Wednesday, December 15

dottie angel... once upon a time


Mr Internet and i had a falling out over the past few days, 'twas not the best timing for us to part ways, indeed i could have wept at his departure... however i am delighted beyond all delights to report we are back together, i say forever, but he says he cannot commit to forever and says he wishes to take it one day at a time.


so without further a do, feeling like i am a little late to the party, (but always better late than never) i am tres delighted to show you a dottie angel film Janine and her brilliantly, brilliant filming skills created.
when Janine and her clan came to stay in October, she felt it a grand idea to do a little bit of filming so folks that do not know me, may have an introduction to dottie angel and life at Mossy Shed. i am also thinking perhaps folks that do know me and my blog may indeed still enjoy seeing a little bit of my world, after all usually i am pictured with no head and in my classic Flat Stanley pose.

i must confess i was a little nervy about it, having only ever featured in home videos of long ago, the days of when four small children were crammed into our bed, 4:00am Christmas morning and my man thinking it perfectly perfect to record the moment.
but a film about me featuring in no particular order, billy-no-mates, used dog, little olive, Mr Shark and Miss Ethel, well now that truly was a completely different kettle of fish... when i first saw the short film a few weeks back, i must tell you i was quite moved by how Janine had truly captured me and my day to day life, when my clan are out and it is just me, my critters and my crafting. a time for my imagination to shine...



Dottie Angel's Once Upon a Time from Etsy on Vimeo.

and so on Tuesday, a little bit of dottie angel aired on Etsy's peachy blog, along with a lovely write up from Janine.
i feel most fortunate indeed to have Janine, the Etsy team and you of course, my dearest readers, to believe in my imagination, making me feel it is okay to be me. that is truly the kindest gift one can ever give, i believe and so i am thanking you kindly for allowing me to share a little piece of me every time i ramble here and in these two films by the talented Janine Vangool



A thrifty moment with dottie angel from UPPERCASE gallery on Vimeo.

she is down to 22 hours and her first born will be home for the holidays ~ Tif

70 comments:

One Flew Over said...

So very sweet, perfect x

vesna said...

I love it!

Sweet Birdy Love said...

Hey Tif , what a lovely little look into life at Mossy Shed and to share a thrifty moment with you.
I discovered Spaces the book/mag at the newsagents recently.
As Julie ( the shop assistant) flicked through it showing me all the fab pictures.
I exclaimed "oh there's Tif ".

She looked at me quite surprised, so I went on to tell her a little about you, mossy shed etc. etc.

As she perused the article confirming everything I had said, I felt quite chuffed to think that I 'knew' this clever, crafty person in this wonderful mag.I think Julie now sees me and my crafty ways in a completely new light.....

22 hours and counting how wonderful.........

peppermintpatcher said...

The music, the camera, the craftiness... it's all just perfectly lovely.

Congratulations.

Thea said...

I so thoroughly enjoyed your little video - it brought a smile to my face. You are such an inspiration. x

at-the-attic said...

wonderful

Greedy Nan said...

Oh Tif! What can I say? I've linked this wonderful piece to my blog - hope you won't mind.

Francesca said...

you move! you move! how lovely to see you moving. and i loved the thirtysomething-esque guitar music too. perfect. can't believe she will be back in tomorrow. well done for getting through it. you must be jumping up and down with excitement. x

Francesca said...

p.s. those eggs were from the supermarket weren't they. you can tell me ;)

willywagtail said...

Sounds just like a BBC children's tale. Love it. Cherrie

Bizzy Days said...

Tiff, how exciting! The size of that thrift shop....all that choice!
Congratulations on what must have been a bit of a nerve-racking thing to do.
I especially loved the begining of the film - collecting the eggs :0)
Have a great rest of the week with your #1.
Take care
Donna

Little Ted Canvas said...

I loved it! Thankyou for sharing a snipet of the gorgeous world of Dottie Angel with us...

Katy (France) said...

What a geat video! What a lovely voice you have..nice to put a voice to a face. I talk like that too..when I acually get to speak English!! I hope there are more to come ♥

Naturally Carol said...

That was rather special...not often do I get to see a blogger in their reality. You move very gracefully! Well I think it's only 17 hours now til your daughter arrives, she probably has by the time you read this...so happy holidays together!!!!

twinkietwink said...

Love it! I want to see more.

lunefantasy said...

Excellent, a beautiful moment with you, in our world

mother of purl said...

