Friday, May 4, 2012

May the 4th be with you! Return of the Crafter...

I figure I really ought to get in the rest of the Star Wars craft posts today, given that it is Star   Wars day and all...In addition to the ever so geeky bedding array, I also made a couple of other things I'd like to share.

This is a super plush towel that my cat had been sleeping on.  It was on the stack of things I really need to finish before Matt's birthday, and she adopted it as her place to sleep when she isn't on the back of my chair keeping my shoulders warm.

I wish the pics were a little clearer, but It's the same Imperial symbol as on the comforter, but smaller and using 2 Robert Kaufman space fabrics.  There is also a strip of the red fabric at the top and bottom of the towel in the area where there is usually some racing stripe of interest stitching.

I wonder undered the 2 pieces together for the Imperial symbol, and then stitched it onto the towel. Not EVERY little space is stitched but the main center area and the outside edges are.  We shall see how that holds up!  lol  Matt's great for letting me experiment my man scientisting ideas, as well is Mom.  lol.  The racing stripes on top and bottom were just stitched on after ironing under a 1/4" seam on each side.  Super simple!!

Next up is an uber geeky stitching project.  The template came from here:

The magic stitchy wash away transfer stuff that you can print with your standard ink jet printer can be purchased here:
This stuff is like...shipped directly from Hogwarts school of magic, to your's frakkin amazing.

Here we are about 1/2 way done.  I used 3 different grays on this and stitched it on black fabric.  Looking back on it now, if I ever did another one, I would have gone with a dark to mid grey to stitch on.  But, that said, I'm really pretty happy with the end result, and Matt loved it.


Here we are with the magic Hogwarts transfer stuff all washed away.  In addition to this being stitched, I also got grey glow fabric paint made by Tulip and added some highlights as a surprise when the lights are turned out.  The outer edge of the Death Star, the outer round of the eye, and the 2 horizontal lines through the middle are all painted grey over the stitching (which matched) and glow when the lights go out.

 THEN I decided to mount the it on a thin piece of cardboard and make it an applique for a larger piece.  Which lead to stenciling a space for it to be attached...AND to a silhouette of the Millenium Falcon in the lower left...AND it's all stenciled with Random Glowy Fabric Spray stuff...(forgive me...I don't recall the name and I don't have it before me at the moment but it was near all the fabric paints at Jo-Ann's and is permanent until washed.  Assuming that this won't ever be washed, I figured I was safe lol.)
Sooooo the final product is this!!  Glowing monstrous Death Star of stitched doom with silhouetted Millenium Falcon...this image is so much better than the framed version due to ever so much less glare when I took the pic.  It was dark and I swear every light in the house was on to illuminate the very intense construction of the Lego Millenium Falcon...
 And here is the slightly blurry, framed final version, glare and all, next to an adorable light saber candle stick.  (Purchasable from

The image of the death star is about 8x8 to give you some perspective on size.  And the Death Star looks more ominous a stitching project than it really is.  I stitched it in about 3 days, but it only took that long due to the fact I MUST take breaks every 20 - 30 mins to rest my arms.  So honestly, it's a very easy project for someone who doesn't have damaged arms or hands, I promise!!

Thanks for reading, and happy crafting!!

Adi <3


  1. Is this towel one I can use when I come to visit? After all, the cat resides in my suitcase!

  2. Why yes, unknown, who must clearly be my fave uncle lol. Well maybe not so much...since you know...I gave it to Matt and he's in San Francisco. lol. Perhaps I shall be crafty before your arrival and make you a guest towel. Something really rude lol. LOLOLOL. <3 Thanks for taking the time to look at my geekery tho! <3

  3. Ah...the unknown dentist has commented. He didn't give himself a blog display name. LOL! Turned out well!