Handmade / Dotty about Dottie

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Like anyone, I have my icons, for craft, styleย and blogging inspiration. And for me, Tif Fussell – aka Dottie Angel – sits at the top of my tree.

I love Tif’s eclectic, personal and most marvellous Dottie Angel style. She’s a Brit abroad (in America’s north-west) and has a way of blogging that draws you in and makes you feel like you’ve known each other for ages.

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I recently bought some oh-so-sweet notepads and some gorgeous tea towels from the Dottie Angel etsy store.

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I’ve started writing in the blue notebook, translating some colours from a Drops granny square jacket pattern into the yarn I actually have in my stash (rather than buying new yarn, shock horror!).

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The teatowels were more of a poser. Upon arrival I discovered that they were enormous (I should have trusted the description!) and were way too nice to use as teatowels. So an idea formed, and I sewed the right sides together, around three sides, and tacked them into my lining-less basket. Ta-da!

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Basket lined with Dottie Angel teatowels

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Now I carry Dottie Angel’s list of dos around with me:

  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 at least twice a day
  5. do wear your slip peeking out from underneath your skirt
  6. do embrace all that is granny chic and give it a forever home

I’ve started crocheting a series of doilies, which I’ll sew onto the outside of the basket. The patterns came from one of my most favourite crochet books – Simple Crochet by the lovely Sara Sinaguglia. Can you see that the dark green ones has hearts in the design?

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As Tif Fussell herself would hopefully say, peachy perfect!

What do you think?

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