May 30

This Star Wars Derby Hat Takes the Prize

Stasia Star Wars hat - top view

I had the opportunity to spend some time at Kansas City’s longest-running science fiction convention, ConQuesT, this weekend. I ran into my friend Annastasia Webster, of Stasia Crafts, there, and her hat bowled me over. Stasia is known on the con circuit for her stunning hats, and this Star Wars confection was no exception.

“You just need a ton of crap and some hot glue,” was her advice to me on making unique headwear, but this was far from “crap” – she’s quite clever and inventive with her supplies.

Her hat featured Yoda, Darth Vader, and R2D2 figures, as well as a light saber. She mentioned that when she went looking for action figures, they were rather pricey, so she opted to grab some kid water bottles that had similar figures on top, and handy flat bottoms that sat nicely on her hat. The light saber? It’s a bubble wand! She just scraped off the bubble label, tossed the bubble contraption, and it was perfect.

Stasia Star Wars hat - side view

In the pic, you can also just make out her shawl, which she hand-knitted. Her talents are limitless!

What inventive creations have you seen at cons lately? Share with us in the comments below!

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June 7

An Afghan from Far, Far Away

Star Wars afghan by Courtney of Spin A Yarn 32

It gets cold in space, so you might want to cozy up with this crochet Star Wars afghan by Courtney of Spin A Yarn 32. She has kindly rounded up sources and some of her own original graphs/charts for an empire’s worth of  afghan squares, including:

  • Death Star
  • Stormtrooper
  • Y-wing & X-wing
  • Old Rebublic Logo
  • R2-D2
  • Tie Fighter
  • Millinium Falcon
  • Boba & Jengo Fett
  • Empire & Rebel Insignia
  • C3P0
  • At-At
  • Lightsabers (multiple variations!)
  • Darth Maul
  • Darth Vader
  • Ewok
  • Yoda

What’s cool is you can either stitch these all up for an epic blanket of Star Wars awesomeness, or stitch up individual designs for a set of washcloths – great for a geek housewarming!

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April 6

How About A Free Darth Vader Cross Stitch Pattern?

DarthVAderCrossStitch

I love finding free pattern downloads, and this one is especially cute with it’s little Darth Vader.  Username Avozika has this design as well as a few others (including a rather pithy Chuck Norris design) for download on her Instructables page.

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November 29

Star Wars-Inspired Chewbacca Onsie

onsie

In celebration of the new teaser trailer for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” why not get your baby in on the act? Unicorn Stitches, an Etsy shop located in Nampa, ID has just the onsie your little geek-in-training needs: a Chewbacca onsie, complete with ammo belt and fuzzy tummy!

This handmade item is made from a onsie, brown fabric dye, faux brown fur, and brown and gray felt. It’s available in sizes for 0-3 months, up to 24 months. Or, if you’re the crafty type, then you’ve already plotted out in your head how to make one yourself.

And if Chewbacca isn’t enough for you, then check out the Darth Vader and Stormtrooper onsies with their matching hats.

December 8

Star Wars Cookies Using Holiday Cutters

Star Wars cookies using holiday cookie cutters

So it’s the time of year when you may be busting out your holiday baking supplies, ready to get your peanut butter blossom and jam thumbprint cookie on. That’s cool, if you want to be like everybody else. But we here at GeekCrafts are prone to take it up a notch. A rather geeky notch. In which case, this project will probably appeal to you.

Callye Alvarado at Sweet Sugar Belle has come up with a clever way to repurpose several ordinary holiday cookie cutters into Star Wars greatness. In the picture above, check out how a candy corn becomes an Imperial Cruiser, a wrapped candy becomes a Tie Fighter, an ornament becomes the Millennium Falcon, and a bell becomes Darth Vader. On her blog, also see examples of a morphing tombstone, Santa Claus, spider, and skull.

Will you be doing any holiday baking this month, either geeky or generally festive?

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