Tuesday, September 13

the creative connection...


on the one hand, i am not cut out for a life where you jet off to foreign climes, meet a gazillion new faces and hob nob. but on the other hand, an itty bitty bit inside of me sees past Mr Doubter and Mr Scaredy Pants and sees the bit where it is simply quite thrilling to be travelling to do a market place stall, sit amongst other fine authors and best of all, meet peachy folks such as yourselves, dearest readers.


so with that in mind, i sallied forth to the drugstore yesterday to buy me a bottle of nail polish in an attempt to freshen up my appearance. my eyes alighted upon the perfect granny coral orange polish right at the back of the shelf. as i was riding high, on a roll, i heeded my adopted auntie and soul sister's wise words and stood bedazzled in the make up aisle. after much indecision due to major bedazzlement, i targeted a green eyeliner as the little bit of miracle to make me look tres peachy on the long days and nights ahead.


once home, i discovered the clumpy coral nail polish was not only the colour a granny would love but was also as old as a granny. my toe nails had looked better before with the two month old chipped teal they had been sporting prior to my meddling. application of the green eyeliner left me with no doubt it was more suited to a halloween event and not an author book signing.


and so it is dearest readers, come tomorrow early morning, i shall sally forth 'as is' with a case full of dottie angel wares (just room for 4 pairs of granny knickers), my exciting travel assemble of layered florals and pinstripes topped off with cardi and handstitched elbow patches and 'a heart and a head' full of high hopes for the coming five days. i have informed Mr Doubter and Mr Scaredy Pants there is no room at the Inn where i am going...


if you are heading to The Creative Connection, she would love for you to say "hello Tif" and will do her utmost with Frankly Frank's help, to bring home some photos to share ~ Tif

42 comments:

Sewon said...

Have a safe trip to MN, and eat plenty of midwestern food for us! Your work is absolutely lovely, and you'll have so much fun at the event.

charlotte said...

I wish I was going! Best of luck and I hope mrs Scaredy pants stay at home, I understand this feeling well.

donna!ee said...

you go girl...have big fun! :)

Kirsty said...

You will so be fine - more 'creattiffity' (do you get it!!) in your chipped teal toe nail than all the rest - you are an inspiration so go knock em dead!

Country Cottage Chic said...

Good luck!!

Artist and Garden Designer... said...

Tif! You will be just fine!! Just be yourself! that is who we all fell in love with! I would drive the 7 hours JUST TO SEE YOU!

Just as I am sitting here in my sewing room, reading your sweet book, I feel such giggles outbursting from inside! ... My younger ones yell up the stairs.." Are you alright ? " Yes!! Im just giggling at how many stools Tif has! ...And it makes my day Brighter!!

Its just the little things that make us happy!
The Creative Connection is going to blow your Mind!!
Amazing artists, and Creatives everywhere! ...all joined by the Vintage thread of Love!!......YOU my dear are just the cherry on top!!
Have fun for all of us that cant make it this year... please jot down every juicy morsel of crafty goodness! ... xxoo ...
Vanessa ~RhinestoneContessa.com

{oc cottage} said...

Best of luck! Enjoy every minute {but then how can you NOT, in granny knickers! ;}

m ^..^

Lyn said...

have fun and enjoy!
xxx

Donna ~ Little Tiny Stitches said...

I was thinking of you today. and noting the date....

Wishing all good things for you at your book signing and crafting classes..
Send Mr Doubter and Mr Scaredy Pants running for cover!
You go Girl!

Good luck Tif :o)

Take care,
Love Donna xx

Carol said...

Oh yes Tif, pesky varnish, I had fun with some recently - combination of 'getting-on-a-bit' lack of flexibility and less than perfect eyesight resulted in somewhat less than perfectly peachy toenails. I think next time I'll get our Amy (cat) to help..........
Enjoy your trip to pastures new, I bet there will be lots of simply spiffy readers waiting excitedly for you.
Carol xx

Barbara von Alpenschick said...

Your book arrived this morning here in my home in Switzerland. Thank you so much, it is just wonderful.
Love, Barbara

Daydream Living said...

I will not be there, a bit too far but I wish you all the luck and a huge selling succes! Maureen x

Eva said...

Dear Dottie,

You have fairy hands!!!. I love everything you craft!!! and you have a very cute blog.
Many greetings from Fancy Windows,
Eva

Renee said...

It's good to push ourselves sometimes. You'll be peachy keen, just fine.

Good Luck,
Renee

The Vintage Hobby House said...

Looking forward to your scrummy,photies of what youv'e been up to.....Don't you just hate It when Mr doubter & Mr Scaredy Pants come to visit,when only you know that they are totally NOT Invited,come back once in a while guys ,when I'm not sooo busy...Good luck,you'll do great,and has for the guys I have it on good authority ,they're on holiday :)....X Manda X....

dottie angel said...

oh my goodness, thank you so kindly for all your lovely words of 'you can do it Tif'... so very very much appreciated. i have no doubt this event will be full of the most amazing creative souls, and yes how fortunate am i to be going... so i will pull up my knee socks and sally forth imagining you there with me if you don't mind :)

grandma peden's porch said...

Ok now come on you have the support of all your followers behind you!!! You are inspiring and have faith in yourself you can do this. Think about how many people preordered your book... Mine just came in the mail peachy =}... Once more people see it you will have to reprint more bcuz you will sell out of the first printing. Can't wait to see the pics and wish I could be there to have your John Hancock on my peachy copy. Have a safe trip and have fun!!!
Marilyn

Mrs. Bertimus said...

Good luck chuck! You'll be the bell of the ball, coral nails or no coral nails!
Have a fab time!
x

liz said...

