Last summer we took a very big road trip with two kiddos in a small car.  We had zero extra room.  Absolutely all of the space was taken up with carefully chosen items.  We did camp for a few nights (so we had a tent and sleeping bag)s, but also stayed at a hotel, a cabin and yes, even a teepee.  So no extra space —

After driving for 1080 miles, I couldn’t take it any more.  My hands needed something to do.  I purchased the first craft/sewing kit that I came across.  At the time we were in Yellowstone, so I picked up this little counted cross stitch kit of Old Faithful.

crafty in the car

It turned out that even though I was missing my sewing machine and anything crafty to do, I really didn’t have much time for anything.  My husband (the rock star) drove all 4,000 miles of our journey.  I was the designated navigator and we never got lost — not once, thanks mostly in part to free Wi-Fi at Starbucks and McD’s along the way, we looked up anything we needed and I figured out how to get there — laundromat, oil change, park, grocery store.  I was also in charge of kiddo entertainment.  Believe it or not, we had very few arguments between them and they way they were packed back there with all of that stuff, I was quite surprised.

Anyhow, this little kit has been hiding out in my car since fall.  Every time I had a minute or two waiting to pick up a little one from school, I took it out and did a little more.  Now that school’s out, it’s finally done.  I’m not quite sure what I will do with it — hang it on the wall or just make it into something, but we’ll see.

crafty in the car

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