Look what I got this week! A pop-up camper. I’m so excited. I’ve been saving my pennies and searching craigslist for something just right for our family and I finally took the plunge. It’s not new – 15 years old, actually. But the previous owners took good care of it and I think (hope) it will last for another 10 years in our family.
And now I’ve got a delightful makeover project ahead of me, it makes me giddy just thinking about it. I mean, look at those vomit-colored curtains and mattresses with no quilts.
Those couch cushions are simply screaming ‘recover me!’
In fact, I started taking the curtains down so I could take them in the house and measure them when my husband reminded me that I have a book deadline. It’s looming over me like an elephant in the back seat of the car. Watch for my pop-up makover ‘after’ pictures coming in a few months!
Sew an organizer covered with pockets that you can hang in your closet! This easy sewing project is great for organizing sewing and craft supplies, fashion accessories, bathroom necessities, gift wrappings, and more. There are pockets on both sides plus a big interior pocket so every bit of space is used. I’ll show you easy step by step instructions for sewing this organizer and putting it to use in your home. Get sew organized today.
At my daughter Chloe’s high school (can you believe my baby started high school???), the lunch lines are so long that she has been skipping lunch! She’s always starving by the time she gets home because she doesn’t want to carry a big lunch bag as well as her heavy backpack – poor girl!
I am so in love with the beautiful look of simple patchwork quilts with lots of squares. This is the perfect way to use up fabric scraps like I did, or you can make a beautifully coordinated quilt with pre-cut 2 1/2’’ square fabric pieces that come in mini-charm packs.
I’m also in love with the process. If you feel like quilt making is your escape from the world and sitting down to sew for a few hours makes your troubles fade away… this is the quilt for you!
Sew an easy beautiful apron with this free sewing pattern that only uses one yard of fabric! Whether you are sewing for yourself or for a friend, an apron always comes in handy and makes a great gift. This blog post includes a link to a free template that I digitized for you.
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My sister and I went on a Machine Embroidery Cruise to Alaska!
This was my first time to take a sewing themed cruise and while it wasn’t exactly what I expected, I had a fabulous time.
In this post I’ll share a brief review of how it was organized and what was included in the cost. This is for anyone thinking of taking a cruise with the Sew & Sail folks, since I don’t have experience with any other sewing cruises. Yet – hopefully in the future!
Earlier this month my friend Virginia Lindsay from Gingercake offered me a copy of her new Day Off Back Pack pattern to try and I couldn’t wait to get started! The original plan was to make a back to school backpack for my daughter Chloe, but it turned out so beautiful that I think I might have to steal it from her – or at least find an excuse to borrow it once in a while.
Can’t wait to see the changes you make to your new popup camper when you have time! Thanks for the linky party!
I am looking forward to seeing and reading about the remodelling you do to your new pop up camper 😀
You will have some great memories of your camping trips! I was just telling Carl the other day some funny stories of our camping trips when the kids were little. Can’t wait to see your "remodel"
We have awful (old) polyester drape type curtains in our little Airstream and I am slowly replacing them with Osnaburg fabric and I love the look! Plus, it’s easily washed and it is fairly inexpensive. Since the osnaburg is porous, I am lining them with a very lightweight, room darkening cotton liner fabric. The lining helps with privacy at night, as well as keeping things a little cooler in the hot tropical sun during the day.
Your family will love camping!!! Congrats on the pop-up!!
God I can feel your excitement LOL! I can totally understand the urge to get cracking on it.. I’m sure it will bring many memories to your family.
We have that exact camper!! We love it, bought it new, gosh, was that 15 yrs ago already! Our family of 6 has made many good memories camping, and the kids are grown and out on their own, but we still take it out once or twice a year!
Oh my gosh that is AWESOME!! You are going to have a blast redoing everything!