I know, I know … Christmas was like 3 weeks ago, but I wanted to share with you some awesome handmade presents I got this year!
- Alligator Christmas ornament with hand-sewn Santa hat by Jim.
- Melted crayon art made by my sister, Natalie.
- A bunch of soaps by Little Batch Apothecary by my dad and stepmom.
- Cute needle-felted snowy owl by Natalie.
I also received this lovely, quilted cozy …
… for my new Kindle Fire!!
Kinda looks like the monolith from 2001: A Space Odyessy …
Jim completely surprised me with this Kindle on Christmas day!! We rarely give gifts to each other, so this was totally unexpected.
I have to travel between the FIU campuses twice per week for class (an hour bus ride each way), and I always wished I could bring my laptop to check e-mails or catch up on work during this time, but my poor IBM is over 4 years old, it’s heavy and the battery doesn’t last more than 10 minutes. Now I have a convenient and portable Kindle on which I can read books and research articles, check my mail, play games, keep up with my shop throughout the day … I could go on and on!
The Kindle cover shown here was handmade by Briana of B Taylor Quilts (one of my favorite Etsy shops) – Jim told me he searched through hundreds of items in my favorites (literally) to find it … now THAT is true love.