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By Tara Zandra | June 14, 2016

I’ve always loved crafts. I can remember back when I was 7 or so, reading my Sesame Street Library books and following along with the crafts. Pinwheels and Twiddlebugs were a given, but I also made a model of Sesame Street itself out of milk cartons.

My mom sewed and did embroidery so it’s really no surprise that we worked on crafts like latch hook rugs together. As a teen I bought instruction books and taught myself plastic canvas and cross stitch. Eventually that gave way to rubber stamping and scrapbooking and of course, we know that I started to sew in my 30s and crochet in my 40s.

Food is also the recipient of my desire to create. I rarely do cutesy bento boxes anymore, but I still enjoy arranging and photographing good food.

Our current life is more laid back than the past few years and weekends have been our own, for the most part. We’ve been able to organize and clean, much to the children’s chagrin, but on a personal note I’ve also been able to spend more time being creative. On the one hand it means we’re eating really well on weekends and I’m making good use of my ice cream maker and Pinterest recipe boards.

The first weekend of June, we all went to Phoenix for their Comicon. Tabitha, of course, always cosplays at these events, but she and I decided fairly last minute to dress Daisy as well. Since Dee is a girly-girl who loves dress-up she was more than game to let us dress her. Star Wars is such a big thing to all of us right now that Rey was a natural fit.

She looked adorable, if I do say so myself :)

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There was a lot of children’t programming available and one class Daisy chose to attend was Jedi training. It was put on by the Jedi Academy of Phoenix and made me wish we lived in AZ! It was clearly based in martial arts and Daisy really took to it. In order to not harm each other, their lightsabers were pool noodles. A quick search of the internet yielded instructions from Disney Family so I knew I had to make them.

This past weekend I gathered my supplies and went to work! Took me about 30 minutes to make 6 lightsabers and we’ll take them to park this week to put them to good use.


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