Saturday, April 29, 2017

Happy Spring of 2017!

Well not sure why I do this...but it is almost a year again since i got on here!  Well I guess I can begin with an update on this year's trailer decorating! I created a new look for the inside. I am so excited about camping this year!  I have a new project happening here soon. I am having our builder convert the back bench into a table and two smaller benches. That way I will have a table to have morning coffee or what ever, since I like to keep the bed set up!

Any how...here are the inside pictures I took so far! I will take more pictures whenwe get to camp on Memorial day weekend...

It all started with wanting all of the colors that the Shasta Re-Issues came in. But since I can only have one trailer, I decided there is no reason why I can't decorate in each of the colors.  The last theme was turquoise and red with the gnomes.  This year is pink and red with a Red Riding Hood theme!



It started with this wonderful quilt along that I found on Lori Holt's Bee In my Bonnet Blog, last spring! I finally finished it this winter!  So much fun! Each of the blocks were hand appliqued, then a border sewn on and then all sewn together!


 here you can see the beginnings! Then when I got all 25 blocks it really came together fast!

Then I worked on the curtains with hand made flower accents on the tie backs!


Then some pillows that I designed and created with the theme. using images from the fabrics as inspiration! Red Riding Hood and her Wolf!

and some pillow cases to match the curtains with left over fabrics. Since Full sheets only come with one set of pillow cases, I needed two more!
and a little Doll to sit on the bed! This was one of those panel kits that you cut out and sew. Designed by the fabric designer, so it coordinates with the main curtain fabric! So cute. My grand daughter fell in love, so I ordered another one for her to make as a gift!

Here is is all set up inside the trailer!




One of the fun things to do in the winter also, is to keep my eyes out for new fun things to add! Some of my shopping and new treasures!:  I found this cute Red Riding Hood tea set on Etsy..

This pitcher and mug set was a bargain at $15 for the whole set at a local antique store!

Couldn't pass up more red and white polka dotted accessories and these cute daisies for outside at Hobby Lobby!
My tradition..a salt and pepper shaker set in the theme. Now I see how people can get stuck collecting these..haha! So fun to go on a search for these sets!

 Some fun GIANT pinwheels for outside!  I think I am going to put them by the tongue fence!
I keep the trailer heated all winter long, so it is warm anytime I want to go out and hang out in there. But my electric heater died. I went to Lowes to buy a new one..and look what I found! An electric heater that looks like a little wood burning stove, with a simulated flame even!  Love this! Makes it look so cozy!


Some of my entertaining things. Tiered stand, iced tea drink dispenser...ice bucket..hehe!


My other new addition is an adult tricycle! I have been wanting one for ages. But of course I can't just have a bike...she needed some sprucing up! Can't wait to ride her...I think she needs a name....hhmmm  I made her a new flag and a basket liner...many additions to her standard stuff! A flashing light on the back basket and front, a bell, a speedometer and bracket to hold my phone!....so fun!

and one last thing for today's post..a sneak peak of things that I am already gathering for her next look! Forest Green and red..with a Hansel and Gretel/ Forest theme..

Well that's it for today...As soon as we get started on the remodel on the trailer, i will add more pictures and some updates!  Have a wonderful spring my friends!

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Spring Can Opener Glamping trip with the Mitten Kittens

oh lort...what a fun trip it was....hold on to your hats...lots and lots of photos for your veiwing pleasure and eye candy fix...

so here we go with the tour of my glamping set up!
Side table with my vintage looking gumball machine, hand made fabric roses and vintage rose glasses!  A beautiful vintage table cloth to cover the table...and one of my flower boxes..


my mushroom Gnome house....unfortunately when i took it down Friday night i broke the wire in the hub..so i was not able to set it up for the main glamping day on Saturday for the tours...*sigh* oh well!

the Gnome theme went wild...i had so much fun! Notice the gnome hats on the flamingos..a boy with beard and girl with braids...lol

my star...my 4 foot tall boyfriend...he was a hit!  

Side view with my hand painted rug and details. the awning turned out lovely as well....i opted to not put it up Saturday due to the crappy weather and wind....it sure made the look!

the front view! I think the polka dots took over..lol


 some inside looks...as you are going in...i actually did tuck in the blanket after i snapped this photo...oops...
the bed all made up...it is so bright and cheerful!


my spice board and details of the sink area 


my kitchen area:

 the back bench...of course a trio of dolls had to come with me...
 my fridge with my decal...petticoats and dress ready for the big day!

camoflage for the TV!


beautiful view looking out!


the wall near the door!


still a favorite...my stained glass rose heart..


i had a wonderful time.  We estimated that we ended up with close to 700 people touring the trailers that weekend.  We really weren't expecting that kind of response...woah nellie!

