... and just like that I am back. A weekend with dearies and doilies and jaw-dropping vintage goodness from all over the world is over.
(sweet jessie's pretty suitcase of goodies)
It was perfect. Peachy perfect, per dottie angel.
(setting up for the apron shoot)
Words fall so short.
(the moore mansion, where we worked. it was a bit Beast's Castle)
We were friends and left sisters.
We pushed ourselves with time and space and supplies and tools. (I had carried on my sewing machine, now named Miss Kendra. She was quite useful and threw very few fits. Pfew. It would have been terribly embarressing if she had been tempermental that weekend. She has, it seems, aged gracefully.)
(tif instructs, next to mr doily head)
We stepped out of our comfort zones.
(garlands at volunteer park)
We leapt out of our comfort zones.
(crappity crap camera phone photo)
I sashayed about Seattle's Capitol Hill in a custom slip, for crying out loud!
Heavens to Betsy, it was freeing.
(look! a fairy hole! I swear.)
I loved every minute.
(photo: beki :: artsy crafty babe)
Thank you, angela, for organizing this fantasy weekend in a fairytale place. You inspire me to follow my dreams.
Thank you, mary, for being your sweet helpful self. You have a grand + bright life ahead of you. Angela is so lucky to have you assist in all things!
Thank you, tif, for bringing dottie angel to life and letting us into her special world. You are a sparkly gem of a person. Quirky and witty and sweet. I wish I could keep you in my pocket.
And to the rest of the dearies... what an incredible treat it was to meet and visit with you all! To have such instant connections with others! Those meals 'round the table draped with Angela's lovely cloth-of-cloths were just as special as the making and doing and seeing.
Finally, for Jade and Beki... my comrades in travel and adventure, there are no words. You girls so get it. xo
(tif's photo of me channeling my inner dottie angel.)
More photos here in the dottie angel workshop group on flickr. They are worth a look as I left my big camera at home and failed to take many pictures with my little one.
However, a word of caution.
You will both want to attack something with a doily and visit Seattle, stat.
Happy Weekending, all!