Lovely! So funny to hear your voice- it's almost like a fairy story character coming to life! Great music too x

Tuin 21 said...

Great to see you on film!
Keep up the good work

Patricia said...

Just so lovely.
You are such a unique gem Dottie :)

Anonymous said...

Tiff, i've been reading for a while and thought i'd finally leave a comment - Before discovering the land of blogs i felt like an alien - being happy to spend my days with sewing machine and overlocker - getting excited about finding another colorful fine cotton cardie in a thrift shop - and rearranging the entire house because i'd picked up a 'treasure' someone had discarded on the roadside - but now i feel like a kindred spirit... thank you for sharing yourself with us strangers and making a fringe dweller feel less alone. I'm even considering one day joining the land of blog. xx Happy holidays!!
Fee (in West Australia)

Polly said...

congratulations Tif. what a lovely way to capture your story.

Vintage Tea Time said...

Oh, that's magic! What a charming life :)

Leanda said...

I watched this yesterday on Etsy... it's a truly wonderful thing miss Tif. So lovely to see you and your little corner of the world in glorious technicolor! And Janine did a great job (unsurprisingly) indeed :)

Brina said...

I LOVED the video! I often imagine you at home, sewing and crafting throughout the day, all the wonderful things you must spend your time doing. I loved the close ups of your fabrics, for that is a BIG part of what makes your work so unique. I could watch this over and over. <3

Arthur Ransome said...

Oooh Tif,

How absolutely spiffing to see you and the critters in glorious Technicolor! How wonderful that No.1 is nearly home. I hope you have a perfectly peachy Christmas.

Love - Arthur

summerfete said...

Awesome! Loving the value village,
I can but dream..

xx

ola appletea said...

really great job here! :)

sweet!

Best,
ola
http://theappletea.blogspot.com/

Autumn Mist said...

Oh Tif, it made me cry! Don't you think you will make a beautiful world for yourself, wherever life takes you?

Danita said...

Yei! I love love love it! Hurray miss Dottie! Hurray!

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Lovely to see Dottie Angel in 'action'!!
Not long until your baby's home. :)
Vivienne x

Bego said...

lovely video

teeny tiny house said...

what a beautiful little film...x

britt said...

ok. one i am jealous. your thrift store actually had doileys! what's up with that. can you spread the word to other thrift stores! ha.
2 love the videos so much and love your style!
thanks for sharing.

Shelley in SC said...

Totally delightful. Thank you so much for sharing a piece of you!

Sharon said...

a star is born....and just the right season for it! this is brilliant tif, just peachy and perfect and just the way i, as one of your bloggy friends, imagined it to be...a most fitting glimpse into your mossy shed world of chicks, and lace and bits of fabric and granny fluff accented with wet noses and thrifty goodness. well done you!!!!! i. love. it.

Eleni said...

Good heavens, how can you resist all the doilies in your thrift shop?!!

Little Blue Mouse said...

What a perfectly lovely film. Is that Janine narrating or you?

I forgot to say in my last comment that the chairs look great.

*jean* said...

very sweet!!

jack said...

I loved the wee videos! Thank you.

devonaz said...

So sweet,,I did read the write up on Etsy..very nice..congrats...hope you have a peachy day..

country girl said...

I enjoyed the video so much, and was so happy to be introduced to you, and your blog, and your beautiful work. I can't wait to own a dottie angel something-or-other.

You are an inspiring person, and I'm so very glad there are people like you on this earth.

Keep being your wonderful self, and spreading joy,

Dawn

**We BLOG ARTISTS** said...

We are always here with open arms to welcome your sweet words...
HUGS
Char.x

The Muse of The Day said...

Magical. Just magical. the movie matched my imagination of mossy cottage. Carolina

Marjan said...

Your Etsy video was just lovely Tif! Nice to hear your voice too! ;-) I/m a Dutch girl living close to you (Carnation in the floods) and was wondering where you go for all your vintage shopping since I'm still fairly new to the area...
Marjan
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Marjan said...

Your Etsy video was lovely Tif and so nice to hear your voice as well! ;-)
I'm a Dutch girl living near you (Carnation in the floods) and was wondering where you do some of your vintage shopping since I'm fairly new to the area...
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Violette Crumble said...

