that's what I miss about my boys now they are teenagers - they don't want to hold my hand anymore or go to town on the bus for an adventure :(
    Love the sossy dog purse!

    Sarah x

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  6. So lovely! My boys nor my daughter want to hold my hand any more either, yet I hold hands with my Mum. Sigh! I'll have to wait until I'm a Nanna then to get back those lovely times!

    Thank you so much for including my crocheted wreath in your fab selection, they all look great together!

    Natalie x

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  7. They are such a joy arn't they, so pleased you had a wonderful day with your grandson, hope you got your top changed ok :-)
    Thank you so much for including my Earrings in your wonderful blog.
    Jax x

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