Hello friends! Just stopping in for a quickie post. Was a crazy year and crazy summer. I had a great trip out east, visiting my daughter in the spring. I ended up having surgery on my knee, to clean out my torn meniscus(injury was in January) in June! So camping was a lot lighter this year, but I still managed to get down to my summer site a bit this year.
So I also worked on my fall owl theme for Serenity the Avion and wanted to share my projects and photos for that! It started with this fabulous owl book. I found this last winter!
The individual blocks were sooo much fun to make. For the entire quilt, I made 25 of them, each owl different!
I only went to one event after I changed the decor. But it was a blast. It was the vintage Trailer rally held at Turkeyville in Marshall, Michigan! I called it a year after that event to rest my knee and catch up things at the house as well! Here are the photos from the rally that I took!
Little flamingo embroidery from my daughter, Salina!
Being a blast from the past 70's event, had to find some fun accessories for the weekend. Found this cute purse at the Goodwill there to go with my outfits!
Fun owls and retro details every where
oops got stuck in with the rest...he's cute, he can stay LOL
The weather could not be more perfect. The only outside shot I took. It was in the morning and the sun was at a bad angle. I love my vintage owl blow mold lights I got last year!
A darling vintage owl set that I found on Etsy!
The bed was so cozy and the quilt turned out so amazing. Very happy with the results!
Come join me for a cup of coffee!!
So cozy in there! I always want to take a nap when I peek in the back!
ooops another owl block snuck in...
view from the back!! I just want to hang out in here forever!
Even though I am done for the season, the wander lust is never far from my soul!! Happy Trails my friends!
oh goodness, so many of these owls are so sneaky! Another cutie!
owls every where for sure!
and as per my normal, I am already working on the next theme. Am pretty much skipping over Halloween, yes I know, so sad. But will make up for it with my Christmas decor!! Sneak peek of the Avion's Christmas theme! A Christmas Cheer! Cocktails and Macarons theme! Here is the curtain fabric and coordinating pics for the inspiration!
I have already started the quilt...some fun Cocktail blocks that are from a pattern from Suzy's Sitcom site. The rest will be my own original!
Time to update. Tropical on the brain the last few months! I had fun with this theme! It looks so pretty set up down at the campground. Unfortunately, I have only been down there 3 times since May, due to knee surgery on June 25th. I am healing up, but have to take things slow and rest after a busy day!
This coming weekend is Luau Weekend at the campground, so I will have more photos to share! But here is where we are now.
The quilt top came out amazing. I used fabric on hand and collected various Aloha wear shirts for each of the 25 blocks! The pattern was one I found for free on the internet by Moda, I can no longer find it for free. Some one is selling it on Etsy, she is charging for printing and shipping rather than the pattern itself. You may be able to find it for free, but if you can't here is a link: Sunshine Quilt.
I found these fabulous Monkey dishes at Goodwill. It didn't have all the pieces, so I found a few additions on Etsy! Such a cute pattern. It is called Monkey by American Atelier at Home. The vintage parrot glasses were purchased from a friend!
My memory board got a few Tropical additions, a vintage handkerchief and metal surf board sign!
I found my two vintage monkeys in my studio, so they got a place of honor on the bed. I absolutely LOVE monkeys. The one on the left reminds me of one that I had in my childhood. My Oma always sent over toys and dolls from Germany, Steiff toys! He reminds me of one, that was a bit smaller, from her!
Pillow from an antique/gift store in Grand Rapids. I wish I could remember the name! such a fabulous store. I would love to visit again!
I changed out my chalkboard to "Tiki Trailer". I need to practice my chalkboard skills...LOL But it works with the overall look!
Some more finds. I found the Hawaiian couple several years ago, at Goodwill, when I started the theme. The little box was found at the same store I found the parrot pillow, up in Grand Rapids some where!
Pillow covers that I made, with left over fabrics from making the quilt cover.
I couldn't find a matching tea pot for the Monkey dishes, but spotted this bamboo teapot at an antique store!
A vintage grass skirt found at Burgess Antique Center in Galesburg, Michigan. One of my favorite places to go when I am on the hunt!
Corkboard with palm trees and a couple of straw hats. Found the hats at Burgess Antique Center as well!
