Tuesday, May 3, 2011

A Little Wookiee Wear


I want to start off saying I thought I'd have some fun Mother's Day ideas for you this week.  As you can see, this is as far from that theme as you can get.  With schooling the kiddies, my sister's b-day this weekend, my business stuff & still having Easter decor all over my house, I'm a bit behind.  Is is just me or does it seem like there's barely any time between the holidays/special occasions anymore?  That doesn't leave much time to get creative.  And unless it's an uber-clever idea, it'll get buried among the bazillion other Mom projects in blogland anyway.  So, since this blog is already a crazy blend of pretty & geeky projects, this mother has something a bit different to share: Wookiee Wear.


I made this little set last week as a custom request for a special mom customer of mine.  Her son is a huge Star Wars fan and she's planning a big themed party for his birthday.  She asked if I could create some Chewbacca style feet & hands for her daughter to wear for the party.  At first it was a challenge to figure out how to make them look fun, but still be comfy.  I had just enough of this fabulous faux fur fabric to create the set.  I made the feet as boots so they would cover her feet, but still be Wookiee-like in shape.  I lined them with fleece so they'd be nice & soft on the side and I left the bottoms open so they'd just slip over her shoes like spats, so she could easily run around and play:


I made the hands as mittens, so they'd be easy to put on & take off:


I lined those with fleece too, so they'd be nice & soft to wear:


After I finished them I was a little sad to let them go.  I totally fell in love with these little guys:


And that totally surprised me, since I wasn't a huge Chewbacca fan.  Maybe it's because they just look so fuzzy & fun.  They could work as bear, monster or yeti feet or as a throwback to those giant furry boots from the '70s.  But I totally want to make them again.


So an extra special Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there that love (or put up with husbands/kids/relatives) who love Star Wars;) And a very happy May the 4th Be With You (aka Star Wars Day)!


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22 comments:

  1. HAHA! Awesome =)
    Andrea @ THeTRainToCrazy

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  2. What a cute fun idea! Your kids must not have seen the project or you would never have been able to let them out of the house!

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  3. These just make me want to squeal! So cute! I'd love for you to pop by my blog sometime, www.icantstopcraftingblogspot.com

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  4. Oh my gosh, those are too cute! I love them!

    Rachel @ Maybe Matilda

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  5. So funny!!! I love them!! I would love it if you would link this up to my Marvelous Mess party....each week I pick one project to feature on my sidebar!! Here is the link: http://marvelouslymessy.blogspot.com/2011/05/marvelous-mess-11.html

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  6. These are so cute! I know my nephews would love them! Please stop by www.laughloveandcraft.com and link up to my Share the Wealth Wednesday Link Party! I'm your newest follower!

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  7. These are super duper cute! I can see why you wouldn't want to let them go.

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  8. Those are so cute!
    Marriah @ www.mylifeunzipped.blogspot.com

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  9. How gorgeous! I can see why do were sad to let those go - I'd love a pair myself!!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  10. AWESOME! What fun!!

    Faux fur ROCKS! It is easy to clean, animal friendly and actually takes less energy to produce than farm-raised critters... not to mention all the nasty chem's used in the creation of real fur!

    I LOVE faux fur, it is fun and so sensual... and all those colours, texture and pattern options... too much!
    Check out FUZZI FAUX FUR's spring sale on now at www.fuzzifauxfur.com.
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  11. What fun! I love it!!!

    Faux fur ROCKS! It is easy to clean, animal friendly and actually takes less energy to produce than farm-raised critters... not to mention all the nasty chem's used in the creation of real fur!

    I LOVE faux fur, it is fun and so sensual... and all those colours, texture and pattern options... too much!
    Check out FUZZI FAUX FUR's spring sale on now at www.fuzzifauxfur.com.
    Handbags, gloves, hats and home accessories too

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  12. Well, these don't have anything to do with mother's day, but tomorrow is Star Wars Day! May the 4th be with you! :P

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  13. Lol, this is sooooo cute. Haha, a little baby would look adorable wearing this :)

    I'd love for you to link this up to my link party, Your Whims Wednesday! http://mygirlishwhims.blogspot.com/2011/05/your-whims-wednesday-5-and-features.html

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  14. These are great! And, would make a great picture!

    Warm Wishes,
    Jodie

    http://lovelaughteranddecor.blogspot.com/

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  15. Oh, I bet these will be loved! How cute! Thanks for visiting and yes the socks were a little challenging but fun to make.

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  16. I LOVE all your fabulous Star Wars crafts! My husband is a total Star Wars nerd and he is passing that trade down to our almost 4 year old son! I think they both would die if I showed them your site and then you would be awarded the mom of the year award from both of them! :)

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  17. Hehe...they're cute!

    Tnx for linking up at Who Made What? Weekends!

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  18. Hi there!! Thanks so much for linking up to my Marvelous Mess party. I wanted to let you know that I featured this project on my blog!! Here is the link if you want to check it out (and grab a button!!): http://marvelouslymessy.blogspot.com/2011/05/marvelous-mess-11-features.html

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  19. I love Star Wars...my nephews would love your Wookiee Wear.

    Thanks for linking to Creative Juice. Hope to see you back again this week...

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  20. Oh my goodness -- these are incredible! Definitely have a dozen or so Star Wars fan friends who must see these!!

    Jenn/Rook No. 17

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