Thursday, 20 December 2012

Knit a Christmas Jumper / Sweater Campervan / Kombi Style!

I finally managed to finish knitting my "kids camper van jumper" (though for people rather smaller than my own kids!).  This jumper is designed to fit kids from 0-6 months up to 7 years. (I might have a go at an adult sized one later next year).
This is based on the VW Splitscreen but I'm hoping to do a Bay too (If you want a Bay one, let me know by email and I'll let you know when the pattern is available).
As it's Christmas time I figured I'd go a bit festive with the colours, hence the red, green and white and a candy cane hood!  You can of course customise your colours :)
If you fancy having a go at knitting one, the pattern is available in my Etsy shop.
Merry Christmas and Happy knitting everyone!
Tracy x

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Campervan Egg Cosy or Christmas Tree Decoration ???

I was thinking (I know, steady on!), there is no reason you couldn't use the Campervan Egg Cosy Pattern to make some Festive Dub Decorations for your Christmas tree.
Why not sew a bell inside to add a festive touch ;)
Maybe you could fill them with some kind of Christmas scented pot pourri and stitch a felt base on them, or even better, fill them with small sweets and sew in a paper base as a treat for the kids (unless they are liquor chocolates in which case back off kids, they're mine!).
If you decide to give it a go I'd love to see some photos - just send me an email -
Campervan Egg Cosy (or Christmas Decoration!) Pattern available at

Monday, 26 November 2012

Campervan Cakes and Christmas Cakes

Just had to share a photo of the cake our 15 year old son made for his Dad's birthday - well done son!
Complete with marzipan and icing to match our own Splitty, coconut grass, chocolate crunchy rocks and a jelly stream all to remind us of a wonderful weekend camping with the Late Bay Club in our van (we were invited, honest!) at Malham Cove in Yorkshire.

He has also made our Christmas cake - taken from a recipe in Decembers Good Food Magazine.  
The Edd Kimber Family Christmas Cake on page 192.  
It has come out really well and we can't wait to try it!

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Campervan Kindle and iPad Covers - great Christmas gifts :)

Just found these fabulous cases / covers for Kindles and iPads made by WhimsyWooDesigns on Etsy and based on the VW Campervan (Kombi / Bus).  Thought they would make a fantastic Christmas present for someone!  (Husband - are you reading this!!!).

Campervan Christmas Knits

If anyone is stuck for a unique and personal handmade gift to give the VW Campervan (Kombi / Bus ) fan in their life why not have a go at one of our knitting patterns?  You can make them a really personal present by using your own colours!  We currently have Beanie Hats, Egg Cosies and Blankets with both the Splitscreen (Splittie) and the Bay versions.  I'm also working on a Kids Christmas Jumper (sweater) (I'm sure you could use the chart for your favourite adult jumper pattern too!)
My patterns are listed on our website SnuginaDub (just click on the "craft stuff" tab) and also on Etsy

Happy crafting this Christmas!

Friday, 27 July 2012

New Campervan Knitting Pattern

I've just added a new blanket knitting pattern to our collection, this time based on the Volkswagen Early or Late Bay Campervan.  The pattern is available for £1.99 on our website:
also via our Etsy store

Patterns are sent via email in PDF format (don't forget to check your spam boxes if you order one - some are escaping into there!)
Have fun and happy knitting!

Monday, 9 July 2012

Competition to win some I love my VW Campervan (or Beetle!) bunting

Phew - that was a busy few weeks, Mighty Dub Fest followed by Stanford Hall followed by CamperJam.  Thought I'd better catch up with the blog before the next event!
We decided a feel good moment was required as the weather seems to have gone completely haywire so we're having a competition :)
You have a chance to win some of our bunting.  You can choose up to 10 letters and a VW of your choice, Splitty, Bay or Beetle - any colour you like!
For a chance to win all you have to do is visit our home page and click on the competition button on the top left then follow the instructions. 
You don't have to buy anything - it's free to enter.
Good luck!

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Knit yourself a Campervan Beanie Hat

After making the knitting pattern for the egg cosies, some folk were asking about a Beanie Hat, again based on the iconic VW Campervan / Kombi / Bus.

Well, completely mad as it is, here is a photo my son's girlfriend who was "volunteered" to model the result!

Not to be taken seriously of course (the beanie hat I mean, not the girlfriend!) and if you want to get hold of a knitting pattern they are available in our Etsy shop at a price of £1.99

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Handcrafted Talent, VW Campervan Style

It never ceases to amaze me how much talent and originality there is out there.  I came across this VW Campervan Pillow / Cushion and Mailbox whilst on one of my regular trawls for anything to do with VW, Kombi, Campervans etc on Etsy.
Love 'em!  Hope you do too!

