Sunday, December 10, 2017

5 Days to Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi Apparel Challenge Want

I really wanted to make this fleece poncho with a hood for when I go to see The Last Jedi. Now... this has been an ongoing design challenge for me. I am not a semestress. I'm not super into doing sewing, yet shockingly I've been doing a great deal of sewing over the last several years. But I felt confident I could do this, because I had made my mom a fleece-knot poncho a few years ago for when she was going through chemo.

This, though, was not the same type of poncho! I was adding a hood and, oh my goodness, it threw me for a loop! I was sit staring at the fabric and the panels I had made, wondering how the heck I'm going to add this hood.

Finally, today, I had a breakthrough. My poncho is pretty much done, except for some fine-tuning and a few extra knots, and I hand-stithed the hood to ensure it would sit right.

Now... is it perfect? HA! I fail at being a perfectionist, but I am so happy to have this extremely warm hooded poncho (I love hoods). And because I'm proud of essentially be done, I chose it as my apparel for today! YAY!!!

Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar 2017 - December 10

Day 10
Unkar's Thug from The Force Awakens. He's all about harassing Rey and Finn on Jakku.

Advent Stockings - December 10

So I just noticed this on the bottom of my daughter's socks. Apparently this particular pair has a special little something on the bottom. 

Day 10
R2D2 socks

Saturday, December 9, 2017

6 Days to Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi Apparel Challenge

Today I needed to recharge my batteries. My daughter went to celebrate some holiday stuff with her Meemaw. My husband is off spending the day with our friends gaming alllllll day! I am feeling pretty not in a good way, so I stayed home to enjoy the absolute peace and solitude. Shut off my phone.  I am not checking my e-mails or anything. Mostly staying off the computer (had to post these photos) and just.... stayed on the couch with my dogs, warm blankets and... I'm  binge-watching Season 1 of The Crown. Heh.

To stay warm, I'm using an R2D2 fleece knot blanket that a coworker gave me earlier this year. I also dug out my daughter's wookie slippers that are too small on me, but are keeping my tootsies warm at least. Mmmmm... a day off that I haven't had in a very, very, very long time.

Only 6 more days..........

Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar 2017 - December 9

Day 9
Rey's Speeder from Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens

Advent Stockings - December 9

My daughter is with her grandma this weekend doing holiday stuff with her. So she doesn't get to do her stockings until she gets back Sunday night. I still took pictures anyways.

Day 9
3D printed Totoro cookie cutters

Friday, December 8, 2017

7 Days to Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi Apparel Challenge

Waaaay back when I was young, I started watching this show called Mystery Science Theater 3000. I was young, but I was intrigued by these little guys at the bottom of a screen making fun of these old movies. 

When I was 16, I met someone who, despite being 1000 miles away, also loved this show. I married that person and we've shared our love of the show since then. Granted, he's a bit more rabid a fan and I'm a more casual fan, but we're fans nonetheless. 

In celebration of my love of the originals and the reboot and Star Wars, I donned my mash-up shirt of Tom Servo R2D2 and Crowe C3PO. 

Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar 2017 - December 8

Day 8

Advent Stockings - December 8

At some point, we needed to add in some holiday flare!
Day 8
Magnet Light Bracelet

Thursday, December 7, 2017

8 Days to Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi Apparel Challenge

Today was my exciting day that I just couldn't pass up. Sure, I layered on the apparel, but I had been waiting for this vest since I ordered it and I couldn't pass up going ALL out!

Today was my Wookie day! I had on my super sweet t-shirt that I ordered from TeePublic a while back. Then I added my Wookie Vest that I ordered from Hot Topic. I even have my Wookie Drink Cozy that a friend bought me a while back. Forget the reactions, I LOVE how I feel! 

Dare I be reflective for a second? I do dare... this whole process... picture taking and posting and doing all of this has given me a whole new perspective on myself. Like seeing myself from the other side of the looking glass. I might actually say there's a bit of confidence sneaking in that I've never really had before. And the best part is... I like the way I feel (and I didn't even have to shop at Men's Warehouse). 

Best Countdown Day so far!