Giveaway: Glamping Aprons

CJ Armstrong, our Farmgirl of the Year 2010, is stitching and selling glamper-ific aprons using my newly launched Glamping fabric collection. You can bet I’ll be wearing one when I’m glamping this summer in my ’68 Airstream, Lily. With this giveaway, you can get your glamp on, too! Picture yourself in one of these. Now, picture your perfect trailer or glammed-up tent.



CJ sells these lovelies on her blog, Fresh Farm Aprons. You can also catch up with her on her business page on Facebook.

Here are some closeups of my “girls” that you see on the fabric above. Yes, they each come with their own personalities and names.

Sunny Brook—high maintenance hits the road


Harmony—no bath left inside

Bristol Bay—we don’t care how they make it in Seattle


Kit—just between us girls


Shasta—glamping accoutrements, my dear


Sierra—bare necessities


Scamp—you had me at glamour


More of my glamping collection is available at Fat Quarter Shop. And several of the prints are available in laminate—perfect for trailer awnings, water-proof tablecloths, totes, sleeping bag covers, and more. Laminate cotton fabric is soft, flexible and CPSIA approved (unlike oilcloth). Here is where you’ll find it for sale along with inspirational projects, techniques and tools to take your laminate projects to a whole new level.

I’d love to see any and all of your projects over on my Glampers on the Loose FB group. And don’t forget to come check out daily new events and glampin’ fun on International Glamping Weekend’s FB page.

Here’s a peek at how I design fabric. First, I start with a color palette.


After we draw and perfect the prints here at the farm, I create a mood page to really get inspired.


To win one of the aprons above, just tell me what your DREAM trailer or glammed-up tent looks like (an imaginary mood board of sorts) and you’ll be entered in the drawing for one of CJ’s aprons shown at the beginning of this post.

  1. Winnie Nielsen says:

    These new glamping fabrics are the cutest ever! Having grown up in the 1950s, they just bring back a wave of nostalgia to me. Since I have neither glamper nor tent, here are my solutions. 1. Stay at MJF Wall Tent B&B for a weekend and wear my cowboy boots, aprons and my cotton knitted hats that I have had fun creating. OR, 2. Stay with my very special friend in her Wall Tent in north Idaho and wear said clothing AND visit the MJF store at Coeur d’Alene! Do you think people would laugh at me as I stand in line to board the plane Spokane bound with my apron on over a denim skirt and my knitted cloche hat? Hahahaha!!!

  2. Winnie Nielsen says:

    Ohh, I forgot to ask, does MJF offer coffee mugs that say glamping like is shown in the fabric swatch? Collecting fun coffee mugs is one of my little indulgences.

  3. Julie Kram says:

    My dream glamper would have an awning made out of your fabulous glamping fabric under which I could cook while wearing one of the awesome aprons. The outside of the camper would be painted white with a red stripe around the middle. It would be a vintage bread box style. The inside of the glamper would be clean-up friendly, as I love to camp in the woods away from it all. I would have farm prints on the cushions and curtains and favorite hand-made doo-dads on the walls. I’m dreaming!

  4. CJ Armstrong says:

    Thank you Mary Jane! Of course, I am NOT entering the drawing . . just wanted to thank you for liking the aprons I make with your fabric. I’m having a ball!!
    Wishing the best to the winner(s) . . . and really hoping they LOVE their Glamper Girl apron!
    Thanks again!

  5. Anne says:

    I’m the only “girl” on our camping trips–me with my husband and three sons and boy dog. I’m surrounded by people who want to stay grungy all weekend, and we camp in a tent.
    My dream camper would be vintage, with lots of soft cushions and pillows, curtains, and a tablecloth…Twinkle lights and candles…fully stocked picnic basket…a vase full of flowers…cold fresh lemonade…

  6. Laurie Dimino says:

    I am currently a tent glamper, and LOVE IT! Each year I have a “permanent” tent that I set up in my backyard from May-October. It is my girly girl retreat- all glamped up with pretty vintage linens, and afghans etc. I also have a smaller tent that I take away on my glamping adventures- most recently I joined CJ and Robin glampin in Arizona. I can personally attest to the “awesome-ness” of CJ’s glamping aprons!
    I sure would love to add one of these beauties to my apron collection!
    As much as I would like to someday own a little vintage trailer, I currently dont have anything to tow it with, so I am perfectly content with my glammed up tent, which I can take ANYWHERE I go.
    I would also love to have a true wall tent in my backyard one day, just like you have at our B&B.
    Thank you for the chance to win one of these gorgeous glampin’ aprons!

    • Karlyne says:

      Tent glamping! Where have I been that I hadn’t seen or thought of this? I may have to go dig out that ol’ tent that’s been languishing in the garage for a couple of years and see what I can do to glam it up for me and the kidlets!

