last year in september when i was spending quality crafting time with my dearies. one lovely dearie asked me quite a telling question. she asked it in the most kindest of ways, but basically she asked why was i so pants at telling folks about the places i have been featured in. there upon followed a brilliantly brilliant conversation between the two of us, over a pile of vintage doilies resulting in me agreeing i was pants indeed. my lovely dearie laughed, especially when i ended it with, "i think it is the Brit in me". she then proceeded to tell me, many folks actually are interested in that sort of thing and indeed would love to know what i am up to and other such stuff.
the thing is, i never sat down to ramble on this blog with thoughts of being noticed. everything over the past few years has evolved on its own, i just continue to tippity tap just as i did the first day four years ago, talking about this and that, finding a smile in the day and crafting. slowly but surely lovely folks such as yourselves have found me and with this has come interest from others, one being magazines who wish to feature our shed or my creations and as anyone who has been in such a boat will know, it is most flattering to be asked. however more often then not, i have declined, due to a feeling of being a little overwhelmed by all the attention.
on occasion however i say "yes thank you, that would be nice" because the magazine or person has interested me, they are doing something i admire and i am delighted to be part of it. when the lovely publication appears in my mail box, i have a ganders, feel most proud inside for a short moment and then pop it in a drawer where i am collecting such things so one day my grandchildren will know a little bit about what their granny did when she was not quite so wrinkly.
after much pondering of my conversation with my lovely dearie and realizing i need to find some way to figure this out, i have devised a cunning plan. yes indeedy, my little cogs have turned and i do like it when that happens. i have come up with 'wheres dottie', it will be a category upon my sidebar and every now and again i will do a 'wheres dottie' post. within the post will contain a little round up of where dottie angel has featured in recent weeks and indeed perhaps other things which relate to 'businessy busy' stuff. i do not know the actual nitty gritty details, for as is often the way with my plans, i think it through half way and then just go with 'high hopes'.
those folks who may be interested will go
"ah ha! how spiffy, today i can find out which magazine Tif has waffled on in"
and then discover it is a foreign magazine, not available locally and in turn be driven nutso by my 'wheres dottie' post.
or perhaps, other folks who are not interested in that side of things to do with dottie angel will be able to say
"ah ha! i see this is not for me today, i do not do businessy busy stuff. i will come back tomorrow when Tif is talking about her undies and Samuel Whiskers in her attic"
(yes, he is back and from the sounds of things, he is a father)
so with all that being said, i am rather pleased with this plan, for over the coming weeks and months there are things i wish to share and are part of the way my dottie angel world has become to a certain extent. strangely surreal some days, i cannot ignore it is changing and i need to find a way with being okay with that, being thankful and enjoy it for the wonder it is, without my little shiny place losing it's ramblerly way :)
she will be back tomorrow with her first 'wheres dottie' post, just to give you a heads up ~ Tif
Thanks for your fun posts! Just wanted to let you know I have mentioned you in my blog today as I was inspired by your work xo
Well done you!!!!! Can not wait to read where's dottie !!
i am always quite interested to know where's dottie....but i think, like me, wherever dottie is, she is at her most happy right in her cozy little shed...like i am on my little porch!...can't wait for these little posts!
Geez you are clever and always very inspiring. Love your work with or without "pants".
Hi, I just found your blog.
I love your sence of humor!
I dont think theres anything wrong with being pround of what you have accomplished!;D
I love what you have here, and if it's okay with you, I shall be a 'regular' :D
Sounds lovely! look forward to reading "wheres Dottie" posts! I am newish to your blog, I discovered it a few weeks ago quite by accident and fell in love with little Olive!
Hi there dear Tif! It's quite difficult to be a girl of the 'non-modest' kind, but I think it's not a crime to be proud of what you do and tell it to the world! I also like to think of it of a way to thank the ones who write kind words about my world. So maybe if you approach it like that, you're less reluctant to add your Wheres Dottie category. I can't wait to read about your whereabouts! :-) Have a lovely day!
Good Morning Tif.
I am a new reader of yours and have really enjoyed each post. I feel like I have been handed a wonderful book and getting to start on page one with so many pages to follow. :o)
I think this is a wonderful idea and I look forward to "where's dottie" posts to begin. :o)
I hope you have a great day!
Looking forward to the new "Where's Dottie" post, dear Tif.
We know you aren't "showing off" for it is us who like to know where you've popped up in print.
If I can't read the magazine I promise not to thump the machine but I have high hopes of getting extra Dottieangel stories.
Love the wordy linen in the hoop, just the beginning indeed.
this sounds a spiffing plan Tif!!
I for one am very fond of the businessy busy stuff, and shall tune in tomorrow for the first episode. don't let it be thought however that I'm less interested in the ramblesy ramble stuff because the truth is I surely am. xo
Will it be like Where's Wally? Will there be sixty of you, all doing the same thing? Will you have a stripy pom pom hat one? I wait with bated breath...
thank you my lovelies for the 'wheres dottie' advice and support, much appreciated and as always a big help. you are a peachy bunch :)
I love all your work!!! Is impresive!
Special good wishes on "Spaces" from one of your Australian readers (and lapsed Challenger!) I bought it first day out!
Yayyyy! It'a about time for you to "crow" a bit about yourself so we can all "crow" with you. Aloha from Hawaii, Stacy aka one of your little dearies. :)
stacy dearie! thank you kindly, for indeed i am most grateful for our little chat and time spent wisely together :)
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