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Mola In Progress: August 2015

You may remember that about a month ago I posted about my current obsession with molas.  Well, I gathered together the supplies to make one of my own!  I've only just started and I can tell you two things: (a) it's harder than I thought it would be, and (b) It's a perfect travel art project.

To begin, I sketched out my basic image:

from the Balzer Designs Blog: Mola in Progress

If I had known how difficult points were, I wouldn't have had so many in my design.  Oy.  But let no one ever say that I'm not ambitious!  I always enjoy tackling a difficult project.

I worked on the mola on my recent trip to Nashville and I have it with me now on my current trip to Boston.

from the Balzer Designs Blog: Mola in Progress

My progress is slow, but steady with lots of mistakes along the way.  But I really believe that you only learn from mistakes, so that's the good news.  I'm learning a lot.  Seriously A LOT.  And I'm enjoying myself along the way.  

Here's what's in my travel mola kit:

from the Balzer Designs Blog: Mola in Progress

My favorite innovation is the magnet in the lid of the green container, which is perfect for holding pins and needles in an unstable environment like a train or airplane.

from the Balzer Designs Blog: Mola in Progress
I have provided links below for almost everything (the pouch is not the exact same one and the tin is something I've had kicking around for years):



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Thanks for stopping by!


P.S. Yes, you can take pins and needles on an airplane in the U.S.  And scissors with a blade length less than 4" are a-okay as well!  :)