Sunday, 10 June 2012

Handmade Monday 70

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1. Mention and link to this week's Handmade Monday (this blog post) in your blog post.

2. Blog about any aspect of handmade (it doesn't have to be what you made this week, although I know that works for a lot of people)

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4. Read (and leave a comment on) as many of the other blogs you feel you're able to. 

Well, despite there being a million and one things to do, I did manage to take some time off over the bank holidays.  We went to a car show!


 What could've been a bit of a blokey look at engines and stuff (yawn...)


turned into a really inspiring and enjoyable day.  I spotted a few campervans (well, of course!)

 but I admired makes other than VW.  Isn't this Bedford Dormobile just adorable?  I love all the curves!


I admired vintage cars a plenty


and captured lots of images with my camera.


The show has given me lots of ideas to follow up on, some of which might take a while.  But I know I'll enjoy the process!  Has anything inspired you this week?


Over to you! 


22 comments:

Highland Monkey's said...

I really envy you going around all those old cars and campers and it wasn't raining!

Caroline Nash said...

Those old cars are so elegant, just beautiful

Free Spirit Designs said...

i'm glad that the weather held for your outing!

i bet you had a great time looking around - even though you're not really into cars, i can see why the amazing variety of design must have been very inspiring :)

i look forward to seeing a few car inspired creations over at 1st Unique Gifts in the near future! :)

CatkinJane said...

Love the cars, I think it would probably be one of those things that didn't appeal to me until I got there but I think you can always find something interesting if you look with an open mind and open eyes.
We've just had a week away in Derbyshire and I've come home inspired by all the wild flowers in the fields and hedgerows - not sure where the influence will come out but I have vivid pictures in my mind of the very lovely, soft and fluffy looking countryside.

knitnrun4sanity said...

I think that the Bedford looks really sad! I have had loads of inspiration this week as a friend has leant me some magazines and books leaving my mind buzzing! I look forward to seeing your inspired designs. :)

Ros Made Me said...

Isn't it funny how romantic old cars look... and then I remember the suspension and the rain getting in... but yes, I would still love to have a drive in one.

Can well see how they will have inspired you... look forward to the Model T plaque :)

Mythillogical said...

I bet you can come up with all sorts of designs from browsing that lot!

Handbags by Helen said...

Those are some cool cars! I have a bit of a thing for all things vintage. I'm trying to buy a vintage seeing machine!

Handbags by Helen said...

Oops, make that a sewing machine!

Nicki Tustin said...

I wish I had a campervan they are so cool

tillymintboutique said...

This looks like something I would love to go to!

Tickled Pink said...

Some amazing vehicles. I bet it was really interesting. And lots of inspiration too.

Martha said...

Lovely vintage car show :) I bet you enjoyed yourself a lot. Weren't the camper vans cute? :)
you have just reminded me that a year ago I also attended a vintage steam rally in Kelsall near Chester. Took lots of pictures!!!

Little Harriet said...

Aww! the eyes on the Bedford Dormobile are just extra cute!

LH
x

Kazies Magical Designs said...

looks like some great inspiration for your signs some of those cars would look marvelous handdrawn xxx

goodnightboutique.com said...

I'm going to a vintage car rally next weekend, and this post has made me look forward to it even more :)

goodnightboutique.com said...

I'm going to a vintage car rally next weekend, and this post has made me look forward to it even more :)

Pickle Lily said...

Great pictures and I can see where all your inspiration will come from, the difficult bit is realising your ideas and you seem to have that ability. Thanks for hosting HM again.
Jo x

Ali said...

Thanks for sharing your pics of cars, they look great. Love the VW camper. Have a great week.
Ali x

Emma said...

Great pictures, lots of inspiration there!

Libby said...

Oooh those cars are lovely, very romantic (in my eyes anyway :-)) Looking forward to seeing the products of your inspiration.

Vintage Afternoon Teas said...

I love the old cars and campers, someone suggested the other day that I should have a vintage vehicle for my business and my reply was "No I need a reliable vehicle for my business, I can't be late with their afternoon teas!" I haven't owned a camper van but I did have a boyfriend with one at Uni and can't count the number of times it broke down, and how slow it went! But they are lovely...one day perhaps...