The Force Awakens with a BB8 Star Wars Baby Wand.
When my delightfully northern mate asked if I could fit in a special commission for her, I said yes without evening asking what it was! I was tickled the hottest shade of pink when she asked for a Star Wars themed baby wand for a momma to be. Wands are a great present for little ones – they can be highly personal, meaningful pressies. They’re perfect for flower girls too as they can withstand a fair amount of bashing, and can be kept forever. As well as a damn good mate, Northern Bird is also a dream customer – she lets me do my own thang. An utter dream for a creative like me.
Read on to find out how the Star (Wars) was born.
I starting layering up the different colours and shapes, to get the feel of BB8 in motion. As this wand was destined for a new born, beading wasn’t an option (they stick EVERYTHING in their mouths.) So we opted for chunky sequins, hand stitched very securely on both sides of the wand. The reverse features a simple time swirl, with additional sequins.
Tadah! He’s cute and he knows it.
And here he is in all his glory. I love him for his simplicity and cheekiness. I wrapped him up lovingly in my hot pink packaging and shipped him safely off to his new home (not quite the other side of the Galaxy.)
Apparently, when the Momma to be held the wand to her tum, the little one gave a whopping kick.
The force is strong with that one….
Those of you who are Faithful Flipsters will know how geeky I am. BB8 made me think back to last years Star Wars / Dr Who mashup wedding. I chuffin loved making those charm bouquets and light saber buttonholes! To read all about it, click here.