Thursday, April 19

a book of Granny Chic goodness... no less!



hurrah hooray! for today is THEE day i am able to tell you some tippity top big news kind of stuff. the sort of big news worthy of a ‘ta dah’ or two. so if i may be so bold i will indeed go with not one, but two ‘ta dahs’.
ta dah! ta dah!
and a small drum roll, not a huge ‘marching band’ one but more the sort you can achieve quite nicely with a small being, a wooden spoon and a saucepan lid, for that sort of drum roll is most fitting for what i am about to announce. for my announcement does come with a certain amount of madness and insanity… and after my announcement has been made, it will be followed by a month of life resembling that living with a small being clattering around with stick and lid, day and night testing my sanity, but it will be ‘oh so worth it’ i have no doubt. yes, Mr Doubter if you are reading this, you are not invited to the party.


so without further a do,
my most thrilling news is, along with my crafty buddy Rachelle, of whom i have mentioned many times before, we will be penning a book together! a Granny Chic book no less, filled with crafty recipes and inspiration for living the granny chic life. we are tickled granny knicker pink right now to know come this autumn our Granny Chic book will be available on fine and dandy book shelves out in the world, for fabby crafty folks such as you, our dear readers, to stumble upon


and the reason why we fear for our insanity? the short time frame in which we must pen all our granny chic wisdom and crafty ‘know-how’ alongside a cluster of peachy recipes for fabric, yarn and paper. however we are quite sure, hand in hand separated by a pond, clogs upon our feet and rose coloured specs firmly upon our noses, we can tread this path together and come out the other side victorious. of course, we may be a little more bedraggled than when we began, clogs a little more worn, rose coloured specs taped together and hanging by a thread, but in our hands we will be proudly holding our first Granny Chic book for others to be inspired by. and that there, without a doubt, will be worth a month or two of madness.


you may not hear from us for a little while, we will be switching off so we can do our utmosts at making the book we see inside of our heads become a reality. from time to time a snippet here or a snippet there will appear… and of course not forgetting in a little while a new clan member will arrive at mossy shed and i would so like to share her with you so i will be sure to remove my ‘book pennings’ cap for that peachy moment and ‘show and tell’ our new arrival.


so my dearest readers, thank you for allowing me to shout out two ‘ta dahs’ for this thrilling day of news, i wish you many moments of crafty goodness in your little nests whilst i am sitting in mine, ‘book penning’ cap firmly on my bonce, kept in place with bobby pins. nice ones in granny colours. i plan to sleep in my ‘granny chic book writing’ attire also, never taking it off for one second over the coming month, except for the occasional spin in Mrs W. Machine. i will be living and breathing our granny chic book… yes siree! this truly is quite an adventure, one i did not see myself doing until recently but then again, as is always the way i find, the things you do not plan for nor think of, but pop up from serendipitous circumstances are often the besty best kind of adventures to have. 


and best of all, having a crafty buddy such as the extra ordinary Rachelle of Ted & Agnes to share the adventure with, makes it all the more of a peachy adventure.

Tif 

73 comments:

Victory Garden Yarn said...

Oh goodness, this is fantastic news! Congratulations of 'the utmost kind' are certainly in order!!! Yahooo!

carrad said...

All the very best of luck for the new book - I'm sure it will be fabulous! xxx

Lola Nova said...

Hip hip hooray!!!

Such splendid news from the two craftiest of people! Congratulations to you both. I am beside myself with happiness!

blair/wise craft said...

so exciting! Congratulations!!! Can't wait, I love my dottie angel book and pulling it off the shelf and reading it always makes me smile! Hope you are getting some sunshine your way today!

thriftwood said...

How fantastic, have only just read about this on Ted & Agnes ... Long time to wait but am sure will be well worth it! Xxx

kat @ slugs said...

woo to the hoo to you!!

And it makes me feel MUCH better about my deadlines!!

Georgina Tranter said...

Dancing round the room - put me down as yr first signed order!

Vicki K. said...

This is definitely the most bestest kind of news!! Yay hurray and congratulations to you and Rachelle...can't wait!

The Fabric of my life said...

That is SUCH brilliant news!!! I am delighted for you both and am yay'ing for you xxxx

Sallie McNett Hunter said...

I am so excited. I have been following you on line for a few months and I really love the stuff that you make and create. Your crafty granny chic story via video was inspiring, too. I can relate to some extent being 39 and going on my own crafty, arty journey and wondering where it will take me. Good luck with writing this new book! I look forward to buying it!

frillies for fillies said...

Wonderful news I adore your blog and gorgeous crafty makes can't wait to have a copy of your new book!

http://frilliesforfillies.blogspot.co.uk/

stacy@sugarSCOUT said...

Most lovely...congratulations!

Ivy Black said...

Wonderful news! Can't wait.xxx

Ada and Lilly said...

