photo courtesy of Fine Design Camper Sales
I'm making progress! The weather is finally nice and I'm hoping to make big strides on the camper exterior today, but right now I'm killing time in the house waiting for the baby to wake up. The fabric for the cushions arrived in the mail on Thursday, so yesterday I spent the day wrestling with those. The polka-dotted fabric is a nice thick indoor/outdoor upholstry fabric that I hope will easily wipe clean, and I found it at a great price online. We cut the table down to make more standing room in the camper, and to make nice places to sit without being crammed up against the table (for when you're say, nursing a baby and need a bit of room in front). The piece we cut off I stashed up above, so we can still use it when the table comes down to form a big bed. I haven't photographed the kitchenette yet, but finishing that up is also on my weekend to-do list, so stay tuned!
We're desperate to actually get this thing on the road and go camping, but I'm afraid if I move it from its present spot in my back yard that I will not prioritize it, and then it might never get done. It will certainly (barring unforseen circumstances) be completely done in time for next weekend, but Dorothy gets to bring the class guinea pig home next weekend, and I'm just not sure about a) camping with the class guinea pig, or b) dragging a screaming preschooler away from the class guinea pig to go camping. I'm open to suggestions on how to handle that one.
And as an update to our costume dilemma, the problem solved itself! Dorothy was just a tad jealous of her brother's cute rat costume and decided that she would also like to be a rat. So one more eBay auction won (and for a good price--hooray!), and we're waiting on one more package in the mail. I can't wait to get some pictures of my wee rat pack next month.