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Old 07-08-2012, 09:53 PM   #15
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You are very correct I think. I was in JoAnne's a few weeks back looking at possible upholstery patterns/materials and within 60 seconds I had a very friendly/helpful lady who did not leave my side the entire 30 minutes I was in the store! Very much the equivalent of the lady in the autoparts store with the guys falling over themselves to "help" out.
though hopefully with less of the "she's a female, she can't possibly know a thing about cars, i'll treat her like she's an idiot".

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H|Class? 100Q "One for the road", still looks a bit bigger than what I'd hoped for.
yeah, that doesn't look much smaller than what i've got. something like the size of the Singer Pixie (what a terrible name) looks like it'd be a good size, but it seems to be very poor quality, from the reviews. Bummer.
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Old 07-08-2012, 10:11 PM   #16
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though hopefully with less of the "she's a female, she can't possibly know a thing about cars, i'll treat her like she's an idiot".
No, none of that, I've been known to come to the aid of women in auto parts stores being given the "She probably doesn't know better" treatment. Deplorable the lies salesmen make when they think they can get away with it.

But got the vibe I had a date if I wanted it, I'll just put it that way. She was nice, and not entirely unpleasant to look at, but just wasn't feeling the vibe she seemed to me feeling. Or some people just enjoy being flirtatious just for sport/entertainment.

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yeah, that doesn't look much smaller than what i've got. something like the size of the Singer Pixie (what a terrible name) looks like it'd be a good size, but it seems to be very poor quality, from the reviews. Bummer.
The Pixie looks like a good size, where are these questionable reviews?
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Old 07-08-2012, 10:41 PM   #17
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right on that site. think the link was towards the upper right.
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Old 07-09-2012, 02:07 PM   #18
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Carol H., the magazine racks were there when I bought the Scamp. Haven't figured out a good use for them yet, but someday...

Right, and sewing isn't that hard, once you get the basics down. My mom always sewed and we had a unit on sewing in home ec during high school. Those of you interested in learning to sew could also cultivate relationships with older ladies (not that older men can't sew...)--and churches are sometimes a good place to find people who know how to sew. The church I grew up in had a very active quilting group, for example. Most of the ladies who were a part of it were widows who I'm sure would welcome somebody interested.

Robert Detrick, the vinyl was a roll I got from Menards (and used on the floor of the dinette) and there was enough left over to do the floor. I didn't take up the carpet, so it's a little softer with that cushion. I basically just laid the vinyl over the carpet, cut the trim pieces to fit around the edges, then screwed them down. So far it works pretty well. We'll see how it holds up!

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Old 07-09-2012, 05:38 PM   #19
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Hi Karen.

Thanks for the link and pics to your scamp. I just bought mine recently, and up until yesterday it was being worked on by my friend's Dad (replaced electrical, new water hoses and pump, fixed outside lights, etc) so the inside hasn't really begun yet.

I really liked how you made use of that closet. Would you, or anyone else reading this post,please give me some ideas, and supplies you used to utilize this area better? Thanks in advance.



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Old 07-10-2012, 06:48 PM   #20
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Sherril, here's the link to a previous post on the shelving, when I first put it together. It's actually really easy and except for the cutting of the shelves to fit, didn't require any more tools than a PVC cutter (which was fun to play with). And then this year, I staple-gunned the shoe holder to the inside of the door. Good luck with your closet!
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Old 07-12-2012, 11:34 AM   #21
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very nice redo and kind of glamorous, love the kittys too!
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That shoe-holder-in-the-fridge idea is neat. I'll have to see if I can do that with ours.
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Old 07-15-2012, 12:20 AM   #23
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Guess what? There is a book called Sewing for Dummies!
My favorite sewing machine is the one I learned on at 8 years old. I am now 61 years and still prefer this machine even though it only does a straight stitch. It is the Singer Featherweight. It can sew through lightweight, medium and heavy fabrics. I would not sew multiple layer of upholstery fabric on it though. An industrial machine would be appropriate for this purpose.

Karen, I love your interior re-do! Great job!
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Old 07-15-2012, 11:53 AM   #24
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My Mom, who is an avid seamstress, found a Singer Featherweight at a rummage sale near our house when she was visiting and after having it refurbished (which cost more than the machine) carries it around with her in the RV. She sews curtains and bedding and decorative items out of lightweight materials. I don't think she has attempted upholstry, but maybe you can find a setting that is good for heavier fabrics (you will probably need a heavier setting to make a Playa Coat as well-my sewing machine which is full sized even had to have a lot of tweaking to get one of those started-and I still haven't succesfully completed it due to broken needles and jammed stitching!) You should be able to turn out some nice vests and leggings and maybe even a utilikilt, however. Here is a site where you can get one already refurbished and ready to go (she paid $25 at the rummage sale and $60 to get it refurbished-they are not overly inexpensive even if you do have the luck of finding one at a tag sale of some sort) Singer Featherweight Sewing Machines

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Old 07-15-2012, 11:57 AM   #25
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Wow. Those were ridiculously expensive. I didn't check the prices before I posted the link.

My machine came from Sears. It is pretty small and portable-a Kenmore. I carry it around with most of my supplies in a carry-on sized flight bag.
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Nice redo! Love the new floor, dinette conversion and drapes!
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Old 07-15-2012, 03:24 PM   #27
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Cool

I finally got around to clicking on your link to see the photos (please forgive me-I have been getting our Tiki Lounge Bigfoot TT ready for a trip to Oregon and can't spend much time on the computer right now). I think you have moved beyond "camping" to "glamping". I love the rich silver bedding and curtains!
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My Mom, who is an avid seamstress, found a Singer Featherweight at a rummage sale near our house when she was visiting and after having it refurbished (which cost more than the machine) carries it around with her in the RV.

I love a classic piece of mechanical engineering! But yeah, those restorations are not cheap at all! I'd need to find a cheap beater, but in good working order!
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