Oh my! I can hardly breathe with excitement. I'll be there with my pennies in the Autumn.
Wishing you both the best of luck ... xxx

IDREWTHIS said...

AWESOME :)))

Antigone said...

Congrats on your book deal! That is so exciting, I can't wait to get my hands on it.
Good luck-
Tig

dottie angel said...

many thank yous indeedy! so happy to read your excitement for our book news :)
we are positively beaming at your comments and kindness...

Kath said...

Flippin heck Tif! The is surely news of the utmost kind...I am thrilled for the both of you, can't wait to see the finished work. As my beloved always says TK his mother when she talks too much 'good luck with the book'.

Frøken Fogh said...

Oh my! I will join the chorus..
I can't wait to see your book. No doubt it will be fancraftastic!

Paula Boudreaux said...

Good luck with your book!

Sarah Dawneé said...

Congratulations!!!
That is most definitely a book that I will want to read.

I'm very excited for you!

Will the two of you be self publishing it or do you have a publishing house you are working with?

Congrats again!

sabrina said...

I'm SO excited for your new book! Your last one was my birthday present last year, and I loved it. Can't wait to get my hands on more "granny chic" goodness! <3

polly said...

Just THE best news for a wet grey "where has the spring gone" evening......a ton of cheery bright loveliness to look forward to. Now don't you girls be shy about giving us lots of sneaky peaks of the goings on. Big congratulations.

Jennette said...

yay you! great news! Cant wait to see the book! xo

Rendell said...

Oh joy, it is indeed a fine day for such tip top news. I will miss you on my daily blog strolls but will keep an eye out for the random posting here and there. I'm looking forward to having a new book in my library come Autumn. May the book-penning gnomes be with you.

Leanda said...

My dearest Tif... this is great news indeedy which brought a big smile to my face and I cannot wait to leaf through your new book's granny chic lovliness!! Congratulations :)

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Woohoo! I'm looking forward to that! :)
Vivienne x

kathryn said...

What glorious news!
Can't wait to read it :)
Love Kathryn

Karen said...

How exciting! I want one!!!

Miss Tallulah Porkchop said...

That is amazing. Congrats. I'll pre-order two. :D

Ribbons Undone said...

Ooh--looking forward to an inspiring crafty granny-style book. I embrace the granny life!

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

I am leaping over the moon, and to think you get to create this with your dear friend; makes this extra special and all the more anticiapted!
xx
julie

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Granny Chic? Girrrrl, you're not OLD enough for Granny status!
Best of success to you though!

Sharon Stanley said...

Yippee and Yahoo!!!! I am so excited by this news and offer my very best congratulations! AND, since this is the best news, a "Bless Your Heart" as well!...oh, what the heck...here's an "Oh my Gracious" as well!!! yay!

naughty shorts! said...

That is the very best news I could ever wake up to. I am so excited. Have fun and good luck!

vintage grey said...

Oh, this is so exciting!! Congratulations, and can't wait for it to come out!! Best wishes in the process!! :) xo Heather

Miss Claire said...

That is wonderful news! I can't wait to see the finished product - good luck! xx

dottie angel said...

thank you thank you! oh what lovely comments and kind wishes. you are the bees knees to me and Rachelle :)

we both believe its high time for a book to celebrate all that is peachy about Granny Chic style and it would look like we are not alone in our beliefs!

in answer to the question about self publishing. nope we have a publisher, hence the deadlines put in place. nitty gritty details when and as we are allowed to say, nearer the time...

:)

liz said...

Fabulous news. A book of Granny Chic to hold in our hands - wonderful. Bon courage. Liz xx

Rubyred said...

Such wonderful exciting news Tif!
Congratulations to you both,it will be fabulous I'm sure!
Rachel x

one denim bird said...

Wonderful news! I'll be waiting with bated breath to get my hands on your Granny Chic book and drool from page to page x

Posie Patchwork said...

Congratulations, sounds adorable, couldn't think of anyone sweeter than you two creating such gorgeousness. Granny chic away, love Posie

Kristin said...

I just recently fell in in love with you and already I get to read your book. Well hot dog, aren't I lucky?

Country Style Living said...

Congrats to you both! Look forward to hearing more and reading the finished article......

ReVamped Vintage said...

Looking forward to a new 'granny chic' book, your last book hasn't made it to the bookshelves because I keep dipping into it to get a crafty fix. BTW when my #1 was home at Easter she realised she knew your #1 as they have a friend in common. Small world!

Merci-Notes said...

Yea Tiff!
You two will do it Brilliantly! I know that horrid deadlines... why do they do that!? Oh well.

I look forward to the launch news.

* I SPECIFICALLY stopped by to see if you had a tutorial on GRANNY SQUARES! U am a new crocheter and have been making your Happy Hangers... although i never am perfect at it for some reason :( ?

