School’s out and it’s finally summer break! At long last you have your coveted free time again, so how are you going to spend it?
Maybe you have plans to go backpacking with friends, or tan at the beach, but that still leaves a lot of time in between. Picking up an old hobby, or trying your hand at a new one, are two of the many ways to fulfill your summer break.
For months now, you’ve probably been eyeing the growing resurgence of gorgeous hand-embroidery, so why not take a stab at it yourself? It doesn’t have to be as intimidating as it sounds—brands like Oh Sew Bootiful and Kiriki Press make kits with pre-printed patterns and step-by-step instructions to get you started. Or if you want to go back to the basics, Dropcloth Samplers offers a Beginner Embroidery Stitch Sampler that will walk you through the different types of correct stitches involved in hand-embroidery.
Maybe your summer is so jam-packed you’ll lack the inspiration to practice the creative pursuits—so instead, how about investing in your downtime? If you’re spending evenings with family and friends, bringing a new game to the table can be a fun experience for everyone.
Just when you think jigsaw puzzles are over and done with, Nervous System swoops in to change the game. This innovative company uses a computer simulation to produce Geode Jigsaw Puzzles that are not only stunning in color and detail, but also individually unique. Once you and your pals have mastered its intricate puzzle pieces, you’ll be sure to frame this unique beauty.
If you’re hanging out with a younger crowd—babysitting or seeing some family relatives—picking up a Blockitecture City is a surefire way for both adults and children to have fun. As fun as LEGOs, but made of lovely, New Zealand Pine Wood, Blockitecture allows you to build different bustling metropolises with the option of combining them to create new designs and cities.
We hope some of these products will enrich your summer break!