Friday, 25 February 2011

I Don't Need A Pinny...

...were the words uttered by me, with a smidge of smugness, yesterday morning... famous last words and all that... well, I may have mumbled something about going to Artsy Crafts and seeing the Duke of Distress... and actually being in the same room as him and learning stuff... corrrr, it was a fantastic experience... anyways... there we were, sitting doing creative stuff and for some reason, the gap between my ear and my brain got blocked... and I started to put paper onto the base of the project when it should have been on the lid... lo and behold (how embarrassing) Tim was standing behind me and said "lid"... ooopsie-daisies... I, for some unexplainable reason, decided that putting a paintbrush of Multi Medium into my mouth was a good idea... and then I decided that lowering my head in embarrassment was the next step... and then I realised that the combination of these two things would result in my fave top being totally ruined!!! So, I now have a fave top with an altered cleavage area... covered in Multi Medium which is now water resistant and is consigned to the "crafting only" clothes draw. That'll learn me to be clever and not wear a pinny LOL




Anyways... yesterday... was absolutely amaaaazing... I got chance to meet up with some lovely peeps I have "met" blogging and had a right laugh whilst learning new stuff at the same time... the only downside of the whole day was it went sooo fast! Seriously fast, like blink and you miss it fast... I did manage to get a few photo's and I also had a brass neck on so I asked Tim to sign my calico bag which was chock full of goodies to put into the Configurations we were altering.





The little car in my calico bag is a Fiat! How cool... Ferdy is a Fiat so I was well chuffed with that... the new Idea-ology is gorrrrgeous... oooh and those Grunge Blocks... oooh, I need those!!! I haven't completed my box yet... I needed time to make sure I was putting stuff in the right places ... something not to be rushed... I am going to savour every moment of it!!!





I just have to say a huge THANK YOU to Lin and Leandra for organising this very special event... to Karen for doing all those kits (folks, Karen is THE Queen of Kits!), to Linda/Julia/SweetPea for helping me out following the loss of a brad (mmm, I had sausage fingers ROFL) to Lin/Cheryl, Courtney, Jo, Millie for their sterling assisting skills, to Alain for the Ranger goodies... and finally to Mario for being so cool in his shorts... gotta love a guy who wears shorts. In February. In England ROFL




Oooh, nearly forgot... of course... to Tim Holtz... the guy who has the knack of teaching, making us laugh, inspiring us and coming up with so many fab ideas that just make this whole craftyarty thing such fun...



I will sign off now cos I know I have done faaaar too much gushing for one post (but hey, it is all true) Here is a piccie of me and the Duke of Distress - now you know how much I dislike having my photo taken... well, I couldn't pass the chance of this one up could I? lol Thanks for looking... I am off to lay down in a darkened room now... TTFN

Hels x

36 comments:

Caroline Hallett said...

I loved reading this - it was *almost* like being there - not jealous at all - looks such fun and some great photos xxx

Jana said...

Sounds like a wonderful time. And you did make an impression on him after all. LOL Your Configurations box is already gorgeous. Can't wait to see the completed work of art. I have a section in my closet for "crafting" clothes too.

LynneForsythe said...

HELS......you are a hoooot, a paint brush full of Multi Medium...in your mouth??? OH MY!! bwahahaha...sounds like a wonderful time!!

Gillian said...

Ooooo Hels, was so disaappointed that I didn't get the chance to meet you yesterday, what an amazing day though, OMG blink and miss right enough, Tim is an amazing teacher, fab fab day x

Sandra said...

oh dear .... well I am glad you had fun!
Sandra ltb

Tracey said...

Am so greeeeen, bet you had a fab a rooney day. I did LOL cos I would have done something stupid, which is why I think I have not been to a class before for fear of making a big moo of myself. The stash in your bag looks lush too,can't wait to see the finished box. Bet your still on cloud 9 xx

craftimamma said...

All I can say is .......... YOU LUCKY, LUCKY GIRL!!!!!!!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Marijane said...

Oh my... not only do you get to attend a Tim Holtz workshop, get a bag full of goodies that you use to make an amazing creation, get your bag autographed by Tim, but have a picture taken with the Duke himself in which you both look amazing! A PERFECT DAY! (Yes, including your mistake which showed off your "quirkiness.")

Debby said...

Wow must have been a great day to get to take a class with Tim! Gotta love those configurations. Thanks for sharing the pics with us.

Anesha said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful day. Great photos.

mamakat said...

AWWWWWwwwwww...common'. That last pic is the best one!

Saskia said...

