Imagine this – it’s 11 PM the night before you are planning to leave on a trip. You know you will have some down time and want to take along a very portable craft project that you can work on but you’ve been so busy getting things ready for the trip that you are down to the wire and haven’t been able to pack up any crafting supplies. What to take?
I don’t have to imagine because this is exactly the pickle I was in before Warren and I took off for our working vacation in Providence, RI last month. I’d worked so hard on deadlines and getting the house ready for the house sitter that I didn’t have anything in my bag to craft on during my down time. So real quick, I grabbed this fun Mexican Loteria iron on pattern set and some embroidery floss from Sublime Stitching. I also grabbed a small embroidery hoop, some fabric from my bin of white fabrics, scissors and a needle case. I was ready to roll in about 10 minutes!
One of the cool things about hotels is that the majority of them have an iron and an ironing board.
If you are camping or something you’ll have to do some prep before hand.
There are tons of great designs in this pattern set.
Just cut out the design and iron it onto the fabric following the included instructions.
I liked the way this one looked on the patterned fabric.
And when you get home with your finished embroidery projects you can make something with them. Like these Embroidered Mixed Media Bookmarkers.
I found that I could get three really good impressions with the Sublime Stitching iron on patterns. Even then you can save the pattern and use a light box to transfer the image to fabric so the number of images you could get would basically be endless.
Do you have a favorite craft you like to take along on your travels? I’d love to hear about your favorite craft for traveling in the comments.