Trailer Stash Fabrics


Never say things can't get worse...

October 02, 2014 70531414

...because they can. After we stripped the paint of the trailer, I thought the worst was behind us. I had no idea how much worse it would be. Anthony removed the skin, and there was rot. Lots of rot. Of course there was rot! Why wouldn't there be? The thing is 50 years old. However, in addition to the rot, there was Bondo. Lots and lots of Bondo. Everywhere the wood had rotted away, someone replaced it with gobs and gobs of Bondo. All of the rot and Bondo was going to have to be torn out and replaced with...


Make-up

October 02, 2014 70531414

You know how make-up helps to cover up all those flaws on our skin? That's pretty much what the several layers of paint did for the Shasta. She looked beautiful all done up for the Ball but, take off the make-up and ball gown, throw on some yoga pants and a sweatshirt and put the hair up in a pony tail and she vaguely resembles the same girl. Same.exact.thing. with the Shasta. That paint covered up some major flaws in her appearance. Where to proceed from here? Since we were already replacing the roof, new skin for the sides seem...


The Plan

September 29, 2014 70531414

When Anthony and I purchased the camper, the previous owner excitedly asked us what type of camping we planned to do. Um, yeah- sorry sir, but there will be no type of camping happening in this thing, whatsoever. (This girl does not camp!) He had gutted the inside and rebuilt all of the cabinetry and was proud of his craftsmanship and the two years he put into restoring the camper.  When I tried to explain my "vision" for the camper, a panicked look came across his face as he uttered the words, "Oh, so you're going to gut it!?!" Those...


The Road Less Traveled

September 29, 2014 70531414

A little over a month ago I typed the word "vintage" into the search box on Craigslist. I have a thing for old sewing machines and occasionally I check Craigslist to see what it has to offer. As I scrolled down the list of vintage items, this trailer appeared and my life took a turn. For better or worse, it took a turn. My head began spinning with possibilities as I imagined turning this cute little 1963 Shasta into a retail fabric shop and starting a some type mobile fabric sales revolution. I showed it to my husband. Of course,...