What a great day you had! I am so jealous, isn't there a way to make Tim stop over here when he's back on route to the US again?
And a lovely pic that last one!

Kate said...

I trust you got a signature on that distressed cleavage too? ROFL, there's always one that plays up to get teacher's attention!

** Kate **

Minxy said...

I am totally totally jealous but glad you had a fab time xx

Carol said...

Hiya - I did see you there but not to talk to - it was a fab day wasn't it and wasn't Tim just a dream for all those photos and autographs???? I totally agree with you the day went farrrrrr to fast!! had to laugh at you putting that multi medium into your mouth!! ugh! lolxx

Gez said...

Oh Hels!!! it could only happen to you! Great pics..glad you had a fantastic time :)

Helen said...

So glad to see you survived your adventure - what a fantastic day it sounds. Still so angry with myself for not "finding" some money to go... love your box alread - and what an awesome (only an American word will do) pile of goodies. Signing off, green with envy and pig sick!

whyducks said...

So glad you had a wonderful time Hels, you sooo deserve it! x

valenbergia said...

Wow!!!!!! So cool!))))

Daniele said...

sound like you had a blast, had a giggle when you put the glue in your mouth, your box looks brill
hugs

flutterbycrafter said...

Oh, this is a wonderful post, makes me feel as if I was part of it. Sounds as though you had the most fantastic time, and love your box.

Joanne said...

Oh Hels, I haven't come out of the clouds yet. I keep hoping that I'm really older than the gross years I have so that I can remember even further back than this morning, it being yesterday that my world changed forever. I have NEVER had such a wonderful time as I had yesterday afernoon. Apart from the best experience ever, that of meeting and - touching - him himself, I got to meet you and I say that with heart. You are a bright spark in this crafty thingy. Thank you for being nice and letting me sit next to you.
BYW - you are messy aren't you? ROFL
big hugs
Joanne xxxxxxxxxxxx

Netty said...

Oooh thank you for telling us all about it Hels and your adventures...lol How cool was that to get your bag signed by the man himself.... Fabby picture of you both........have fun this weekend, Annette x

themixiepixie said...

Oh, Marijane said it all! And I just love reading your "wafflings", being American and not knowing what everything means. I have the feeling that even the Brits find you full of character. (Is characterful a word?-lol) I am guessing a Pinny is what we would call an apron? Your story is very funny, and you are perfectly imperfect!

Tess said...

Sweet!!

Becky said...

Sounds like you had fun! And made it amusing for us as well! Sorry about the mouth full of multi medium and the shirt. But overall a good time was had by the well deserving Hels. :)

Chrissie said...

Loved reading about the multi medium, I had the pleasure of being there yesterday (Friday) and I have now got no fingerprints on a couple of fingers! Plus I sanded my finger as well as the grunge! I just loved the whole day.

Val said...

Fabby Hels - you described everything so exactly - it was fun, so, so inspirational, amazing.
hugs
Valxx

Dawn said...

Such a lucky girly. you all are that have seen glorious tim and met lots of bloggy friends too!

Love dawn xx

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time Hels; lots of fun ;-) I made myself a pinny but keep forgetting about it - anyway it wouldn't help to keep paint, ink and glue off my sleeves!
My SS entry is blogged now :-)
here
Anne xx

Dallying Debz said...

He He, I thought you said you had then shown him your cleavage. Then I realised I misread. I went up at the end to thank him for coming over and got all shy and gushy. How embarrassing!

Piddawinkle said...

Hels am so sad I didnt see you, there were so many groups wandering around, I thought I caught sight of you at one time, but on second look, she was a bit too grumpy looking for you. I am just back home absolutely exhausted but so ecstatically happy after two and half days of crafting, spending, eating, chatting, spending, making friends for ever, spending oh and Tim, (big sigh) it was just perfect.. :)

Anonymous said...

ahhhhhhhh..u 2 look cute together..Im not telling! jealous of you for sure...the Duke loves ya, Wendy loves ya...heck I luv ya lol... u do need to come stateside woman...thinkin u could land your own reality show here ...u just crack me up girl! and..your box is great! as all your work is! xo cher from ATT

Cass said...

Wonderful and what fun!!

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Pat said...

Oh how fun was that! Hels, the picture of you and the Duke is great! Love the signed bag! Glad you got to spend time with the man himself!
Hugs, Pat

Lynn Stevens said...

oh you lucky lucky lucky girl!!! Great pic of you and Tim and what a fab box you created, sorry to hear about your favorite top but just think how good you'll look crafting!
hugs Lynn

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