Have lots of fun, lucky you. Your creations are simply so beautiful you can only do well. :) Liz

Sally J said...

I have been trying to wait patiently for my copy of your book to arrive in the mail. It finally came yesterday, my birthday! What a gift. It is beautiful! I'm going to try and read through it slowly, but it's going to be hard. Thanks, Sally

Gabriela said...

have a fabulous time! I just love your blog!It's real spiffy!!!!!LOL

simply said...

have a wonderful time! (and i finally given into my daughter's choice in nail polish...today my toes are bright red....they make me full of happy giggles every time they catch my eye :o)

~simply~

beki said...

Hmm, seems like last time I tried to break out of my shell I broke out in hives. Surely you're better off than I ;-)
Have fun and enjoy it!
I wish my big ole pregnant self could be there, but I'm sure being 8 months pregnant with hives would be most uncomfortable!!

maepress said...

I wish that I could meet you and tell you in person, but we are very far away. Nonetheless, a little package of dottie angel magic arrived on our doorstep yesterday and brightened our afternoon. The book is so lovely! My little daughter especially loves the tale of Mr. Shark and "oooh"-ing and "aahhh"-ing over the photos of little Olive. thanks for being you. Wishing you safe travels!

Anna said...

Fall has arrived in MN (just today!) and the weather is lovely. Hope you enjoy your time here! The event looks amazing- wish I was able to attend.

Maize Hutton said...

I returned last night from a long trip, helping my father go through open heart surgery. I wandered up the lane today to check my mailbox and what should greet me but your lovely, lovely book! Oh Tif! It's gorgeous and you should be so proud. I've only had a minute to flip through it and noticed your son is named Levi. So is mine! :) I'll be sitting in my favorite cushy chair with a cup of tea and reading it cover to cover this evening. Charming. Absolutely charming! xxxooo

granny said...

HI! you made me chuckle.. a colour that only a granny would love..I happen to be a granny.. I've been a granny for nearly 18 years, and was a young granny then..

I've been reading you blog quite a long time. i enjoy it!

Suzanne said...

Lovely!

darkislethebooks said...

Hope it's going well!
Dawn x

Mandy said...

Dear Tif,
Have the most wonderful of times. Your scrummy book arrived in Blighty this morning. Oh it has left me quite speechless as it is filled to the brim with beautifulness. Many thanks to you and all concerned for creating such a book of wonder.
Hugs
Daisy xxx

Laura Jane said...

I KNOW I have been in that isle looking to spiffy up..I had to LAUGH with you.Thanks for sharing:)
GOOD CONNECTING!
Laura Jane

claudia horner said...

Your booth preparations look just so totally inviting - I would just be drawn in to have a closer look and a sigh of wishfully thinking you'd get lost at my house for a week or so to doilify us. I am enjoying your book soooooooo much. It is all that I hoped it would be. So just be "you" in this moment at the show and all be well, and all shall be well.

*❀*ℳḯʟʟḯ℮ ℳεα∂☺ωSẘℯℯ☂*❀* said...

dottie angel you are a lovely, lovely woman! my book arrived today and it has made me smile soooo much (it made me cry a few times too) and it is beautiful! the most beautiful book i have ever seen. it's arrival couldn't have been timelier as i happen to have been in bed with 'mr. lurgy' today and so had plenty of opportunity to immerse myself at leisure in your wonderful world.

thank you for writting/creating such a gorgeous gem of a book that i will treasure for years.

you will be loved loved loved and received with warm arms at the creative connection and wherever else your adventures take you, because you are such a sweet soul.

love lovely said...

FINALLY got your book in the mail! Have been loving it to death when I'm not being crawled upon by three little ones. You are truly an inspiration. sigh. Without you, I may never have legitimized my granny chic ways.

Eliz. K said...

Dear Dottie Angel,
Today I wore delightful turquoise striped tights which I determined were Woolies of Greatness because of inspiration here. I enjoy reading your posts and wanted to let you know.

Happy Weekending!
-Me

muumun said...

Hope you had fun and waiting for your stories to tell us....

Karen said...

Hi Tif, always know you are peachiest when you are just peachy you, lovely in the way you just are.

Perfectly uniquely peachily you.

Enjoy every minute! Karenx

Lisa K said...

Have a good trip!

Random observation, and question: I've noticed in your blog just the clogs I am looking for- wooden soled, traditional, with a colorful leather upper. I had some years ago, and can't find them now! Where, oh where, do you find them? It would just make my day if you would share this bit of information!

Tracy said...

Tif - it was my deepest pleasure to meet you yesterday and score me a little dottie love. I'm tickled to have one of your little satchels and your books in my home now. Oh to the search for those peachy red shoes. Thank you for coming to Minnesota and reaching beyond Mr. Scaredy Pants and Mr. Doubter. You were nothing but Ms. Delightful!

My Sparrows Nest said...

your makeup fiasco is the reason I only shop at department store counters. You get help and can try shades on and if all is still a fiasco when you get home...you can return. The extra cost is soooo worth it and the quality is usually so much nicer too. Just my two cents worth. I am sure you look adorable and sophisticated at your show!!!

dottie angel said...

oh you have made me a little teary eyed this morning dearest readers!
just to know your books are arriving and you are so delighted with it truly has made me feel most delighted :)
thank you kindly for all the creative connection 'hand holding', i felt like you were right there by my side keeping me company.

tracy, it was so fabby to met you! i cannot tell you how wonderful it is to know one of my sunshine sacks gets to live life with you :)

lisa K, i found them secondhand on the sweet aisles of ETSY. they are bastad originals and tres comfy :)

thank you again my dearies for brightening my day with your spiffy comments and kindness...

tinkerverve said...

you were lovely
it was lovely
so nice to meet you