Monday, September 27, 2010

Back in the Swing

Well hello there everyone! I know that it has been a ridiculously long time since my last post, but getting back to school is always so hustly bustly busy that I hope you will understand. So much has happened since my last post too! As it has been a while the rush process is now over and my sorority is now... 

Kappa Alpha Theta! 

(This tin is now my portable sewing kit for finishing projects with buttons and the like)

I really like all of the girls so far. Here are a couple of the super cute crafts that I have been lucky enough to recieve this week from my secret big sister...

A lovely vase with yellow tulips personalized with my name and one of our mascots- the kite!

This one absolutely shocked me: a box decorated with characters from Hayao Miyazaki's famous children's movie, My Neighbor Totoro. It is one of my favorite movies, and everything was SO CUTE!!! I even got to keep the awesome jar and the Reeses!

Even though I have been quite busy, I have still definitely found time for crocheting. It is perfect for a mental break between classes when I lack the time and quite frankly the brain capacity to get any meaningful work done. I have foun that keeping the yarn inside of a plastic bag, whethe zip-loc or otherwise, keeps the yarn from becomig super tangled and terrible inside of my backpack. Here are some of my recent projects.

Bear ears! Since U.C. Berkeley's mascot is the California grizzly, I thought some bears ears would be a really fun and cute project. I keep giving away all the pairs I make but hopefully I will be able to finish another one before the next football game because they work up pretty quick!

The rest of my recent projects have all been in a similar genre: rectangular cases! Not terribly thrilling, I know, but ever so practical. Here is a preview...

And while as a creative endeavour they are perhaps not the most original or inspired, it makes me really proud when people as where I bought them and I can say "nowhere".  I intend to share this rectangular-y  joy super soon with a patterny how to thingamabob just as soon as I write it up!

It is late, and I must to bed.
Sweet Dreams!