Monday, December 11, 2017

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

I kind of themed this out a little bit. I pulled out my Ewok hood with my Endor shirt and tah-dah! I wore the two together in my classroom all day. Took off the hood when I left my classroom area, but it was still pretty fun! Made me super extra happy, which I really needed for a big chunk of today.

Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar 2017 - December 11

Day 11
Luggabeast from The Force Awakens on Jakku

Advent Stockings - December 11

Can't have R2D2 without C3PO!

Day 11

Sunday, December 10, 2017

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

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!

Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar 2017 - December 7

Day 7

Advent Stockings - December 7

Day 7
Blind Bobble-Head Star Wars Box - BB9E

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

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

I bought this shirt when The Force Awakens came out, because, again, the holidays and all that. I'm not scared to admit that I do have a pile of clothes on my floor that I am sorting through daily as I reorganize my closet. I should probably be ashamed, but it's hard when you're trying to figure out what fits, what doesn't, what's your style, and what is not and/or what possessed you to ever add that to your closet in the first place.

So as I was looking for a shirt that I wanted to wear under a different Star Wars piece of clothing, I saw my ugly sweater shirt! I had been wondering what happened to it and had clearly put it into a pile of questionables, because of the size and it not fitting me last year. But here it is and I was really excited to wear it. YAY!!!

Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar 2017 - December 6

Day 6
From Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Atmospheric Assault Lander (AKA The First Order Transporter)

Advent Stockings - December 6

My daughter and I have always enjoyed Perler Beads. We've also really enjoyed the holiday packets that I find at Joanne Fabrics, so when I saw these winter ones, I was all over them. A few more stockings will have these, too. Maybe we'll even get it done tonight if I have time.

Day 6
Snowflake Perler Beads from Joanne Fabrics

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

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

Was wearing something a little bit different today and I opted for some socks instead. From here on out, though, there'll be some jewelry and more t-shirts and maybe even a VEST! EXCITEMENT!

Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar 2017 - December 5

Day 5
Major Taslin Brance - Member of The Resistance. Seen in Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens. Maybe I'll make him man the turret.

Advent Stockings - December 5

I've mentioned before the socks and this is the first of three that she will find in her stockings. They fit her much better than they fit me.

Day 5
Star Wars socks from Target.

Monday, December 4, 2017

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

Today is another t-shirt that I really thought hard about wearing for this. So... it's a shirt that says "May the 4th be with you" and I use it on May 4th for, you know... Star Wars Day. But I only have a limited supply of clothing and accessories to wear for the next 11 days, so I thought it would be pretty cool to wear this shirt on the 4th! So instead of it being MAY the 4TH be with you... it's just May the 4TH be with you! You know... because we still say "May the Force be with you." 

You get the point! Here it is! My May 4th shirt on December 4th!