CRAFT: Make Space for Crafting

Today marks the last of our series of round ups for Crafting on the Go.
One of the questions we asked our favorite crafters was:

When you have to craft on-the-go (while you’re traveling, in the carpool lane, at family activities) how do you organize your craft supplies?

Find out the answers from the crafters we’ve profiled below. You can visit their Craft Spaces Q&A by clicking on their name. (Pictured above are Nikol Lohr’s craft bags.)


Jennifer Perkins: Sadly the only one of my crafts that is portable is my embroidery. I have it all nestled in a Tupperware bin that I can lug along with me to the in-laws or in front of the TV.
Fredda Perkins: I really don’t take things with me to work on much when we travel. It’s almost impossible to get on a plane these days with anything related to sewing (I can’t tell you how many little fold up scissors I’ve had confiscated). I will take a sketch book or a notebook to draw or jot down ideas about projects and maybe a craft book to study. I also take pictures of things that interest me when we travel either with a camera or with my phone.
Jessica Wilson: An accordion folder is great for flattish works in progress. Especially if it is a happy folder. I also use my dilly bags to hold other projects like sock monkeys and such. When I’m heading out the door, I grab the folder or the bag and quickly grab a needlbook from the proper drawer, a pair of scissors and appropriate thread and I am good to go.
Julie Jackson: The best thing I’ve found are the translucent file totes from The Container Store. They’re light and handy and you can see what’s inside. Plus, at five bucks each, you can have one for each project. I like to use these around the house, too.
Nikol Lohr: I like to travel with small projects. I have a cute little interchangeables case and matching project sack from Babylove (etsy: rosevans), and a wee clear vinyl bag that holds itty bitty essentials. Having special little tools I enjoy using inspires me to keep my gear in order and ready to grab.