Sunday, September 2, 2012

You're invited to a Party!

I own two Vagabonds, one that is broken, and one that is in pristine condition due to lack of use by said owner. Currently, all my dies are sound asleep in my kitchen pantry, but now that I am having a Craft Studio built - the Beehive - I want to keep my dies close at hand. Considering how often I use them they could really stay in the kitchen, but I am determined to use them, at least occasionally.  

Because the Vagabond looks like luggage, I started searching for something vintage that would complement the Vagabond.  An old fashioned train case seemed to be the perfect choice.  Requirements - didn’t break the bank, didn’t stink and would look good with the addition of a few TH travel stickers.
I originally wanted yellow, which is the accent color of the Beehive, but couldn’t find one that made me say wow. I scoured Ebay, Etsy and Craigslist for weeks until – insert harp music here – tan leather, no stains inside, no mildewed odor. Finder’s keepers, losers weepers! 

Preparing for the Beehive is like putting together a trousseau or preparing for a new baby.  Got me thinking whether I should have a Craft Studio Shower? I could register at Michael’s, make party favors – bee themed of course – and I could invite all my talented crafty friends I have grown to know and love from the Internet. Ummm...think perhaps I better start planning right away because I need to find a recipie for a martini that contains honey. 

 I'm all packed and ready to move into the Beehive!
Not much room for new dies, but there's now plenty of empty space in the pantry!
I do hope you'll join me for the celebration. Please leave your RSVP in the comment section so I can plan accordinly. I don't want to run out of pink honey martinis! Or the milk and honey martinis! 


  1. Norma, and which martini do you prefer?

  2. Wow, what a find.
    I will be there in "spirit" no pun intended. I am sure you will enjoy your new space, and new case.

  3. I'll be there in any way I can!! I have a beehive warming gift all ready.

    xx M

  4. Hey EllenBee save 2 places for Sophie and I we love a good party!
    big hugs Alyson x

  5. I will also be there in "spirit" but the pun is intended ;) LOVE the case! and IMAGINE - room for food?!? ;) or is that honey?

  6. The case looks fabulous. Great idea to store those dies! Can't wait to see pics of the Beehive.

  7. Sounds like a great party, though I prefer my martinis without honey (I prefer everything without honey). Have a wonderful shower!

  8. This case is awesome perfect! Count me in!

  9. Ellen, I've been making jam & jelly all summer & have a lovely Red Velvet Wine Honey Jelly that I think would be a welcome addition at your party ... Count me in ~ Kim