Yes, it used to be really ridiculous, at least that's what my hubby would tell me, when my creative supplies took more space in the car than my personal luggage...and I don't pack light. I like my wardrobe to give me plenty of options.
Last Monday, my daughter ran the Boston Marathon. We drove 18-1/2 hours to Boston MA, and then back. That's a whopping total of 37 hours on the road!
To my husband's surprise and delight, on our last few road trips, I've been able to narrow down my crafting supply luggage quite a bit. It actually only took up half the back seat!
37 hours on the road =
- 5 necklaces
- 5 pair of earrings
- 2 bracelets
- 1 ring
- 10 felted birds
- 2 books on tape
- 10 states
...and loads of fun!
I work out a box lid on my lap. It helps with the get-away beads that inevitably happens. I only pull out the supplies I need for the item I'm currently working on. I decided to work only in brass and wire wrap. That helped me limit what I needed to bring :)
My Road Trip Creations:
I was totally playing here...I need to tweak this one a bit!
I can't wait to make more rings.
Here are my cute little birdies. They still need wings, tails, and beaks. They are a work in progress. I think they would be adorable sitting in little wire perches...with ribbons, maybe some beads...and oh! I have so many ideas! I'll show you what I come up with in a future post.
It was such an exciting day to watch my daughters dream of running the Boston Marathon come true! This is my favorite picture of the day. Sarah's face says it all! This was taken at mile 6 and her smile continued to the end of the 26.2 miles. I'm sure she was running on a cloud!