Thursday, August 26

Inside the Suitcase!

keepers cottage

It has been quite a day here in soggy Cambridge! I have had a great time making stuff with my craft buddy Hels and ... drum roll please ...

My next set of classes have gone on preview at LB Crafts ... that will be my third set ... does n't seem like five minutes when I was panicking that no one would book the first ones ... and here I am two seasons later ... and ... erm ... still panicking :0) You can see all the classes here including some truly breathtakingly fabulous classes by the wonderful Lin Brown. Booking will commence at 10am on Saturday 4th September ... all very exciting and a little bit scary!!!

I apologise to those of you that are sick to the back teeth of looking at my suitcase ... but several of the more curious among you wanted to know what was inside ... well it is indeed a mini book ... all bound using the fabulous Bind-it-all ... it fits nice and snugly in the case and is just begging to be filled with tickets and keepsakes and tales and piccies of a journey ... not sure which journeyPlaying Away ... but a journey all the same. The suitcase was completely inspired by Lord Tim of Holtz ... you know Tim ... the man that can walk on hot coals for gazillions of miles at a time while preparing a ten course meal for the Royal Family with just a single Idea-ology keyhole and one brad!

The request for me to do something with one of the suitcases did in fact come from one of my wonderful workshoppees ... the lovely Hilary ... so Thank you Hilary ... I had a fab time making it!

That is me for today ... I am off to make ... erm ... more stuff ... will see you tomorrow no doubt ... Have a lovely evening all!

24 comments:

Bluefairy4U said...

Evening Linda, Well I really love your little house what wonderful colours so cute. Your little mini-book is another wonderful piece of artwork you are so clever. I wish I could come and be on one or your classes but its so far to go from London shame you cannot do a one nearer. Will you all be at Ally Pally this year, if so I will pop by and say hello again. Hugs JO.xxx

Helen said...

I love that little house! I see it's one of your classes. Gorgeous.

craftimamma said...

What a gorgeous little house. Love the tiles on the roof and as for the book ............. gorgeous. Absolutely love the colours. I daren't look at the workshops because I know I can't come and I'll be so sad if I see the gorgeous things you'll be teaching.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

ScrappyDandyDoo said...

They are both such cool projects :D
well done :D
Julie xx

Debsg said...

Fabulous little house :)

Dawn Edwards said...

Wow look at that little House! I want to know how to make one! Please tell me how I can't attend your classes! Your mini is just as adorable as the suitcase! Did you cut the chipboard yourself? It looks like a Black cosmo mini? Thanks again for sharing your wonderful creations!

misteejay said...

Thought the case was fab but that book is lovely.

Toni :o)

Kaz said...

Just Stunning !!!

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Cheryl said...

no idea what the above is on about hun but I really love your work adore that suitcase and the book inside,and as for the house just brilliant hugs cheryl xxxx

sweet craf-tea chick said...

adorable cottage! love it! and i love that you stuck a mini in your awesome suitcase :)! thanks for sharing with us and have a great day! *hugs* steph :)

Daniele said...

great list of classes for the Autumn season just keeping my fingers crossed that I manage to get in some of them this time I'm on my holls when they're released so I'll be phoning from Holland with my clogs on...lol
hugs

Katie said...

Linda that is awesome as ever! We must meet up next time I'm in Cambridge :) xxxx

Sid said...

Love the house !

Alix said...

loving your little house linda...and most envious of you and hels having a crafty day together...bet there was some giggling and mischief going on in amongst all the glue and inkstuff! ;0)

Scrappy~Sarah said...

great stuff
thanks for showing us the mini book

LynneForsythe said...

wow....those are some AWESOME classes girlfriend!!! wish it wasn't such a journedy!!

thanks bunches for playing along with the Design Teamies and Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge Blog!!

JUST HAD TO THROW THAT IN THERE!!! HEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHE!!

Val said...

Hi Linda

I am really loving this - absolutely fab. Bet you and Hels didn't stop gassing all day, and how much chocolate did you consume? heehee .....
Hugs
Valxx

Rosie said...

This house is SOOOooo cute! You are hereby invited to pop over and teach me how to make one at your earliest convenience. I can confirm that there WILL be cake ...

Kathy said...

Seriously cute birdhouse Linda and the book in the case is just gorgeous. Now we need to see the pages.....

Kim x said...

Aw! The birdhouse is so cute. But I love your suitcase, Tim would be so proud.
Kim x

Maria said...

Wow, wow,the suitcase and the book are just stunning and so Tim Holtz!!!
Love the sweet little house with the cute butterflies on top.
Maria

Paula Gale said...

This is brill Linda. I love the suitcase and the birdhouse - really fab pieces of art... it takes me that long just to produce a crappy card LOL.

Keep on entertaining and inspiring us.

Paula x x x

Anonymous said...

Love your little house to bits! As for the suitcase and itsy book oooh it is gorgeous. But do tell me what you have used for the metal corners please? Thanks in advance. Hope to see you if you are at Ally Pally xx Sheelagh T. Cambridge

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