I've been having such a great week! I've been really crafty and have gotten quite a bit of school work done. Not enough, but with the amount of work and reading I have to do, I think it's impossible to finish it all. Luckily, there are only 6 weeks left. Well... I say luckily in a melancholy sort of way. I don't know if I'm really ready to be done school ~ I feel my education is not complete, there's so much more to learn! Which I why I'm going back to do my Master's (and why I'm reading A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking... amazing book, but it takes me a while to grasp some of the concepts. Special relativity is easy enough to understand, but the general theory of relativity is really, really complex). But it isn't going to be the same... once we graduate, we're all going to scatter, and that makes me sad. I'm going to miss the biopharmers ~ after spending 3 years with the same 18 people in such an intense program, you get pretty close.
Anyway, I've posted a few new notebooks ~ why don't you check them out? Up top is a set of 3 mini notebooks. These are incredibly useful ~ small enough to fit in your pocket, purse or bag and perfect for jotting down ideas, to-do or grocery lists, phone numbers and messages, and pretty much anything you can think of! And the patterns of the covering paper is just so cute and spring-y! I also made another large sketch-note-scrap-book with recycled paper. I use some paper that I've printed on ~ thesis, scientific papers, figures, and other stuff ~ and mix in some blank white, linen resume, graph and lined paper, as well as some coloured heavier card. The large size is perfect for sketching in, and making collages or scrapbooking. I like using some printed pages in my notebooks because you can pick out a cool figure or some words and build your collage around it. It's like a book pre-packaged with inspiration!
I mentioned below about my recent trades, but I've also made a few purchases in the past 2 days. First off, scroll down to my feature on StudioMarcy.. see that mug of green beer and the ninja bunny? Yep, they're mine now. I couldn't resist the bunny (have I mentioned my love for bunnies? Just wait and see!), and I have a friend who's birthday is coming up... she was telling me about how excited she was for St. Patty's Day, so I thought a necklace with the green beer would be perfect!
Bunny rabbits... they make the best pets! Our Rosemary is so tame and cute. I wish she wasn't at home instead of here with me in Hamilton. But I'm not allowed bunnies in my apartment... so I've resorted to the next best thing: buying bunny things on Etsy. I just bought this lovely necklace from LiiLii ~ I've had my eye on it for a long time, and it was on sale when I checked yesterday! I couldn't resist.
Speaking of not being able to resist ~ look at this card. How could I not?? Since I'll be going home for Easter, I'll be able to give it to my mom (mom, if you're reading this, act surprised!). This card was made by jtcreations, which is just full of wonderful cards. Plus, the creator behind the gorgeous paper products, Jessica, is really nice (and a Canadian!) ~ a great seller with which to do business! I know I'll be back in store come birthday season (Does anyone else have such a season? Where at least 1/2 of your whole family and extended relatives have their birthday all around the same time? Ours are in Aug-Sept and December..).
Alright, I'm almost done with this long, long post. I just have one more purchase (of 2 items) to show you. I've been looking for a simple gold ring for a while now. I have a gold promise ring from Pat that I always wear, and I wanted another one that I could wear almost all the time (without the clashing silver). But most thin gold rings are a little out of my price range, though gorgeous. But then, luckily, I came across this great shop, wiregems. There were some amazing sales, so I picked up 2 rings: one for my pinky (the flattened peak one), and one for my ring/forefinger (the lightning bolt one). I can't wait to get them!
OK, I think that's it for now. But why don't you go check out these great shops ~ and mine too!