It is possible that I had too much fun with the Stitch & Sketch Cover Sketchbook from International Arrivals! It is a 5 x 8 inch blank sketchbook with a perforated cover made for stitching your own design. It comes with a rounded plastic needle and good quality thread in a single color. The book pictured above came with a purple thread, but sketchbooks with turquoise, green or pink threads are also available. It also comes with a separate page of design examples, and blank templates that you can sketch your own designs on before you start stitching. Once I started creating, I couldn't stop!
While there is plenty you can create with a single color, the possibilities are endless once you introduce multiple thread colors. You could mix and match the threads from multiple sketchbooks to give you turquoise, pink or green threads. Or you could pick up a handful of additional embroidery threads from your local craft store. I found some for around $0.40 each. My 11 year old niece was visiting while I was working on designs for this product and I asked her to draw what she would put on the book. I was pleasantly surprised to see that the inner 11 year old girl part of my brain was still in tact and that we came up with a lot of the same objects to draw - popsicle, lemonade, watermelon, cupcake, pencil, palm tree, pizza... I found the cover to stand up well to pulling the thread through the holes multiple times, adding a benefit to the sketchbook - the ability to change the cover art when new inspiration hits!
A sketchbook needs something to draw with, so this gift idea is paired with the Yummy Yummy Scented Glitter Gel Pens to add a little extra sparkle to the sketches and delight for your gift recipient. This is a set of 12 glittery gel pens each with its own fruity scent. The pens roll on the paper nicely and leave a sparkly glitter mark. This combination of the Stitch & Sketch Cover Sketchbook and Yummy Yummy Scented Glitter Gel Pens is sure to inspire your gift recipient's creativity! The Stitch & Sketch Cover Sketchbook is recommended for 6 year olds and up and will be available in September. Pre-Order yours here!
I just couldn't stop coming up with ideas for this fun product! Check out the short animations they inspired:
Ideas go in here!
Disclaimer: While the products mentioned in this post were provided, all opinions, content and smiles were created by Erin Napolitano.