Monday, 21 January 2013

All snug and warm

Am very glad that I decided to buy PeaSoup a warm coat for winter - she has been making very good use of it in the snow.

Do feel a bit sorry for her having her toes sticking out, but at least she is nicely warm and dry underneath.

Wasn't long after taking this picture that the kids decided it was time to deface the snow and give her eyes - I suppose it gives her a bit of extra character!

Friday, 18 January 2013

Oh Happy Swap Shop Day

 It's always risky whenever I take a car load of stuff to the monthly swap shop.  I usually come back with more than I left with.
But look what beauties I came back with the other weekend!
Perfectly delightful!
I may have done a squeal and a clappy hands dance when I saw it.
I'm a little ashamed of that, but that pattern just tickles my eyes!

She really belongs in a field in the sunshine, but I couldn't wait to share.

It's a perfect size the the little guy.

I also got these gorgeous crocheted throws.  I don't know what they will be for, but the colours on the yellow/brown/orange/blue one i think suit the van.
I don't think hubby is too impressed with the blankets, but maybe he just doesn't understand how they will work until the whole look is put together?


Tuesday, 15 January 2013


I've been having a lot of fun with the soldering iron lately.  I've been wondering if I could bring it with us on camping trips and offer fellow campers random bits of personalized wood out of the van.  Or burn patterns onto sticks...
just because.


Monday, 14 January 2013

We're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat

We haven't had much "camper van" weather, and have been busier with projects within the home, but I have still been nesting and building our "dowry" for Pea Soup's eventual maiden voyage.
I am dreaming of a summer photo shoot in a field when all the goodies come together, but in the meantime I will share the journey of putting it all together.
Now, I am not a shopper by nature.
But I am a sucker for vintage.
And I have a tendency to hoard.
But just for the record- I am sticking to the list. For the most part.  You can see it here:
Handy Hubby is already hinting that we might need a trailer to haul all these treasures that I've been collecting!
                                                        Perfect Towels from a perfect friend!

She noticed me drooling over some towels from this post:

It's especially great to have contributions by friends. 
It will make it all so much more special.
Hopefully, we can all have a van warming party one day soon!