The Transformation of a sweet old trailer to become a Flashy Sassy Trailer for my "Sisters on the Fly" outtings.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Trailer Candle Cozy
Last year at Kamp Karen's one of the ladies, Denise, made a cute little candle cozy (below) for Karen as a sweet Hostess Thank~you gift.. (top one is mine, below is Denise's)
Well, I have been wanting to stitch one up ever since...but as usual,,,time slipped away and I had forgotten about it until just recently...so I decided to make one for myself.... I made mine a wee bit different from Denise's and I had so much fun in doing so. The fun thing is you can make them from felt or from wool, and almost entirely out of scraps. For mine, I used silver snaps as the 'wheel' and I used black snaps for the ball on the hitch. I like both and I have decided to make a 2nd one,,,just because I can! I have a stash of wool that is/was formaly skirts and jackets, cut up, laundered and felted (in the dryer) all of which were bought at the local Thrifts for a dollar or two... Gotta love re-purposed crafting! Wagons HO!
We had such fun re-vamping our "Lil Twinkie" 12foot 1976 SCAMP trailer that we wanted to do it again....but this time with a Vintage Canned Ham Trailer....so Lil Twinkie went to a new loving home and we searched till we found "Gracie's Victorian Rose".... We bought her for $950.00....a tad bit more then I wanted to spend...but structurally GVR is in great shape thou she does need some "cosmetic work" and so now the fun begins! Just hope the old check book holds out!!!! aacckk! For any of you that have ever "re-done" a Vintage Trailer project...the initial purchase of the trailer is always the cheapest part! But oh the fun, the shopping, the demolition, and finally the restoration!"Gracie's Victorian Rose" is a bit of a mystery as we do not know her true age (what woman admits her age? haha!)...the previous owner did not have the title & the Washington Dept. of License...could not find enough of the Vin number to run through their system. The License plate is from 1963...(but thanx to the help of a friend who has the same exact trailer) we are assuming it is a 15foot 1959 Aljo Trailer. So by doing the math that makes GVR 51 years old and that makes her younger than me! Hmmmmmm! Unless through our research we find out that she is actually older!Gary is sliding through cyber space looking for Bits, Pieces & Parts for Gracie's Victorian Rose..... the Internet is a great tool for finding resources and information.I found the perfect fabric and will be sewing the new curtains this coming week not to mention continue to call Upholstery Shops for quotes on the Sofa and the Bankette seats.... other then that Gary & I will do all the rest of the re-model ourselves. Well I will be posting LOTS of pics as we progress. Today's task was demolition, fun but dirty!So do peek in from time to time and watch the progress.