Monday, March 1, 2021

Tropical revisited! My Funny Valentine 2021 Theme.

 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!  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 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!