Wednesday, September 30, 2009

I'm Still Here

This week has been filled to the brim! Which I enjoy but leaves little room for writing and reading.

However, I couldn't go on with my day without showing you this:

The Boy had been wanting to make a Bantha craft that he had found on the net.

I helped him make sure the pieces were evenly cut, and I sewed the legs, lips, eyes and horns on.

The Boy sewed the rest.

By hand.

Which amazes me. He's no stranger to need and thread. He's made holsters, and Mithril (that is the special chain-mail shirt worn by Frodo, for those who aren't into Tolkien) and once he even made some chaps out of some old brown (faux) suede I had lying around.

He's crafty.

Which I wholly endorse.

Except when it comes to toy making.

If you are one of my long-time readers, you'll remember that crazy time a couple years ago when I was all into toy making. There were elephants, and lambs, robots, dolls and bunnies.


I had forgotten how difficult toy making can be with all their details.

In spite of all his hand sewn loveliness, the Birthday Bantha is born.

He will be a single Bantha.

And apparently, he's a flocker. I've been told that bantha's are usually kept in captivity for use in battle, but occasionally there are pods (are they pods?) that are flockers.

Ours is one of those....

After typing all this, I think I am worried about ourselves.

Anyway, what are two kids to do with extra bantha hair?

Tape hair to their faces and pose like a couple of thugs.

Yep. Thy look pretty thuggy don't they?

I am especially afraid of thugs with bunny ears.

This thug told me to post this picture:

He said it was artistic.

Bantha Hair Thug heard it here first.

Speaking of art...If you don't hear from me much in the next few days its because I am in the process of researching a machine that will help me in my artistic pursuit. I have been considering this for years, but only recently got the green light from The Mister.  Can you guess what it is?


Gretchen said...

1. Is it a serger?
2. Is it a Sizzix cutter?
3. Is it an airline ticket for a fellow crafter to help inspire you?

Kendra said...

I'm voting either a embroidery machine or a quilting machine. My money leans towards embroidery.

Those hairy thug pictures crack me up. And the fact that your boy wanted to make a Bantha. And knew all about Banthas. I have much to look forward to, don't it?

Carpool Queen said...

Gretchen stole my idea. I was thinking serger or some fancy schmancy sewing machine that threads the bobbin for you.

That would make it fancy for me. Threading bobbins makes me cuss and spit. I think that's why I'm not a sewer/sew-er/seamstress.

Anyway, if it's a new machine, I may be in the market for your old one, so don't toss it.

Tracey said...

A gigantic mixer so you work on 4 wedding cakes at one time??

Seriously, I'm thinking the embroidery machine, too.

Love the artistic thug pix. For a minute there, I thought you had taken pictures of Serena Williams after her rant at the US Open. :D

Sandy M. said...

"The Boy" (I love your title for him), has some serious artistic talent! That was awesome! Not knowing what all crafts you like, I'm not sure about the machine. I had my heart set on a Cricut a couple of years ago & waited until I got a good buy on it... but it sits in the closet. I never quite got the hang of it. Love your pictures... aren't kids fun?!

Gretchen said...

WHAT-up, Bantha?!

A serger or a Cricut is my guess

Amber said... embroidery machine.
Or a serger....
Or a brand spankin' new computerized faincy schmaincy sewing machine....

All of which I know nothing about, but have seen them once or twice on TV.

O Mom said...

How about one of those really expensive mixers? I'm probably the only one who doesn't have one though.

C D said...

you crack me up :-) xxoo

lisa@littlesliceoflife said...

I have no idea what a Bantha is. But it is too cute and I am impressed with your craftiness.

Those are the scariest thugs I've seen in a while, fo' shizzle.

His Girl said...

Since I already know what machine you're getting, I can only comment on the thugs. So street, yo.

I love that you enjoy your kids. LUUUUVE.

Hillcrest Cottage said...

Very that last pic!

The Buntens said...

LOVE IT!!! That is just awesome. All of it - the Bantha, beards - too cute!

Anonymous said...

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