Here i am on Saturday with my matching Polka Dot Gnome Dress...the gnomes are from my favorite fabric designer Michael Miller....the dress actually came first..from last year...
Truck and Trailer...hehe...the looks i get going down the hiway are hilarious!

 and last but not least...i won 3rd prize for the Glamping! Award given by the amazing Thrifter Sisters!


Thursday, April 21, 2016

quickie little post...My backsplash for My Funny Valentine...

had fun adding this quick backsplash yesterday. Done with Flexipixtiles that i found on Amazon!..it only took about half an hour to install. The photos don't do it justice...think Christmas ornaments..the deep red and shiny!





T

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

New Projects this week! Glamping we will go!

Well here we go...it is going to be a rather long post...but lots of eye candy for you all!  Well after Christmas i get bored and start dreaming and looking for new things...and shopping happens too.  I had found this adorable mushroom play house. My current trailer theme as you know is all about the Gnome Love...so how could i resist this play house! I plan on bringing it with me to set up for the glamping trip when i go in May!  AND...when i went to get my pickets to build my picket fence (below)...look who had to come hom with me! My 42" gnomie...he is still nameless...just Gnomie for now.. I had him bukled in the front seat on my way home....i did catch a couple of men catch sight of him and laugh! I wonder what kind of looks i will get on the highway when i go camping?...haha!
so here you see...said pickets and lumber i bought for my fence....the project begins!


I wanted something unique and all my own. After extensive pinterest research and coming up short...i took matters in my own hands and came up with this idea. I traced a picket on the pointed end..then drew a heart shape at the top of that. Then i measured from the new "picket" top (not the heart...just the shape that was the same as the other end) Split that in half and  cut the pickets at the halfway mark.  I then used my scroll saw and cut out the hearts and the new "top" shape...  

here they are laid out..ready to be screwed onto the treated lumber 2x3 cross brace.  I had cut that 4" longer than my tongue measurement of my trailer!


here the first panel is screwed together. I had to buy one more picket the next day because i spaced them closer together than i originally planned!


so before i started painting the pickets...i paused and cut out two more projects...so i could paint one of them while waiting for the picket paint to dry.  The other one i will work on next!!

a little hint of the next project....I am re--using some wood and also some buckets from out in the garage...i love repurposing things when i can!


here the two halves of the fence are put together..the end is not exactly attractive..so i spotted this can to hang there and make a floral arrangement in to hide the end a bit!


here it is!! Painted and with the floral arrangement...farther down on this post you will see the trailer with the flower boxes installed as well!

I also was able to get some of the little details done today too..Pigs can fly of course...  I mounted some hooks i have had for a year..finally..lol


Here i used clear mirror clips to hook the wire for my flowerboxes on to. Originally i was going to use picture hanging hooks. I had cut the triangle off but realized the hole was way too small for the screws from the window frame. When i came back up and looked in the organizier again..i spotted these clear clips and the screws fit perfectly! Woohooo!  love those serendipitous moments!


 here you can see the flower box I mounted under the bathroom window...so cute!

The end of my trailer...two boxes and my darling fence..did the happy dance today when i got it all put together!

just inside the door...my cute and fun hooks!!  I found these at Michaels hobby store!


Another one off the to-do list! Ever since i got my traler these clear doors drove me nuts.  You can not store anything inside there with out seeing it.  Even when i folded the blankets and linens neatly it still looked messy.  So i took one of the clear panels out, used it to measure out two pieces of cardboard. I covered each with red gingham fabric that i used that darling Shasta trailer duct tape with..i knew i would use it eventually! haha...and then i used tiny nails at each corner to hold them in place.  I took each door off by unscrewing the hinges from the frame...and then remounted them..took maybe 15 minutes!


I also finally mounted my knife magnet....it was too long.so i came up with the idea of turning it at an angle..looks Like i meant to do it that way...hehe


Well that is it for the moment..lots more in progress!! I hope you enjoyed my pictures and descriptions! I having a blast here!  hehe  big hugs to you all!