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Book + Interview with Dottie Angel

There is no end to the beautiful books out there, nor to the number of them currently lining my shelves! I feel so lucky to be surrounded by printed pages filled with inspirational thoughts and ideas from the talented people whom I admire. The ultimate experience, outside of owning and flipping through a book, is to have an autographed copy from the author. That is why when “Dottie Angel” signed a copy of her book for me recently, it immediately came home and found a special spot on my shelf.

Dottie Angel Book Review

I recently had the honor to give the keynote speech before a group of 450 people in St. Paul, MN at The Creative Connection alongside Cristina Ferrare (how lucky am I?) and as part of TCC, there was a brilliant handmade market downstairs that I had a few hours to peruse. My chance to meet the makers, how lovely! One such maker really stood out with her quirky handmade booth adorned with pendants and doilies and that was the very gracious, down-to-earth and very English Tif Fussell.

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Currently residing in the Pacific Northwest, Tif attended TCC with her publisher, Janine Vangool of UPPERCASE in Canada to share her handmade wares and her new book printed in a limited run to fans of her work and blog. Tiff, like most bloggers-turned-author, is a very charming and humble lady who found her name on the internet through her blog and the alter ego that she created called Dottie Angel. Tif is a fortysomething wife and mother of four and Dottie is a crafty lady who exists through the virtual pages of her blog and now through her beautiful book which is part of the Uppercase Suitcase Series as #2.

I thought I’d share a few of my own thoughts on her first book along with some photos and a special interview that I had with Tif about Dottie Angel, homespun “granny chic” style, her success as a blogger, advice to others who want to write a book, etc. But first, my thoughts about her book…

This book is well done. Really well done. Bravo!

I appreciate the attention to detail (each cover is hand embellished with thread) and comes with a small envelop containing a few of Dottie’s favorite things. The writing style is the same as her blog, which I appreciate so much… And the overall style is the granny chic retro magic that so many online and off are into these days so it’s a timely book in that this style is currently a huge trend.

I love the spreads in Dottie Angel, Janine did a wonderful job laying out everything so that there is nice pace to the book. There are tons of photographs, all snap shots taken by Tif herself, and lots of text talking about her favorite things along with people she loves and the items she uses (and calls by name) in her home studio. It’s a quirky and charming book that, in a world where so many publishers seem to rely on a standard template to toss together yet another title, this one really stands out in the sea of crafty decorating books for sure. I will cherish my autographed copy for years to come and I can’t wait to finish reading it though I must confess, I’ve not gotten too far beyond the first section because the visuals are so distracting in a very, very good way!

I’ve interviewed Tif, the lady behind Dottie Angel, and would love for you to sit in with us to have a listen… so gather around and join us, won’t you?

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Holly: Homespun style is all the rage at the moment, and for good reason, it’s accessible, personal and soul-filled and that seems to be what so many gravitate towards now when it comes to decorating their homes. What do you think are some of the key elements of homespun style?
Tif: For me the key elements would be handcrafted and vintage. Both elements are relatively easy to achieve, perhaps requiring a bit of time either to make them for your home or to source them. The brilliant thing about homespun style being popular is the wealth of talented folks out there making fabby things for the home. If indeed you are not super crafty yourself or perhaps just really do not have the time to make, then you can still decorate your home in a homespun way, whilst supporting handcrafters. The vintage side of things is my favorite pastime and most addictive. Hand-me-downs from family, forgotten souls stumbled upon at the thrift store or the flea market can still be picked up relatively cheaply. If you are handy with paint, fabric or vintage wallpaper even the saddest looking piece of furniture can have its moment to shine again. For me there is no wrong or right way. Over the years I have learnt to trust my instincts when faced with a slighty odd or ugly secondhand find, and I am never disappointed upon returning to Mossy Shed (our home) with said peachy find in hand and spending some happy moments with fabric or paint resulting in a spiffy looking piece of furniture unique to me and my home. Homespun style or as I like to call it, Granny Chic, is such an easy style to live with and one which you can put your own stamp upon, making it unique to your own creative soul.

Holly: How do you define homespun or granny chic style?

Tif: Homespun “Granny Chic” style is an eclectic mix of furniture and knick knacks which have a story to tell, and when put together thoughtfully and organically over a period of time, creates a place to call Home. A place which is easy to live in, embraces family and critters alike and provides on certain days when perhaps it appears the world outside your door is a little nutso, a place to feel safe.

