Two ladies and a whole lotta wool
That’s right I’m officially on my hols and I could not be happier – I really needed a break! I’m in Southern Spain for some serious relaxation in the sun. I’ve already eaten a lot of seafood, olives and tapas and I’ve only been here 2 days! I’ve also nearly finished my book – luckily I brought a hefty supply and filled my MP3 player with audiobooks (a major perk of working for Penguin!)
So as I’m on my hols I thought I would theme this blog post on crafty packing, and first up is the amazing peshtemal. This handy towel is handwoven in Turkey and traditionally used in Turkish baths. They are made from high quality cotton and are really nice and soft. They are really light and super quick to dry, which makes them great for travelling. I love them for many reasons, but mostly because they are beautiful and handmade! I purchased mine from Etsy but when I finally make it to Turkey I will definitely stock up.
Please excuse the creases – I’ve already been using it a fair bit!
The next crafty travel essential I packed was of course a mini sketch book (much like my portable travel scrapbook) and my pens and pencils. I’m always having ideas (good and bad!) and I love to be able to just jot them down on the spot – otherwise I’d forget them. I also like to make little drawings of the things I’ve seen and stick in the odd bits I find (such as leaves and cute labels, I’m a terrible little collector).
Project wise, I decided to pack my embroidery because it’s really portable and I actually haven’t done any for ages! Hopefully my next post will feature some beautiful embroidered masterpiece.
Naturally I also packed a craft book (or two) for some inspiration, but hopefully with all this peace and quiet I’ll be coming up with some ideas of my own.
What sort of crafty items do you pack in your suitcase? I love to hear what people prioritise when they’re off on their travels.