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The Dark Side of the tea pot

I was asked by someone if I could make their friend a tea pot cozy that looks like the Death Star.

I totally was up for the challenge.

I Googled an image of the Death Star and was all prepared to hand stitch with embroidery thread when I decided to try that whole free motion quilting thing again. Here’s an Instagram of things in progress.

I wasn’t happy with the bias tape I had on hand so I have to run out tomorrow but it’s one step away from completion.

I’m super happy with how it turned out. I Googled some measurements and went with the largest size. Fits my tea pot perfectly so I hope it works for them! Can’t wait to hear what they think of it!

From Nate to Dr Horrible in about an hour.

Wesley has had a Captain Rex costume for a while. I swear I’m raising the bar way toooo much on myself. My kids think I’m some sort of crafty Wonder Woman who can whip up anything. And while I love to try and get a kick out of creating different things they’re getting pretty sophisticated in their requests. I’ve managed R2 D2 and Darth Vader, a monster, and a ghost once but that was literally the whole white sheet with holes trick.

We’ve been watching a lot of Dr Horrible. We listen to it in the car. We watch it all snuggled on the couch. We randomly sing it without the music.

One time while watching it I said “That’s it, I’m dressing you guys up as Dr Horrible and Captain Hammer this year, for real” Nate said “Let’s do the wedgie part!” And thus my motivation was kicked into overdrive.

I grabbed some red fabric at Fabricland and one of Nate’s t-shirts. I traced out the shoulder and neck bit of the shirt and then just sort of went with tapering and a length I thought would work.

With some buttons from my stash, bits of velrco, some stretchy gloves stolen from a neighbour and some black fabric . . . voila! Evil Dr Horrible. So out the door I went about an hour from my project starting to head to my friends for a backyard fire with Captain Rex and Dr Horrible in tow.

Captain Hammer is next, oh and some other Clone Wars guy.

Sometimes . . .

when I’m buried in larger projects and I just want to make something fun start to finish I do just that.
The other day was one of those days, so I made these.

Technically I suppose Chewie should me much, much taller than R2 but hey, fingers only vary in size a teeny bit.