My Mom has all of her supplies for a bit of crafting during our time in Hungary (I’m here for four months, she’s here for three) but, despite your awesome suggestions, I never found time to get together a portable craft for myself. Not that I would have had room, anyway. I was jettisoning things from my suitcase minutes before we left for the airport.
I shouldn’t have really worried about bringing a craft to do, though, because we found a Hungarian craft store in our neighbourhood. Seeing as I’ll be spending the fall in Hungary, the land of embroidery, I figured that should be my craft! I bought a pillow-sized piece of fabric with a pattern already drawn on (I’m a cheater) and some gorgeous Hungarian-made embroidery thread in turquoise.
I’m hoping my turquoise embroidery pillow will look as chic as this tote:
The embroidery thread I bought doesn’t pull apart into threads like the stuff we used to use for friendship bracelets (although they sell that, too, for cross stitch and other crafts). This stuff is smooth and silky.
I figured I’d better snap a photo and share so I’ve got a proper “before” of my project, plus an honest timeline. I’ll keep you posted on how this goes. I felt pumped at the store, but feel a little overwhelmed now.
P.S. You might have noticed I finally fixed my hair. After my DIY dye debacle, I got used to wearing my hair up (you might have noticed in this post, this post and this post) so I barely noticed the overgrown cut and splotchy dye. Before the trip, though, I got a cut and colour I was happy with, until I noticed a bit of the weird blond patch coming through. I feel better knowing my dye job wasn’t the problem – my professionally done highlights were just extra bleached there – but I’m annoyed that I might have the splotchy look again. In any case, the cut, although nothing special, is fresher. Even after a long, sweaty, wind blown day, my hair looks okay:
I used to be really experimental with my hair, I have had super short and super long hair with every cut in between. Maybe in the new year I’ll have to chop a lot off to deal with the splotches once and for all . . . maybe even dye it a fun colour. Maybe chicken out. We’ll see!