Tuesday, September 20

43...

i did not plan on turning 43 today, no sirree. 
i planned on staying 42 for another year and then turning 44 next year. 
to me it seemed a perfectly perfect cunning plan. 
however it would appear my 'lads of three' have other plans...


whilst i wait for their return to the shed this afternoon, 
i shall spend my happy day wisely doing what i like to do best...
feeling a little crafty.

Tif

83 comments:

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

I wish you the happiest of birthdays whether you celebrate 43 or a repeat of 42. Happy crafting.

Danielle

bicocacolors said...

muchisimas felicidades!!!

Monica said...

happy birthday!!!

gemmipop said...

Have a wonderful day!

Juliab said...

A very happy birthday to you. It was my 40th on Sunday so I did what I do best - went out for lunch! We had a Sunday roast at my favourite pub and then came back home for a snuggle on the sofa with our new four legged friend. Hope you enjoyed your day of crafting. xx

~ Laura said...

May you have the Happiest of Birthdays Dear Lady!! :) Your plan was first rate and I wish it could work out that way for us!!! :)

Thank you for blessing the internet with your lovely self...your writing and creations are an inspiration!!!

silly old suitcase said...

Feeling a little crafty on your birthday...woohoo!
That is the best way to celebrate you turning that young.
congratulations, hurray!

a big birthday hug.

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

Such a gorgeous color palette! I always love popping by to see your creative mind at work!

xo Mary Jo

OF SPRING AND SUMMER said...

Hi,
Happy Birthday Tif!
I love tha look of your book. It looks lovely.
xoxo Ingrid

Sukkertøy for øyet said...

Ohhh... LOOOOOVE everything on this pictur!!!!

sue said...

It's not so bad being 43! Just don't think about it too much, that's what I do and now I can't quite remember if I'm 46 or 48 (shoulders shrugging) Just keep having lots of crafting fun!
Happy Birthday ♥

Carol said...

Happy Birthday Tif, tssk those pesky birthdays, they get us all. Well done the lads!
Carol xx

Karen said...

Happy Birthday Angel Tif! May you make something perfectly delightful to celebrate your fortythreeity...It will be the most peachy of years, full of gorgeousness. Hope to see your celebratory creation on your blog. Light many candles the more you light the more wondrous they are.
Oh, and eat cake...very good cake...
Karen

Theresa (Miss Charlotte) said...

Ah, but celebrating every year how absolutely amazing and fantastic you are, that is worth turning any age. Have the most spectacular day ever...you deserve it! Cheers!

Leanda said...

Happiest of birthdays my dear Tif... (yup... my 43rd is just around the corner too :(

Butterfly said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you have a wonderful, WONDERFUL day!!!

Madison said...

Happy Birthday!

Madison xxx

Jane said...

Happy Birthday, hope you have the loveliest of days...I thought I was going to be 43 on friday but it turns out I am already 43!!!!!...heres to cakes..candles and forgetting how old we are :) :)

whitneybee said...

I'm what they would call a bit of a "lurker" around here. But I wanted to leave a note to wish you the happiest of birthdays! I hope you have a very grand day!

Sherri B. said...

A very Happy Birthday! As I reach back in my memory banks, I recall that 43 was a magical year...may it be for you also. xo

SarahB said...

Happy birthday!!!!! Hope you have a smashing day!!

It's my birthday on the 24th and Mr G is taking me away for a surprise "something" for the weekend (he won't say what!!)

I hope you will show us pics of all your pressies once you have opened them?!!

S x

Jordan said...

Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Birthday!

Lulu London said...

Wishing you the peachiest birthday, Tif! You should certainly celebrate with some hot chocolate. xx

HeppieHermpie said...

Is it your birthday today...?! Than, CONGRATULATIONS!!!
And what I want to tell you: I've seen your book.. and oooh... it's so very-very-very nice!!! I love it!!! (And I want it..!) My best girlfriend have got it for her birthday last week..and she was so happy with it!!
I wish you a nice day! And all the best for the future! For next year!
Greetings from Herma

Arthur Ransome said...

Ah, as W. S. Gilbert so wisely said "She may very well pass for 43 in the dusk with the light behind her". Happy birthday, dear Tif, 43 is nothing, believe me.

