Christmas Presents and a Happy New Year!

I had a very enjoyable Christmas and got a lot of very nice things that I wanted and some surprises. I have pictures of what I gave, and will post some of what I received later.

I made more of the ornaments I made for the ornament swap for my mom and dad one for Ian and Jana (my brother and sister-in-law) and one for my sister.

For my mom I gave her a snowflake punch that she wanted, a couple home magazines, and this coaster set plus a couple dishrags - my first completed knitting project!!!

For my dad, I got him this ultra-cool tool that he can turn the christmas tree lights on and off by the touch of this ornament instead of crawling behind the tree. And I also knit him a coffee cozy!! I also knit another one for my friend mel.

For Shauna I made this awesome kit for her to make a collage. She has already made a couple and has posted them on her blog. She is redoing her room in brown, yellow, and green so I gathered paper and a dictionary, and buttons and a whole bunch of random stuff for her to create with and I think she did a mighty fine job. Oh and I got her some legwarmers too.

For Ian and Jana I donated to Ten Thousand Villages. WIth my donation 100 trees were planted in Haiti. A pretty cool way to help others I think! I also got them an ornament from there as well.

So it was a pretty good Christmas!

And now for New Years!!

I have made a few resolutions -

1. To read a book every month - which doesn't sound like a lot but when you're a student to read anything besides a textbook is pretty admirable. So I'm gonna try to make sure I get that much done at least.
2. I also really want to spend more time creating and making things cuz I really love it and I just want to make sure I make it a priority.
3. And thirdly I want to develop my tastes for good books, good movies, and good music further.

I'm pretty excited for this year. Its going to be good and productive I hope.

Happy New Year everyone!


My First Oil Pastel Drawing!!

Inspired by Kal Barteski's Oil Pastel Tiplet. ITs for my roommate who plays volleyball. I wanted to tell her to serve others and to serve the ball. :) And she loves daisies. Its my first ever doing anything like that and it was really fun. I have a really bad camera so sorry about the low quality picture.

I mailed out my ornaments for the swap last week. That was so much fun. I've gotten three of mine so I should be getting some more. Maybe today! I love getting mail.

This is how I packaged them. I really like how they look all lined up in a row. :)

Just three more exams and two days til l go home!


Actually Done!!

I actually finished all my ornaments for the swap!! I'm soo excited about them. ITs really my first project where I designed something like this and had to make a mass quanitity of them. I"m really excited about them, and I think in my humble opinion that they turned out quite well!! So I'm pretty proud of myself haha.
Watched a lot of House while sewing (seasons 1 and started 2 - SO good, dude). And watched Wedding Date - utter crap. And The Holiday - better than I remembered but sorta crappy still. I LOVE the idea of switching houses/lives for a couple weeks. But I would never have the guts those girls have to meet strangers like that I don't think! I would hope I would though. Or even sometimes, I dream about renting a house. Like how about this little place in Italy! haha SO COOL.

Anyway, time for another week of school - and I"m not ready. Well, I am (even though I sewed up ten of these little trees this weekend from scratch!), but I'm just not looking forward to it haha.