i am positively beaming this morning,
beaming with pride,
not just for my high hopes frock
but for the very fact that i do believe i have readers of the utmost kind.
you are always so wonderful to me
and for that,
i am thanking you kindly...
today i wish to share a few magazines i have been fortunate to be involved with.
i have been most neglectful in telling you that CLOTH is now out on the book stands.
if you recall, i wrote a tutorial for issue 3...
well i received a copy of it in the mail just before Spring break and i think they did a marvelous job at figuring out my rambling tutorial.
i was most happy indeed with the results
if you are interested in purchasing a copy you can find details here
or you can do like my lovely mother did and tell them you wish to purchase the issue with dottie angel in it, because you are dottie angel's mother.
then again i'm thinking if we all ordered a copy saying we are dottie angel's mother, they may get a little suspicious and perhaps think some of us are lying.
so better perhaps say you are a dottie angel 'reader of the utmost kind' and i'm quite sure they will 'nod the nod' knowingly and send you a copy hoppity quick...
and as if that wasn't enough magazine excitement for one day,
a few days before New Year, i was contacted by the editor of Sublime magazine saying she had been given my name by the lovely Marga of chocolatecreative handmade textiles.
they were working on a craft feature for issue 19 and invited me to be involved...
the trickiest bit being, could i provide a photo of myself with my children.
now it is very rare for us all to be in front of the camera and even rarer for us to all look normal.
my man kindly volunteered to take a snapshot,
saying it really didn't matter too much as long as we were in one picture...
i gasped at the very thought of his photo,
imagining it in Sublime,
amongst all the other talented folks and feeling quite whoozy at the thought.
"no worries" i said "i'll think of something"
after a little pondering,
i decided to stitch a photo together...
all of us doing our best posing
i sent off my bit of blurb and photo,
still a little clueless as to what the article was about
and waited keeping my fingers crossed that i would fit in amongst their lovely pages.
several weeks later George contacted me
saying i had missed out one thing and that was my philosophy.
could i kindly send it pronto as they were going to print
"oh pants" i thought,
i had hoped they wouldn't notice as that bit had me stumped at the time.
for i don't ever think that deeply about what i do and what i am,
i'm just me doing my thing,
its just who i am...
i pondered George's request as i made our #4's sack lunch.
after 5 minutes at 7:15 am,
i had my philosophy.
it was quite simple,
and obvious now i think about it.
for indeed there is one thing i know to be true,
if i cannot craft and i cannot dream
then i cannot be my true self.
out of my apron pocket that morning i pulled my philosophy...
'if i go to sleep at night knowing i have visited my imagination, however fleeting it may have been, then i know i have used my day wisely'
she is wishing you a weekend of 'visiting your imagination' and will see you on monday ~ Tif
footynote: i am not even going there with the linky dink issues as obviously they are back to haunt me like before...
i don't know why it happens when i link to CLOTH,
but it does
and i'm not going to fret and spend hours trying to make it work for i know it will not.
so here is the website address of CLOTH magazine so you can find it
http://www.clothmagazine.co.uk/ with a bit of luck
love the simply stated philosophy and the stitched family portrait! clever girl!
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what a beautiful sentiment. I am going to explore this too now :)
Wow thats so cool well done!
Thanks for the heads up about CLOTH magazine..I'm in uk and had never heard of it!your tutorial looks great and full of pretty as well as helpful pics...and stitched family photo is genius for the camera shy
Utterly wonderful... the philosophy, the stitched photo, the whole enchilada. Congrats on the great, press, too!
congratulations, that well deserved for such a talented lady!
Congrats on your press coverage. All very well deserved.
Re: links. Never add the http:// You only need to start with www. (Took me a while to figure that out)
I love that family portait and congrats on your article!
thank you my dears...
jo, thanks for your advice, i didn't add the http:// bit, it added its self and doesn't matter which way i do it, with or without for CLOTH the link doesn't work. last time i got my man to look at it and he checked it out, said it was nothing to do with what i was doing but something to do with their end of things. so this time i've just let it go... in three years of bloggity blogging this is the only site that will not link for me... so i'm thinking its best to just not stress myself over it :)
have a lovely weekend my dearies!
That's all very exciting, you should be beaming! Love the family pic, clever thinking, it is near impossible to get a photo of everyone looking good at our place too...
i was just sent to your blog by a dear crafty friend. what an absolutely delightful world you have created here. congrats on the articles and that lovely new dress. happy weekend...
