Monday 1 October 2012

My new toy.....

....and for once, it isn't craft related.

Picked up our new (to us) campervan (Auto-Sleepers Topaz) when we came back from Norfolk and spent the next week playing 'Wendy House' with it before taking it out for our first night away last Sunday.  Remember last Sunday - the night the storms started and it didn't stop raining for three days.  Talk about timing!  I was nice and snug inside while Mr B did all the practical stuff, emptying tanks and stowing cables before we left for home Monday morning.  Still, at least we know we will be warm enough when next we use it.

So with one thing and another I haven't done any crafting for weeks, not done any blogging for two weeks and not visited any blogs either - that had to change so on Saturday I got out my sewing machine and made a cushion for the van.

Printed of a photo, made a template and cut the material.  I know it isn't the same colour as the van, and I'm not sure about all that empty space above the applique but am quite please with it as a start and the word is my very first attempt at free-embroidery.

Not only that but I actually got out the inks and stamps this afternoon and had a little play so I'll be able to join in WOYWW again for the first time in weeks, so watch this space.


Annie said...

Hi Ann. Love the cushion...well done you if that is a first attempt at free-embroidery. Would love a camper van so hope you have lots of happy holidays in yours.
A x

cockney blonde said...

Oh how exciting, a campervan. Come and join us gypsies...
Love the cushion, well done you, x

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Ann,

I so want an old camper!!! I have a pinterest board on the subject. Glad your new toy kept you nice and warm during the storm!

Nice pillow!


May said...

I would love one of these Anne, you can take off when the mood takes you... and it stood up to the storm and kept you warm... fabulous!! Love the cushion... Happy holidays.. Hugs May x x x

Anonymous said...

Hi Ann, Happy travels to you and Mr. B in your new toy. Just think of all the adventures you will have.....and the freedom to go where you want, when you want. Fabulous! Love the cushion.
Regards Florence x

JoZart Designs said...

how wonderful it looks.. hope you have many happy trips n it to wonderful places. Travel safe!
Love jo x

Neet said...

What a smart van!
Love the cushion - you are so clever with that sewing. What about a rainbow over the top of the van to signify happy times?
Hope you have lots of trips out and time away but not on the first Saturday of the month. We miss you.
Hugs, neet xx