A bigger view of the quilt cover!
It's all in the details. Made these cute Pineapples from a pattern from Funky Friends Factory.
Another treasure that I found at Burgess Antique Center! Vintage Hawaiian plate!
I started these Lady Bug dolls a few years ago. Before, I became the "Lady Bug Lady" at the campground. I have always loved Lady Bugs, so they were a natural project for me to make. However, they sat there unfinished forever. So this year, I decided to make them my trailer mascots. I created little Tropical outfits for them both! So, now will have to make them outfits for each of the themes! haha! Didn't they turn out cute? I found the pattern on Pinterest. I believe it was in Russian. So I downloaded the pattern and figured it out myself. It printed kind of fuzzy, but since it was just straight lines was not detrimental to the success of the pattern!
A little video I made this spring! More video coming soon! Next post will be some outside photos of my set up! And what do you wear to a tropical themed trailer set up? Some of my outfit creations as well!
As in the previous post, i shared a preview of this years theme for the Shasta. I had started this theme 4 years ago and got as far as making the curtains and collecting a few items. So this year I decided to finish it for this summer's theme! I have so many now. I plan on revisiting each and sharing the ones that I had not shared! So to recap, this is the start of the curtains. I always start with curtain fabric to set the tone and colors of the theme. I love that this fabric has ALL of the colors, so the sky is the limit on this one. I have more projects to go on this but want to share where I am at the moment!
Outside set up from 4 years ago! This is going to be fun to recreate and improve this summer!
What fun fun fabric! Unlimited colors!
This fabric is sooo fun! I used the Michael Miller fabric (found on Etsy and is still available) with a burlap trim. I cut it a few inches wide and then frayed the edges to make a fringe at the bottom. Then used a accent fabric in red (always include my red to go with the trailer) And sewed that on top to hold in place. Before I sewed the curtains to the backing light blocking lining fabric. I think the next set of curtains, I will make a tutorial!
I am currently working on the quilt top for the comforter cover. I LOVE making quilt tops, but hate the quilting process and LOVE to sleep under a feather comforter. I had found one at Goodwill, brand new for $12 so I came up with the idea of making the comforter covers! I back the quilt top with muslin and then use a sheet or decorative fabric to create the cover back!
Photos are where I am today! After this post will be working on outer borders and creating the cover!
I started the decorating as well. I need to go through tubs and add some actual essential items, like canisters and any other used things for actual camping! Usually have a basket to hold lotion, aspirin and chapstick near the bed. That kind of thing.
I found the Tiki mugs I had gotten 4 years ago. Star Wars themed! Too funny! I decided to add a few more and found a relatively inexpensive set of 9 on Retroplanet.com! So was fun to add! I realized there is a sub culture of Tiki mug collectors and they can get really expensive! Miscellaneous items from Goodwill have added some more details. I found some Tiki statues in the doll house decor and also ordered a few signs from Amazon. More to go, but it is coming along nicely! My latest find was the Monkey dishes at Goodwill! LOVE them. But no photo, i just realized. I guess i can save that for later! Two purses that I found at Goodwill! I realized as I search for items, you have to be open minded at what you might come across and where you can use them! But half the fun is the thrill of the hunt!
3 of the set of 6 Star Wars Tiki mugs, a sign from Amazon (set of 4, cheap) and hibiscus plates from Goodwill
Tiki mug collection from Retro Planet and two wooden Tiki statues from my doll decor!
Thrifted wooden spoons, Tiki warmer from Ollies, the other 3 Staw Wars Tiki Mugs from Thinkgeek.com which is no longer there....*sniff* Palm place mat from Hobby Lobby and hand made glass margaritta glasses were a gift from my mom a bunch of years ago!
Various items from my stash! The palm tree is from my porch decorations stash, the Tiki mugs are from Retro planet, the hula dancer figures, the parrot, cage and coconut monkey figures all from Goodwill! Surf board signs from set from Amazon!
Palm pillow was a find at Ollies!Palm candle holder: thrift shop and the little Hula couple salt and pepper shakes: Amazon!
Ollie's pillows, more Tiki mugs from Retro planet, hula mug: thrift shop
Well there is more to go, some fun projects to share and the outside as well, but that will come in the near future! That is all for today! Aloha!