Last year I really wanted a new Christmas decoration for the house but being on a tight law school loan budget, I needed to make something myself! I came up with a pattern for large light bulbs and sold them locally and in my Etsy shop. They sold quickly so I talked with Jennifer from Craftsanity and she agreed she’d like to feature them in this year’s Winter issue of Craftsanity. This year I scaled the pattern to include a small and medium size as well as the larger light bulbs and sent the pattern off to Craftsanity. I was super excited when I learned she had decided to feature the pattern on the front of a special PDF gift issue for her subscribers – how fun! You can find the Winter craft PDF magazine over here at her site. If you aren’t familiar with Craftsanity, you should check it out! Jennifer did a podcast for a few years interviewing designers, crafters, and makers and I was super inspired by the interviews. She is now publishing a great indie craft magazine covering lots of different crafts and interesting interviews.
Here’s Jabba the Hutt hanging out on my son’s bed! Sometime recently my son was checking out the Star Wars Craft Book by Bonnie Burton which was a gift from my MIL last Christmas. This craft idea of making a large Jabba pillow was in the book and my son mentioned in passing that he’d love one for his bed. He’s a HUGE Star Wars fan. Being a 9 year old boy, I have found it difficult to find crafty items to make for him that he would love and not just tolerate (really, what’s the point of all those hours if the recipient isn’t going to love what you make?!)