18-Year-Old Ellie McPhee Crocheted a BB8 and the Folks at Star Wars Definitely Noticed!

18-Year-Old Ellie McPhee Crocheted a BB8 and the Folks at Star Wars Definitely Noticed!

“Originally the idea of crocheting was something I started to cope with my anxiety and my short attention span. I started crocheting in class and I was able to pay attention more during lectures. It’s a coping mechanism … It’s like the fidget spinner only you’re doing something productive.”

Here’s Ellie with her badass BB8!

18-Year-Old Ellie McPhee Crocheted a BB8 and the Folks at Star Wars Definitely Noticed!

Read more of Ellie’s inspiring story via StarWars.com.


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