decorating with the force
I rarely seem to write about my son, mainly because I don't do much sewing for him (by his request :) ). But since we repainted his room from traffic-cone orange (which was his favorite color for 3 long years) to this nice gray, we've been having lots of fun getting his room together. My mother-in-law, who is an AMAZING seamstress, made this most cozy of flannel quilts for his bed. How lucky are we? I love it. It is so amazingly comfy to snuggle up in the blanket.
The second picture is the project E and I worked on this weekend. It's the Death Star, made out of a styrofoam ball, strung up along with some star wars lego creations and a Bobo Fett action figure (he wears a jet pack, in case some of you are wondering how he is able to fly without a ship). The original plan, which would have been perhaps more "artistic," was to make a bunch of Tie fighters out of black construction paper, swarming around the styrofoam death star. (Have any of you ever googled "star wars ships" and "origami"? It is shocking how many people out there are skilled at such things). We quickly discovered that Star Wars origami is harder than it looks, and went to plan B, stringing up toys we already had.
The last piece of the room that we are working on: window coverings. I've rejected the 7 year old's suggestion, star wars curtains, and am trying to figure out something without strangly cords or that's too expensive. Any brilliant ideas out there?