Hello All! I hope everyone had a great holiday, and that you’re fairly recovered from all the family and excitement by now. A large part of my holidays was seeing the Hobbit with other geeky friends, which inspires this post about headwear from the Hobbit movies!
Bofur, the optimistic toymaking dwarf, brother to Bombur and cousin to Bifur, can be recognized in Peter Jackson’s films by his distinctive hat and jovial personality. Luckily for all you Bofur fans, Smree has posted a great crochet pattern that even has the same upturned brim and earflaps! Using a skein of brown yarn and gray yarn, along with an H and I hook, I think she captured its essence perfectly!
Of course, one of the most memorable characters from the Hobbit films is the Elvenking of the Mirkwood elves (and Legolas’ father), Thranduil. Not only does he have impeccable cheekbones (curse you and your inhuman beauty, Lee Pace!), he carries off an incredible crown of branches and leaves that mark him as the elven ruler. Katy R. over at Deviantart has created a beautiful replica of this crown out of wire, DAS (an air-hardening clay), resin and a few coats of paint. You can see her photo tutorial here.
Hopefully, these projects have inspired you to go see the Hobbit movies (if you haven’t yet), and to made your own stylish hats for everyday wear!
This R2-D2 replica created by Fernando Arreola, pastry chef and Executive Chef at Fairmont Hotel. Inspired by the Star Wars Exposition at the Tech Museum of San Jose, CA, Chef Arreola used 150 pounds of white chocolate fondant to create this sweet edible masterpiece.
The Star Wars Exposition runs until February 23, 2014.
Frivolite Handcrafts is at it again. This time with a Hobbit themed double knit scarf. There and Back Again Story Scarf, knits out the tale of The Hobbit. You read that right, Knits out the story of The Hobbit. You should go to the project page, just so you can read the fun little story that goes with the scarf. In the same spirit as The Hobbit, this scarf is enough to make you smile.
Again this scarf, like the day of the doctor scarf is double knitted so you see the pattern on both sides as mirror images of each other.
It’s a little late for Halloween costumes, but it’s never too late for MINIONS!
Kiddyfactory, over at Craftster, posted this minion costume that she worked on with a friend.
You can see the whole creative process here.
Natalie Owen worked on the greatest cross stitch pattern I think I’ve ever seen: the Star Wars poster by the Hildebrandt brothers. It’s 13″ x 16″. Natalie used the black cloth to her advantage here and did the piece as negative space, so she didn’t have to fill in all the black spaces with stitches. It used 50 colors of thread.
For me, I known of the Hildebrandt brothers from their Marvel paintings in the 80′s and 90′s (they were Alex Ross before Alex Ross ever was!), and just found out they were the ones responsible for creating this iconic poster.
I received a submission that took my breath away with its epic-ness. It’s a crocheted Star Wars afghan that Allison made for her son. My favourite part of it is that Chewbacca and the wampa are furry! I just have no words. It’s all kinds of awesome
For tons more awesome pictures of this head on over to the Craftster thread!