“Never doubt your instincts in a thrift store.” -Dottie Angel
Yes, I’m still talking about the Creative Connection Event. (It may never end, so hopefully you’re okay with it!) While I was there, I had the amazing opportunity to meet with the publisher of Uppercase Magazine Janine Vangool for my Pitch Slam. Her company published the book I want to tell you about….. Dottie Angel: the Peachy Crafty World of Tif Fussell.
I absolutely must borrow from Tif’s super-fun vocabulary to tell you that this book is, “peach, fabby, and brilliantly brilliant!” I had been saving this treasure since I got home from TCC. It was perched on top of a pile waiting for a really quiet, special moment when I could settle in for an extended amount of uninterrupted time. When you hold this book in your hands, you will understand that trying to read it while commuting, or perhaps cramming in a few pages at the doctor’s office, just won’t do this sweet little volume justice. This book has so many special touches, it feels as if it were handmade just for me. It wasn’t just rolled off the presses and put in a box. No, I’m not going to give away the surprises. You’ll just have to order one for yourself from Uppercase. I could go on and on about why I love this book, but most of all, I love that when I read it, I feel like I’m sitting in the Airstream with “Dottie” (Tif) on a lovingly weathered chair, covered with hand crocheted doilies, drinking a cup of tea, in a beautifully chipped cup from the thrift store, and gazing at some of her handmade treasures. When I read the description of the book, I must say, she had me at “thrift store.” I confess — I’m a complete thrift store junkie! Tif and I have exactly the same passions: crocheted covered vintage hangers, ceramic animal figurines and granny squares! We both have “crafting epiphanies” and an appreciation for anything with “granny chic!” She is “utmost kind” in sharing ideas for fun little treasures to make, and she tells you about her special little world where tools have names and bunnies wear capes. “Thank you kindly,” Tif, for the crafty ideas, the walks down memory lane, and for letting me into the perfectly blissful world of my new best friend, Dottie Angel!