Except we got to Asheville and found there was no vacancy! I'm not sure what's going on there, but the only hotels that weren't filled to capacity were the super expensive ones and that just wasn't what we were expecting today.
So we headed back home and I started thinking about the bag of crafty stuff I packed for this trip. Whenever we're getting ready to go, I will throw a handful of supplies in a bag and head out the door with something creative in mind. Usually in the evening we watch a movie and I'll spend time hand stitching, knitting, or crocheting.
The gear I picked was pretty simple - a white fat quarter, handful of colorful scraps, thread, scissors, and an embroidery hoop. I've been really inspired by Melissa Averinos quilted faces I've seen through Instagram and I wanted to try making some angry faces.
Why angry faces? They make me happy!
Putting together this bag of travel gear pushed me to identify what I really wanted to play with today. Had we stayed overnight in Asheville I wouldn't have a choice - if I wanted to stitch on something I'd be limited to just the gear in my travel bag.
So when we got home I decided to stick to the bag and make myself be creative and adventurous at home. I spread out my materials over the kitchen table and have had a blast cutting and arranging small angry face squares.
So what would you pack in your travel craft bag? What do you really want to play with today? Can you give yourself permission to pull out your materials and make a big mess? I promise you'll have fun if you do!
Let's go quilt,