Wednesday, February 17

Miss Ethel is resting...

yes, the 'ever so lovely' Miss Ethel has given all she can give and is now resting with her jacket on, in the corner of my studio.
i am most pleased with her efforts for tomorrow's shop update.
for your perusal, there will be

summer apron wraps



whatnot garlands



little sunshine bags



and
'just say it like it is' wall hangings





of course i always wish there was more to put in the shop window and sadly my printer, (who is nameless, which may account for why things are not going peachy) is rather sick, therefore he is also resting like Miss Ethel, causing my plans to have some new sets of cards featuring my 'just say it like it is' wall hangings, to go to pot...

but dearest readers, we will not let my printer's 'issues' cast a dark cloud upon today's offerings no sirree!
for today may appear to all intense and purposes to be an ordinary day.
but today's ordinary day,
is actually somewhat extraordinary,
yes, today marks my 400th rambling upon my shiny space,
and as if that wasn't enough to make things go from ordinary to extraordinary,
it is also three years since my little store on Etsy opened.
("wow Tif!" i hear you gasp
"i know, quite extraordinary indeedy" i reply)
it is not without wonder, that i survey all that has happened within the past three years and all that i see unfold before me.

when i opened up my little etsy store and a few weeks later began to ramble upon these pages,
i had no idea how my life would change,
how it would take on a such a peachy direction.
in short,
i am truly humbled to think of my good fortune when i look back

i am without doubt,
quite positively certain,
that without my shiny place here
and you alongside me,
i would not be crafting what i'm crafting
nor nesting like i'm nesting within Mossy Shed
and so to celebrate such milestones of 'ordinary extraordinaries' i will be having
an 'ordinary extraordinaires' give away next week
("oooh Tif how splendid is that" i hear you exclaim)
to thank you most kindly for being my readers of the utmost kind,
for casting your votes in my direction for The POPPIES when asked by used dog
and
most importantly of all,
for keeping me on the righteous and goodly path of crafting and rambling over the years.

she will be back tomorrow with a thrilling 'clippity clopping' tale ~ Tif

35 comments:

Maisey's Attic said...

love love love your blog - and your photos - have you thought of doing a book...

Vic said...

Oh!

Congratulations Tif (...and Miss Ethel) for reaching such glorious milestones, your shiny place is one of my favourites, and your Etsy store too sparcely stocked for my liking... ;)

Here is to 400 more "ramblings" & 3 more years Etsying, for they both spread much more joy, or 'glee' than I think you really know...

xo

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

....all of it is darling...


but the aprons...swoon....

i think i am getting me one of these..oh, yes i do...

Best to You !
kary

Leahdis said...

Thanks you for such beautiful pages to look at, congratulations on your 400th post! Amazing... im hoping there are many more to come!

chelseybell. said...

oh geez, i am beyond excited for your shop update. it'll be torture since I'm broke as a joke this week, but it will be nice to see them up!

Jen said...

congratulations of the utmost kind,dear tif, on your 400th post! most amazing, indeedy.

Marg said...

Ooohhh I'm first. Congratulations. I wish I had known about your blog 400 posts ago, but I am so glad I have found you. Looking forward to many more of your ramblings, they always bring a smile to my day. Lots and lots of thanks and good wishes your way.

Awkward Mom said...

Congratulations on your shop's anniversary and your 400th post! Your blog brings cheer to my day. <3

A Cupcake for Moose said...

Lovely etsy items, lovely post and such a lovely spirit you have! Blessings to you Tif!

m a r y said...

i cannot wait to purchase from your store! i love the garlands and aprons :) your blog is such a joy, as you are. xx

Good Girls Studio said...

Happy Etsyversary!!

*lovely lovelies for the shop update, swooning over your wall hangings*

s a n s k u :) said...

love, love, love that first apron. i tend to get my shirt messy though. i gotta have full body armor when i cook. :D

Jennifer said...

You really do such beautiful work, gorgeous, everything is gorgeous. I really love your bags.

Violette Crumble said...

You've been busy! Great new stuff, as always. I love the prints in the garland in particular, and of course congratulations on the success of your shop.

