Today we are starting our Star Wars Rebels pixel patterns series.
Upon ADAMANT requests from #1, I made the patterns a couple of months back. Then we built all designs together …and I had to PROMISE we would have them all posted by the time the new season starts. Rumor has it season 3 will start in the fall, so we better get started if we are going to post all 12 patterns before then.
Summer is coming up fast, and once the kids are out of school all bets are off. Last year we ended up taking a break in posting most of the summer, but I promise we are not going to do that again this year. However, I want to warn you guys that we are probably going to slow the posting pace down…just a little bit. So don’t worry if you don’t hear from us 3 times a week like you did all spring! We are still here, still writing, still posting, and here is the good news – we are also getting a head start on a bunch of Halloween Costume posts.
There has been a big shift in attitude about Star Wars in the past couple of years. I’ve never cared if people thought I was a geek or not, or whether or not that was a cool thing to be. (I wear my labels proudly: Christian, mother, wife, daughter, sister, friend, artist, geek… though not necessarily in that order). But now, all of a sudden geeks are the new “cool.”
And that means people are making cool things just for us fans (ABOUT TIME!)! Pretty, geeky, cool, shiny things just for us fan-girls. Beautiful things like this Star Wars wrap bracelet.
“WAIT! WHAT?” you say. This doesn’t LOOK like a Star Wars bracelet? Take a closer look, read some of the words. I’ll wait…
Yoda is a dichotomy. Child-like yet wise. Small yet powerful. A puppet, yet in many ways the most real and relatable character in the Star Wars universe.
He is also the only character that is (almost universally) loved by the absolute youngest fans, as well as the oldest. The really young’uns are scared or don’t connect to most other characters. The characters they do love, Jar Jar and the Ewoks, many adults can’t stand. But Yoda is different, and I think it is precisely because of the opposites he embodies.
We have many more beer drinkers than wine drinkers at our Star Wars parties. Yet we have always only had regular, “boring”, non-Star Wars beer. Well, thanks to a post by Red 5 Mom and a few of our friends, this year, we finally had beer fit for a Star Wars Cantina.