Monday, August 1

home sweet shed...


oh yes indeedy, 'tis grand to be back in Our Shed. after a month or so on the road, nothing is quite as lovely as coming home to a shed full of critters and my favorite knick knacks. it will be a very thrilling month of August. i am trying to think if there has ever been a month of August to match up to this thrillingness. nope, i do not think so. therefore i will call this 'my most thrilling month of August to date'... ah yes, thrilling stuff indeed.

and why is August such a thrilling month you may wonder? (you also may not, and quite honestly that is perfectly okay with me) well the majority of the thrillingness is down to knowing Janine has made August 'pre launch book month' for my book, which as i tippity type this very ramble, is at the printers! i am positively giddy by this news and even more so that Janine will be posting over on her spiffy blog all week long about 'this and that' to do with the book. it is quite a thing to see how Janine took my pennings, my ramblings, my images and my thoughts and through her brilliant design skills the book i had inside of my head for so long has come to life. not to mention all the hours which have been put in by lovely mighty fine 'helper bees', cutting threads, vintage fabrics and doilies to accompany the book and inspire the reader to allow their creative soul to shine.

tomorrow i will be back with my 'postcards in retrospect', yes i am one of those pants kind of folks who go away, write their postcards whilst away and then come home and post them. anyhow the upside of my 'pants way' means i get to title it 'postcards in retrospect' which i really really like, and so this has made me happy.

so a little recap i think is in order, if not for you, certainly for me, for my little blogging cogs are tres dusty and i am slowly finding my feet again.
things to be happy about today,
happiness number one is here
happiness number two is here
happiness number three is 'postcards in retrospect'
happiness number four is a little furry friend


lordy how i missed my little critters and of course you dear readers, i hope life has been a little spiffy, a little dandy and indeed a little crafty for you, whilst i was on the road

she is licking her first stamp and will be posting 'postcard number one' tomorrow ~ Tif

50 comments:

Katie said...

You're back!!!

I missed such bright and cheery ramblings in my google reader, just waiting to spread a grin on my face. Welcome back!

Hyein said...

welcome back. missed you a bunch!

Charis said...

It's good to have you back Tif! x

Kathness said...

I love Olive and I'm glad, that she ist also well back again :o)
Greets from Germany and my Jacky Pelle, who woold perfectly match for your little doggy.
Kathness :o)

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

Oh My, she is sooooo adorable!

sécia said...

Welcome home!

♥ sécia
www.petiteinsanities.blogspot.com

Nattie said...

Awwwww that is the cutest little picture ever, love the neckerchief! Can I see a little smile on your furry friends face too?! Nattie x

Mandy said...

Welcome back! Your ramblings have been missed. xxx

Emmie and Emma said...

huzzah! 300 cheers for your safe returning from your travels, we have soo missed you... all is now well with the world once more now you are back...

Carol said...

Welcome home! I've missed you and your loveliness. Just pre-ordered your book. Can't wait to see it!!

MarmaladeRose said...

Welcome back, it's nice to have you rambling on my laptop again. Got to go, I can hear mr postie bringing me a postcard...

Pagette said...

How wonderful to have you back!! I am look forward to reading all about your summer journeys! Great news on your book - I can't wait to read it!

summerfete said...

welcome home!!
:P

SarahB said...

Welcome back!! I've missed you!!!!!

Have just had to show Hubby the pic of Little Olive, she is sooooooo cute!! She has the shortest legs!! We have two JRT's and I thought Milo had the stumpiest stumps until I saw Olive's!! Bless her....

S x

laura sue. said...

oh, how I've missed you.

Sarah (Crafts From The Cwtch) said...

Well it's no wonder your day is so full of happiness! :)

ENJOY!
XXX

jennifer said...

so glad you're back!

Lola Nova said...

Welcome home friend! How nice to have you back, and might I say that little Olive's 'kerchief is the bees knees!
Looking forward to 'postcards in retrospect'!

skyblupink said...

Welcome back Tif! We've missed you, and can't wait to read your peachy book! Where can we order it in the UK?

Claire said...

Welcome home Tif, I have missed you and your ramblings and pictures of Little Olive too.

Look froward to postcards in retrospect...........

Claire :}

stephanie said...

Welcome Home!! I am so happy you're back...oh, how I've missed your ramblings- they always bring a smile to my cheeks.

dottie angel said...

oh you lovely lot! i am positively beaming by such a welcoming home :)

thank you for the pre-orders, very spiffily of you all!

as for stockists in the UK, i have yet to know such nitty gritty details, although i hope to know such things soon. if you can bear with me over the coming weeks i hope to be able to share such things...

indeed little olive has the shortest front legs ever, however her back legs are twice as long causing her to be quite the funny thing when walking. yes i have missed my critters and i believe they missed me :)

lovely lovely to be back and lovely lovely to hear from you all...

see you tomorrow!

Shabby Vintage Junk said...

Oh Tif finally....FINALLY....F-I-N-A-L-L-Y I click on your page to find a post....Oh how my eyes & heart missed your WONDERFUL ramblings....!

