Coloring books for adults have become very popular these days. We grown-ups are learning that coloring can be a relaxing way to unwind – a fact that we forgot from our younger days.
Our Glitter Girl, our eldest son’s girlfriend, had a birthday recently. Part of his gift to her was a set of nice markers. She is a very hard worker with a full time job while she works toward completion of her doctorate degree. I can only imagine how stressful it would be trying to do it all. To say she is busy is an understatement. She has a creative streak and likes to create art in what little spare time she has.
To go with her set of markers, I bought her a grown-up coloring book – a nice one with thick paper and beautiful images to color. I also made a book cover for it.
She loves sunflowers so I selected a piece from my stash as an accent for the outside center between the handles.
Using my simple alphabet embroidery setting on my machine, I embroidered her name and an encouraging thought. I took this photo before clipping the threads between words and letters.
The inside has sleeves on each side to slide the bottom book cover into.
The other side has a sleeve as well and sports a colorful strip of sleeves in which she can store her markers.
I tried to match fabric scrap color to marker color.
Oops, must erase my water soluable marks before giving this to her!
The coloring book touts itself as a fun, anti-stress activity. With her crazy, busy life I hope she will enjoy using her new coloring book, markers, and cover.
What activity do you use to de-stress?