Friday, April 25, 2008

Picture This

The more I consider it the more convinced I am that I should have chosen a circus theme for the new rv. It seems awfully long and it is red white and blue, oh what the heck here's the picture..

I was going to wait until I had a better shot, maybe one without Sam in it, but seriously when will Sam ever not be in a picture of the RV?? As if the RV isn't long enough and rather obvious, picture a 20 ft. covered trailer behind it...I think you get the idea.. Yes, definitely a circus train coming to a town near you, maybe a little music piped outside... I'm thinking Dumbo might be an appropriate name for the RV. I wonder if we could find a cowboy hat for him??

The first official business trip will be June 7th and 8th when we motor down the road to Spokane to the Farm Chicks Show.

Cindy and I will be carpooling to Farm Chicks on the Circus Train. She thought maybe we would look more like the Clampits, but the trailer is covered so I'm hoping the treasures will be inside and not tied to the top!! I will repeat what I said from the beginning, I will not be the one driving with the trailer hitched to it, that would be my husband/driver Jed, I mean Dave!

Here are some shots of the fabric and accessories I have chosen for Dumbo. I have got a couple of the curtains sewn and they are much better looking than the original..

Here is the site that I was getting inspiration from, keep in mind she is doing those adorable vintage airstream's.. Not a white elephant! Are they not the coolest thing ever??

As you might expect I have switched everything around from how I originally imagined it would be, but it is so much fun to just go for it and everything is so small that it wouldn't be that big of a deal to change, if on a whim I decide to mix it up and change it all ..

The curtains aren't going to sew themselves, and if I want Dumbo dressed in his cowboy finest I better hit the trail and get busy!

Have a great weekend I will be back soon with more pictures..


  1. Joy -
    We recently bought a used 19 foot travel trailer that is so nice it doesn't need much done. But it NEEDS to look like home - my home! I'm in the process of adding throw pillows and art to the walls. I do have to keep in mind that my sweetheart will take it hunting in the fall and it will be guy home for a couple of weeks, but I figure I can take the pretties out just before then and store them for the winter! I hope you will show us pictures inside. Do you have before pictures so we can see the transformation? Your fabrics look wonderful.

    Will you be at Flourishes tomorrow? If so, maybe I'll see you there.

  2. You know, you could change the curtains from time to time, then you wouldn't have to narrow down your choices so much. Don't forget the cute ones we dug out of my basement too!

    Thank you SO much for all of your hard work and organizing expertise yesterday! Oh and for your friendship and all the fun and shopping and laughing and eating. Even though we were working and "sweating like pigs" as Brock would say... we sure got a lot done, and had a lot of fun after!

    Love ya!

  3. YEE HAH! Those fabrics are cool country vintage! I can't wait until you post the finished product on the inside of the trailer - it will be cuuuttteee!
    Looking forward to seeing your wares at the Farm Chicks sale in Spokane!

  4. Oh, Joy, I've always wanted to join the circus... I could be the multi-armed frenzied mom who spits fire at a moment's notice and does back-hand springs while sewing a cartliner all the while calling volunteers for the school carnival...!!! Can't wait to see the final results... Make sure to plan a baptism/housewarming party before inaugural trip?!!

  5. Okay, wait.... you mean you and Cindy aren't Clampetts??! Whaaa...?
    Geez, I could've sworn I heard you tell Jethro to fetch some squeezin's for the road!
    Envy the fun you two goofballs will be having... xoxo Karen