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In honor of the next space shuttle launch, Atlantis on its STS-132 mission to the International Space Station,  and the Space Tweep Society 1st Anniversary Twelebration, Brian and I made Meco – the Space Tweeps Society’s birdonaut mascot.  According to the Spaced Tweep Society’s founder @flyingjenny he was named after the acronym MECO, which stands for Main Engine Cut Off, a critical point in rocket ascent. We’ll be entering them both into a contest to win some sweet prizes.

UPDATE: We won!!! Brian won Most Unique and I won Most Creative. We got sweet prizes from Think Geek including a Hi-Def Art Pad, Space Origami and a external battery pack. We also won the “Geekest Shirt Contest” with Brian’s Captain Kirk shirt – another Crawford craft project!

Here he is!

We loved making these little guys. They are made out of fimo-type baking clay, imagination and a whole lotta geek power.

I made a Luke Skywalker Meco vs. a Darth Vader Meco. Their light-sabers have glitter in the clay!

R2-D2 even showed up to the photo-shoot.

Brian made a Meco as he is falling into a black hole. Meco is experiencing the theory so well described by Neil DeGrasse Tyson as spaghettification as you pass through a black hole. Yes, that is real spaghetti.

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Once again Herman is a fabulous model for another 5-second craft. Just take a found object sticker from a computer keyboard, find a tiny binder clip, attach to your dogs head. He can be whatever you want him to be.

Lady Gaga Back-up Dancer

Space Lord from the Final Frontier

Regal King

Now where is this super model's half-foam fat-free sugar-free latte?

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9 = Creepy

This is my first attempt at a soft sculpture – he is supposted to be 9 from the movie 9. He has a wire skeleton, sculpty movable hands, sculpty feet, felt skin, filled with fluff, authentic zipper, styrofoam head, textured with spray paint through burlap, his eye scopes are a part of a pen, he has little googly eyes and he’s all stitched up with tread.

Honestly, I thought the movie was really horrible, but I really liked the idea of trying to make a little creature.  And now he pretty much creeps me out.

I wish I could have made his head and mouth better – ah c’est la vie!

My favorite part is the freehand stitched 9 on his back and the spray paint texture technique.

So, what do you think? Is he creepy or cute?

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