Do you remember playing with these as a kid?
I did and when I saw this set at Restoration Hardware last Christmas, I indulged myself. Here is one set of swirlies (as I call them in my head) that I've made so far.
Of course the red, blue and green pens that came with the set just wouldn't do for me. So I set out on an expedition for better colors. You would be surprised how hard it is to find a) good colors in a pen that b) fits in those little holes. But I accomplished my mission at a local and adorable Japanese stationery store.
I have been a wee bit busy lately but this weekend I may have time for more swirly activities like this. You see I've planned a surprise weekend away with my husband! It's been a long time and the countdown is on. :)
(I am able to spoil the surprise just a bit on the old blog because I had to spoil it last week to prevent a working weekend instead.)