if you're on my facebook friends list you've already heard the brief story, but here's the full one for those who have interest.
a few years ago i interviewed for a job at ThinkGeek, which if you are not familiar with i recommend highly if you like geeky stuff. while i ultimately did not get the job, it was a great interview in which much was covered - two things specifically were sewing, and star wars.
fast forward to a few weeks ago, when i get an email from the folks at Thinkgeek, asking if i was interested in a project. After some discussion i agreed to do it, and they provided me a sketch and the concept - a tauntaun sleeping bag, that opened with a light saber to reveal the warm (non-smelly!!) guts inside. how totally awesome :)
i think it's important to point out that while i did assemble the bag I did not do any of the following:
-come up with the concept
-sketch out how it would look
-do the interior guts :)
It's important to point that out I believe because even though i think the end result came out way awesome, it's not my idea. i was just the hands, as it were. i also have no more fur, and no more time, so i won't be making any more ;) the fine folks at thinkgeek are looking at getting a license to make them mass-market, so if you want one - they are the people to ask!
it was a great fun project to work on, and i took some pictures -- follow the flickr link to check them out. i hadn't worked on a sewing project of that scale in over a year, and it was nice to have something like that to get my feet wet on again. next one will be less time-crunchy though!
i'm proud of how it came out, and i'm really not truly proud of a lot of the things i do. so there it is. my 15 minutes of internet fame. they're already over, really - this is just the postscript ;)