Heidi said...

Tif,
I hope by "thrilling clippity clopping tale" you're hinting that you've found, at last, a certain pair of shoes (size 39 or 40.) I found a pair of vintage light brown suede Dr. Scholl's clogs this morning, just my size, $3. Funny how you were visualizing 'clog' and found 'clock'... I was thinking 'Swede' but found 'suede.'
-Heidi

Ann Tilley said...

Hey Dottie Angel! I re-posted one of your beautiful pictures on my blog. You've inspired me! Keep it up!

~ Junkyard Jennifer said...

I love all of your new goods! And, I love how you unabashedly mix and match patterns together making them look so perfect and happy in their unmatched beauty. You have a real knack.

I especially like the 'you make me whole' wall hanging.

~ Jennifer

Kristi said...

Your the best, a giveaway from one of my favorite places! The sunshine bags are amazing.

Margith said...

All of it, just lovely.

Michelle said...

Dear Tif...
So glad I popped in...
How could I nearly miss this update...
For me I am just lucky we are all backward and upside down here in OZ...
You see it is the 18th here today...
Which means the update is on the 19th for me and probably around 4 o'clock in the morning...
Hmmm...That sounds a tad like a worry...
Thou to say the truth I have been getting up early for the school bus at 7am...
I know shocking isn't it!!!
I will try hard to set the alarm and drop in with very sleepy eyes...
and nab myself some goodness...
P.S...
4OO posts!!!
Yeah!!!

melanie said...

What a lovely post, I have just checked out your shop and I love your things. :)
The aprons and wall hangings you have made are so pretty, I love them . :) xxx

The Design Notebook said...

Oh I'm excited about the giveaway!!

Paloma said...

this is lovely :) !

jblack designs said...

Hello from a new fan. I do love your work!

In fact, I even posted about it on my blog today. Feel free to mosey over if you have a moment or two: http://jblackdesigns.blogspot.com/2010/02/my-new-find-dottie-angel.html

Thank you for your wonderful self.

Jennifer

uglygirl said...

Congratulations. I love your styling, your projects and your photos.

Elissa said...

eeek! such pretty things.... miss ethel has been busy indeed.

Amiable Peculiarities said...

Oooh Tif! So much to congratulate you on! Thanks for inspiring me to follow my own crafty aspirations. Can't wait to see your shop update! Well done on all the success!

Scented Sweetpeas said...

I am new to blogging but wanted to say "oooh Tif how splendid is that" to your giveaway :-)

Robin said...

Dear Tif,

Your blog brings a smile to my face when I arrive at the heinous job each morning. You make me laugh and inspire me to get my graphic design studio up and running!

Thanks.
Robin

Awkward Mom said...

Darn, darn, darn! The kids had me busy and I waited a few minutes to long to log into your store! Everyone snatched up your lovely garlands!

Hoping to snag one next time!

La Dolce Vita said...

Is that what is wrong with my printer! ?? curses! I knew I shoulda named him!!! thanks!

Little Ted Canvas said...

Oh my goodness!! I have just discovered your blog via 'Her Library Adventures' & I love, love love your beautiful work! It was lovely to visit your blog & now off to your shop...

kate @ undeniable style said...

I love those gray tights, do you know where they're from? New to your blog...just love it!

Anonymous said...

Hi. :)
I suppose it's about time I said hello. I saw you featured in Artful Blogging. I've visited your blog a couple of times, but this is my first time commenting --please forgive. ;)
I'm inspired by the loveliness of your photos, home and creations. I'm a novice blog reader, but hope to check in from time to time. Until then I'll be knitting, painting and likely art journaling. You have a gift for words and are a joy to read. I'm an artist trying to discover where I belong and how I can share my work as you do. In my search for my place, I will in all likelihood turn to your blog for further inspiration and (especially in the cold rain that greets me today) a little sunshine to sprinkle in my spirit.

Blessings and happiness,
Athena (aka gypsysticks)

Marcela said...

I love your styling blog - and your photos !!!!!
From Buenos Aires,
MARCE