January 31

A Star Wars: The Force Awakens Mural For a Fan

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Emily Rose’s 7-year-old daughter has always been a huge “Star Wars” fan. After the family saw the newest film in the saga, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” Rose knew a mural would be the prefect way to celebrate her daughter’s admiration of Rey, the movie’s lead woman character.

Rose told HuffPost they had difficulty finding a Rey action figure and visited nearly 20 stores before locating one.

Rose has painted murals for her children in the past, so she figured a mural of Rey would be the perfect surprise for her “overwhelmed fangirl” daughter. In two days, while her daughter was away, Rose painted a mural of Rey in her daughter’s room.

Not everyone can be an artist like Emily Rose, but with a little help, anyone could do a SW:TFA mural. Pick the search engine of your choice and look for Star Wars The Force Awakens coloring pages, and choose the Images link. Save the ones you like and then project them onto the wall of your choice. You can outline them on, and fill them in with paint later on.

January 17

A Wonder-ful Blanket Buddy

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Lately my crochet queue has been filled with Yoda hats and Ewok scoodies, in honor of the recent Star Wars madness premiere. But I think I may have just found my next project – this adorable crochet Wonder Woman-inspired blanket buddy designed by Amy Anderson of Spicy Tuesday Crafts.

As a fellow curly girl, I am in love with her springy hair and that the blankie portion forms a sort of starry skirt. Just imagine the heroic adventures some child in your life could have with this fun lovey.

Amy’s Ravelry shop also features other geek-tastic blankies, like Batman, the Joker, and the Hulk, and you can find free patterns on her blog.

What’s currently on your knit or crochet to-do list? Have any fun patterns to share with us? Leave us a comment below!

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January 10

Husband Sacrifices ‘Star Wars’ Sheets So His Wife Could Make These Awesome Clothes

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Jennifer Vetere’s husband Robert sacrificed his old Star Wars bedsheets so she could make them something awesome to wear to The Force Awakens premiere. This is only the second dress Jennifer has ever made and it’s the first time she’s ever put a zipper into anything.

Plus, he got a really sweet Boba Fett bowling shirt out of the deal. This back panel is actually from one of the pillow cases.

As it turns out, Robert gave the sheets to Jennifer a full year before she did anything with them. She was too scared to touch them for awhile!

December 27

“Star Trek Continues” in Oil

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Star Trek Continues is a critically-acclaimed, award-winning, fan-produced webseries that continues with the Enterprise’s on-going five year mission, and does so with new actors in the iconic original roles.

Recently, oil artist Emie Morrisette painted an oil portrait of Captain James T. Kirk and ship’s counselor, Dr. McKennah, as portrayed by Vic Mignogna and Michele Specht. Currently, the portrait is hanging in their studio.

December 27

It Began With a Pair of Shoes…

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Gabrielledeschain posted these shoes she painted for her oldest daughter.

Her daughter found a pair online that she liked and sent over a picture. But alas, these $80 shoes from Colorado weren’t in Mom’s budget, since Mom’s unemployed because of her health.

But like any good mom, Gabrielledeschain wasn’t going to let that stop her. Gabrielledeschain’s mom even got involved by purchasing a pair of plain white shoes. And because Gabrielledeschain already had the paints, she got to working. Her series of photos on Imgur serve as a creative tutorial on how you could paint your own pair of Doctor Who shoes, customized for your favorite Doctor.

December 20

Progress on a Homemade Statue

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ValkyrieII recently posted a statue he/she updated (sorry, based on the information and comments available, I don’t know if ValkyrieII is male or female). Anyway, on the left is the original version of the statue, either made for a college class or Halloween (doesn’t it look like an awesome headstone piece for a cemetery?). The right side shows the updates ValkyrieII has made to it.

The other pictures that accompany the post really show some nice detail work. Tt’s originally made out of chicken wire, paper maché, hardened fabric, and Styrofoam pieces. It has a Styrofoam head from Michael’s before, but the facial features weren’t great so this year, ValkyrieII bought some clay and built up some parts to make the face look a little more human.

The base is a microwave box with some 99¢ store decorations and paint on it. ValkyrieII said s/he tried to make it as weather proof as possible, but with the weight of the statue and the morning dew, the top has started to sag. Eventually, angel wings will be added to the statue’s body.