Donna ~ Little Tiny Stitches said...

* Sing Now*
Happy Birthday to you,
happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday dear Tif/Dottie Aaannggeell,
Happy Birthday to you!!!

Oh splendid, splendid!

Happy 43rd Tif, I hope you have the most peachy, perfect day my lovely :o)

Kindest regards as always,
Donna xxx

P.s. I spy a little present from Speedy....he has returned?
Pps. I shall be emailing you some pics as soon as I load them up! :o)

Pink Milk said...

A very many happy returns to you Tif - 43 of them in fact. :-)

Just a quickie if I may; I received your book a couple of days ago (pre-ordered and very swiftly posted to old blighty) - it, my dear, is an absolute delight. It is honest, well-written, inspiring and completely charming. You should be extremely proud. I read it from cover to cover last night - the last time I did that with a book was, ahem, some years ago. Keep being you and don't ever change.

Hx

PS. I lived in Shillington when you were about 8 years old - we used to shop at Hitchin market too. Aah, nostalgia ...

by Teresa said...

*H*A*P*P*Y* * *B*I*R*T*H*D*A*Y*!*!*!* to you, Ms. Tif!
Sounds like you have 3 great guys to make the day special for you. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Itchin' Stitchin' said...

Happiest of Happy Birthdays to you :)

Mevr. Snoeshaan said...

Congratulations!
And what a great picture!

sky-blu-pink said...

Happy Birthday Tiff! Have a lovely day, doing exactly what you like, making lovely things!

indie grrrl said...

Happy Birthday Sunshine!!!!

Amy said...

Happy Birthday! Don't eschew "43"; it's a prime number!

Ann said...

HAPPY CRAFTY BIRTHDAY!

stephanie said...

Happy Birthday Tif...hope it's a fabulous one!!

Sarah B said...

Happy birthday! I hope you are having a wonderful day :)
What a pretty picture :)

sécia said...

Happy Birthday!

♥ sécia
www.petiteinsanities.blogspot.com

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happy birthday!!!!!!

Kris said...

A VERY Happy Birthday to you!! 43 is nothin'....just ask me...who turned 51 this past March!!

Claire said...

Hippo, Birdy, Two Ewes, Hippo, Birdy, Two Ewes.........

Love the plan Tif, unfortunately they never seem to go the way we expect.

I was always going to stay forty something, but when I got to forty nine, I had run out of numbers so then came the ----- something.

I'm living proof that it's not as painful as it sounds,

Best wishes for a wonderful day and the coming year.

Claire XX

kelli said...

happy snappy birthday to you miss tif. enjoy your day that was made just for you only you. i love your assortment of happy birthday creations. many moons of birthday cake to you
kelli

janjan said...

Happy Happy Birthday, believe me 53 is worse, especially when instead of getting flowers or choccies or a girly lunch out you get pancreatitis on your birfday(I'm not whinging - it was a great way to kick start my diet)
Enjoy every minute of your day, I hope you get lots of love and attention and cuddles.

Jan

PEACHES said...

HEY LADY, my birthday is tomorrow! Happy birthday to us fabulous Virgos :)

Anonymous said...

Aww, happy birthday!
I just turned 43 last month. It's not bad :)

Debby said...

Happy
Birthday. I hope you eat cake all day long.

dottie angel said...

well what a peachy lot you truly are!!
yep, i did not think i would say it, but is is grand to be 43, truly grand and i feel most fortunate indeed.
i have been a little crafty and i have been a little talky with my clan far far away...
me thinks the perfect way to spend the day :)

thank you for the lovely feedback on the book, i cannot begin to even tell you how much it means to me!

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Happy, happy birthday Tif, hope you have a wonderful day with your 'lads of three'!
Vivienne x

Michelle Clement said...

Aaw - happy birthday, Tif! :) I hope the shed (and your lads...) spoiled you!!

Sharon said...

oh tif happy happy birthday! i have a friend who thought all one year she was 37 when she was only 36....she REALLY did...! and i must say, i must RAVE that the book is so far past divine they have not yet invented a word to describe the divine-ness of it....i am spending all my time in the big chair glued to the pages...in love!

