Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Aloha my friends!

 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!

Thanks for visiting! Aloha!