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Competition - Win a Festival Blanket

All you need to do for a chance to win one of our fabulous hooded festival blankets is come and "like" SnuginaDub on Facebook!  When we reach 300 likers we'll pull one lucky winner from the draw.
These blankets have a waterproof outer and a soft snuggly fleece inner.  Perfect to wrap up in and big enough to spread out for a picnic. 
Go on, you know you want one!

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Knit yourself a Campervan Blanket


I've just added another knitting pattern to my Etsy account, this time for a blanket with campervans on it. I didn't set out with the idea of making it in Jubilee colours, it just turned out that way!
Having seen lots of sleepy toddlers being pulled around in little red wagons at the VW events I thought maybe someone might like to make one of these to keep their little 'uns snug.  Of course there is no reason that it should just be kept for the kids - you could make a really big one for yourself!
This blanket measured approx. 107cm long and 61cm wide and took just 400g of double knitting yarn.
You can make it any colour you like so maybe you could match your van :)
You could even make it extra snuggly by adding a fleecy backing.
If you don't need a blanket, why not just make a few squares up into a cushion or maybe even a wall hanging (not that there would be room to hang one on the wall of a camper!)
Have fun whatever you decide!
Available at Etsy:

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Campervan Event over Easter

If you're looking for a Campervan event over Easter you could pop across to Chester Racecourse for CamperFest which runs from the 6th to 9th April.  Lots of entertainment for you and the kids, including an Easter Egg Hunt of course and not to mention an abundance of culinary treats. Yummy!

Monday, 12 March 2012

Knit a Campervan Egg Cosy for Easter

I was feeling a bit brave and thought I'd have a go at creating a campervan knitting pattern.  The result was this Egg Cosy which I thought would make a great gift idea for a campervan lover at Easter.  It only takes oddments of yarn so you could make yourself a dozen in different colours.  Just think how many chocolate eggs you could justify buying and of course you can still use the cover after Easter!
If you would like to have a go, the PDF version of the pattern is available on Esty and Folksy priced at £1.75.  Hope you like it.

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Campervan Cookies

On one of my regular trawls through the internet I came across these fantastic cookies made by The Campervan Cookie Co. based in Sheffield, Yorkshire.  I just had to share them with you!
What a great idea for a wedding gift or favour too.  Or maybe a little treat for your customers if you have one of the campervan hire businesses....
They have all kinds of other cool cookies too so go and have a look :) 
The Campervan Cookie Co.

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Valentines Day on Folksy

As it's Valentines Day I thought I'd treat myself to a browse on Folksy to see what scrumptious goodies are on show in the way of pink and red campervans and caravans.  Of course there is always such a delectable choice but here are some of my favourites.  Enjoy :)

By It’s a VW Thing

By Bluebirds

By Glow Box Solar Lanterns

By the Quilted Tea Cup

By Lalumiere Photography

Make sure you check out if you need a unique handmade gift - there is so much talent out there!

Monday, 13 February 2012

Hand-Made "Granny Square" Crochet Cushions

I've just listed 3 new cushions on Folksy, all crocheted in various colours and differerent on the reverse side so you can flip them over if you fancy a change.  I hope you like them!

Monday, 30 January 2012

Festival Blanket with a Hood - perfect for camping!

You know how it is with the good old British Weather - one minute bright blue skies and the next thrashing rain.  It makes camping and picnics interesting! 
We found some blankets in fantastic colours with soft fleece on the inside and a waterproof outer coating as well as a hood. 
You can wrap them around you like a cape - perfect for sitting out on those chilly camping evenings, you can put the hood up and keep the rain out or you can just spread them flat and use them like a picnic blanket. Great if you've got kids too especially on those beach trips when they stay in the sea so long they come out blue and shivering - just dry them off then wrap them in one of these - perfect! 

Festivals, camping, picnics or just sitting in the garden, we love them and we hope you do too!
Available on our website at £19.95 each

Cushions - Splitscreens, Bays and T25s

I've heard a few people say that there is never anything for the Volkswagen T25 so I thought I'd have a go at making an appliqued cushion.  So now we have Splitties, Bays AND T25s all based on those iconic VW campervans we love so much!

The cushions are £19.99 and all are available to order in your choice of colour on a background of soft fleece. You can view them on our website: