dont tell ed and wendi!

Monday, June 7, 2010 |
now, my kids are star wars geeks.
so are their uncles (my brothers).
but there is a whole different class of geek-dom when it comes to our friend ed.
i dont want to embarrass wendi, but he has a whole room of star wars stuff. and he plays with it.
yup-someone like that can actually get married! and have kids!
ed and wendi have 3 beautiful girls.  just adorable.
now they are finally have a boy. and now ed can stop trying to geek-a-fy his daughters and just work on his son.
because i want to help ed with his star wars obsession (im a closeted star wars fan. but only episodes 4-6), i thought the PERFECT baby gift would be a light saber. but since they dont let padawons play with the real thing, im made a stuffed one.
i used a toliet paper roll as the template for the handle. because, really, i dont know what size handle light sabers come in for infants.
i also used the tp roll to make a slightly bigger circle for the bottom of the lightsaber.
i was pretty technical with this part...i used a measuring tape as a guide to taper the green saber (or maybe it is the light) part of the weapon. it ended up being about 22" from top to bottom.
here is where it gets tricky...i made two of these trying to get it right.
but of course, i figured it out and the BEST and easiest way for me to do it was to sew the green and black fabric together first, then flip it inside out and make the cone shape.
i used a ton of stuffing so it is a hard-ish pillow. i got out one of my wodden spoons to really pack it in there.
i hand stitched the bottom circle on because i couldnt come up with a better way to do it.
because all lightsabers need gadgets on them, i used fabric paint to draw somelines and dots on the handle.

this is my 9 year old, parker, holding the little light saber. he told me that he was trying to look like a baby and that is why he has a goofy face.
gee-i thought it was genetics...
and, full disclosure here, this was me halloween 2009 as princess leia.
yup, i made this. (my friend mary helped me with the hair)
i made chris be han solo, but he has on a really bad wig and i thought id be nice and not show it here.
(but if you really want to see it, click here!)
and my kids halloween 2008 as jedis.
yup i made these too. and the pattern has made the rounds of the neighborhood so there are many jedi costumes running around!
so i guess i really shouldnt tease ed all that much.Sumo Sweet Stuff


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Jennifer Juniper said...

Sounds like that was the perfect gift!

Beth said...

OMG...that is too cute! My DH is a huge star wars nerd too! My son is following in his your pictures lol!

roseanne said...

Way cool!! I'm going to have to try this one for sure!!

RedHead said...

OMG, my nephews would LOVE this! :o)

Summer Miller said...

They will be so excited. I can't wait to hear about it.

Chris said...

Very cool, BA. My son has been some form of Jedi for the last 3 Halloweens. We love Star Wars too.

Hot Foil Designs said...

Great Idea - now the kids won't hurt each other (and me) during their duels.

CraftyMummy said...

Just popping over from Life in my PJs...

I think I'll have to make one of these for a Star Wars fan around here - thanks!

kathy said...

So cool. You can buy those LED tubes and stick it in there. With toilet paper roll as handle you can stick a battery in. That way it will light up too.... WOW

Kim @ seven thirty three said...

That is too funny! Loving it. My husband is a Star Wars nerd.

Thanks for linking up with What are little boys made of?

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Kim said...

Thank you so much for sharing! This is really adorable. You are cute as Leia and of course your kids as jedi. Wonderful job. Thanks for linking up to FFT :).

Katie said...

Love, love, love this since I have a Star Wars lovin hubby too. Thanks for the idea should we ever have a baby boy!

Lanie Ree said...

What an awesome toy! I'm glad to see your kids cam by their love of star wars naturally.

Have you read Smacksy? Her son is obsessed with Star Wars. You might find it funny...

Thank you for participating the Creative Therapy session at Life in the Pitts!

Alison said...

What a cute idea!! I love it! :) Don't you love it when you can MAKE something your kids love?! Fabulous idea! Have a good weekend!


Cheryl said...

Love it. My guys (including husband) are big Star Wars fans, so I'm going to have to try this. I'll have some Star Wars themed treats coming up in my CraftShare project weeks. Stop by the last 2 weeks in June for some stuff I think you'll like;)

Sachiko said...

You look so cute!

JHill said...

Love the Star Wars geekdom!

Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills party! said...

Love this idea! I'll have to make one for my son when he is older. Bookmarking!

Thanks for linking up to my Pajama Party! Please join me next week again =)


Laura said...

How fun! I love the idea.

Thanks for sharing at Saturday is Crafty Day!
Laura @ along for the ride

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Thanks for joining us for Anything Related! Hope to see you tomorrow! ~Bridgette

a little lovely said...

too cute! thanks for sharing, hope you'll come again to my party :)

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Very cool, and much safer than the real thing :). Thanks for linking up!

Kaysi said...

Super cute!!! I love it and want to make one for my baby. We are really into star wars right now and I have a feeling that we will be it for Halloween this year :)

Misty said...

Thanks for linking @"Sew Cute Tuesday"!

Jenn @ Delicious Ambiguity said...

Thanks for linking up to Tot Tuesdays! What a neat idea. I hope you’ll join me again next week for another fantastic party! Have a great week!

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