Created With Aloha Two

Created With Aloha Two

Saturday, January 5, 2013

My Time Off and Tea Swap for December

I hope that everyone is doing well.  My time off from work is almost over.  It has been a very fun two weeks off from work even though I have not done any crafting like I wanted to.  The only crafting I did was show my cousin and her daughter how to quill a cupcake.  One of the highlights of my time off was having a "date" with my hubby on New Years where we watched Les Miserables and had dinner together. The movie is awesome just like the play is.  Another highlight was getting to spend time with my cousins that were visiting. Like I mentioned in my post last week we went to Disneyland together.  We also went out dinner together with my family, hung out at our house and had lunch after church,  and went to the Reagan Library (We all loved it.  President Reagan was such an amazing man.  We were there for 3 hours and still did not have enough time to spend as much time as we would have liked on everything that was there.)  Here I am in the "oval office."  Everything in the room is a replica of how it looked when Reagan was in office.  I would love to have an office this beautiful wouldn't you?  :)

The highlight of our visit to the library was getting to walk through Airforce One (For security reasons we we were not able to take a picture of the inside of the airplane),

seeing parts of the Berlin Wall, a beam from 911, seeing Reagan's Memorial, and exploring the temporary Disney exhibit.

They displayed different costumes, rides from Disney, had a superhero portion and a had section about the history of Disney. All the information and displays were very fascinating.  On Thursday, we went to Disneyland for a second time with my cousins.

This time around was more fun since it was not as crowded.  Since I have not crafted for the past two weeks I will be sharing with you the Tea Swap from last month.  This is what Mary made and gave to me.

This is what I came up for her.  It's a pocket snowman that I made using an envelope.  

The hat  is able to slide off and the face of the snowman is the pocket.  The pocket came handy for me to put some tea bags inside. I need to end for now to get to work on making items for my daughter's b-day party so stay tune for pictures of what I make soon.  Have a nice rest of the weekend!


  1. Hi Colleen!! Great pictures! Yes, Reagan's office would be a dream craft room for me.... I would even keep the gorjuss curtains... but I think I'd want dark pink velvet ones instead of that brown. Thank You for sharing your pictures and what you did with your cousin! Sounds like you all had an awesome time together. Family is Fun when they are like Friends!!! Much Hugs n' Blessings to U!!!

  2. Awesome pictures Colleen. I especially like the one with Air Force One because both planes are usually parked at the Hilo Airport when the President is vacationing / visiting Hawaii. I saw them IRL and was in awe.

  3. Hi Colleen! Looks like you had an awesome time with family and the happiest place on earth! It's nice to be able to do swaps still for you when Kris is on break. TFS! I will definitely want to visit the reagan library when I get a chance =)