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To buy myself a colouring book?

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TheCunnyFuntIsAGrittersWife Sat 12-Jan-13 22:23:05

I used to love doing them as a kid! I quite miss them to be honest. I'm itching to get one and dig out some crayons grin

Should I?

fuzzpig Sun 13-Jan-13 08:17:42

Don't remember them.

I used to absolutely love the special crayola pens called 'overwriters' and 'changeables' but you can't get them any more sad (I even emailed crayola about it...)

MousyMouse Sun 13-Jan-13 08:23:39

yanbu
I have a very old one from when I was a child.
I use some the designs as templates when painting or other crafts.

Glittertwins Sun 13-Jan-13 08:27:42

I'm tempted. I'd need to keep it and any pens away from the DCs!

Piemistress Sun 13-Jan-13 08:35:17

I saw a fab big cardboard tent play house you could colour in think it was from Lidl?

Colouring pencils or pens?

TheCunnyFuntIsAGrittersWife Sun 13-Jan-13 08:39:03
Glossynotflossy Sun 13-Jan-13 08:47:44

binkybix yes i owned fluff it pens anx spent many an hour with a hair dryer getting them to fluff up.

Binkybix Sun 13-Jan-13 08:49:10

Ah yes, I'd forgotten the hair dryer stage!

ive got fluffit pens in my house right now!

father christmas (dm) still brings me colouring books. sometimes its hello kitty but this year it was colouring for grown ups grin

Glossynotflossy Sun 13-Jan-13 09:06:17

Wow so they still exist!iff to google.

Binkybix Sun 13-Jan-13 09:09:58

Awesome! I couldn't find any on doing a quick google but will try to locate some in the shops next weekend. And a mosaic sticker book.

I'd forgotten how much I love colouring. Have brought two adult colouring books and some berol pens grin

Piemistress Sun 13-Jan-13 10:16:15

Mosaic sticker books! I used to love them! I think jigsaws and colouring in books are my new stress busters!

LittleMissFantabulous Sun 13-Jan-13 10:19:27

Berol pens are the business! I have a stash of them. The older spawns are gutted that I will not share. They regularly try to con me into loaning them a black one, as theirs are inevitably broken. I laugh and refuse. Mine! Mine I tell you mine!

firawla Sun 13-Jan-13 10:22:14

I have a colouring book and it is this http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fabulous-Doodles-Nellie-Ryan/dp/1906082316/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1358072474&sr=8-1, I was really getting tempted by all dses doodle books so got my own

fuzzpig Sun 13-Jan-13 10:26:18

Does anyone else get upset/frustrated if the pictures don't have closed lines?

Or is that just me blush

fuzzpig Sun 13-Jan-13 10:27:47

I think I may have had a mosaic sticker book but I'm not sure. I may have to get one. You know, just to check.

I also had some sand art thing where you peeled off the sticker and sprinkled sand over it, one bit at a time.

BrandonFlowersHoHoHo Sun 13-Jan-13 10:37:28

Yanbu

I love the geometric patterns and Crayola felt tip pens. Hate when dd tries to 'help' me and goes out the lines, I'm screaming inside.

My secret santa at work bought me colouring books and pens. My desk is decorated with beautiful geometric patterns.

BrandonFlowersHoHoHo Sun 13-Jan-13 10:37:28

Yanbu

I love the geometric patterns and Crayola felt tip pens. Hate when dd tries to 'help' me and goes out the lines, I'm screaming inside.

My secret santa at work bought me colouring books and pens. My desk is decorated with beautiful geometric patterns.

Jbck Sun 13-Jan-13 10:58:40

DDs have had some lovely stuff from SIL in Oz by a company called Smiggle, I did hope she'd send me some for Xmas as I enthused over their stuff so much during the summer but sadly not.
Just have to get myself some of the recommendations on here, I love a fine nibbed gel pen since I discovered them for intricate work, till then I was strictly a pencil girl.
When DD1 was little we had colouring time together but our books and pencils were separate and woe betide if she helped with mine grin

NaicePig Sun 13-Jan-13 11:03:06

YES FUZZPIG I REMEMBER OVERWRITERS! Is it a pig thing? I'd forgotten about them until you just said it! And and and there was the pen and the overwriter pen which was clear but the purple one would go green and the pink one would go purple and it was the best thing EVER. Why did they stop making them?

Children today will never know that joy sad

P.S. grin that you emailed Crayola, you nutter grin

fuzzpig Sun 13-Jan-13 11:05:36

What can I say, I'm a nostalgia pig grin

TheCunnyFuntIsAGrittersWife Sun 13-Jan-13 11:06:31

I remember overwriters too! Weren't they double ended pens or something?

starsandunicorns Sun 13-Jan-13 11:08:49

On reading this thread i going to order two adult colouringbooks i would like felt tips but wonder which ones to get the expenise gel pens on offer at amozaon look good anyone got any ideas. My dp think i am having a funny turn but thought why not just imagine dp playing his facebook game and me colouring in in the eveing

TheCunnyFuntIsAGrittersWife Sun 13-Jan-13 11:12:33

I can imagine sales of colouring books are now shooting up through the roof and hundreds of mumsnetters are now eagerly awaiting their delivieries grin

GoAndDoSomeWork Sun 13-Jan-13 11:15:03

My daughter has these - have shared them with many an amazed child on train journeys! Diddl/Diddlina Magic Felt Tip Pens
by Diddl & Friends

www.amazon.co.uk/Diddl-Diddlina-Magic-Felt-Pens/dp/B001KNQMZ8/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1358075534&sr=1-1-catcorr

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