All posts tagged: Shasta

Spooky Sew Junie

Good afternoon from the #sewjunie camper!! It’s almost time for Halloween and Sew Junie is ready for chilly nights filled with tricks and treats. I wish I could have the kids get their candy from the camper, sadly, I don’t think the parents would like for their littles to go into my backyard. I’ll have to save the camper for my family and friends after the candy it all doled out. For now, let’s grab a cup of mulled apple cider and I’ll give you a tour of the camper! I hope you enjoyed my spooky little camper!! I can’t wait to decorate the camper for Christmas!! I’m working on a holiday fabric for Spoonflower that I’ll use to make up lots of pillows and such. I can’t wait to share it with you all. xoxox, Kelly

Sew Junie: Window Removal

Next up… Windows! As you can see below, the windows were the cause of most of my water woes. The butyl tape that created a waterproof seal in between the window and it’s frame was shot, and over the last 44 years the leaking just ate away at the framing and paneling. I have to admit I was terrified to remove the windows from the camper. There I said it, it seemed like a job for a professional. Motivated by my lack of funds, and the need to work on the framing, I took to the internet to learn all I could learn about removing and repairing windows in vintage campers. So one morning I grabbed my trusty drill, outfitted it with a hex socket drill bit and went to work. In the end I was worried about nothing, it was a fun and easy project! Once the back window was out I went to work on the framing, and then moved up to the front window. Sadly, I don’t have any great photos of …

Introducing Sew Junie!!

I’ve officially owned my little camper — a 1971 Shasta Compact — for a couple of months now. Many of my IG friends want to know more about the camper, as the project has gone from a few cosmetic improvements to a full project thanks to water damage and a rotted out frame. Now it’s officially time to start a DIY series about my little camper’s journey! Here’s what I know about the camper so far… Originally she was owned by Fred and Carol and then was initially passed down to their son, and then over to their daughter, Jennifer. Jennifer and I have been chatting about the camper on Facebook, and she’s told me that it has been all over the US. It’s traveled to California, down to Florida and up and into Canada. Isn’t it great to know all of that? As their families have grown the whole family has moved on to bigger RV’s and they are all still camping! I love knowing the camper’s history, and to know that it’s filled …