Hello lovlies! My name is Danny and I blog over at Mommy For Reals. I am a SAHM-sewer-gardener-foodie-avid reader-aspiring guitar player. SO MUCH, I know. I don’t get loads of time to work on hand sewing projects, but I try to fit them in when I can multitask. I would love to be that woman who can pour a glass of wine, turn on an audio book and kick back with my hoop and thread, but with toy land mines scattered across the floor and the constant dull whine for fruit snacks filling any free space in my mind, I have learned that woman will never exist here.
So, when my lovely friend Jennie invited me to join her Travel Handmade, I of course answered with a big, huge ‘YES!’ I love hand sewing. It’s soothing. It gives me a way to busy my hands while watching my husband play video games and while driving long distances in the car. And though I am a fan of English Paper Piecing, my real love is embroidery.
My embroidery case is a little more involved than my EPP case. I use a “Kaboodle”-type tackle box to store all my embroidery necessities: needle minders, needles, thimble, transfer pens, needle case, and my favorite little pouch to carry the floss for my current embroidery project (given to me by Alyssa of Pile ‘O Fabric).
This case works great for car rides. It holds my tools without disorganizing them and gives me a place to prop up my feet when I kick back for a nap! Let’s face it: I don’t drive on road trips. That’s what husbands are for!
I find the best way to travel handmade is to be organized. Traveling already means tighter spaces; you don’t want to lose a needle in the car seat only to be found when it stabs someone a few weeks later (not that I’VE ever done that…) I got my cases at Jo-Ann using 50% off coupons. Such a cheap way to organize and protect my handmade tools.