"When Pick A Brick gives you lemons..." I got the idea for making a hairy spider while pondering what to do with the half cup of the little lever/antennas I got at the Tigard Lego Store. I went back for four more cups. Adding them was tedious... But the payoff was great I think.
I had also been wondering what exactly to do for creepy crawlers. Originally I had envisioned something much smaller... but not much creepier. The thing has a little over seven thousand levers on it. Tabitha put about two thousand of them on herself.
I was going through my bin of classic space windscreens, and then I realized Trans Black would work better and be more subtle, so I opened that bin and the Tie Fighter viewport struck me as the perfect choice for a cockpit situated where a spider's mouth would be.