Hellow there campers!

Hello there campers!

Having been camping in our newly purchased and terribly retro (old!!) caravan, I thought I had to share with you the fantastic camping accessories and inspired products that are on offer from the wonderfully creative handmade community!

Camper van Tea towel - well you gotta wash the dishes!
Available at - http://www.snapdragongarden.co.uk

The artist behind this wonderful textile piece is inspired by her 'Life in a Snapdragon's garden' having always been a keen secret sketcher 'documenting life in my garden, the plants, animals and insects that live there. My embroideries are based on these sketches, I draw with my sewing machine to make badges, mirrors, notebooks and other home accessories. Each item is made individually and this means that each is unique.'

A range of co-coordinating accessories are available to complement this collection - Truly a feast for any camper!
Sail Away....

The Reefer sail compay - http://www.reefersails.com/ offer us a wonderful array of unique one-off recycled deckchairs and windbreaks made and produced in Devon. The companies ethos is to rescued boat & windsurf sails, kites, paragliders, hang gliders and microlights as well as sailmaker's roll ends and offcuts, sourcing these sails from individuals and commercial organisations who make the decision to reduce waste and recycle. Well, a sound business philosophy which im sure will delight fellow campers out there!

Lets get knitting!

Whilst chilling at the campsite under the roaring firelight with your ginger beer (remember my last post -go buy!) you have plenty of time to get your creative juices flowing and knit yourself a camper van - well that is if your kids / neighbours for the evening are not keeping you awake with their giggling or shouting....

Time allowing, pre-order this wonderful pattern by Leah Sutton - http://www.leahsutton.com and knit s away....now i really do wish I could knit....
Bring the camping home?

Kids are notoriously invesntive...should the idea of camping not float your boat, but your kids do not see it your way, there is still no excused for not doing the summer camping thing...in your front garden or in the house on one of the few (not!) rainy days...my boys love nothing more than camping in their Wigwam, and care of 'Moozlehome' we can bring a bit of handmade to our play in or out of the house, visit http://moozlehome.com to take a look into what would make a little one think there camping, even if Mammy and Daddy don't want to! Now to be honest, I have been found on teh front lawn, wrapped up in a baby blanket asleep in our own wigwam at 4pm in the afternoon with my little one by Daddy...should I be admitting that bit?
Camping for Arts sake?

Want to bring the memories of the summer camping trip home with you? Well, look no further than http://www.etsy.com/people/margaretlillian for a range of camping inspired photography prints.