Recommend some blogs to me!

Please? I'm always on the look out for new blogs to read, so could you please tell me some of your favorites?

I'll hopefully have another post later today.

Take care, and happy crafting.

Oh yay, I got an award!!!!

My school is out for the summer! I can breathe a huge sigh of relief now. This semester seemed more difficult than past ones, due to lots of outside stress, but I'm better about everything now. Especially since I won an award in my speech class!

JFK bust

The John F. Kennedy Speech Award!
This is rewarded to the best speaker in my speech class, and it's chilling out on my family's mantle. I broke down and cried when I received this bust on Thursday, and gave a happy speech, thanking my fellow classmates for letting me learn about them through their speeches, and thanking them for listening to me. It was quite a lovely experience. I've still got this surreal feeling about it. It was nice hearing 'Congratulations!' from everyone in class.

In crafty news, during my last school week, I picked up a copy of CrossStitcher magazine from Joanns. They only had copies from the Royal Wedding Celebration edition, so I grabbed it, unsure if/when they'd get more.
Why have I not discovered this magazine before? It has so many cute designs in it, and it came with a stitch kit for a pincushion, which I'm slowly working on. In my adventures in flipping through the magazine, I came across a section which taught you to dye your stitch fabric with teas, and had some cute tea cup charts.

Tea Cup cross-stitch

No clue what I'll do with it, but I like tea, so it fits.

Are any of you out of school? What are your plans for the summer?

Take Care, and Happy Crafting.

Oh you little Deer

So, was the suspense enough for you?

Today I'll only have time for 'in-action' photos, as my card reader has walked away...yet again.

But, without further ado, I present to you

You little deer
TA-DA! Little deer headband!

You little deer
One evening, I was sketching a deer inspired outfit for one of my dolls, and I fell in love with the headband design.

You little deer
I thought, Oh what the heck, I'll make myself one. I really like how it came out, and how it looks on me. Heh, what can I say, I like cute silly things. I've made two more, and I'm planning to have a few more after finals/my convention next weekend.

Also, pardon if you experience any hiccups. I got bored on Saturday and started fixing up the blog. I finally have an About Me page! When I'm not fretting over school work, I'll be fixing it up some more, and making it look pretty!

Are you doing any fixing up on your blogs?

Take Care, and Happy Crafting.

Little Teaser pic

Here's a teaser of something I've been working on.

Teaser picture

I'm going to be making a few more, so stay tuned for that.

I've got final's next week, so hopefully by the end of that week (granted I don't get bored tonight) I'll have a nice header and some of those 'about me/favorite blogs/etc' tabs! Because, I don't know about you, but when I happen across a blog, first place I go is the 'about me' section.

I'm also going to try to make some blog buttons. Do any of you have blog buttons?

Take Care, and Happy Crafting

Zoo Adventures

Last Thursday I decided to take a bit of 'me' time, and visit our fantastic zoo. It's one of my favorite places to go, and I decided to share a few photos with you. Maybe one day, I'll do a proper zoo 'tour' for you all.

Before getting to the zoo, I bussed over to Balboa Park and stopped at the rose garden for a bit. It was great to see all the beautiful flowers in bloom.

Here's a bit of the architecture of Balboa Park. I've forgotten which building this is, sadly. (shame on me)

One of the first sights you see upon entering the zoo, (Ack, sorry for not taking a picture of the 'World Famous sign' I was too busy skipping to the entrance)are the flamingos. Well, you usually smell them before anything else.

I finally got to see the baby hippo! Well, sort of. People kept crowding the glass, making it difficult, but, her mother was teaching her to swim, and it was the most adorable thing ever.

Skipping along some, to our Elephant exhibit. Which gives me some serious Jurassic Park vibes.

Every time my sister and I go to the exhibit, we hum the theme song. xD

Every time the lions are out, it's always difficult to get a good shot of them. Some lady kept her baby's stroller in the direct line of the lions sight, despite me saying 'excuse me' multiple times =\ Ah well, next time.

Hello there gorgeous male lion. With your fluffy mane. ; w;

Moving along in my adventure, I came across some Gerenuk practicing head-butting. I seriously stood and watched them for about 5 minutes.

Then the little DikDik wanted to get in on the action, and elicited a very loud 'AWWW' from me.

I took a few more photos, but as it was a very bright day, the sun washed them out. Time to read my camera manual...again.

Have any of you been to your local zoo lately?

Sorry for being quiet, Final's are slowly creeping up on me ><

Take Care, and Happy Crafting.