Monday, June 25

on the road...

i have no idea where the first half of this year has gone, but gone it has...


in a few hours me and my lads of 2 will be winging our way once again across the pond to spend a few happy weeks in old blighty. it will be a bit of a whirlwind of a trip, with never staying still in one spot for long and upon our return i will be up and running again on this here my shiny place.




our granny chic book goes to print in less than 2 weeks and i will be able to share all about the goings on with the book and indeed where you may pre-order if you so wish, when i am back from my travels.


i am so looking forward to meeting fabby dearies next weekend at our crafty day workshops.
i am tres excited to be seeing all my brothers and their families together for the first time in over 5 years to celebrate my folks 50th wedding anniversary. 
i am thinking how lovely it will be to meet up with all my man's family and spend quality time together and say our final farewell's to Papa.
i am thrilled to be visiting with my soul sister Debbie and also my book writing buddy Rachelle.
i am beyond giddy to spend 4 days in Istanbul with my clan, together again for a short time.


so many 'i ams' but really truly the biggest 'i am' of all is none more so then having 10 whole peachy days of hanging out with my girls and being a clan again. for to me, that is the best thing of all...
and so quite simply put
'i am so happy to know for a short while, i will feel whole again'



it just leaves me to say a big old thanking you all kindly dearest readers. this half of the year has been an odd old half, many things have gone on and many changes have taken place, thus there have been times my blog has sat quiet, waiting patiently for me to appear. you have been most kind to me and indeed most patient. i wish you all the happiest of happy times in the coming weeks and hope you will take time out to feel a little crafty at least twice a day whilst i am gone


cheerio for now and see you in early august, all spickity span with crafty souls well and truly polished
Tif

55 comments:

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Have a fantastic time Tif! :)
Vivienne x

espe said...

espero que descanses y traigas novedades artísticas!
saludos

Lily said...

Have a great trip - I also long for all my extended family to be together again. lily. xxx

Kate @ Songs Kate Sang said...

So, so so lovely!

Miss Jones said...

I have no idea where this half of the year has gone either! I love, love, love the wall of photographs which surround the mirror - such a lovely idea!

...Miss Jones...

Donna -Little Tiny Stitches said...

Oh Tif, I'm sooo excited too!!

You're going to have the most fabulous time with your girls and your clan!!

Most bestest Congratulations to your folks on celebrating 50 years of togetherness!!

I'm hoping you have a most wonderful holiday here and in Istanbul Tif. Surely that is tres 'exotic'? Bordering on 'Australian exotic' I'd say my lovely dearie :o)
I'm hoping 'lad' 3 will be following on...

Have a safe journey Tif.

Love n hugs my dear,
Donna xxOOxx

Thistle Cove Farm said...

God speed on your travels; be safe.

thriftwood said...

Hope you have a fab time, and looking forward to the book with bated breath! Xxx

Chris said...

Have a great time!!!
Can't wait to hear about the book!!!!
Take Care xx

Debby said...

Safe travels and have a wonderful time.

Shannon said...

Have a wonderful holiday!!'

Annie said...

Love this so happy post, so full of hope and excitement and anticipation. The photos (your abode?) are so inspiring. The entrance wall at the top has shaken me out of my box.

Alessandra said...

Enjoy your holidays and your family!!!
xxx Alessandra

Jane B. said...

Wishing you the best of holidays! We'll be here waiting for your return. Kisses to Little Olive :-)

Rendell said...

Safe travels to you and your lads and wishes for many happy moments with your gals...have a peachy good time across the pond!

Paper Dolls said...

I am not sure the first comment I left was accepted so... I pinned a photo of your lampshades today on Pinterest and gave your blogspot address, info about your workshop and store. I would love to attend a workshop but living in South Texas,I doubt I ever will be able to unless you fly south for the winter!

Sharon said...

Have a fabulous time Tif and look forward to reading your blog again soon.

delia hornbook said...

Sounds like you are going to have a wonderful time ;-)Look forward to hearing all about it on your return. Take care and have fun, dee x

Nettie said...

I hope you and your clan have a lovely trip. I always enjoy the wonderful pictures, and words on your blog, I will patiently await your return.

Carmen(CountryMouse) said...

Enjoy your time with family & friends, Tif! You deserve a break! Can't wait to see the new book!

meppybn said...

It's always so special to go home again, especially when it's a long way away and a long time since....(I know) Treasure every moment and see you in Aug.

suzette said...

saw this and thought of you
http://simplesong.typepad.com/home/.
thanks for a lovely blog. suzette

Ange said...

Have a fabby time over here my dear. Wish the sun was out for your arrival, but alas, one can't have everything!
Must say, your shiny place is looking beautiful!!! Uplifting photos of sunshine and white linens- 2 of my very favourite things xXx

KiwiStyle said...

Adorable. Jane (NZ) :)

Mrs Bertimus said...

I just can't wait for the workshop at Worsop!
Safe travels x

mary said...

Safe journey will miss your blog it is so inspiring x

❀ Sassybelle Blooms said...

