Inspired by Penelope.

At the end of last year, I finally decided to act on a dream I had for ever. The dream was to convert an old camper into a gorgeous mobile sewing studio. I spend what felt like forever looking at ads and listings for old trailers and calculating how much money and elbow grease would be required to make the inside just perfect. In the end , I can across a man who actually builds the trailers from scratch to look like those gorgeous old Shasta trailers that I had be coveting.

After much back and forth and conversations about whether this was the right thing to do, what color should it be, what should I name her, we finally decided to go ahead and in December, Penelope was delivered to my door.

We donned her with pompoms for the local Christmas parade and since then she has sat patiently in my driveway waiting for this horrid Winter to end so that we can get started transforming the inside into a lovely little sewing haven. Last week we finished painting the inside a perfectly glossy white and hubbie installed a wood laminate floor. I cannot wait to show you how she progresses over the next few weeks!

In the meantime, I was so inspired by her cool retro style and simple lines, that I designed a sweet Penelope pillow for all my students to work on in class. I was really excited with how they all turned out, all so different and unique!