Nonessential things
Happy days back home

Take-away love, and tutorial

Open-frame

I'm packing my bags for a trip and made this little travel frame to take with me.

I'm going to sunny California to spend time with my family and go to another wedding. I'm only missing two classes so it was easy to get those covered, but these two little lovlies will still have nine days left of school, so they can't come this time.

Thanks hubby for altering your schedule to be both mummy and daddy.

Finished-items

The frame fits inside this little pouch and is only about 3.5 x 4 inches so I can keep it in my handbag. I'm normally one of those mothers who only has one photo in her wallet, the one that was in it when I bought the wallet.

Now I can actually say "yes" when my extended family ask if I have any current pictures of the children.

Inside-the-pocket

I had this old pop art image of Robert Indiana's on the brain when I stitched this little case for the travel frame. Those lucky residents of Scottsdale get to walk around Indiana's LOVE all the time.

For those of you out there with only the original photo in your wallet too, you may want to make one of these frames - here's a little tuorial. I think mine's going to stay with me all the time, even when I'm not away :)


Comments

Carla

So sweet. Love the colors you used. It's so hard to be away from home especially when you're missing your kids. Hope you have a wonderful relaxing get-away.

Christy

I stumbled upon your blog thru Cindy! I love your projects and I'm going to visit your lovely site again!

shannon

Hi Joanie,
What a cute little travel frame and thanks for the tutorial. Thanks too for tagging me for the non essential things. I am working on it.

Beth

I love the travel frame. I never have any photos of my kids with me but might have to make this so I can carry some and say - oh, do you like the frame? I made it. Have a great time in California. Beth

casserole

Thanks for the tutorial! That is such a cute picture frame!!

Marisa

That is so adorable!!!

ayumills

super cute!!!
Thanks for your tutorial!!!

amandajean

that is so cute! I love the little pouch you made to store it in, too.

Sparklygreenknickers

What a sweet idea!

Cathy

What a great idea. This would be a wonderful gift to someone with kids who is in the hospital. My brother was recently hospitalized for a week and he had a photo of his two daughters he wanted where he could see it, but we didn't have a frame (he was at a long distance from home), so it was hard to find a good spot for it. Something like this would have been perfect!

Joy

Aw! This is adorable!

Design for Mankind

Oh it's so so cute! :)

kristin

What a lovely idea!! It is absolutely lovely :)

Lisa

Great idea - love the embroidered cover!

Design for Mankind

You always have the BEST tutorials! this one's a cutie. :)

Half an Acre

that is adorable!
and great tutorial - thank you.

Stephanie

So adorable. Hope you have a great trip!

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