I had a perfect Christmas with family and a fun New Year's with friends. My trip so far has been fabulous (which accounts for the lack of blogging) and life is good. :)
Gifts I gifted: A set of votive candle holders for my mom that started off as drinking glasses. I decoupaged them with gold shimmer tissue paper and added buttons, velvet ribbon (from here) beautiful lace, and tea candles. This was one of the most fun projects I've done in a while and I'm not done with this idea yet.
Gifts I gifted: A hand-bound tartan journal for my dad from this etsy seller and a set of Scotch Whiskey minis. (I think this might be why he agreed to let me study in Scotland--my easy access to his favorite fancy booze.) I call this his Scotland Starter Pack. And a beautiful vintage-inspired top and cluster necklace for mein Schwesterlein.