Saturday, March 7, 2009

What I have been doing in my weekend.




I would like to show you what I have been tinkering around with this weekend.
I bought this suitcase, half price in a sale and cut out some copies of French vintage labels, glued them on and then gave it a coating of shellac.
It is lined in a beautiful blue fabric.
Now I can store all my fabrics in it, as the cardboad filing box I had been using, had got too small.

Quote of the day.

It's so hard if I have to
and so easy if I want to.
Annie Gottlier.

Have a happy weekend
Hugs
Carolyn

20 comments:

  1. very nice Carolyn, there is something about old suitcases who knows where they have been ? what has been packed in there in it's past travels?
    I would store my precious materials in there as well.

    Have a great weekend

    Mona / Dingo

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  2. How lovely Carolyn! The decoupage makes it look extra special.

    Hope your weekend is wonderful.

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  3. Thank you for visiting me, Mona and Lynda. I hope that you are both having a great weekend too.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  4. Oh, Carolyn! What a fabulous idea! I love the look of vintage suitcases. Why, oh why don't they make travel labels anymore. Surely someone can invent one that sticks to fabric rollerbags. Seeing something like this and knowing it's got precious craft materials inside would send me over the moon!

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  5. I love that Carolyn!!
    I love crowns!!
    You have a great weekend too!
    Rosemary

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  6. What a fun way to store the fabrics... much better than cardboard or plastic storage bins.... it looks great.

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  7. I love all of the labels...great idea! The crown makes it!! Lovely way to store all of the fabric pieces.

    Hope you are enjoying your day!
    Hugs, Nancy

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  8. The quote is too true!!! Love what you did with the suitcase-very creative! I love creative ways to organize:)

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  9. Hi Bella,

    Vintage suitcases with labels were neat as you could see which romantic and exotic places, people travelled to.

    Rosemary and Nancy, I love crowns also. Maybe we can dream of being a Princess for a day!

    Thanks for visiting, Vee and The Victoria Parlor,

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  10. Nice culler, that cayse. A Bear wud be prowd to travel wiv that.

    :@}

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  11. What a beautiful way to store your fabrics! Love the French vintage crown! So pretty! What a great idea!!!
    Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog just now, Carolyn! You're a sweet bloggy friend. :)

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  12. Thanks for visiting B T Bear and Fifi.

    Thank you TattingChic ~ I can say the same for you! ~ you are a sweet blog friend.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  13. Hi Carolyn, The suitcase redesign is gorgeous. What a wonderful way to store your fabrics. You are such a talent!! Love the quote too.

    Thank you for the birthday wishes.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

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  14. I LOVE these suitcases!!! What a wonderful idea to fill with all your lovely fabrics! The crown, is a sweet touch, simply beautiful!!!

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  15. So attractive and with that perfect 'vintage' look recalling the nostalgic era when travel was so exciting and done with style.

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  16. Lavinia I loved your vintage Schiaparelli hat boxes you travelled with on your Orient Express trip.
    You are always so chic!

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  17. I love the suitcase! You did such a great job decorating it! Thank you for stopping by my blog--I'm so glad to find yours! Smiles, Jann

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