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Holly:  So many now want to make the things that you make, so I wonder, why isn’t your first book a how-to sewing/craft book? Any particular reason?

Tif:  For me making things is just one part of who I am. For almost 20 years I have been a mother of four children and I also like to write, I have never actually called myself a writer, but my love of creative writing started long ago at school. In recent years blogging has allowed me to find myself again in the written word and play with my imagination and therefore I felt a dottie angel book should include all aspects of my life. Before Janine, I did have several offers to produce a ‘how-to’ book but I decided this was not the right choice for me. If the opportunity were to come my way I would very much like a book to reflect not only my creative work, but include our home Mossy Shed (which is my canvas), my life and also my blog, which has played such a large part in making my work a success… a diary of sorts.

Holly: How did a book about the Dottie Angel style come to be?

Tif:  When Janine’s and my path crossed it was the perfect opportunity, here was someone who not only was an independent publisher but a talented designer. Janine was able to see inside of my head and create the book I visualized. Details such as hand stitching on the cover, little snippets of vintage fabric and postcards depicting forsaken thrift store souls, are just a few of the wonderful elements she made happen for me. The book contains a sprinkling of ‘how-tos’ throughout, simple little happy ones and my hope is, when the reader has tried them out, it will inspire them to go on and develop their own style of patching and piecing vintage fabrics together. All these elements perfectly add up to book I think my readers and others who stumble across me, will see as unique and perfectly dottie angel.

Holly:  What are your career goals with your Dottie Angel brand, can you imagine more or are you simply peachy just as you are?

Tif:  Well firstly can I mention that I never set out to make a brand, all I knew at the time was I loved to make things, dabble in interior decorating of my home and writing, when I came across Etsy and the crafting community I knew I wished to be part of it. Having been a stay at home mum of 4 stranded in suburbia abroad (in the USA, I am from England), this was my life line. It was not until I started styling and taking photos of my wares, our home and also writing about day to day life in Mossy Shed that a brand emerged. As for career goals, I have dreams for sure, things I wish to achieve but sometimes when you get carried away thinking of what could be, you end up missing the very thing you have right now. So for that reason I imagine down the road a little bricks and mortar shop with my business partner and soul sister Debbie, filled with handcrafted, secondhand and booky goodness, but for now I have given myself a good talking to and told myself to enjoy the moment I am in, and most importantly the last few years I have left before all my children will have flown the nest.

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Holly:  What inspires you?

Tif:  Certainly for my work I am inspired by vintage fabrics, secondhand finds and certain love affairs I have with color. When it comes to our home I am inspired by the Scandinavian way of decorating, preferring plenty of white to showcase our bits and bobs. If I stumble across a home in an interior magazine painted white with vintage furniture and handcrafted elements it can certainly inspire me to beaver away with Miss Ethel (my trusty sewing machine) and rustle up a new cushion cover for the couch.

Holly:  Now who are some creatives out there that inspire you?

Tif:  I am inspired by folks who are passionate about what they do and do it so well, continuing to be genuine and kind whilst doing whatever it is they do. I would have to say Emily Chalmers from Caravan (who kindly wrote the forward for my book) would be a perfectly perfect example. Her book Flea Market Style was a defining moment for me when I found it upon the bookshelves a few years back, suddenly I no longer felt alone in my love of secondhand finds for there, amongst the pages, were other equally obsessive vintage fabric lovers. She is talented, quirky and generous. Another grand example would be Janine Vangool, the talent behind UPPERCASE and indeed designer of my book. I am actually in awe of what she does and how she dedicates her working life to showcasing creative folks around the globe.

Holly: You mentioned when we met that you are also inspired by small stores. Can you tell me more about this?

Tif: Yes! I’m inspired by independent shop owners who, despite the mass produced things on the high street and the current economic times, continue to offer up unique and individual wares from by-gone years and hand crafters. Supporting the community around them and offering consumers the opportunity to shop ‘non mass produced’. When I travel I always make a point now to search out these little stores, to go off the beaten track and I am always rewarded by the wonderful stores I find, their spiffy window displays and always lovely genuine owners.

Holly: Can you think of a lovely shop owner and shop to recommend?

Tif: Oh yes, Anna in Amsterdam and her beautiful store Het Grote Avontuur was the last one I visited and to be honest I wished to move in and stay forever.

