Just in case I haven’t mentioned it enough at this point, I am going back to college this Summer quarter! I am shooting to get my AAS (Associate of the Arts in Science) and then hopefully onto my BS (Bachelor’s in Science) and certification in teaching, so I can eventually become a high school physics teacher. Eventually I hope to go on to get my Master’s in physics and teach college, but I want to teach high school for at least a few years first. I am incredibly excited and very nervous about the prospect of it all.
With student loans and scholarships, I am fortunate enough to not need to worry about my tuition. Once I get that aid, keeping up with bills will be a bit easier (things will be extremely tight, but I can go without to reach my dreams). That said, there are all these little school related expenses that keep popping up that keep stretching my budget near to breaking.
A perfect example is the placement testing I will be doing today, the fee was $30. Then there was the $25 admission fee, and once I need to start buying actual school supplies (and books!) I am sure it will only get more expensive. I will not get my aid until summer quarter starts (July). So, on the suggestion of friends and family, I thought I would try a fundraiser.
These are my College Hearts. Each one is made from 100% wool yarn from a small farm in Oregon. The yarn has been dyed in my favorite colour combination, blue and red (with a bit of purple). Once I finish each heart, I hand felt it to give it a smoother and softer appearance and so it fits in your hand (you can squeeze my heart! Eeee!) I can attach a loop so that you can hang it as an ornament if you like. I have one hanging like that from the twig tree on our family altar.
Are you interested in one of my College Hearts? I am offering them for $8 each (which includes shipping in the USA and Canada. If you live abroad please consider adding a little more for shipping.)
Click here to purchase a College Heart through paypal. Please make sure your address is up to date on your paypal when you order. If you want to send one as a gift just let me know (I can add a handwritten note if you like!) in the notes when you order.
If these hearts are not quite your style, I am always open for commissions, and you can check out my etsy store too. Either way I would deeply and truly appreciate if you could help spread the word about my college hearts.