We LOVE this simple cross stitch picture kit. With a pattern already printed onto the canvas, following the stitches is easy and relaxing, and curiously addictive. (In fact, we predict that once you've started cross stitching, it will become your new favourite hobby. Before too long, you'll be subscribing to Cross Stitcher International and rendering your entire family into an embroidered, pixellated,life-size wall hanging.) However, before you get there, we heartily recommend this kit with its wooden embroidery hoop - which makes a great frame, vibrant colours, needle and full instructions.