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Holly:  What is your jumping off point as I call it, or the source of inspiration, for the many projects you make and the decorating ideas that you have?

Tif:  Usually it is kick started by stumbling across a vintage fabric in the most wonderful color/floral combination; yes every time, this will get my creative cogs turning. On occasion flicking through an interior magazine and coming across a home which makes my pulse beat a little faster. An interior filled with an eclectic mix of vintage and handcrafted elements always makes me happy. I find this can inspire me to look around my shed and start shuffling things around. However the results of my shuffling never ends up looking like the home I spied in the magazine, and quite rightly so. It is more of an inspiration for me to look with fresh eyes at what I have to play with in front of me and see an alternative way to arranging things.

Holly:  Your work is very imaginative and creative – have you always been like this or did you have to train and practice to develop your aesthetic?

Tif:  My imagination and creativity have been there for as long as I can remember. Sometimes I let it out to play and other times it stays hidden away. Over the past few years, as my clan has grown older and I have more time to myself, allowing my imagination out to play more often has in turn led me to developing a stronger aesthetic. not intentionally mind you, I just think I have given myself more time to focus on what I make, how I style my products and indeed my love of writing, together this has developed into a recognizable style which is ‘dottie angel’.

Holly:  What is your business background? Did you go to college and if so, where did you study and what was your major?

Tif:  I married young and had 4 children in the space of 6 years. I am a self taught crafter and despite in the beginning thinking perhaps this was something to be a little ashamed of, I found in recent years it has defined who I am, how I make things and today I am happy to say I am proud to be a self taught crafter. Did I ever think I would have a book one day, or sell what I make? No not really. It is a little surreal to say the least. However what I hope is, others who perhaps like me, for whatever reason never went onto college will see, if you are passionate about what you love, work hard and are original, then anything is possible and you do not need a piece of paper to define who you are.

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Holly:  What is your advice for others who are being copied – how do you suggest people protect themselves and also deal with it when it happens?

Tif:  Yes I have had my share of dealing with such crappity crap things. Your heart sinks, you feel so completely gutted to see another taking advantage of your work. However one thing I have learnt over the years is, fretting over such things only causes negativity and in turn one’s creativity suffers. A copied piece of work always lacks soul and others will see that too. My advice to others would be, as I tell myself on days when perhaps I have stumbled across something I wish I had not. Yes they may copy your work, but they will never know what you will make next, the wonderful ideas in your head, the scribbled bits of paper on your desk, the very pieces of work which slowly build your portfolio and put a stamp on who you are. This is what makes your work and your style unique to you and no one can take that away from you, for it comes from deep within, from your own original creative soul.

Holly:  What are some of your pet peeves about the internet and being so public with your work online?

Tif:  Ha! This is quite funny because actually I have never thought about having pet peeves before this question! Sure I probably on occasion felt a little fed up about something, (see question above) but to be honest it is having the internet and my work publicly online which has in turn allowed me to continue creating, selling my wares and now being published. Sometimes I wish the crafty world around me was not quite so cyber dependent, but then again, if it was not, I would not have met so many nice folks from around the globe. Finding a balance between the internet world and the real world can be a tricky one, so I do try very hard to not let it consume me. I am pretty crappity crap at twitter and indeed facebook. Some days I wish I was better at this whole internet cyber social world, but at the end of the day my family and my critters are important and I wish to spend quality time with them too. Yes, it is all about the fine art of balancing.

Holly:  What are 5 of the greatest blessings of the internet – like so many, it seems to have launched your name and brand, besides that, what else do you love about the web?

Tif:  Ah well let me see.

  1. The friendships which have come my way, I like to think of them as modern day pen pals.
  2. Never having to feel alone, does not matter what corner of the world you live in, how remote your home is, there are friends to be found who will share your interests, for me that would be the crafting community and indeed the lovely readers of my blog who never cease to amaze me with their kindness.
  3. The sheer volume of creativity out there, so many folks being able to share their talents and have a voice.
  4. Cyber window shopping on eBay and Etsy for vintage finds when the thrift store is closed and I need a fix.
  5. Being able to connect with my daughters, one lives in England and the other in North Carolina, just a short message or a skype call is all I need to know life is okay and I need not fret about them, out and about in the big world.