I'm THRILLED to hear of course that you are back safe & sound but I'm sorry to say I am mostly motivated by selfishness....I'm sure I'm NOT your only HAPPY Reader guilty of THIS though....**wink**....!!

WELCOME BACK Lovey....!

Cheers from Oz,
Tamarah :o) :o) :o) (See....THREE smiley faces so I MUST be TRE happy indeed....!!!!!)

Shabby Vintage Junk said...

Oh & I too have pre-ordered this much longed for tome....WOOHOO....Today is a WONDERFUL day....!!!!!

Sharon said...

bless your little heart welcome back! i happened by and there you were with that precious little olive! just pre-ordered your book and am not sure which i look forward to more...the book or the cooler fall weather!! welcome back!

Michelle said...

Goodness me it has been such a long time dear Tif...
I was so happy to wake up today with news of your return...I think August will be just lovely...
For me too...
I have a new place to teach...lots of yarn piled high...I birthday been and gone but not as scary as I first thought...the family is all well...news of maybe a move...and your book arriving too...
Mighty fine month of August I would say...
Looking forward to lots of postcards...

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

I have missed you Dottie Angel. Glad to see you are back to blogging again.

Danielle

catnap said...

You know how dogs sometimes sit at the window and look out longingly, waiting for the special human to return? I felt that way while you were gone. I kept checking in on the blog bookmark thinking, "Isn't she back yet? Sigh." Wag, wag, wag...you're home! Waiting now for tales from across the pond, and book.

Tassie said...

Well, I stumbled upon your site while surfing the net. I fell in love with your site the minute I saw the doxie in the pictures!!!!
I just have to follow your site now.
What fun stuff you have....

Rubyred said...

How lovely to have you back! Missed ya!!
Rachel

by Teresa said...

Welcome back! I look forward to your postcards.
Come to my blog for my giveaway!
((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Bonnie said...

So good to have you back!! Love the "postcards in retrospect" idea. When I go on holiday, I write a postcard and post it home, so when I get home, it's there waiting with the stamp of that country/place.
Congrats on your book, cannot wait to have a copy!!

Allie'peachy'jane said...

Yay, yay, yay, I thought you had moved back home!!!!! But at least you had the weather on your side. Just spent a beautiful week in the lake district, your kinda place gal!!! Cannot wait for the book and I am chomping at the bit!!!!! I have also been crafty whilst on the road!!!! So thanks to you!!! Anyway keep those ramblings a rolling!!!! Keep Safe Allie Jane

emma lamb said...

Welcome home dear Miss Tif, so lovely to see a wee post from you this morning... :)
Can't wait to see all your postcards and get my hands on a wee copy of your spiffy book... :)
Many hugs,
Emma, x

bella bee and me said...

Welcome home. It's good to see you back. Hope you had a lovely time away, can't wait to read all about it
Kier x

liz said...

Lovely to have you back. Missed your musings. xxs Liz

beki said...

Welcome back, Tif! You've been missed while you were away ;-)

Trisha Brink Design said...

yay so happy to have you back & can't wait to hear lots more about your travels etc....hope your time back home in the shed will be easy going and lovely! ;)
T.
xx

Patti B said...

welcome back! you were missed :)

dottie angel said...

okay so now i am a little teary eyed this morning reading your kind welcomes, i do not think i have ever been so welcomed in all my life... thank you for being so generous with your welcomes and also for waiting patiently for me to return... 'tis grand to be back in my shiny place with friends :)
x

Maize Hutton said...

You were missed! Your pom making inspired me to join all of mine into a rug and my tippy toes are enjoying its softiness. I'm thinking my little Westie Violet needs a pom rug of her own too. :) I ordered your book today and can't wait to get soak in the lovely pages.

dottie angel said...

thank you kindly for all the pre-orders! you are a peachy lot... Janine is positively beaming today by the response :)

~ Junkyard Jennifer said...

Welcome back to the shed and to blogging! I hope you had a fantastic time. :)

~ Jennifer

Artist and Garden Designer... said...

Yeah !! ordering my book!! So glad you are back!! Hope you had a fun and thrilling good time!! looking forward to your future posts!!

Vanessa
RhinestoneContessa.com

Kelley Hart said...

SOOO glad you're back, especially since I found you just as you were taking off on your summer adventure. I've been waiting anxiously for your return, much like your critters, I'm sure!

Condos Puerto Vallarta said...

It is nice to see blogs like this. I mean well decorated and posted nicely. Thank you Dottie Angel...

dottie angel said...

thank you kindly for the welcome homes!

muumun said...

I rarely write to you, but regularly visit your blog. And kind of miss your lovely piece for the past month. Nice to have you back.

Anonymous said...

SO SO GLAD you are home....I have missed you! I HAVE TO KNOW what that wonderful fabric is and what it is on...a couch, a chair....oh my to die for...please do tell.
RaeJean

dottie angel said...

thankyou!
the fabric is from an old pair of sanderson curtains my soul sister Debbie picked up whilst we were in London. due to one being damaged i made her four cushion covers for her lounge and then begged and pleaded for the remains! the fabric you see has now been stitched into a quilt which i will show at some point :)