So apparently this fixing up vintage campers thing isn't a one time thing. It's not even a 4 time thing.
When I started shopping around for a camper to fix up a year ago, the Airflyte was the one that made my heart skip a beat, but I couldn't touch them at around $3,000, and that was on the low end. But apparently I built up some good camper karma by fixing up the others and putting them back on the road. My roomie out at the hangar had his paws on one that looked pretty scary on the outside. So scary that I wasn'... read more
I was inspired last week by some folding shopping cart liners I saw online and decided it would be fun to try one myself. I love cruising flea markets on summer mornings and I usually have a folding shopping cart with me, but I hate that smaller items fall through the large holes in the frame. I've seen folks with all sorts of inserts and liners, but nothing cute. Functional stuff has to be cute for me. I prefer it that way. It falls under my "why live a boring life?" policy.
So I got hold of a used coffe... read more
Has anyone else noticed how much burlap there is out there these days? I've admired how people are using it paired with reproduction and orginal graphics, made to look like an old French country feed sack. Lots of folks are doing gorgeous things with upcycled coffee & potato sacks with all kinds of colorful printing.
From the most vibrant to the most plain, I think it all looks wonderful. When such a rugged material is paired with sweet fabrics, it only enhances the pretty factor.
For quick projects, it... read more
On my project list for this coming weekend is to make a liner for my folding shopping cart. I use it when I go to antique, vintage, and flea markets. If I can't be out trolling the grassy aisles in Kane County, I can at least be working toward it in some fun little way, right? If you're a pro market goer, you know you have one of these with you at all times. Can't be held down by armloads of vintage treasures when there's shopping to be done!
My friend Carrie over at Loyal Order of the Glamper had this one made fr... read more
I have no idea where this came from, but I've had an ongoing obsession with chairs for DECADES. They can be a sculptural object or a canvas for me to craft into something fresh and useful. Maybe it has something to do with my emotional attachment with my grandmother's kitchen chair, which currently sits in front of my piano in the front room of our home.
I don't know what it is, but I do love painting an old alley pick and recovering the seat in some pretty fabric, and giving it a new round. I currently have n... read more
I sent a note out via Facebook this morning that I've been looking for an old china cabinet to fix up and use for linen storage. Well, my friend Ali pinged me back that she had a corner cabinet that had belonged to her grandmother and it was just sitting in her garage waiting for some new fun. So we negotiated, sent some notes back and forth (Man, she's a tough one! -kidding.) and a deal was struck. Now this lovely beauty is mine and I get to plan her rehab. We don't know anything about the history other tha... read more
I've been seeing a bunch of posts lately about how to make your own batches of your favorite household stuff, like Mrs. Meyer's hand soap. Mmm. I love Mrs. Meyer's. Geranium, Basil, Lemon Verbena...I can never choose. And now I can make a gallon of the stuff for the same cost as a bar of the soap.
Dishwasher detergent! Oh man it sucks when you realize you've run out after loading a dinner's worth of dishes into the washer. So whether it's to save your stress levels or save some dough, Being Creative to Keep My... read more