Trailer Stash Fabrics


To Paint or Not to Paint

September 29, 2014 70531414

The Shasta is a good color. It is very close to the colors I choose for my Ginabean Quilts logo. But, on this particular Shasta,  the latex paint was rolled on. About 4 coats of it, to be exact. And see the black stripe on the camper? Well- that's not paint....It's duct tape. Yes- you heard correctly. Duct Tape. (Imagine a little version of my mom sitting on my shoulder, whispering in my ear, "if you're gonna do it, ...") The decision was made. The paint needed to be removed and the trailer needed to be repainted. Just removing the...


If you're gonna do it....

September 29, 2014 70531414

24 hours after the Canned Ham rolled into our driveway, the interior that the previous owner spent 2 years building was no more. Anthony took out all of the pent-up aggression and bad feelings he has been pushing down into deep dark places that no one likes to talk about and demoed the interior. He ripped out all of the cabinets.  He pulled up the flooring and took out the toliet. Everything.gone.(Sorry Mr. Previous Owner) During the demo, I began to ponder...Should we turn and burn this thing and just worry about the inside or should we maybe take the...


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,...