05/28/2013 01:10 pm ET

Karen Nyberg, Astronaut, Is Bringing Crafts On Board The International Space Station


There are plenty of things one would imagine NASA's astronaut Karen Nyberg would bring on her trip to the International Space Station: a good book, some tunes and keepsakes -- but crafting supplies?

Nyberg told SPACE.com that she will bring fabric and thread for sewing and quilting on board the Russian Soyuz spacecraft, in hopes of creating something during her time in space. "I don't know yet what it will be but that's part of creativity is that it comes with the feeling of the day so I have the supplies in my hands to create if I get the opportunity and the creative notion to do so," she said.

We got a peek at Nyberg's skills when she live tweeted with Martha Stewart's Crafts Department back in March.

Nyberg will be in space for six months, so chances are there might be some downtime for her to make something cozy. Let's hope she doesn't open up an Etsy shop up there. The shipping fees would be astronomical (ha.).

Join us as we wish Nyberg and her crew a safe trip, and be sure to head over the SPACE.com for the full interview.

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