I got Ty a sketchbook for Christmas to go with some charcoal pencils he asked me to buy him. I figured i'd do something with the cover and came up with using pieces of pinecones. I had plenty of pinecones in the house that i'd used to decorate. Only problem is that the electricity went out mid project. Chris came home to me sitting in the dark at the kitchen table with plyers and a glue gun in my hand. I had to put the job on hold until the lights came back up, which was about 2 1/2 hours.