I used scrap yarn to make the Imperial circles. Joining the circle motifs was a new technique for me. It was difficult and resulted in a lot of frogging. I cut the cover off of a $3 Ikea umbrella, then sewed the crocheted piece to the frame.
The umbrella frame wasn't sturdy enough to support the somewhat heavy crocheted piece. (I did not want to cut up a nice umbrella and umbrella frames are not available for purchase.) This made it difficult to keep the parasol shape in place. Nevertheless, I brought it to Comic-Con 2012 and had a few SW fans pose with it.
A friend made the lightsaber dangle. Since I do not have pierced ears, I figured out a way to attach it to a clip. I added two buttons to both hide the clip and make it more decorative. I selected colors to coordinate with my lightsaber. :)
For my friend's 34th birthday, I crocheted him a granny square afghan made to look like a pixelated Death Star. It's made of 400 squares total and took me 1.5 months and somewhere over 100 hours to finish. He loves it.
I recently learned to sew and was excited to make as many geeky things as I could, starting with this awesome Boba Fett bag!
Carry your Bounty like a pro with this one of a kind Boba Fett bag. Hand crafted by a Star wars Geek Girl who made sure no detail was overlooked. Features include the Mandolorian skull patch, Boba Fett's emblem patch, button blaster scratches, and wookiee scalp braids (no wookiees were harmed in the making of this bag). It is 100% cotton. This bag has a long strap so it fits comfortably on your shoulder and hangs down close to your hip.
if you are interested, you can order one from my etsy account
For Christmas this year (or, more accurately, for his birthday, only it overran a bit), I got way too ambitious and made my boyfriend a quilt with the Death Star on it. I had made precisely one quilt before and that was a little one, for a baby, using charm squares. But the idea wouldn't leave me alone, so I had to give it a shot...
My husband and I threw a birthday party for our son who's turning 5. He just adores Star Wars so of course I had to make a Death Star pinata and paint a broom handle to look like a lightsaber for the kids to whack at it with. (I actually thought it was an original idea for about a day until my husband Googled it and found a dozen sites or more about how to do it.) Mine came out great and it was so fun watching the kids go to town on it. ( That's no moon...it's a pinataCollapse )
Hi guys! I finished this a few days ago but I have no real reason why I haven't posted it earlier! I made a Jedi robe a few weeks ago, so I could have a cute dressing gown to snuggle into when it could chilly here at night. It's pretty much the most amazing thing in my life right now. When I wear it I get stuff done [husband is pleased with that!].
A few days ago I finished a Jedi-inspired minidress. I wanted it to look fairly like the costumes but at the same time be able to be worn out to the shops and things like that. I am a little bit proud of myself and I can totally see me justifying wearing this to do my grocery shopping in. Haha.
Please excuse the smug face! And I know that Docs are totally Jedi Council approved footwear
A friend made this R2-D2 quilt for me. She used an Artoo kite as a template and hand stitched the entire thing. The details are impressive, most impressive. For more pictures of the quilt, view my photo album.