Holly: And finally, what is the best advice you can give to others who want to write a book about their passions – can you give us some tips on how you suggest someone break into book writing if they also have a successful blog and online brand? What should they do next?

Tif: Well as I said early my publisher found me, and actually for most things to do with dottie angel, folks have found me, I have just continued upon my path of blogging and crafting and feel most fortunate to have folks like what I do. Certainly being passionate about what you do and having a unique voice and style will in turn make you more appealing to publishers. I really do not have any top tips of how to break into the publishing world as that has not been my journey, however I do advise if you are approached or indeed approach a publisher be sure to have a clear idea of what type of book you are wishing to write, your style and how it will be different to what is already out there on the book shelves. If there is one piece of advice I would offer up to anyone whether they are thinking about writing a book, perhaps only just begun with blogging or opening up a little online store. Be yourself and be unique. Do not worry about what others are doing or saying. Stay true to who you are and your creative soul, do it because you have a love for it and it makes you happy and chances are, others will find you soon enough.

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Be yourself and be unique. Do not worry about what others are doing or saying.” – Dottie Angel

What a nice chat we had, don’t you think? To purchase Tif’s beautiful new book, please visit UPPERCASE online. It’s stunning and I’m sure you will adore it as much as I have! It’s perfectly peachy.

(images: holly becker for decor8)

Posted by decor8 in Books + Magazines on November 01, 2011

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  1. Pingos do Céu commented
    November 1st, 2011 at 3:35pm

    What a great interview and great words of advice!

    Have a nice week!
    Pingos do Céu´s last blog post ..Halloween

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  2. Helene commented
    November 1st, 2011 at 3:41pm

    this book looks so cute! it is on my christmas wishlist now. :-) thanks for sharing

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  3. City Chic - Jamie commented
    November 1st, 2011 at 3:59pm

    My mom and I adore Tiff and her lovely book! We were lucky to meet with her TCC and she is a true sweetheart! So happy to see her interview here, thanks Holly!
    City Chic – Jamie´s last blog post ..Creative Gift Wrapping Class – join us!

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  4. Juliette commented
    November 1st, 2011 at 4:31pm

    LOVE that you featured this book; I was so enthralled with her book galley post a while back and have been looking forward to the book itself. Also, I LOVE both the thorough questions and answers in the interview! What a fabulous post!

    Thanks so much to both of you for the time you spent on this!
    Juliette´s last blog post ..Modern Lines in Old Times: Churches

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  5. Rebecca commented
    November 1st, 2011 at 4:43pm

    Such a fab interview! I love Tiff and her Dottie Angel Blog, the way she writes always makes me smile! I love her outlook on life and am an advocate of vintage and thift myself, a thrifted and upcycled item is so much more personal with its own little story to tell! Hoping to get one of Tiffs books for xmas (i wouldnt mind which one!) so fingers crossed!x
    Rebecca´s last blog post ..littletree loves…Design Seeds

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  6. Jillian commented
    November 1st, 2011 at 4:44pm

    Holly, what a fantastic interview! It was so wonderful to read about Tif’s inspirations. I was drawn to her aesthetic and writing style from the moment I discovered her blog, and it remains one of my favorites. I was so thrilled to chat with her at TCCE and purchase one of her bags. I only regret that I didn’t buy a book as well, but it is right at the top of my holiday wish list.
    Jillian´s last blog post ..The Art of Authenticity

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  7. donaville commented
    November 1st, 2011 at 4:52pm

    fantastic interview! i loved reading tiff’s words. her creations are a marvel as is her amazing airstream trailer workspace (uber envious of it).
    donaville´s last blog post ..Rachael Ashe

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  8. Sayra Adams commented
    November 1st, 2011 at 5:15pm

    I so enjoy seeing Tif’s light filled photos of Mossy Shed on Flickr. It’s like looking through the window of an amazing little house.

    They are such happy pictures, keep up the great work!

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  9. leslie commented
    November 1st, 2011 at 5:29pm

    This book is too pretty and well, I just love everything about it! Way to go Tif!!!
    leslie´s last blog post ..Apples & An Update

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  10. Fatou commented
    November 1st, 2011 at 6:07pm

    I love that last quote from her! I recently started blog and I have been feeling so intimidated by all the beautiful blogs such as yours :-) and thinking “oh goodness what am I doing”. Thanks to my lovely friends and husband for constantly reminding me that, I have to believe in my unique perspective. So I’m working on that. Gorgeous book too! :-)

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  11. MsBittyKnacks commented
    November 1st, 2011 at 6:15pm

    Great interview. I love dottie angel, can’t wait to get the book!!!

