Sunday, 27 February 2011

TaDahhhhh!! Finished it!!!

Evening Peeps.  How are you all on this Sunday night? 

I have now come down to earth after having such an exciting end to my week.  I finished work at about 1 o'clock on Thursday and drove over to Newport Pagnell in readiness for my day of fun on Friday with Tim Holtz and Leandra and Lin of Paperartsy.  It was one FANDABBYDOZEY day!  It started with Tim Holtz at 8.15 and I am telling you the 1 o'clock finish came around all too quickly.  This is how my Configurations box was at 1 o'clock on Friday...


However, after a few hours playing this afternoon it now looks like this....



I keep going past it on the stairs where I have decided it is to live and I cannot stop looking at it...


I decided to make it for both my lovely Hubby (after all he did let me go) and myself.  Fortunately we both have the same initials...

We also have an interest in cars - the blue car signifies the blue FSO (I can hear you saying "What?" from here!) and the little cream car is a little Trabant which we both are lucky enough to own, me an Estate and Simon a Saloon!!! (Sorry, I just realised that it is the only "cube" which I have not photographed but it is at the top left of the box!)

I have included extra sewing bits as I am a sewer, beer caps from beer we have drunk on a few occasions(!), a bee hive as Hubby is a Bee Keeper, the pen nibs are real old ones that I found in a drawer in my place of work (shhhh), and the Dragon Fly on the bottle because I love them!


 I have to say that this was a fantastic day and Leandra and Lin and all their team must have worked so hard to make it all work and a huge THANK YOU  goes to them from me and Fergus!!

 Would you believe that Tim Holtz had his photo taken with both myself and Fergus?  Oh YES he DID....

I am laughing (hence my chins) because just as Cheryl was about to take the picture Tim pointed to Fergus and it made me laugh!!!  He was such a good sport to agree to having his picture taken with a Highland Cow that goes on holidays and has his photograph taken everywhere!!  LOL!!!  I did!!!

Tim Holtz also signed my Journal which I made to take with me and declared it "Cool"!!!!!  How pleased was I at that official statement from the man himself that my Journal was "Cool"?  I will now print out some of my pictures to put in the Journal and then I can finish it off.  I will post it up on Wednesday for you to see!

Well.  That is it for now.  I am going to go downstairs and reintroduce myself to my Hubby.  Perhaps I had better throw my hat in first!! LOL!!

I hope you have all had a very happy Crafting weekend! 

Thanks for looking and please do feel free to leave me a comment.  I really do love to hear from you lovely Crafting people.

TTFN

Hettie

11 comments:

papillon said...

oooooh that's one nice configuration box :) love how you personalized it! and that picture, lol, i'm not surprised he accepted to be photographed along with Fergus! ;)

Dawn said...

You finished it off beautifully Hettie...love it and your personal items.

Bet Fergus enjoyed getting his pic taken with Tim x

Neet said...

I was on Thursday so didn't see you or Fergus - great box you have done.

Val said...

This is fabulous. Love what you have done with your configuration box.
When I manage to clear some space on my desk I will get on with mine during the week.
Hugs
Valxx

Jayne C said...

Your finished box looks great....not got round to completing mine yet!!! Hopefully sometime this week!! I was on the same class as you and am wondering how on earth I managed to miss the lovely Fergus!!!
x

Karen said...

Great write up and photos :)
Well done on finishing your box already!
Karen

Suzilou said...

Oh WOW Hettie how lucky are you to meet Tim Holtz, I watched him the other day on QVC with Dawn Bibby and was blown away with the amazing things he created. Not been a massive follower of his, but after seeing some of the stuff he produces I will definatley be looking out for his products.

Not heard of a configirations box before but WOW how cool is that, I love it, really lovelly creation xx

butlersabroad said...

Brilliant photos, I would be surprised if there was anything out there that would phase TH, not even a traveling Highland Coo!! Love the things you made and great that your journal is officially "cool"!

Hugs
Brenda

karen said...

Ooooh, this is such a fun wonderful post! I am in awe of your confuguration box! I could just sit and look at it for hours! Well done you! And I love the pic with you and Tim ...and Fergus! Too cute! How awesome that Tim looked through your book and then complimented you on it too! Way to go!
Thanks for sharing all this fun!
xoxo Karen

humel said...

Love it, love it! Super project! And wasn't it just the best day? *happy sigh!* Tim was so lovely! I've spent the past couple of days putting together a 'mini' book with all my photos of the event, mostly using leftovers and packaging etc from the class - brought back all the excitement once again :-) Look out for the book on my blog some time later this week!

Dan said...

Your box is lovely! It really was a fantastic day, wasn't it? Well, I know Thursday was, cos that's the day I did it, but I'm sure Friday was just as good! :)