This week my creative space is filled with truimphant sighs and maybe the odd few smug grins. Le Caravan is finished!! When it finally came down to it I'm embarrassed to say it only took an hour or two of hand stitching to complete whilst tucked up on the lounge watching Pride and Predjudice for the one hundredth time. All the blog love encouraged me to finish this project first, so folks, here she is.
Who wouldn't want to head off into the wild blue yonder in a little floral car and polka dot caravan complete with window box and vine covered door? I bet there'd even be lemon butter for toast in the morning! And don't forget the billy tea!
I again delved into my beloved Softies books (this time from More Softies) to use a Louise Hatchard pattern from Prairie Mouse and it was so beautifully easy to make.
With every stitch I recalled family holidays in a rickety old mustard coloured campervan. Ones where I would sing Whitney Houston at the top of my lungs in the back seat while plugged into my walkman (and I thought I was sooo cool!) . I'd like to say I was unaware of my impromtu concerts but alas, I'm a show pony at heart and secretly delighted in belting out "The Greatest Love of All" with every subtle nuance and high note. My family must have gritted their teeth for many a road trip!
And just to add my own little touch...a personlised number plate for my girl. I wish for her many fun filled holidays in polka dot caravans eating fish and chips straight from the packet using a piece of the torn paper as a little plate, drinking Golden Pash from coloured anodised cups and wondering at all that magic that is our planet Earth. Enjoy my bébé!!
For more delightful creative spaces, please pop into Kirsty's blog for a little wee holiday.