Piecing together beautiful scraps to create clever, practical items ~ sharing dreams, ideas, and stories
Monday, June 17, 2013
Crafting At The Campground
always plenty to do while we are camping. We walk trails, fish,
ride our bikes, meet new people, go sightseeing, read, relax by the
campfire, and watch wildlife (both human and animal) for
entertainment. Even when we spend two weeks in the same place, we
haven't been bored yet.
usually take some kind of craft project along, because I love to
create. This trip I was crocheting cotton spa washcloths.
simple, quick and easy. I can work on them outside in a comfy lawn
chair or in the camper while watching TV.
A couple of years ago I found a cute little Singer sewing machine for $10 at a yard
sale. Now I keep it in the camper so I'm ready to sew. I set it up
outside on a folding table and stitch away. If it's too windy or
rainy, I stay inside and use the desk. I have brought along fabric
scraps to piece into quilt squares, and once I made a skirt.
always have colored pencils and journals for sketching scenery or
jotting down ideas, and the sketch program on my tablet is awesome. Sometimes the coolest things occur to you while you're not at home.
"Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way." Edward de Bono
disclosure about our camping: we are not roughing it by any
stretch of the imagination. We have a new thirty-three foot fifth
wheel trailer with two slide-outs, heat and air conditioning, flat
screen satellite tv, computers, and plenty of storage
space for food, clothing and supplies.