Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Merry-Go-Round Handmade loves the craft/handmade 'dottie angel' book!

Just loving the 'dottie angel' book!
What a delight!
I've been following 'the ramblings of Dottie Angel' blog for quite some time now and I was delighted to find out late last month that she now has a book.
I HAD to have it!
If you love her blog then you are likely to enjoy her book.
I purchase mine through Lark here in Australia but you can buy directly from Dottie Angel's ETSY store page. It's published by Uppercase.
For me, this is an inspirational book, she is creative, crafty, clever. I love the way she upcycles everything & breathes new life into something old.
I understand her fetish for vintage fabrics and how things such as fabric just seem to follow her home!
This happens to me a lot too ;)

Here is description from her blog:

"dottie angel lives in a run down cottage over looking the sea. she has two airstream trailers in the yard, one is her studio and the other stores her vast collection of vintage notions... her eight children are home schooled and spend the day outside running barefoot and their evenings sitting by the fireplace, learning ancient crafting techniques. they never talk back to their mother and always smile... she has several chickens, seven rescued greyhounds and a bearded dragon named STIG... dottie spends most days dressed in an old vintage slip that belonged to her grandmother, that she customized. she thinks to herself, surely everyone dreams of living this life, or at least dressing like they do...
Tif is a Brit misplaced abroad in suburbia, she is a mother of four kids who talk back and a wife. she wears a customized slip and dreams of living dottie angel's life...
Tif is happiest spending quality time with Miss Ethel, her trusty sewing machine, surrounded by 'used' dog, little olive and various other creatures: some furry, a few with wings, and one with a shell. she likes to spend her days wisely treading the righteous and goodly path of handcrafted and secondhand"

And this...

dottie angel do's
1. do have high hopes
2. do follow the righteous and goodly path of thriftiness
3. do think you are most peachy perfect
4. do feel a little crafty as least twice a day
5. do wear your slip peeking out from below your skirt
6. do embrace all that is granny chic and give it a forever home

Images Credit : Dottie Angel

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