Turns out Miss Molly (the Molly Maker bag pattern) is designed for my current circumstances exactly!
As you know if you've been following along for a while, I'm headed out on a quilt cruise to Hawaii in April. We'll be busy sewing up a storm on a brand new project I've designed just for this trip (it's a top secret mystery so no pictures yet).
We'll be working diligently on the quilt project during (about) 10 sea days, but I'm sure there will be sneak-away times when I'll be looking for a quiet corner on deck or in my cabin to stitch. And I'll have all my supplies packed and ready to go in Molly. Plus, I have those long plane trips between Syracuse NY and Seattle WA on either end of the trip. A girl's gotta sew!
Molly is beautifully suited to travel because she opens up allowing me to see what I've got without having to dig and shuffle. And then closes up with a tie to keep all my maker-ware tidy and inside.
My laptop is coming with me on these next trips. Yep, I've got to check in from time to time. I need a laptop bag! Barb B. shared her version of the Scrap Top Pouch and Carrier she recently finished. The pattern is in my book ScrapTherapy, Scraps Plus One!
I simply love this tote! Barb, you did an excellent job! I might have to dig out my Scrap Top Pouch for this trip.
All these cool bags made me take a deeper look at the variety of bags and totes stuffed with stitchy goodness that I can stash in every corner of my suitcase(s).
I have my share of pencil bags from the stationery store stuffed with mini projects, thread, and floss.
They won't take much room.
Or my vinyl zipper pouches have just enough space for a project or two . . .
The review won't be ready until later this year because of the aforementioned and oft repeated upcoming travel schedule. Don't worry I'll link you over to it when it's available. Or like and follow this facebook page so you don't miss any of the upcoming reviews if you are a quilty book nerd.
This adorable, colorful canvas zipper bag is a gift from a friend who recently returned from a trip to Iceland. Would you believe there is an entire project ready to go in this little square canvas bag? The pouch is about 8" square. A no-brainer, that should come, too!
My friend Marcia made this wool applique birdie bag a few years ago as a gift. Isn't it cute?
It's stuffed with a collection of blue and brown threads for one of my monster projects that is moving along at a snail's pace. Not sure the monster project will fit in the suitcase, but I *wish* I could bring it along!
And who doesn't love a little sparkle? The cute mini ice cream money pouch that fits inside sparky holds the the first of this year's holiday ornaments. Sparky holds the supplies for the ornaments. Yes, I've already started the 2020 holiday card-stuffers, and no, they aren't ready for prime time yet.
I suppose I'm going to have to narrow the choices and choose only a few to take with me on my two upcoming trips (the first is the quilt cruise and the second is a vacation to Europe). But not yet. I'd like to think that I can make room for all these little pouches of wonderfulness.
A girl can dream, right? Which ones would you bring, and which ones would you leave home?
Tough choices ahead!