Monday, August 27, 2012

Back from the Woods

The camper is almost done! Actually it's away on a hunting expedition as we speak. There are just a few more finishing touches that need to be added, but it was done enough to take out for archery season...and it is SO much fun! We just LOVE it!!! The ice box keeps everything cold, the stove works great, even the solar panel and battery work! I'm not very happy with the way the curtains hang, so when Scotty comes home, I'll have to fix them a bit. Until then, I'm working up a storm in the studio.
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How was your weekend? I'd love to hear what you've been up to!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Monday, August 20, 2012

FuLL of G R A T I T U D E


Have you ever stopped to think about how much your husband, wife, or partner does for you to make  you happy? I just can't stop thinking about how much I love my husband and how grateful I am for EVERYTHING he does. The other day I noticed that the horse's water trough was half full and I better fill it. I went to do just that and saw the water tank was empty. Hmmm. I guess I better hook up the trailer and head to town. No big deal, right? Well, not normally, except that I've never fetched water by myself. I know how to hook up the trailer and drive it to town, but I've never actually done this all by myself. So I put it on my TO DO list and went about my day. I knew as time went on, I couldn't put this task off much longer. I was laying on my bed giving myself a pep talk: You can do this! How hard can it be? Just do everything you've been taught and you'll be fine...and so I did.

Not only am I thankful that my husband can do all these physically challenging tasks (because they really wear me out!) but I am also grateful for his patience, trust, and encouragement that he gives me each and everyday.

Thank you sweetie for all that you do and the beautiful person you are. 

I love you!


Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Pottery+Pottery = aLOTTA Pottery

A quick update for MuddyPotts:

Two different online stores will now be carrying select MuddyPotts! The Leif Shop and Comfort-Goods  will be selling items directly from me very soon! I'll keep you posted...


In camper news...My husband was hard at work building a cabinet for the ice box and adding trim before the doors are put on...

getting ready for the icebox

newly paneled icebox and trim around cabinet doors

another angle

This week I'll be busy sewing cushion covers, making curtains, and prepping the windows for installation...getting closer to our first camping trip!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Renovation Update

We've been working on the camper again for the last few days. Everything we do seems to take longer than we think it would, but that's how our projects go! Yesterday David installed the stove top,sink and furnace.

getting fitted

working on the bench
furnace installed
I like the cushions, but I'm not crazy about having stripes, so I'm going to make covers for them in a solid blue to match our bedding. I can hardly wait to see it all finished! We thought we would be camping by the end of the week, but it looks like we're not going to make it this go around. Maybe next days off?

Thursday, August 2, 2012

a Renovation

our little Scotty

When I was growing up, my parents took my brother and I camping all the time. We used the tent when we headed to the mountains, but when it came to family vacations, dad pulled a camper behind our Bronco and we stayed at campgrounds. It was so much fun! Now that we're all grown up, we're starting to do the same with our own families.

A few weeks ago, my husband and I purchased our first bumper pull. It's a 13' 1972 Serro Scotty. It was in pretty rough shape and missing almost everything that it originally had when it was new.  We've read that there are many people that like to restore vintage campers back to their old self, but it can be quite expensive and time consuming. We decided to restore ours into a  modern little camper to fit our own personal needs.

So far we have torn it almost completely apart on the inside and installed a new subfloor, insulation and paneling. Yesterday we purchased an icebox, a furnace, and a table from Craigslist and a new stovetop is ordered and on the way! It's coming together so nicely! It's been a lot of work, but so much fun and worth every penny! We can hardly wait to take it out...

Here are some images of what it looked like before:

and the renovation begins...

Lexi, the supervisor

replaced framework

windows cut out

Happy Camping!