Also used my Christmas money to get started on a new hobby - soldered jewelry. Here's my first two pieces:
Nothing overwhelming, certainly, but I really enjoy it and it seemed to come pretty easily to me (with some help from my dad, Mr. Certified Welder, of course.) Each one seems to come out better than the last, so while I've got some stuff now that I'd feel pretty good about wearing myself or giving as gifts, I think by next week I should be up to a point of feeling like I can sell them. I know that sounded odd, but what I mean is that I've got the framing down but I'm not feeling secure in my soldered jump rings - stuff for myself or people I know, I can fix if the ring fails.
And I got the first coat of primer on the minis I (well, we technically, but they're basically all mine until they're painted) got for Christmas:
Now I just need to figure out where the hell I put my X-Acto, remove the flashing, and I can get really dug in. I'm thinking of doing the dungeon vermin first, as it's the monsters that we need the most for our campaigns.