I enjoyed seeing how vibrant all the colors of your creations look on video; even more cheerful against the dreamy Pacific Northwest backdrop than in your photos. Plus, how cute is that little Olive all snuggled up in the suitcase?

dottie angel said...

thank you kindly my dearies! yes indeedy this is all quite surreal for me, but i am delighted you enjoyed Janine's film (and my little voice over!). as always you are readers of the utmost kind and i think myself most fortunate to have you visit with me...

down to 8 hours!!!!!!!!!! eeeek!!!!! busy changing beds and writing a sign for the airport that says "welcome home sweetie" :)

Pearly Queen said...

Wonderful! Do you think there might ever be a sequel....

glenda said...

how wonderful to see you at work/play, inspirational too! happy you shared it :) have a blessed and wonderful visit with your daughter! (just a bitty bit-your little pom squirrel's east coast cousin is coming along!) :)

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

I loved your little video about the story of Dottie Angel. Thanks for sharing.

-Danielle

Roben-Marie said...

I totally loved this! I am thrilled to see your lovely spot in the world! Very charming! And you have much better things on your thrift racks than we do in Florida! LOL! Love your work and have you on my feed. I am always inspired! Thanks so much!

blue corduroy said...

what a sweet video!! it was a pleasure to watch. and so fun to actually hear your voice.

-emily

wood & wool stool said...

dear tif!
your voice sounds even sweeter than i could have imagined and the moving dottie angel is beyond what i've seen in photos! Love the movie and you can be very proud of yourself my dearie!
x
ingrid

misschris said...

dearest tif, this little vimeo video is so very precisely you! How wonderful it was to hear your voice again. Have a wonderful time with your first... I am sure she is just as excited to see her clan. xoxo & merry christmas!

Anonymous said...

It was so nice to watch those video's! I loved the doggie's suitcase bed and her wagging her tale. It just brought everything alive that little bit more, it was a really great idea. Everything looks fantastic - and it moves too! As you know, being from the UK we don't have thrift shops like that one - you looked guaranteed to find stuff in there, it looks really a good place. I wish you a wonderful holiday with your daughter and the rest of your family.

zarah said...

awww! that's got to be one of my favorite etsy videos. so cute :)

Hev said...

i fear my life will not be complete until i get my very own olive
*sigh*
thank you for the insight into your quirky little world :)

kristen said...

You're beautiful! And I loved hearing your musical voice!

dottie angel said...

thank you again my dearest readers, you have truly bought warmt to my heart with your kind words and truth be told, a tear or two to my eyes :)

Carmen (CountryMouse) said...

What a lovely peak into your life! I adore your blog & all of your craftiness!

Stacy's Designs 88 said...

Tiff, Wowweee! Love the video and it captures your "dottie essence" perfectly. Love Love Love it. Miss you! Mele Kalikimaka (Merry Christmas) from Hawaii, Stacy (your crafty student :)

suffragette said...

love your Etsy video - congrats and it is lovely to see you and your beautiful home. The wagging of Olive's tail underneath all that crochet goodness was particularly sweet to see! loved your 'once upon a time' story :)

Jill said...

What fun! Loved the videos! Have a wonderful time with your oldest and all of you together at Christmas!!!

American Immigrant said...

What a wonderfully beautiful film. While watching it, even though I do not know you personally, I was moved by the intimate-ness of you and your world. From what I have been privileged to read here in your perfectly peachy blog, this film felt very you.

Michelle said...

My dearest Tif...
I am most delighted and a little tearful to finally "meet" you...
You are my sweetest dear friend...

I adore you for bringing so much sunshine and happiness into my days...

and I know that we will probably never see each other face to face...but this is truly the next best thing...

I promise to write soon...
I have been very wish-washy of late and feel it rather bad of me...
Just know I read your every post...and look at every picture...

Chat soon...Michelle...

Rachaeldaisy said...

We're moving into our new home just after Christmas and one of the first things I thought as we decided to buy the house was 'now i'll know my address so I can preorder the Dotty Angel book". A film is such a treat! Happy Homecoming Day of Number 1 !!

gypsysticks said...

wow! congratulations.
how lovely.
the music is divine and
so is dottie!

Katie said...

I love your story-telling so, so much.

dottie angel said...

thank you again my dearies! i am delighted to know this little film is just how you thought i would be. when i first saw it, i was blown away by how perfectly 'spot on' janine had captured me and my day :)

charlotte said...

o, my stars, if we didn't already love you and everything you do, the sound of your voice set to sweet guitar picking with views of your fab vintage world- well, that did it!
thank you for the video postcard from dottie angel/etsy! merry christmas and happy new year to you and your mossy shed crew!