Monday, 28 February 2011

A Kevin Spacey Sort of Day!

Strange title huh?!
Let me explain... of my all time favourite films is American me it's a perfect sort of film.
...Do you recall the end scene where Lester (Kevin Spacey) ends up seeing that his life is not all bad after all? (Even if he does get shot in the head!)
Yep.....everything about ArtsyCrafts was's what I term a Kevin Spacey sort of day!
The drive up was skies...sunshine.....a perfect drive :)
If my memory serves me right I saw a plastic bag blowing in the wind...'ll just have to watch the movie for that bit!!! HOL
After checking into my Travelodge the onward drive to Newport Pagnell to meet up with folks who had been on the Thursday Carol and Hels and Joanne and Dan and Sid and I've forgotten some other names already!!!...lovely to meet you all....and Alison who was on the Friday along with Laura and Sue.
Sorry forgot to take pictures!!!
Next day bright and early......another sleepless goodness it's been worse than waiting for Christmas when you are 5 these past couple of weeks!
First class up was Lin and Leandra and time to get the pinnies out
...Sue had a fab says one more job to do then it's gin and tonic time!...sounds like a plan to me ;)

I only had the idea to stamp something on mine and Laura's apron pockets 10 mins before I set off the day before......and spooky or what?...T!m's February month stamp starts on the right day of the month for this year!!!

Laura was wondering how much more spookiness we could take LOL!

...bag of stuff all prepped for us and ready to go

Lin and Leandra start the class and hey....say hello to Sunshine Girl Nicola who was on our table but I did not realise it was her till nearly the end of the class!!!

I loved the new chalky paint we used from Paperartsy...unfortunately there was none left by the time I went to the shop at the end of the day :(
However I was really pleased with the way my project turned may have seen other examples that have a roof....I sort of like mine better without and I'm itching to paint over the sentiment and put a different one on!.....sorry Lin and Leandra!! ;)

Break for buffet lunch.....quick trip to reception to see if my room is available....yes...I'm in luck so get my key/card and my luggage from the car and quickly hang up a couple of things.
Back to the gang and we have to wait a little while 'cos T!m and the rest have not had their lunch yet....another coffee for us....and then we start to que for T!m!

We had goodies galore to create with and tons of stuff to put in the configuration box (sorry I swore I took a picture of the table but obviously not!)....this is mine with hardly anything stuck down as I had ideas that I wanted to add to when I got home.

T!m, Leandra, Lin and the gang at the end of the class.

Thank you for all the hard work in organising this for us.
...sorry for the bad photo's but when you are only 5 ft and half an inch it's really difficult not to get other people in the shots too!
We were lucky to be the last group and watched T!m being presented with the inchie book....he seemed genuinely touched....ah bless!

T!m was so sweet and posed for photo's with all who asked (no not me! LOL)...I asked him to sign my apron...which he problem....and a ready smile for everyone.
Then we met up in the bar with Thelma and a lovely Irish lady who for the life of me her name escapes me!! Far too many wines I think ;)

Yes it was definitely a Kevin Spacey sort of day!

Lester Burnam - "I guess I could be pretty pissed off about what happened to me, but it's hard to stay mad when there's so much beauty in the world. Sometimes I feel like I'm seeing it all at once, and it's too much. My heart fills up like a balloon that's about to burst. And then I remember to relax, and stop trying to hold on to it. And then it flows through me like rain. And I can't feel anything but gratitude for every single moment of my stupid little life. You have no idea what I'm talking about, I'm sure. But don't worry, you will someday."

Someday I wish for all of you to experience a class with T!m Holtz....I consider myself one lucky girl to have done so......I'm still emotional about the whole thing.
...Thanks again T!m for taking the time to teach this class...
....whoa! There goes another plastic bag! ;)
xoxo Sioux


  1. Looks brilliant... why didn't I try and get a ticket!!! Jo x

  2. Oh! Fantastic, fantastic. You just made every minute come flooding back - I don't need an excuse to do that really - but how on earth do we start to craft now after all this amazing fun. I just can't stop thinking about it all. I must finish my box me thinks.

  3. I knew you'd come down off the ceiling eventually to tell us about your day! I am STILL kicking myself for not trying to go. (given how much I have spent since, the excuse of the cost seems VERY thin now!!)

  4. Its been great fun reading all your blogs the sense of exccitement and wonder you have is fabulous. Great to see you all having such a magical time. XOXO Zoe

  5. Wow what an amazing time you have had hun!!! very envious. So pleased that you got to go though as i know what a massive t!m fan you are!. Looks like you had a wonderful day with lots of creativity. Big hugs Clare xxx

  6. Im glad it was a perfect day for you - looks like it was great fun!

  7. Sounds like you had a wonderful time, really happy for you. Love your project!! Hugs Anesha

  8. I'm so happy for your Sioux! Glad the day was everything you wished for & more!
    Thanks for sharing your pics :) Think I spotted you on someone else blog pics in the background!!

  9. It all sounds like a fantastic trip, Sioux. I'm so glad you had a great time and to be in the same room as the great man, you are one lucky lady!!
    Hugs Lisax

  10. Sounds like it was a fabulous time definitely a day to remember.


  11. I am so happy you had a good time every one who went says the same.

    So this time I am saving some pennies and I am waiting until the tickets go on sale and this time I am gonna get one.

    He comes once a year to do classes and QVC etc doesn't he? well he has for the past two years and I hope it long continues. I am so happy you all find tim to be the genuine lovely guy he seams to be WHAT A COOL COOL DAY and you really deserved it

    Love Dawn xx

  12. Tomato purée? what's that technique? Love the Spring tag lots of lovely details to see

    Love Dawn xx

  13. Oh sioux I knew that you and Laura would have a fab time! I'm still floating somewhere!

    It was really lovely to meet you for a little while, hope we can get together again soon.

    Take care xx

  14. looks like a fab day!! Thanks for shaing all your fab pic's!! Hugs Juls

  15. I know!! Wasn't it just the most exciting day?! Love, love, loved it :-) Your box is fab, as is your tree non-house! By the way, if it's any consolation, I was in the shop as soon as it opened on the Friday morning and they'd run out of the chalk paint already by then...

  16. Oh, wait - meant to ask - you said you were in some of my photos! Which one were you? I'm sorry I didn't realise you were there, I could've said hello!


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