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  12. sharon from farm and fru fru commented
    November 1st, 2011 at 6:35pm

    Tif’s book is indeed so beautiful, and i love it because each and everytime i pick it up (which is often as i leave it by my chair) i see something i did not see before. i cannot possibly recommend it highly enough even for those not so interested in “granny chic” styling. i think anyone would be inspired. your interview asked all the right questions and she gave interesting answers that are well thought out. well done to you both!
    sharon from farm and fru fru´s last blog post ..Lovely Clusters

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  13. Ingrid Jansen commented
    November 1st, 2011 at 6:38pm

    like the interview (i can hear tif’s voice reading it) and book!

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  14. {leah} commented
    November 1st, 2011 at 6:53pm

    Lovely interview and inspiration! Another blog to follow! ^_^ Thanks!
    {leah}´s last blog post ..autumn sunset

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  15. susie commented
    November 1st, 2011 at 8:12pm

    aw her book looks very lovely :)

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  16. Leanda commented
    November 1st, 2011 at 11:51pm

    Tif is wonderful and this is a great little interview. Thank you Holly :)
    Leanda´s last blog post ..new work

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  17. juliette crane commented
    November 2nd, 2011 at 12:05am

    what a gorgeous book and such an inspiring interview! love the dottie angel blog…thank you!

    xo, juliette

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  18. Angelia commented
    November 2nd, 2011 at 12:34am

    Thanks for the book review and images. I would not usually pick it up but now I will look for it. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Angelia´s last blog post ..Silk Painting

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  19. Katie commented
    November 2nd, 2011 at 1:54am

    Oh, I love all the shots of her book! Finally, I can get a bit more of a glimpse! :) I still need to get my hands on a copy but my measly grad student budget hasn’t yet permitted it. Perhaps by Christmas…

    This was a really lovely interview!
    Katie´s last blog post ..Nap

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  20. Zila commented
    November 2nd, 2011 at 5:02am

    I loved this interview. She is amazing!
    Zila´s last blog post ..Wall Display and a Winter Wreath

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  21. fenny setiawan commented
    November 2nd, 2011 at 7:45am

    Great interview and really lovely book, makes me want to own it my self.
    fenny setiawan´s last blog post ..Zakka handmade market fair

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  22. Hannah @ Sparrow + Spark! commented
    November 2nd, 2011 at 8:06am

    This looks such a lovely book, great images!

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  23. Peaches commented
    November 2nd, 2011 at 5:52pm

    What a wonderful and distinctive style she has! Congrats on the book, Tif, I already ordered a copy :)

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  24. celina commented
    November 2nd, 2011 at 7:17pm

    Hi Holly!
    I meet Tiff at the TCC event…her book is LOVELY and she is ADORABLE!
    Thank you for sharing such a nice interview!
    My best,
    Celina

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  25. Danielle commented
    November 2nd, 2011 at 7:19pm

    I just bought this book, love it!

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  26. Lisa commented
    November 2nd, 2011 at 11:00pm

    Totally laughing at myself right now. During the course of reading this post, I started getting more and more antsy – finally I just stopped mid-read and ordered the book.

    Now I’ve finished the interview – nice bits of wisdom and inspiration. Thank you so much for such a great interview. I can’t wait for my book to arrive!
    Lisa´s last blog post ..2012 Workshops

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  27. Sharyn commented
    November 3rd, 2011 at 1:20am

    Thank you for such a lovely look at Dottie Angel’s new book. I enjoyed reading the interview and hearing from Tif on her inspirations.
    Sharyn´s last blog post ..On the Doorstep

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  28. Laura commented
    November 3rd, 2011 at 3:37pm

    I’ve been reading her blog for about a month and am constantly inspired! Her style is definitively much different than mine, but the way she stays true to herself is something I strive for. Now I really want the book, lovely interview!
    Laura´s last blog post ..Pinterest Challenge: DIY Wall Art

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  29. Elizabeth commented
    November 3rd, 2011 at 7:24pm

    Hello Holly,

    I love Dottie Angel, I have been reading her blog for awhile now. I like her style and her writing. Even though I am not crafty I still find the blog amusing, and find that she is very sincere and humble.

