Wednesday, November 23

one little bird studio and giving thanks...

i do like Leanda, i like her a whole lot.
and as i thought perhaps we are getting to that time of year when you may be making wish lists, or thinking of another to gift to, it would be a perfectly perfect time to introduce you to Leanda.

one little bird studio has the most peachiest of prints and one little bird studio belongs to Leanda. 
i marvel at her wonderful work, how time after time she comes up with images i would happily hang on my shed's wall in a heart beat. yes i marvel at how gifted Leanda is with her designs.

recently she has produced some prints which made my granny retro heart skip a beat. especially this spiffy number. so much so, it is now hanging on our shed's wall. the most beautiful midnight blue background truly makes me happy alongside of the wonderful pops of bright colours.

whilst i was waiting for my 'home sweet home' print to wing its way to my door step (which may i add, it did so very safely in the sturdiest of cardboard mailers i have ever come across, my kitchen scissors were no match for its sturdiness, thats how sturdy it was!)... well as i was waiting, Leanda only went and popped her 2012 calendars into her shop.
gosh, see, take a look at this one in all its mustardy glory
now does that not make your granny retro heart skip a beat all over again. 

surely if ever there was a person who does not do calendars, and they happened upon Leanda's 2012 calendar print, i am without doubt they would be converted into being a calendar loving folk. how do i know such a thing? what proof do i have? well i don't really, but none the less, i'm a believer and i stick by what i say, and that is, the 2012 calendar from one little bird studio, is quite the most peachiest calendar i have laid eyes on.

i do think showing you the wonderful printed world of Leanda, is a lovely note to end on, for tomorrow it is Thanksgiving, my favourite American holiday, and so i will be taking a week off until December 1st when i will return for the joyful gleeful season!
hip hip hooray!

so for now, i will leave you with saying "thank you" for the kindness you have shown me and my constant canine companions this week, for all the offers of fingers, paws and fins crossing over the coming few weeks. and indeed for all your wonderfulness over the past year, from the incredible embracing of my book, to your continuing wish to visit me here on my shiny place and being most generous with your comments on my crafting, time and time again. 

you have truly filled my heart with such a brilliant feeling of warmth, 
and are such an important part of my world.
so once again, i can only say it the best way i know how.
"thank you kindly dearest readers, you are the bees knees to me"

she is wishing you a wonderful happy thanksgiving in the USA and is wishing everyone else an happy week too ~ Tif


Nicole said...

Ooh Leandas work is really lovely! I agree the calendar is very cute, it would be good at work (they give us horrible stationary!) :-)

Hows the four legged friend doing today?

WinnibriggsHouse said...

After such praise i had to take a peek at Leanda's Etsy shop and was most impressed. Several items have now managed to attach themselves to my wish list! Thank you for sharing and very Happy Thanksgiving.

emma said...

Oh, that is indeed a peachy print. Can I ask about the blue floral fabric on your stool? I'm sure you've mentioned it before, but I can't seem to remember, and fear it may take forever to find it in the archives.

Leanda said...

I am so touched dear friend... my email will say more. Thank you so much. I think he looks right at home in that little corner above the sofa, so good shifting around :) Thinking of you and your clan and Used Dog these days. Happy Thanksgiving my dear x

Grateful4Crochet said...

Those prints are indeedy beautiful, thanks for the directions there!
Hoping all remains well with your four legged companions

Liz said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Enjoy your week off :)

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

dottie angel said...

*you are welcome Leanda!

*delighted you all think them most spiffy too :)

*the fabric on the bench is a teally blue and is a vintage sandersons print.

*i am delighted to say Used Dog has slept most of the day and had a good night last night, she is being extra good and so has not had to wear her cone of shame and just walks around in my man's tee shirts to keep her covered. we go back in on friday for a bit of poking and prodding and then home again, so all good for now :)

*happy thanksgiving my dears

Donna -Little Tiny Stitches said...

So good to read your blog comment and know that sunnie star is being a good girl, and so no (oh dear I don't like these..) 'cone of shame' is needed...Bless her xx

Love your little bird and your sweet print..

I'm hoping that you all have a fabulous Thanksgiving today you know we don't have Thanksgiving here, but the teachers are on strike next wednesday...does that count as a holiday? lol :o)

I've just had a chat with Honey & Nibbles (our wee critters..dwarf hamsters)and they will continue to keep things crossed for your lovely lass over the coming weeks my dear.

Have a great holiday break Tif.
Take care my lovely.
Donna xx

P.s. Don't forget your sleep my dear. x

Debby said...

Lovely prints. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Teresa Kasner said...

*H*A*P*P*Y* *T*H*A*N*K*S*G*I*V*I*N*G*!*!*

From "down below" in Oregon.. I'm so glad Used Dog is on the mend.

((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Little Blue Mouse said...

Hi Tif, I'm just catching up and I'm so glad that Used Dog is on the mend. I'm wishing her a very speedy recovery.

Happy Thanksgiving.

sarah said...

So glad to hear that used dog is getting better! Hope you had a wonderful thanks giving


ps how are the granny plaits coming along, I can almost do mine across the top of my head now without it looking ridiculous! My gran would be proud!

Anairam said...

Snous and I will be sure to keep fingers and paws crossed, and send a doggie-and-human-collaboration of licks and hugs and some soft strokes for a Poor Used Dog who is not feeling its best.

morikomidori said...

dearest Tif

i am adoring your posts as usual but have sprung a few tears on learning that used dog has been poorly. i once had a dog (called heather) who looked a lot like used dog and was also a constant companion as well as a bonifide soulmate. we were quite stuck together (in a good way) throughout her life. therefore i think i have an understanding of the love that lets you lay down beside your lovely girl and give an abundance ear strokes. i have asked heather (who is now a heavenly angel dog) to lay her healing angel paws on used dog (as she has had much sucess in this field in the past) in the hope that it will help you to get your christmas wish granted. i will alo be crossing everything that can possibly be crossed for you and your sweet companion and shall be sending many loving thoughts and warmest hugs xxx

i agree with everything you say about Leanda of one little bird studio. she most certainly has a talent to swoon over, many thanks for introducing her to me :)

Donna -Little Tiny Stitches said...

Have been thinking of you all, and hoping that used dog is still on the mend my dear :o)

Love n hugs to you,
Donna xx

Janet said...

Thank you for sharing!!!

Dacia said...

you are SO darling and cute! so glad your used dog is on the mend!!

Carol said...

Hi Tif, hope 'Used Dog' is recovering well and you are enjoying your holiday break.
When you get back - pop over to my blog, I'm having my first Giveaway and hope you will enter.
Carol xx

Riitta Sinikka said...

Hi! I love all your pictures here!! Welcome visite to my blog and my christmas-blog Best regards Riitta Sinikka.

dottie angel said...

oh you have all been so kind and thoughtful, thank you so much :)

i'm so delighted you like Leanda's work too!

as for the granny plaits! gosh yes, my hair is tres long now and just the other day i thought i heard someone call me Rapunzel!! i am now learning to 'fish tail' my locks. this is not going so well, me thinks i may have to YouTube it, but fish tails wrapped around the bonce sounds lovely i think :)