You are to find an image of an every day object and draw it in Illustrator. You are to use techniques that will create value and dimension to your object. I would like to see some curves in your object so you continue to practice with pen tool handles.
Here is a website that has a list of 40 detailed drawings using Illustrator. Take a look at this before you start creating your own object and take note of any techniques that you may be able to use.
Here are a few more websites with realistic Illustrator drawings.
Make sure you find and download your image from Stock.Xchng.