Friday, October 29

lacking and the lurgy...


due to a lack of Mr Daylight and Mr Internet along with a house call from Mr Lurgy, my week has not gone as planned. but i am taking a leaf out of Our #1's book and seeing my glass as half full and not half empty. since she left for the bright lights of old blighty i have tried to hold on to her optimistic attitude. it has been 11 weeks since we said our goodbyes and it is just under 7 weeks to go and we will be saying our hellos. truth be told the 11 weeks has felt like 11 months...

on wednesday when Mr Daylight showed his face, the rain and windy dying down for a few hours, i rustled up Our #3 and along with Carlos, my trusty camera we managed to get a few pictures for my little shop resulting in some sweeties hanging in the window.
as you can imagine these photo taking moments are always a bit of a fiasco within the shed




this gave me a chance to wear my jaunty new cap upon my bonce!


i am most delighted with my crocheted hat from the lovely Emily, she makes them in every color under the sun and quite honestly i think they are a complete 'bobby bargain' for a handmade cap who does the most spiffy job of keeping one's nut warm in this autumnal weather.
i also rather like my little cap because more often that not, i am having a bad hair day. this is due to my lazy 'hair-doing' ways... after i have washed and dried my hair, i braid my hair and so it stays that way, until the next time of washing. i do not wash my hair daily, therefore it takes on a rather 'bed heady' look over time, braids staying 'as is'. my lovely blue corduroy hat is perfectly suited to covering up my birds nest on day two of 'unwashed' hair. i really don't think one can ask any more than that of a little hat of handmade goodness.

Mr Daylight was gone as quickly as he appeared. leaving no time for my 'da da da da dah' tutorial picture. i have all the 'nitty gritty' photos taken (last week Mr Sunshine was most willing) but they are not much good if i do not have the actual 'high hopes da dah' finished picture. for no one would know what they were actually trying to make and with the 'highest hopes' in the world, i am thinking a 'finished item' picture is a must for a tutorial.
this is where i felt my glass was half empty, for i had promised a tutorial for the end of this week, but then i turned it around and thought how spiffy to have the tutorial to look forward to next week, so once again the glass was postively overflowing.

now one would think Mr Lurgy visiting would make the glass look a little empty, however because of his lethargic making ways, i was rather pathetic yesterday, without Mr Internet i could have used my time wisely to catch up on all i put off on monday but instead i sat in a little heap on the couch with Mrs Hook for company. she is most ample and i do like her comforting ways. as luck would have it despite feeling a little foggy brained, a crafting epiphany found me. they don't happen very often but when they do it is a grand moment, so i know if Mr Lurgy has not visited, i would not have sat on my couch in a heap and i would not have had the crafting epiphany moment! never did i think Mr Lurgy was a half full kind of guy but i have been proved wrong.

she is wishing you a weekend of 'overflowing' glasses and will be back with high hopes on monday (Mr Internet willing) ~ Tif
footynote: gosh i forgot to say "have a happy halloween", it all sort of bypasses me, so it slipped my little brain. come sunday eve, i will be holed up on the couch with Mrs Hook whilst watching 'its the great pumpkin, charlie brown'. needless to say, i am total pants at scary movies...

20 comments:

Brina said...

I love that cap! I don't wear hats often so I wonder if I would look good in one. hmm... I am glad to hear that I am not the only one who does not wash my hair daily. (Actually, I rarely use shampoo.) People have thought I am quite disgusting for this. But not everyone has naturally curly hair that will frizz to no end if taken care of improperly. (Not a complaint, but an explanation. I actually love my curls.) Your braids are adorable. I can't wait to see the tutorial! :)

hellogoodbyedesigns said...

love love loveeee your blog!! will def keep coming back to see how your days going! thank you for sharing!! cheered up my day! love tania x

katie bee said...

I feel quite the same about scary movies.
perhaps with lots of good thoughts, we can send a little sun your way from the not-quite-south...we need a bit of rain around here!

La Dolce Vita said...

you look darling in your little crocheted hat!

blue corduroy said...

sweet tif! now you've gone and made me blush!

oh, and i'm so glad to know your photo taking secrets. i've often thought to myself "how does she take a picture of herself"?

keep looking on the bright side of things. it's always the better side!

yours truly, emily

~ Junkyard Jennifer said...

I hope you feel better soon. I'm working on day 7 of the flu over here -- and I have 'high hopes' that better days are on the nearest horizon.

I'm looking forward to your tutorial. Enjoy your weekend!

~ Jennifer

Tonia said...

A happy halloween to you too! Its the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown, sounds about my level too!

silverpebble said...

An epiphany? Did tiny crochet birds fly down? Get well.

Naturally Carol said...

dear dottie, i am most concerned about you as you and mr lurgy seem to have regular dates {and sleepovers}, are you rundown perhaps? would extra vitamins help? i don't want to be all nanna-ish but i have noticed that you are under-the-weather a lot this year. with love, carol.

Vintage Tea Time said...

Sorry you've had those visits from Mr Lurgy and lack of visits from Mr Daylight and Mr Internet! Hope Mrs Sunshine and Mr Healthy are with you now :) Lovely pics of lovely new things!

The Ink House said...

Hi Tif.
I have tagged you in a Questionaire Meme. I love your blog but I know you a busy lady- so don't feel obligated. The questions are over at my blog http://theinkhouse.blogspot.com/2010/10/questionaire-meme.html if you are interested :D
Happy answering!!!
Liz x

Deeds and Petunia said...

What a fantastic, lovely blog. And the aprons, oh my. Brilliant.

Fingers crossed the sun returns soon!

clare's craftroom said...

Lurgy , lurgy go away , I hope you are feeling better .

dottie angel said...

thank you my lovelies!!
and yes it is my 3rd visit in a row from Mr Lurgy, i appear to be going down the path of winter '08 :( i am up to my eyeballs in vitamins etc due to docs orders... last winter i got past with barely a 'how do you do' from Mr Lurgy, but this year isn't looking so grand despite my vitamin rations.
thank you for your concern Carol :)

bricolosdulundi said...

hello dottie,

what about your brown and red shoes (the same ??)? Where are they from ? Do you think I can find them in France ??

I must say your blog is my favorite blog, even if sometimes I do not understand everything ... (my english is not so good) I thank you for it ..
ANyway I love the atmosphere.
Claire

dottie angel said...

hello claire :)

delighted you like my blog even though it may at times appear completely confusing... you are not alone my dear :)

the brown ones are clog sandals from Clarks
and the red ones are from Fly London... have no idea if they are available in france but the world wide web maybe able to help!

Sweeter Hours said...

Enlighten me please, where did you get the adorable tan clogs?

dottie angel said...

sweeter hours, my clog sandals are from CLARKS :)

Jill said...

You really do have great shoes. I can't even read everything because I'm too distracted by your adorable foot ware. Thank goodness I don't have to converse with you in real life, I would spend the entire time looking at your feet, it would be very awkward. :)

dottie angel said...

jill! you are so funny... thank you for the smiles :)