My Mom, artisan-extraordinaire, makes these gorgeous, one-of-a-kind silk ribbon embroidery brooches:
They are the perfect portable craft: she has a small container of the silk covered bases, that she makes ahead of time, and then some small, flat spools of ribbon (they come on a piece of cardboard). A needle, a pinch of beads. The whole kit & caboodle ends up being no bigger than my makeup case. My DIY's tend to be a little larger.
I'm on the hunt for a good, portable craft for the trip. Something to keep the creativity flowing. Knitting and I had a big fight when I was younger and crocheting and I aren't on speaking terms either.
What do you suggest? Tell me what you've been up to and include some links in the comments so I can be inspired!
P.S. Yes, I plan to photograph a tutorial for these brooches. And, yes, these brooches (and new ones my Mom is making this fall) will be available for sale in the Etsy shop when we re-open. I just ran out of time to list these . . .