    I also really enjoyed your interview with her. I do not own the book so it was nice to see the photos and boards. Many remind me of the beautiful photos that Leslie takes.

    I am currently enrolled in Bloggin Your Way, I love it and am learning alot. I am a bit overwhelmed but I think with the extra time at the end I will have time to process all of the informtion.

    I just wanted to let you know I wrote a little piece on the class. I did not give any specifics or anything like that. I have linked back both you, the class and Leslie. Here is the link:

    http://pineconesandacorn.blogspot.com/2011/11/blogging-your-way-class-by-holly-becker.html

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful interview and class. You are an inspiration.

    Have a great day, Elizabeth @ Pine Cones and Acorns
    Elizabeth´s last blog post ..Blogging Your Way Class by Holly Becker

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  30. Peony and Thistle commented
    November 3rd, 2011 at 8:50pm

    Thanks so much for this great interview. I LOVE dottie angel’s work. This book is definitely on my Christmas list!

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  31. Carol Van Zandt commented
    November 4th, 2011 at 5:00am

    Excellent interview! I love this book too, and the whole Dottie Angel thing and The Creative Connection Event. Well done.
    Carol Van Zandt´s last blog post ..Quilt Market 2011: Quilt Exhibition

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  32. susan commented
    November 4th, 2011 at 6:31am

    thanks so much for this connection! I love her blog and will go buy the book right away!

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  33. leaca commented
    November 4th, 2011 at 7:08am

    Wonderful interview. Now I want her book.

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  34. Ashlyn@Pinecone commented
    November 4th, 2011 at 2:57pm

    She is so unique and amazing – so fun to read her answers to the questions! Her blog is such a true delight and the book looks the same!
    xo

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  35. Valentina commented
    November 4th, 2011 at 3:31pm

    Thanks Holly!!!!!!! I saw this books some weeks ago, I was unsure about the purchase but you and my lovely friend Ilaria convinced me!!!!
    Bye and hugs!
    vale
    Valentina´s last blog post ..CasaFacile novembre 2011

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  36. verónica commented
    November 4th, 2011 at 5:22pm

    Hello Holly! I follow you for awhile and I want to tell you that I think you are a beauty seeker, a magnet of creativity because your work is full of beauty and you are so talented. Thank you so much for share with us.

    Love from Argentina

    Verónica

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  37. mjb commented
    November 4th, 2011 at 6:14pm

    Such a great attitude about copying! No one knows what will be next to come out of your brain!
    mjb´s last blog post ..Bar Chart Mini-quilt

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  38. Emily commented
    November 5th, 2011 at 12:50am

    Thank you so much for posting this! Dottie Angel’s book is on my christmas wish list – I love her style and I love that we are neighbors. :) PS – I am really enjoying taking BYW with you!!!!!!! It’s been so fun, I can’t believe it’s almost over!
    Emily´s last blog post ..InstaFriday

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  39. Inge commented
    November 5th, 2011 at 9:53pm

    Love the interview, you’re so talented!! And I love the fact you also have many books on your shelves like I do. They’re everywhere in my house! ;-)
    Love,
    Inge x
    Inge´s last blog post ..Gorgeous gifts & decorations {Sass & Belle}

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  40. MuddHutt commented
    November 6th, 2011 at 2:49pm

    What a beautiful looking book – There’s something about rounded corners that makes it very desirable!
    MuddHutt´s last blog post ..Saturday Links and Things

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  41. kat cameron commented
    November 7th, 2011 at 12:14pm

    great interview Holly. Tif is a gorgeous lady, i love her style. The book looks amazing and i can’t wait to buy one for myself and one for my sister! xo

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  42. Shannon commented
    November 8th, 2011 at 10:06pm

    Thanks so much for this interview, Holly and Tif! Consider me a fan, both of you. :) So looking forward to the book. xo

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Further editions available: Decorate published by Murdoch Books for AU/NZ, Decorar BR, Alt om indretning DK, Inspirace pro váš byt CZ, Dekorácie SK, La décoration FR, Lust auf Wohnen DE, Sisusta tyylillä FI and Sztuka aranżacji wnętrz PL.

eCourses:

Next dates

Blogging Your Way: Blog Boss
e-course, October 10 - November 10, 2014
Find out more about this exciting class by bloggers, for bloggers, teaching you how to blog like a boss!