Three and a half years ago, our friend Tiffani made our first set of custom curtains for the Airstream. Since there isn’t much else we can do in terms of decorating, we decided it was time for a refresh.
We would have gone back to Tiff, however, I think she enjoys sewing for fun a lot more than sewing for money.
So this past May when we were at Alumapalooza I met Carey from AirDrapes. I loved the quality of the curtain samples that she had with her, so I gave her our original curtains to use as a template. Next, I just needed to find drapery fabric that Brian and I could agree on.
It took about 3 and a half months of searching online and ordering samples. I really loved the butterflies, but the fabric is VERY expensive and Carey discouraged me because it was linen and we would need to order double the fabric because of the repeat.
Then I fell in love with the cicadas. It’s a cotton linen blend and comes in shorter bolts than regular home decorator fabric. Again, Carey discouraged me, due to the linen blend and warned that there would have to be a seam in the longer panels.
I finally decided that we didn’t care about a few wrinkles (we live in a trailer!) and we wouldn’t see an extra seam if the curtains were open most of the time and while we’re sleeping when they were closed. It turns out that the seam isn’t noticeable at all. Carey did a fantastic job and she turned it around in just a week!
We also got 2 matching pillow covers and the tie backs which make the curtains that much cuter. Oh, and they’re blackout and come with velcro and snaps like the original factory curtains. I can’t recommend Carey enough, she was great to work with.
Order your custom Airstream curtains and drapes from Airdrapes!
Dinner Last Night:
It’s been awhile since I’ve posted recipes, so here are a few.
Turkey & Stuffing for Two. Our Thanksgiving dinner was the first time we’ve had turkey in 6 years. It was really good.
Bayou Catfish Filets. Our broiler was too hot to use for the entire 8 minutes, so after browning, I turned the heat down and finished cooking in the oven. Served with collard greens braised in coconut milk.
Chicken, bok choy and noodles. I don’t know why this calls for 2 big bok choys, it only needs one. I used brown rice noodles. It was very good.
2016 Cost of Camping:
36 nights free camping
308 nights paid camping
344 days this year
Total spent on camping this year: $8855.12
Daily average cost of camping: $25.74