Baby Yoda

Last spring I crocheted a Baby Yoda and his space pod for my nephew. I really wanted a Baby Yoda for myself, and over the past week I finally made time to make it!

This time I decided to also make his soup bowl. The buttons on the pod are a little off-center so maybe I’ll add one more to even it out.

The second everything was done, I took him outside (twice) to get some nice shots of him in nature.

This pattern is by Ami Amour on Ravelry. I love it because it’s free, very clear and detailed, and she has step by step videos for the entire pattern. This was super helpful for me, because my first attempt at the ear turned out crazy. But when I crocheted along to the video, it came out great.

I feel like a kid with a new toy, you know? When it’s brand new and they want it with them at all times. I want Baby Yoda to accompany me all around the house. 😆

Happy crafting!

Happy New Year!

Last night we hosted the tiniest Harry Potter-themed New Year’s Eve party.  We had Harry, a witch, a dementor, pumpkin juice, sausage rolls, and a viewing of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.  It was fun!

Harry Potter themed nye party, complete with pumpkin juice!
 Today we started the new year off by seeing Rogue One for the second time.
rogue one.jpg
I have also casted on for my Cablepalooza project, Julissa. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/julissa I’m using Miss Babs’s Yowza, and although I only have about an inch done, it’s looking good.
So I’d say that’s a good start to 2017.  Happy New Year!

 

More wee prezzies, and bears!

We had one more weekend birthday party yesterday, but I couldn’t show you our homemade gift in case the parents happened to see my post. The birthday boy and his family are Star Wars fans, so I made some cloth snack bags using Star Wars fabric. 


In bear news, I finished Zuul bear, completing 1) a set of five to send off, and 2) the 26th and last in my series of bears named for characters from my favorite movies!


I have been seriously stash busting with this last set of Bears, using up every last bit of tiny leftover balls than tend to linger in the bear yarn box, getting tangled together…. 

Left to right are Vernon, Westley, Max, Yoda, and Zuul. Can you guess all the movies they’re from? 🎥 

Birthday sewing

The Wee Girl turns eight on Monday, and I decided to make her some pajama pants with Star Wars fabric featuring Rey from The Force Awakens.

  
I also fancy-cut a scrap and zig-zagged it onto a t-shirt so she’ll have a set. I think she’ll be pleased!

And a view from the afternoon- we took the kids to play at Crissy Field for a while. It was chilly and windy!

  

ETA we gave the girl her gifts early- she’s a happy camper!

  

Halloween!

Finally, Halloween is here! The kids and I wore our Star Wars outfits, of course.  

this was taken yesterday, but we looked exactly like this today, but didn’t take a pic together!


Today we attended a very excellent Halloween party hosted by an elementary school classmate and family. There was BRAIN jello, which was extremely popular with the kids.  
 And adorable (delicious) spider cupcakes!  
And broomsticks!

 Most of the moms dressed up, which I loved, of course.

  
How amazing is this makeup?!

 
The kids looked great and had so much fun.

  
The Wee Boy met many Vaders!

 We went trick or treating on Belvedere Street, which becomes pedestrian-only and most of the houses put on a great show!

This house always has a (movie) theme and puts dancers in costume in the windows.  This year’s theme was Hotel Trannsylvania, and they made a paper mache dracula head- amazing!

   
I met two other Han Solos, and one was another female Han! I loved that the husband was Leia and the baby girl was Luke. 

too dark for a good photo!


Hope you had a fun Hallowern, too!!

 

Phew!

We had three events today, which is a lot for our family on a Sunday.  

For this and that reason, I only have one photo for the day:

 

fun with friends in Japantown!

  
And one for the post-bedtime luxury hour:

 
This is my latest hat for the Larkin Street Youth Services. Inching closer to 15 hats in 2015… And stash busting to boot!

Halloween event #1

One of the fun things about having kids is the number of Halloween-related events, well,  assuming you like Halloween and costumes as much as I do! Today was our first event of many, and we were excited to debut our new, or in Leia’s case, slightly improved, duds.

I got carried away with adding more and more details- I was actually sewing things onto my outfit in the car to and from the Wee Girl’s soccer game this afternoon. 
 

an important detail

  

The Boy’s costume is all DIY/regular clothes except for the mask and light saber, which I bought.

little vader

  

who’s scruffy-looking?

  

The Wee Girl’s outfit is from 2 years ago, but she insisted on being Leia again. But this time around I bought her some new boots.

  
I’m so pleased with how this turned out! I thrifted/up cycled/made the entire outfit, and was working on details up to an hour before our event.   
I came up with more details for the belt this morning. Hot glue gun to the rescue!

 

We met an Ewok at the party!
  
Darth Leia on the way home.

We have a Star Wars event tomorrow, so we’re excited to wear our outfits again and to see what getups others come up with!

Halloween sneak peek 3

Thanks to some sage advice from a reader of this blog, I revisited the pleather I was working on the other night. I had given up on the sewing machine in favor of the hot glue gun, but the result was mediocre at best.  I undid a lot of the work and went back with needle and thread.

  
Of course this was the way to go! It took several hours, and I wouldn’t have been able to finish if the Wee Boy hadn’t taken a fluke nap (big fluke! He fell asleep in my arms!).  At the risk of giving away too much information (I haven’t told you my costume, right? But if you know me even a tiny bit, I bet you’ve guessed!), here’s my result:

  
I think I’ll add just a few more details, but I’m very happy with it! It fits well and it’s even comfortable–I wore it all through dinner (hmmm, did I just prove what a geek I am??), and it didn’t shift or break, so I think I have a winner! Yeah!

Sunday

We went to the beach in Pacifica today, but I didn’t take a single photo. It was the most crowded I’d ever seen, with good reason. It was mega hot! The icy ocean water felt very good.

Later I took a +/- 16 block walk with the Wee Boy, which stretched out and out, due to his tendencies to climb every available climbing thing, take breaks, pet every dog, etc.

  
  

i think the same person has done lots of this style graffiti in my neighborhood…


And we were treated to a very pretty sunset.   
 
Instead of crafting, I perused this super fun find from the library.

  
I’m finding information with which I disagree, so I’ll need to rewatch the films. Need to! 😉

FOs

This morning at my sock knitting group, I made myself focus on sewing up my Splatterdash mitts before working on any other projects. I was able to finish them in time to have a friend take some photos!

   
 Having decided that the yarn is busy enough on its own, I didn’t sew buttons on.
The same friend also took photos of my Giants cowl. My favorite is this grumpy one. Apparently the Giants lost a game today, so I was probably mad about that.  

Last but not least, we took photos of our April/May KAL, the Mini Mania scarf.   

 I love all the different versions, and I love that our new meetup spot allows for fun new photo ops!
In Etsy news, I added Star Trek and Star Wars project bags to my shop today, and sold one right away, thanks to my most loyal customer. 🙂

   
 
I didn’t have much time or great lighting for the photos, but you get the idea. 

I hope you had a good Sunday too!