Thursday, November 29, 2012

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

diy // christmas advent calendar

 Woah, it's been a while since I last blogged. November has turned out to be a rather busy month, especially with school. 
  But I also have spent some time making some more Christmas crafts, including thing one above. It's an advent calendar, of sorts. There is a cut-out for each day in December leading up to Christmas day with an activity and a Christmas-related Scripture reference at the back.
  Other than that it took some time to cut everything out, it's a really easy craft to make - and it was super fun thinking up things to do this Christmas-time :)

 Here are a few of the activity-ideas I used:

Make a Christmas Playlist
Make Apple Cider
Watch 'It's a Wonderful Life'
Read 'A Christmas Carol'
Have a Snow-ball Fight
Make Sugar Cookies
Go See 'The Hobbit' movie (very important)
Make an Ornament for the Tree

And here are a few Bible verses/passages I used:

 I John 4:9
Isaiah 9:6
Luke 2: 12-14
Matthew 2: 1-12
John 3:16-17
Acts 4:12

 Not only will it be fun to use this December, but it will also help make my room look more festive. :)

listening to (on repeat): Stay, Stay, Stay by Taylor Swift
reading: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
blog-loving: All Things Lovely
NaNoWriMo progress: Um, long story...

Sunday, November 4, 2012

christmas cards || one

 So, at the beginning of December, my mom usually sends out a lot of Christmas cards to friends&family here and in America. She usually buys them at the the shop, and they are pretty inexpensive, but they're never quite as nice or as special as homemade cards. So, all this to say, this year I asked if I could make her the cards to send this year. I love making cards but don't always have an excuse to make them, so I'm pretty excited about it :)

 I've been having fun searching in card magazine and on pinterest for card ideas. So far I've made these three Christmas Carol cards:

 They are quite simple - the only supplies needed are coloured paper, stamps (or you could use stickers or rub-ons), and music sheets. You can either print out a music sheet from online (I used these), or if you have a Christmas carols music book you could photocopy that. I'm hoping to make more like this!

going insane about: NaNoWriMo
reading: Inkspell (Inkworld #2) by Cornelia Funke (audiobook) <3
listening to: Setting Sail by Port Blue/Adam Young

Thursday, November 1, 2012

what's new

 It's hard to believe it's the last day of October. I'm a little sad to see it end, because it's overall been a really lovely month. This is what's been happening lately:

I. I leaf-printed and decorated my room with leaves.

II. My younger brother and I wrote letters to Adam Young :) I don't know if he'll read them, but it was fun writing them.

III. It rained a lot. So we jumped in puddles.

IV. Something sad - I lost almost all of the pictures that I took last year, all the ones from California and the summer of traveling all over America. It's hard, they were such special photos and I wanted to keep them forever. But my dad helped me get some of back, which I'm really thankful for.

V. I (finally) learned to crochet.

VI. We went for a walk in the forest. 

VII. I decided to do the NaNoWriMo project. I actually only finally decided on it today. I'm excited to start writing, and at the same time a little nervous that it'll be a total failure...but I'm going to try my best to reach my goal of 30,000 words [update: actually, thinking more about it, I decided to do 21,000].

What's new with you?