I emailed my sister in the UK as soon as I saw that you were to be featured in CLOTH and she kindly order a 12 mth subscription for me ( we don't get CLOTH down here in NZ). I am also passing the mag on to a young friend so that she can benefit from them as well- hard to part with each copy but I know they are going to a good home. It was great to see your work in there - I was so proud for you.
thank you ann b, i am so delighted to know you were happy with the magazine...
i too thought it was a lovely sewing mag with lots of potential to grow.
and we all know how much we love a bit of potential :)
Congrats! It is very well-deserved!
I just nominated your lovely blog for the beautiful blogger award. You can check it here: http://acasadava.blogspot.com/2010/04/so-my-lovely-friend-from-ink-ivy.html
That's fantastic! Looks like you're living a dream come true. Good for you.
How wonderful Tif and so very well deserved too!!I can definitely see you doing a book in the future! Ohh imagine it, filled with all your peachy pretties and forsaken souls!Gorgeous!
Have a lovely weekend!
Oh Tif....too exciting isn't it...
I am giddy with excitement all round...All I can say is thank goodness no one asked me about my philosophy...I have no idea...lol...
But your sounds mighty fine to me...
Love the group shot...
And will see if I can get a copy of cloth...Think I will just type it in thou...
your philosophy is wonderful. we stock cloth magazine in our shop and thanks to your tutorial my task for this evening is to make some curtains for my fabric shelves out of a wonderful vintage yellow flowery sheet, thankyou/!
Congratulations! It looks like a lovely article!
Wonderful! Congratulations and such beautiful work!
I love how you tell a story! Your work is beautiful and whimsical... Inspiration when I visit your blog : )
I'm in the UK - subscribed to Cloth wholey on your recommendation/inclusio IT IS FAB!
Your philosophy is so fitting for your style. Love it!
How exciting, and so well-deserved, these magazine features. Congratulations! I'm so happy for you. :) Wishing you many, many more!
Love your philosophy and the family portrait is just the best.
Is this just an American magazine, don't think I've ever heard of it over here in the UK.
How exciting for you to be featured in both magazines.
I love your inspiration and quote.
your family photo is quite dottie, & your philosophy simply lovely.
congrats on being oh so popular!
oh thank you all so kindly, i'm blushing once again!
and it is a UK magazine, both of them are... CLOTH is quite new off the ground so perhaps that is why its a little tricky to find :)
Tif - you deserve to be world famous. You make the world a brighter craftier place, and every time I read your blog I come away smiling. Everytime I see my nightstand and little cabinet draped in your dottie angel goodness I laugh.
I soooo love your sweetness... I will be hunting down that magazine..seems our magazines are limited up here in Canada. Hugs to you and CONGRATULATIONS so well deserved. xoxox
Congrats on the feature!!! And keep on sewing pretty lovelies.
Great sentiment, too.
Tif, you are completely gorgeous, and I LOVE your philosophy. What did you print your family portrait onto for stitching?
ooooh, you still have me blushing :)
magpie chic, i printed each child onto artist paper, cut around them and then stitched them onto a printed picture of moi in devon last summer...
Congrats Tif on your article in Cloth magazine. I see a book in your future (just had a cuppa and read the tea leaves, no wait....I used a teabag). Your dress turned out fab. On me it would look like a 'tatoe sack, on you....styled to perfection.
Tut! Silly me, of course you knew that, you are Queeny when it comes to blogging! Well that's my computer knowledge exhausted. : )
do not worry jo, for my man said "Tif, your links aren't working again" i then told him it was the wretched link issues i had before coming back to haunt me.
he then announced all i had to do was this, this and this. to which i was aghast, for last time he told me there was nothing to be done about it.
anyhow, to cut a long rambly story short, i'm just ignoring it still... but thank you kindly, for i have to admit my computer blogging knowledge is rather basic and like most things, if it doesn't work the way i've always done it, then i'm lost :)
i think i may feel as proud as your mum. what lovely pics and words. and good to see you and orla together in print. x
Hello from the Philippines! I'm always happy to visit as I get such great news and inspiration! what a great idea to stitch up a photo of the family- so unique! Just goes to show you where you can go when you visit your imagination!
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