Thursday, October 8, 2009

My (Bon Voyage) Creative Space

I work away from home - A LOT. My beautiful family come and stay with me sometimes - which is pure joy for me whilst they are there.

With all of this trekking up and down highways going on I have seen all manner of travelling luggage.

I got to thinking about the small peoples travelling luggage. We are not 'fans' of branded stuff here at our place which, made getting some 'kids' type luggage really tricky.
So, off to the "Op-Shop' I went.

We found some suitable sized suitcases (big enough for a four day trip & easy enough to 'play with').

I then found my stash of bed spreads and got cutting...... and gluing.

I love these cases now and so do the kids.

They will often 'pack' them and go travelling around the house and garden until they arrive at their desired destination....

Whilst not resolving the 'Mummy working away from home issue', at least the kids now have some seriously funky travelling gear.
Head over to Kirsty's to see what everyone has to show and tell today.
Cheers.

34 comments:

jeanamarie said...

very clever and cute - they do look like the little ones would love them!

Leahdis said...

Very Creative indeedy. You'll never loose you lugage thats for sure. I love the blue one with the stars.

Amanda said...

How totally creative and adorable...I bet they are loved!!

Dragonfly said...

So cute!!! What fun individual pieces! Did you see the picture of Patsy I posted on the blog with her treaty you sent? She loved it - thanks again!!
Cheers, Karen

Sally said...

Brilliant.
Made with so much love - what a beautiful case to take on an adventure to meet up with Mama.
Delightful.

yardage girl said...

Really superb idea - love it. I am now on a mission to find some old cases for my little one! Thanks for sharing!

Gina said...

You are full of all manner of bright ideas Peta - thrifty, resourceful ideas. I'm very impressed.
I still can't get my head around your working-away-from-home thing. I would find it impossible. Clearly you find it hard too sometimes. I hope you love what you do!

Kylie said...

Good on you! They are just fabulous! I love that you are anti-brand too. I'm always telling my girls to create their own brand!! ;) I'll have to show them these when they get home from school - they will so love them! K

Kirsty said...

I need a case like that for air travel. All ours are black & it's so confusing at baggage claim.

Vic @ Punky and Me said...

Naaaawwww, all so cute, but OH MY! What I would have done for that vintage red case!!!

Nikki Cardigan said...

They are gorgeous Peta. I love that they are all recycled old stuff to make unique new stuff.

Selina said...

Now, you have GOT to love a chenille suitcase!!! They are fab!

Sandrine said...

This is really clever Peta!They look super cute...I hope you find a good balance with your work away scenario...I think whatever we do there is good and not so good isnt'it so good luck!

Miss Muggins said...

They are seriously cute!

Tania said...

Holy toledo - you're hardly going in for little projects these days are you? They're the cats pyjamas. No doubt they can contain the cats pyjamas.

Michelle said...

What a brilliant idea! I think I'd like my port to look like that!

midge said...

well you really funked them up. what a transformation. ugly ducklings to jazzy jetsetters. well done

beck said...

Hey very snazzy cases! And a great idea to help your kids feel a bit special and part of your world when you are away. I especially like the red case, it's a beauty!! Hope you are having a lovely day xo

Karen said...

I love that the kids take a journey around the house with their fab luggage Peta - too cute.

daylesford organics said...

If I had cool lugguage like that I'd be taking any opportunity to travel too, including short trips around the house. I LOVE what you have done with those cases. It drives me insane that everything aimed at children is branded these days and I love your solution. Well done.

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Very cool luggage!!
I noticed a button for an ornament swap in your sidebar. Is this something you organize or do you have alink? I'm looking for some fun like that.
Muriël

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Jenifir said...

I totally agree about the brand thing: especially with kids. The best creativity always seems to come from specific needs. You have met the need with a fabulous result. Brava!

Aussie-waffler said...

Petal loves to take an extended trip around the house too. Last week it was a quick jaunt from London to America, but sadly, she doesn't have a funky, colourful case like these. What fun.

Jodie said...

Wow, what a great idea. You'll never loose those at the airport!

Sherrin said...

Wow! That's so clever!!

Linda said...

wow these are amazing how on earth did you do it!!!! they look fabulous

Treacle Beak said...

You're such a clever one, Peta. No wonder the kids love them so much. Hope your time away from home is not too painful and that you find some time to do "your own thing".

Stephanie and Carlos said...

OMG ... How awesome... and easy and I have NO time to do this... But I really want to... I love the terry fabric!!

xo Steph

julie said...

What an awesome idea! We're not a big fan of all the licensed characters, either. This is a great solution.

Faith Hope and a whole lotta Love said...

They are amazing!! wow :)

MiM said...

they are so gorgeous!well done! they will be the happiest little travelers!:)

Liesl (Hoppo Bumpo) said...

That's the most awesome luggage - it looks great. You definitely wouldn't lose that on the baggage carousel!

Keke said...

Absolutely darling, I'm in love with this idea!!
XO
Keke