Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Accessorizing my Adventures....

   This past winter I got hooked on making bunting banners.   You know.... those pointy pennant thingies that car lots use.  Well... these are colorful cloth banners.   Glampers decorate their vintage trailers with them and I'm planning on decorating my Camper Van with one... or two.... or maybe more.

These are a few on the ones I've made.   I sell some on my family Etsy site:  Bunkhouse Boutique... http://www.etsy.com/shop/BunkhouseBoutique   Check Us Out.
  They also can be used to decorate for Parties, Birthdays, Photography props, or children's rooms.

National Glamping Weekend...

June 2 & 3, 2012 is National Glamping weekend.  Hope you all are making plans to go "Glamorous Camping"
  I think I might.   Where... I'm not sure yet, but it sounds like fun to me.
  I am a "Sister".... I've joined the Mary Jane Sisterhood and the Sister's on the Fly Sisterhood... women and vintage trailers.  Camping, Glamping, Fly Fishing (I dunno about that one).... nothing but us girls.   We will see what this summer holds for my adventures.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Craft Retreats... Highly Recommended

  Spent last weekend in the Beautiful Bavarian town of Leavenworth, Washington.
  Each year we hold a family craft retreat.  We've been to Leavenworth a few times, Whistling Jacks a couple of times.  This past weekend we again went back to Leavenworth.
  We get a 3 bedroom suite in a motel within walking distance from downtown.  We... being my Mom, my Daughter and my Sister as crafters and my 2 little grandsons.  This year, we invited my Niece, who has never been to Leavenworth before.  I'm glad we got to be the ones to take her.
  The boys played with toys they brought, cut paper, colored and played Angry Birds on my Kindle.  Sis did some sewing... she's learning to make quilttops, Mom did some embroidery, Daughter did beading & knitting, Niece did some beading and created some great scrapbook greeting cards and I worked on emblelishment on a quilt top and spent time relaxing and enjoyed whatching the activities of the boys. 
  I totally enjoyed the weekend. 
  Then... of course we did some shopping.   We walked into town and enjoyed the afternoon.
  On the way home, a neighboring town, Cashmere, has a wonderful Antique Mall that we HAD to check out.  I found a Vintage Barbie red coat and a suitcase pair.
  I highly recommend planning a retreat.. antique shopping... crafting... or whatevery you like to do.  Get away, relax and refresh.