This can make it challenging to get a lot of time in the sewing room! I have to make sure and have a nice balance of family time and sewing time...
In order for this to work for me I try to take 'sewing' on the road with me.
I bring sewing books:
I bring my sketch book and pencils. Although, I'm really not so good at the drawing/sketching at what I see in my mind.... Things somehow never ever even come close to looking like they do in my mind! It is usually enough to jog my memory and get my point across to myself.
If I'm going to be on the road for a couple of days and don't have any evening dinners to attend then I will also bring patterns to cut out and do flat pattern adjustments to and sometimes I will even pack my fabric and good scissors to cut out my fashion fabric or muslin.
If I'm in a major city for a couple of days I always check out what fabric shops are around and even if the local museums are having any fashion exhibits! I've gotten to shop and some great palaces this way and having a time constraint means I don't spend hours wandering through the shops with my brain in the clouds dreaming of all the grand things I could make and probably helps keep me on budget!!
How do you take sewing with you when traveling?
Had a wonderful weekend, even got to finish up the turtles for my granddaughter;)