Angela said...

Why...Happy 43rd Tif! Hope it's sunshiny peaceful in your neck of the woods.

Tracy said...

tif, so glad to hear you've found a perfect way to spend your day. 43 is a delightful age, you will no doubt make wonderful things at this year.

City Chic & Country Mouse said...

Happy, Happy Birthday! Hope you had a most wonderful day!

Emmie Rae said...

oh, have a very happy birthday! what an inspiring picture that is. so many great patterns and textures. :)

xxx

koralee said...

Happy birthday to you....it was so wonderful meeting you at the creative connection...I really think that was the highlight of my visit to St. Paul...you are ever so delightful! Your book is wonderfully sweet and your lovely creative buddies Janine and Jessie were just as cute as ever.I know Jo fell head over heels for you girls as well! Hope to cross paths again sometime soon ...xoxoxo

grandma peden's porch said...

Happy b'day!!! :0} I stopped counting a long time ago too.
Marilyn

muumun said...

Happy Birthday, wish all the happiness for all your 43 year....

Mies said...

Congratulations, hope you had a nice day. I received your book on your birthday yesterday. I love it, I enjoyed my evening with reading and looking at the beautiful pictures.

Millicent James said...

Have a very lovely birthday Tif, I adored my 40's but am feeling a little surprised at edging into my 50's..... but I hope to be living proof that a new life can begin at whatever age your birth certificate insists on telling you that you are :)

two hippos said...

Happy Birthday Tif, have a wonderful day!

LissyLou said...

Happy happy birthday dear lady. Have fun crafting xxxx

Planet Fur said...

Yaay! Happy happy birthday and 'nog vele jaren' we say in Dutch (that means I hope there'll be lots and lots of more happy Dottie years to come!)

cecilia said...

I love your stile! Can I write you in my blog?
See you soon from Italy
Cecilia

Marieke said...

I hope you had a wonderful birthday!

MarmaladeRose said...

OO! Happy birthday O Crafty One! Here's hoping you have the happiest of days and blog about it tomorrow, of course!

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Happy (Crafting) Birthday, Tiff!!!

Carine said...

Very happy and sweet birthday!!!!!!!

Ulli said...

congratiolations to your birthday, Tif!
How nice that you have spent the day in a perfect way.
My own birthday is today and guess what I got for present?... your book!!!
I can`t wait having the time to read it, it looks as if it`s the peachiest of perfect.
Greetings from over the pond,
Ulli

liz said...

Happy Happy Birthday to you :)Liz

Francesca said...

happy birthday bonkers angel. it was mine last tuesday. i forget we are week apart (and a few years but i won't rub it in). x

janet said...

happy birthday!

dottie angel said...

i think without doubt you have all made this the besty of bestest birthdays i have ever had!
thank you for your well wishes, it truly has made me feel most special :)

and i am delighted my book is starting to arrive on doorsteps and so well liked, i think folks are starting to see just why i was so made up to be working with the spiffy Janine Vangool!
thank you for your kind words

Janine said...

Dear Tif, twas nice to see
I hope every day of 43
is as happy as can be.

(Finley and I are rhyming today!)

Mrs.Bertimus said...

Happy birthday chuck!
Best wishes from Mrs.Bertimus x

Jannese (crafty_love) said...

Happy Birthday! I feel your pain. Anything after forty we get a free card back to 35 :)

dottie angel said...

thank you kindly!
and Janine,
you and Finley are quite the talent :)

lkairos said...

Hope you had a lovely bday. Welcome to the 43 club!

molly said...

lovely. just lovely.

Astrid said...

43, you are much younger than I am.
Become 44 in December ;).
Have a good 44th year of your life.
Grtz from the Netherlands, Astrid

Tas said...

Happy 43rd birthday.

I have loved being 40, 41 and so far most of my 42nd year. Can't see any reason to think my 43rd wont be anything other than just as much fun!

sweetheartville said...

Happy, Happy Birthday!

Alexandra K. said...

Happy belated birthday!! All the best and seas of creativity!

Mrs Minton makes... said...

Hi just wanted to say love your blog and your designs are fab!!!!!

dottie angel said...

gosh many many 'thanking you kindlies' :)