Hello there, I'm newish to your blog and thought I'd pop in to say hi.....I must confess I have been sneaky peeking for a wee while now.....I love your style and your blog....the front door photo is lovely and the curtain is so sweet.....is it a repurposed vintage embroidered tablecloth? I truley hope you have a very happy time while here in ol' Blighty with friends and family.....it's wonderful to catch up when you live abroad. I would have loved to come to one of your workshops, but alas it was not possible.....I'm really looking forward to your book coming out so I can dive head first into lots of lovely ideas and inspiration.....and then sit happily in my hopes and dreams.....Sassybelle -xxx-

Shabby Vintage Junk said...

Travel SAFE dear Tif....I'm sure I'm not alone in wishing you a HAPPY time with your Clan & a SPEEDIE return to us....!!!!!

Cheers from Oz,
Tamarah :o)

clare's craftroom said...

It sounds you are going to have a fabulous trip , enjoy !

one denim bird said...

Have a fabulous time Tif. I live abroad too and it feeds my soul every time I go back to my homeland and catch up with family and friends. Have a wonderful relaxing whirl-windish time and I look forward to more of your incredible inspiration on your return.

Barb said...

Hi Tif,
How wonderful for you to be having a family celebration for your parents 50th Anniversary.
Enjoy your trip and sharing time with your family.
See you when you get back
god Bless
Barb from Australia

Barb said...

Hi Tif,
Enjoy this special time with your family.
50 years married is sooo special.
I'm happy for your parents that you will be there with them.
God Bless
Barb from Australia

Sherry Harmes said...

Have a safe and wonderful trip with your family Tif. It sounds like a whirlwind trip so be very kind to yourself and stay hydrated! Looking forward to your return and stories from across the pond. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry

Jill said...

I'm sure you don't have time to read comments but if you do...just wanted to tell you that in catching up with your blog, once again you put a smile on my face. Thank you. :)

Katie said...

Happy anniversary and many congratulations to your folks! And have a beautifully peachy time with all your clan together again!

Michelle said...

Dearest Tif...
Enjoy your holiday and meeting with family and friends...
I will be waiting like so many dears for your exciting new book with lots of peachy pictures and words that will inspire the granny in all of us...
I hope the weather and thrifty shops are kind to you...
Regards as always... Michelle...

Brit said...

WOW, your place is wonderful, so colorful, bright and welcoming. Happy travels to you ! Greetings from France

Emmie and Emma said...

safe journey and happy time with your family...look forward to your joyful return and your tales of travels and doings xx

Aria Rose said...

I HAVE to know where I got those clogs! (Before the bling of course)!

Erika said...

this is amazing! Have a wonderful trip and time together with those you love most :)

Ana Cooks said...

i'm in love with the curtains!!! :)

http://tapasnalingua.blogspot.com

Eugenia said...

Have a wonderful time. Bring photos back for us.

Camila Faria said...

This is such a pretty house. I love all the amazing details. Really inspirational!

Constance said...

O my god, your place looks like heaven!

LP said...

Ce bouquet est splendide.
Bravo pour toute la déco!!!

Patrice A. said...

hello!

this week your dottie angel book arrived
and it hasn't left my side since
I just love it!
as I love the pictures of your little olive
who is living in a suitcase
we have a dachshund named Splinter
but he hasn't a suitcase, not yet

thank you for sharing
and writing as you do

a hug
from the wet Netherlands
Patrice A.

Liliana said...

beautiful! So inspiring :)

xx Liliana
http://delightfull.eu
http://bocadolobo.com

Charis said...

I hope you have the loveliest time dear Tif!

Maria at inredningsvis.se said...

GREAT POST:)
Your blog is so wonderful and Im following...I hope you follow me also:)

If you want some cute swedish decor inspiration...check out my blog:)

Have a great week.

LOVE Maria at inredningsvis.se
(sweden)

Lina OJ said...

I got really inspired by you the other day and made my own frock. Hope you don´t mind :)
I really envy you for you ability to buy merican vintage fabrics in 34-4o´s style. My country don+t have those. We have to order from over seas. But i have a feeling that that is pretty good for my economy..

/ Lina.OJ

Sue said...

Hope you have a great time here in the UK, sorry the weather has been so appalling :)
look forward to reading all about your travels when you get back,
take care,
Sue x

the spectator said...

I love your house.

Susan Potter said...

I have got to your lovely post quite late, in fact maybe so late that you are already back from your travels. Nevertheless am wishing you a fabulous trip, with a bucketful of good times, happy moments and a very fond gathering of family and friends.

dottie angel said...

such kind well wishes! many thank yous indeedy... i am back from my travels and they were tres peachy. will be posting about them in the next few notes from a small island. in the meantime i wish you all happy days this summer or winter depending where upon this globe your reside :)

thriftwood said...

Love your brooches on your new post Tif, but can't seem to leave a comment ... this happened on my blog recently, very annoying! Just wanted to say that they remind me muchly of paintings on canal barges and longboats ... that's all! Have a lovely weekend,

Claire xxx