Tuesday, November 15, 2011

AWOL

I haven't posted in a while because I have been away here,
enjoying a bit of
with friends and finding time to do a bit of
and to top it all off, long walks on the
Don't you just love long weekends!

This is the interior of our caravan.  She is a classic, 1977, probably state of the art in her day.  We bought it because it is a 6 berth which came in really handy when the kids were small.  Having little kids in a caravan however meant sand, grass and more tomato sauce spills than I care to mention on both the upholstery and the carpet so last year we redid the interior.  We had new carpet laid and I set about making new squab covers in something a little more kid friendly than the cotton canvas squab covers we inherited.  The current fabric is a rib type synthetic heavy weight fabric that I can throw in the washing machine.  The squabs were easy but the back rests proved to be more of a challenge because they flip up and become bunks.  Covering these involved a lot of cutting, sewing, refitting and more sewing.  Unlike previously we now have backrest covers that can also be thrown in the washing machine. I found a beachy stripe remnant that I made up into cushion covers to make the seats a little more settee like. 

The other thing that annoyed me about caravan circa 1977, is the double beds are so darned narrow.  Before heading out this weekend my husband made an extension and I bought a piece of foam and robbed an old sheet from my linen cupboard to cover it.  We now have a full queen size bed....fantastic, we will never want to come home!

2 comments:

  1. Oooh, caravanning is such fun! I hope you have a wonderful time!

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  2. Ooh yes, kind of puts you in the mood for summer.....roll on Christmas I say!

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