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Vintage Camper Reno: the end

If I had known what I know now… heck, I’d probably do it again anyway.

I love how it turned out! So cute and a pretty good amount of storage for this size camper. The table folds down to provide a twin sized bed and the bench on the opposite side folds out to another twin sized bed.

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Vintage Camper Reno: halfway there

I’ll be vintage before this is all done… wait, I already am. That reminds me, I was carded while buying some sparkling rose’ today. After leaving the shop, my tween asked why they asked for my ID… because it’s sooooo apparent that I’m over 21. Nice.

We are busy finishing the other side of the Skamper and it takes all hands on deck. One more wall and ceiling and then the inside is pretty much done 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

I even started a coat of paint!

I’m going to do gray and white but I’m thinking it needs a splash of color. It feels so good to put some fresh paint on it, even though I’m probably jumping ahead. It still needs to be sealed and patched in places. Oh well, I can always touch it up.

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The floors are on the wall!

Between the heat, thunderstorms and a horrible sunburn I am slowly making progress on my camper.

After finishing the cabinets and hardware, I started the flooring. It changes the whole feel already. Bye bye 80’s.

I’ve decided to install the peel and stick vinyl flooring to the one wall that the kitchen is on. I ❤️ the texture it’s adding to the space.

I thought that the adhesive on the flooring would be enough but I ended up having to use a couple of caulking tubes of E6000 glue. I used painters tape on the seams to hold it all in place. Nothing is ever as easy as I think it’s going to be🙄

I’ve just ordered the foam cushion inserts and bought the fabric for covering them. So excited! BUT FIRST- let’s get some walls and a bench/bed up. It’s starting to look like a camper✨

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Vintage camper project!

I love home decor and I’ve been wanting to get my hands on a vintage camper for quite a while. This project is already bigger than I thought it was going to be. I wanted to slap some paint on and update the flooring but this baby needs a little more TLC than that😭

Yuck! Not the best site I’ve ever seen. But with a little hard work we are slowly replacing the framework.

Looks so much better already! Luckily the cabinetry is in OK condition and we removed the doors and started painting.

I’m using the highest grade of Sherwin Williams paint and so far it’s worth the $$$. It goes on so smooth with amazing coverage. And it has almost no odor, which is everything when you are working in such a confined space. I purchased this hardware from Target, it’s from the Hearth & Hand line. So lovely but I wanted some gold. If you’ve never tried Rub ‘n Buff, you’re missing out. It comes in various colors and is so easy to use. And it lasts!

Look at the lining of these drawers! I used the gift wrap that I designed from Spoonflower. It’s such heavy paper and so perfect to add that bit of color. ❤️ This is the part of the project that I love❤️

Painting cabinets may seem a little premature given the fact that my camper has no walls😬 but I wanted to paint them without caring about drips and painting outside of the lines… But it’s also incentive. Seeing the fresh paint makes me want to hurry up and finish it!!

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Quilt Market 2015!


Oh My Goodness! I did it! I had my first booth at the International Quilt Market in Houston. Crazy. I packed up my gear and my two little girls and off we went. Well… it wasn’t quite that easy but pretty close.


My bestie and I have romped the aisles of Quilt Market for half a dozen years and now it’s time to cross it off the bucket list! It was surreal to be behind the scenes and actually doing it. I am beyond blessed to have such an encouraging husband and a friend willing to help me lasso a dream.

So here’s my booth:

IMG_5095[1]A few things: I had the smallest available, 6×10, and it was just right. One of the best pieces of advice was to drive my display if possible. It is so much more less expensive than shipping it to the convention center. Hence, the display created from industrial pipe and wood(soon to be reconstructed into a new cutting table for the studio).

IMG_5113[1]I was so ridden with anxiety before the show! As an artist and crafter, I spend much of my creative time alone and it felt so good to put myself out there and feel all the LOVE. Ziggy was a hit! I had 3 intentions for this show. 1) Exposure for my sewing patterns to quilt shops 2)Exposure to sewing pattern distributors 3)Exposure as a surface designer for collaboration opportunities. I put myself out there and now it’s time to “pound the pavement” with everything that I learned and reach out to people that I’ve met on this wild ride!

IMG_5142[1]So glad that I showed up for myself in this way! I don’t know what I would, or could, have done differently. I put my heart+soul into the preparation and had so much fun being there. I am so giddy with excitement about the possibilities that this show has opened up to me. EEEK! I still can’t believe that I did it!!


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map pillows.

We enjoyed an amazing family vacay in Maine this summer. I loved all of the souvenirs but didn’t want to shell out the dough. I purchased a couple of inexpensive map bandanas and turned them into pillows for my sis-in-law and myself. Can’t wait to go back but until then I’ll love the constant reminders when I glance over at my souvenir!


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Quilt Market 2011.

I can’t believe it’s that time of year again. Our annual trek to International Quilt Market in Houston. So inspiring to see fresh new lines, old favorites and new ones!

Here are just a few of the scenes that caught my eye. From left to right:

Echo by Lotta Jansdotter

Fiesta by Jennifer Sampou

from the Anna Griffin booth

birch fabrics

Shabby Chic by Rachel Ashwell

Amy Butler

Michael Miller

ellie mae designs

basic grey

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2010 Quilt Market.

I’ve been to 4 of these. Read up on my past adventures here, here and here.  You’ll see a bit from some of the household name designers. If you want to see pics of them go to my Facebook fan page. There is SO much to see each year that I will just spotlight a couple of new designers that I met besides the eye candy from yesterday.

… speaking of  eye candy!!

Ty Pennington!! So cute. So charming. And not a bad fabric line. It’s not all hype. I enjoyed his masculine and cultural style and the spice inspired colors. It’s called Impressions. I’m sure it will be out at the end of the year. Look for it.

Jeneane Morrison had her 1st Quilt Market booth! It was adorable. Her new line was funky but soft. Vintage dreamy.

Bari J. She was so personable and remarkably talented. Her site will show off her bright and happy fabrics, sewing patterns and ready to ship goodies!

I might have gone to too many rock concerts in my day but I heard that Kate Spade was going to be there. Nope. Even better.       Kate Spain. I really can’t wait to see more of her work. She has designed for Crate & Barrel and done some paper goods for Target. Very talented and very sweet. A great booth set up and I’m sure we will hear more from her in the future!

It was a fun few days filled with a lot of girl talk and inspiration! I can’t wait to actually hold some of these fabrics in my hand and get sewing!!