  7. Debbie Fischer says:

    Okay, I am in need of a new CJ Apron as it has been awhile since I have had one. I have worn out the first one I bought from her, seriously. It is the perfect chicken fabric, I act like it is the only apron I own. So, I am due for a new one.
    Thanks Mary Jane for such a great give away.

  8. Gayle Clemens says:

    Hi Mary Jane

    I’ve been following you and your adventures since a long ago article in a country living magazine. Love what you have done!
    So my dream glamping would be a Canned Ham tin house, done up in a truly eclectic style…all the things I love (well soe stay home)! I would use your glamping Collection as the base making a quilt out of it from Moda (free download) gotta love that! the strongest colors inside my little can of happiness would be Envy Green, Dk Chocolate, and of course because I LOVE barns the older the better Old Barn Red. The dining seats would be done up in denim, red ginham cutains with old lace behind to let the sun shine in with being private. I’d paint my appliances in Envy Green. On the walls would be framed prints of cowgirls and horses and roses. I would hang a hippie style beaded curtain in the doorway, the couch in the back would be covered in a chenile bedspread and cozied up with my quilt and BUNCHES of fun pillows and even a stuffed animal. Yup I love Glamping!

  9. It would be in a vintage trailer(with a toilet).I would have some of my grandparents dishes and pots and pans. also items from the Cobweb antiques store.I want my Mom to sew me the curtains and linens from mjf cloth!.I’d have to crochet items for it also. kind of woodsy native American antiqueish style.with some glitter and glitz.

  10. jeanette says:

    Would love to have a vintage silver trailor all trimmed in pink (with polka dots) curtains, pillows and table covering!

  11. Janet Doran says:

    I would love to decorate with the new glamping fabric. We are looking for a used motorhome to purchase this summer, we will be retiring in December and plan on living in the motorhome, travelling all the states. I am hoping to glamp it up with some of the new glamping fabrics. Once we get the motorhome, we will know what fabrics and colors we want in it. CJ makes the best aprons on the market. I truely would love to own one to go with the motorhome.

  12. Penny Precopia says:

    A vintage trailer that looks like something out of fairyland….pixie dust….crystal chandelier…..wind chime….sparkles….and a new apron by CJ to complete the look!

  13. Teri says:

    Thank you Mary Jane for hosting such a wonderful giveaway! I would love to win one of CeeJay’s aprons. Just love all your new fabrics, so retro!
    If I was to have my dream trailer it would be all whites and cream colors with lots of farmhouse goodies … enamel ware, white ironstone … awwwww if only!
    Thanks again for the chance.

  14. Heather Sandoval says:

    Wow, do you ever have my creative juices flowing. I have 2 ideas for my dream “glamper”. They would both be the small canned ham styles. The first would be done in a beach theme with turquoise and sherbet colors and a sea shell curtain covering the doorway. Perhaps a sisal mat to lay down on the floor. Lots of sea shells and vintage bathing beauties.

    The second would be totally woodsy. I would keep the walls the natural wood color and add lots of plaid in colors of reds blues and greens. I would have natural fibers for the curtains, perhaps even burlap with plaid trim around it. Blue enamelware items, and pictures and doo-dads of bears, raccoons, and the like. Very woodsy yet comfy. Big fluffy mattress with flannel sheets and poofy quilts.

    Thanks for the creative nudge today!

  15. Marly says:

    My glam trailer would have cowgirls boots painted all over it!!!! And I’d have a special toilet made to look like a cowgirls boot!!!! And I would wear my cowgirl boot apron made by CJ!!!!

  16. Gail Boo says:

    Oh Ladies, I can only dream at the moment about the perfect little 14 foot Shasta spifted out with gingham and lace. The apron I’d wear to create the most magnificent bake over (directly from Glamping with Mary Jane) would of course have to be made by CJ from the new Glamping fabrics. To dream….

  17. usairdoll says:

    What darling aprons! Love the new fabric! So much fun! I’d love to have a trailer, pretty curtains, lots of pillows. I’d have matching placemats, cute napkins and tablecloth. I’d also have some quilts that we all could wrap ourselves up in as we sat by the fire.

    Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.


  18. carol brisco says:

    the aprons are fab!!!!

  19. April says:

    Oh to dream of my little glamping tinned can goodness! Reds and robin’s egg blues with polka dots and stripes, cherries and gingham, red and white enamelware and loads of fun pillows. Not too frilly, but definitely not boring! Practical, yet fun.

    Some day, I may get to take this dream and do this! Until then…glamp on in whatever you’ve got! Just get out there! 🙂

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