I was born in 1976, 1 year before Star Wars and 3 years before the Star Trek movies. I looked up to the people in both lines and idolized them. My parents would make sure that we saw every Star Trek and Star Wars movie in the theater when it was released (yes, even when I was very little and didn’t understand what was going on). I loved both Star Trek and Star Wars. I remember when I was 6 I saw that Larva crawl out of Chekov’s ear and I had nightmares for weeks. But I loved every minute of it.
I grew up learning it didn’t matter what race you were, everyone had strengths and weaknesses and you should only be judged on your actions. I learned that women can be strong, carry a blaster, overthrow a government, and help destroy a death star. I dedicate today and tomorrow to my princess, Carrie Fisher.
Crafting and creating can be therapeutic for a lot of people including me. So today’s post will be about the things you can create.
FreudianStitch created this cool Cross Stitch pattern you can download for free!
If you Crochet, here is a Princess Leia Amigurumi Pattern.
If you are a quilter and can paper piece, here is a free design from Quiet Play.
Finally, if you sew or are a cosplayer, here is a step by step tutorial from Costumes and Artwork.
Tomorrow I will share some of my favorite artistic projects I have seen over the years.