Glamper Tour Spring 2014 Dates Announced!

Here is it! The list of shops that Lucy the Glamper will be coming to this spring! Please come see us! You’ll get to come do make and takes in (and outside) the glamper, have treats, check out new fabric lines, get ideas from our samples, and meets lots of great designers! It’s going to be SO fun, and I can’t wait to meet you!


Did I mention the awesome number of designers who will be attending these events? Here’s the breakdown of who will be at each event.

March 22 My Girlfriend’s Quilt Shoppe in Logan, Utah 11am-2pm with Riley Blake, Deena Rutter, Emily Taylor, Lori Holt, and Samantha Walker

April 19 Quiltique in Las Vegas, Nevada 11am- 2pm with Riley Blake and Chelsea Andersen

May 3 Pine Needles at Gardner Village in West Jordan, Utah 11an-2pm with Riley Blake, Sandy Workman, Lori Whitlock, Samantha Walker, Emily Taylor, Lori Holt, Amanda Herring, and Deena Rutter.

May 10 Mormon Handicraft Fort Union in Sandy, Utah 1pm-4pm with Riley Blake, Lori Holt, Amanda Herring, Samantha Walker, Emily Taylor, Deena Rutter, and Lori Whitlock.


And of course, I will be there showing my new fabric line Little Ark hanging out! In fact, the May 10th event at Mormon Handicraft is a special Mother’s Day event and not only will you see all of Riley Blake’s gorgeous new fabric lines, but I will also be showing my newest goodies for Deseret Book!

Spread the word! Feel free to grab the images in this post and let people know about these events! I’d love to see you there!





Glamper Renovation — Full Reveal! Part 5

IMG_6096_blogIt’s taken several months, but our glamper is finally finished! I think we have named her Lucy (I’m still a but noncommittal since I have trouble not just calling her “the glamper.”) I’m so happy with how the interiors turned out. There was much sewing, wallpapering, painting and contast cleaning. I’m so excited for the memories that our little family will be creating in her. At the moment, she is my personal office since I stole away to St. George to finish taking pictures of her and get some much needed work under my belt.

I hope you enjoy the photos and come see her on the Glamper Tour this spring! I will be revealing the places a little later this week.

BTW, all the photos of me were shot by my fabulous assistant Susan. I know, she rocks.

Here are some of the highlights (check them out in the photos).

1. Wallpapered door, table, and kitchen (patterns from my October 2014 fabric line…yet to be seen)
2. Laminates from Riley Blake on all the cushions (best decision EVER!)
3. Curtains featuring my Evening Blooms fabric collection and Tasha Noel’s Simple Life all by Riley Blake.
4. Refrigerator covered with some chalk art I made (printed at Costco…they have the best price for 30 x 20 images!)

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Want to see the befores?

Glamper Renov Part 1
Glamper Renov Part 2
Glamper Renov Part 3
Glamper Renov Part 4

Recap of Glamper Visit to Pine Needles Quilt Shop
Recap of Glamper Visit to My Girlfriend’s Quilt Shoppe
Recap of Glamper Visit to Quiltique



PS. You’ll notice no pictures of the bathroom in this post. That is the one part of the glamper that may take more time to renovate. I’ll show you once I’ve finished making decisions about where it is going to go. This renovation never ends!

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Glamper Renovation Part 4- Exterior Finished!


It’s been so busy I haven’t had a chance to post the finished exterior of the glamper! And just in time too! I was watching the weather closely to paint the exterior and parts of the interior.


The polka dots turned out to be a bit of a chore. At the end of the day, I’m glad I did it because it gives my glamper such a fun look. To get the polka dots I cut 5 inch circles out with a circle cutter with an 18mm blade. I then spaced them out 5 inches apart both vertically and horizontally. Because I was using a spray, I knew the circles wouldn’t come out “clean”. Once the paint was dry, I just figured that I was going to be able to use a stencil to outfit the edges with my white paint.

Because of all the crinkles on the glamper, this turned out to be an impossible plan. I ended up hand painting every single dot! Eek! Thankfully I got a little help (see photo below).


I did a touch up coat of white on the top of the glamper and a tiny gray stripe between the top and bottom. It was two days of torment well worth it!


Here’s a quick view of the other side of the glamper:


I’ve also been working hard on the exterior and finally finished painting the bathroom, touch-ups, most of the hardware is in, the fridge installed, tv hardware installed, the cushions all sewn, and most of the curtains finished. I’m still a bit out before I can show you all of it. In fact, I have a hankering to decorate it for Christmas so the first shots of the interior you might see all “Christmas-ed up.”

If you haven’t seen the previous posts on the Glamper, here are some quick links for you:

Glamper Renovation Part 3
Glamper Renovation Part 2
Glamper Renovation Part 1