I will be thinking very happy and peaceful thoughts for you both.

With Kindness,
Mary

Merci-Notes said...

P.S. I see on your etsy banner a photo of Mary and jesus... so if I may, i will also keep you in my prayers.

With Kindness,
Mary

britt said...

oh boy! i can't wait. i have your other book and hardly a day goes by that i don't flip through it. truly!

good luck.

anonymouse said...

Sounds like the most worthy book of 'tah da's!' and drumrolls! Hope it all goes well! :D

Kitsch and Curious said...

Yay! Congrats and good luck with it all! I'm sure it will be fab!

Michelle Clement said...

Oooh...congrats, Tif! I'm so excited to see what lovely goodness the book will be full of! :) Yay!

silly old suitcase said...

Allrighty then Tif! what a great news!!
I'm sure it will be a lovely, lovely book.
I'm excited already...
Wish you both succes with the
'making of'...

lots of love and a big kiss
Maartje

Sampson and Lorrie said...

Granny Chic! I love this saying. This is a first time for my ears. How fun...are you the inventor? Wonderful pics, too. They have brought back some wonderful memories. Thank you :)

Sarah Anderson said...

sounds fabulous! you go girl!

Carol said...

Congratulations, hope it is a great success.
Carol xx

kathy Stewart said...

How very exciting!!!!!!!! Your dearies all salute you and awaite with breathless anticipation

from cinthia said...

a very pretty happy "ta dah ta dah" new indeed ! i'll wait for a surely wonderful result ...

Vintage Home said...

Just so very very excited for you!
May your journey be only as fun as you two can be!
Wonderful news and can't wait till it comes out!
p.s. saw this about you..... ...http://www.arufflednest.com/
very fun!

Barb said...

Hi Tiff,
What a wonderful piece of news for the two of you..
I'm going to be praying for your success in meeting deadlines etc.
I imagine deciding what to leave out will be pretty hard.
God Bless
Barb from Australia

gillyflower said...

Congratulations! Wishing you lots of happy Granny chic inspiration, and look forward to the publication!

Gill xx

Aimee said...

CONGRATS Tif! I'm in line, can't wait to buy your next book. Best wishes!

meadowsweet hare said...

i can't wait!!
your first book is my favourite craftbook in the world ever!!! i think of it as i cherry-uppy book that i bathe myself in (like a lovely long bubble bath) whenever i feel a little bit down in the dumps.
i am so excited too that you are pairing up with Rachelle because you are both awesome! i think this book is going to be the ultimate cat's pyjamas of books.

warmest hugs to both you and Rach for being so wonderful xxx

p.s you make me proud to be a clog wearer (being part dutch and part scandinavian it goes with the teritory for me). you have made wearing them so much cooler :)

susaninfrance said...

SUCH wonderful news! I am absolutely tapping my toes impatient to discover the goodness that I know will be in this book....thank goodness it's only a little wait (in book publishing years).
xo xo

Madame Loufleé said...

Hi Tif,

i luv ur little vintage blog and ur calance is greate but sometimes very hard, i think ;)

Sweet greets from Germany,
Christin

helennevett said...

Wow thats such wonderful news! your blog is such an inspiration to so many and your work is beautiful. You have inspired to to do my own blog, if you have the time please take a peak at mine!the-vintage-hen.blogspot.com
can't wait till your new book comes out as i can't but "dottie angel down!

antg said...

Speaking of books, my dottie angel arrived today and I am loving it to pieces. I wish you all the best with your 'new' book writing and know it will be wonderful. Thank you for brightening my days.

dottie angel said...

gosh oh gosh! thank you so kindly for the encouraging words, we have high hopes for the book and with you all so keen for it too, gives us extra momentum to meet those pesky deadlines!!

christy said...

oh wow....this speaks to my own granny chic-ness that seems to be bubbling up so much these days!

YAY!!!

good luck to you both - I cannot wait to find a copy for my shelves!

P.S. I bet those rose coloured spectacles will be held together with the most beautiful lace patterned craft tape!!!!

xo

Jannese (crafty_love) said...

I'm excited for the new book and terribly sad not to have new posts to read on your lovely blog. but I get it, we can only stretch ourselves so much. good luck with the book! speaking of grannies, i just posted an amazing doily find a feast for the eyes on my blog if you need a fix ;)

Charis said...

Ohhh exciting news indeed dear Tif! x

Lil said...

Great news about your book! I live in a small town so I hope I can find it locally, if not I will look online. I can't wait to get it and try things out in my room from http://roomstogrowusa.web12.hubspot.com/hobbyrooom.

Anonymous said...

This news made me sing ta-daah in an rather akward, but still arabesque on demi-pointe!!! From now on I will be blowing silently with the desire for the book! Alexa

caroline @trend-daily said...

Granny chic-how delicious-can't wait!