Dulcet is a member of the Craftster community and recently posted about a surprise that her husband made for her: a Dalek for their front yard.
“Every time he rides his bike to work, he brings home metal stuff from the side of the road. We’ve been talking about him making something from them for quite a while. A few months ago, he got a crash course on welding from our neighbor who just happens to have a mig welder…The only things he purchased were the half-spheres, which are pipe caps. The eye-stalk in mounted in part of a truck hitch, and swivels up and down. The arm without the laser is made from a jack, and telescopes out. The head is a propane tank sliced up, with pieces of our broken garage-door-opener spring on top. The whole thing is four and a half feet tall.”
Just three weeks ago, I linked to Lunascrafts’ Death of Rats. Well, she’s done it again, this time with a jaw droppingly large Dalek. Made with super bulky yarn, and a 5.5mm hook, this squishy ball of hate used up an entire IKEA cushion for stuffing. That’s dedication!
OMG! Look at this adorable Dalek! I’m not sure I’ve ever used to words “adorable” and “Dalek” in the same sentence before.
As if he wasn’t cute enough, the banner just makes this.
Not only is it fabulous, there’s a tutorial to make your very own! Why stop at one? You could make thousands of them and help restore the Dalek race.
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Who wouldn’t love drinking coffee out of this amazing mug. Daleks are not knowing for feeling emotion, so when two fall in love it is truly a special thing to behold. Now you can commemorate this once in a life time occasion every morning while you drink your coffee.
The mug was made by Betwixxt on Etsy, and she has some other awesome gems in her shop like this K-9 mug or this Penguin mug with a twist!
Why yes, yes it is. Color me impressed. So impressed, in fact, that I’ll admit that Daleks kind of turned me off of Dr. Who at first. In fact, I first met them during a sewing project.
I was working on something challenging and the show was playing in the background. My sewing project hit a frustrating snag and all I heard in the background was that horrible >>EXTERMINATE EXTERMINATE<< and I.just. got. stressed. out.
The way my story ended was with a poorly hemmed pair of fuzzy pig print pajama pants and a moratorium on Dr. Who in my house (or at least in my presence). I do not have the skill and tenacity of somevelvetmorning, who produced with sewing poetry (also known as sewitry).
She shares the step-by-step instructions with us to attempt to replicate her awesomeness.:
… or at least keep the boiled eggs warm! These hand crafted Dalek Egg Cozies are just right for the job. Created by Lyles Knit, free patterns are available for either a knitted circular. Don’t feel left out, crocheters because there is a crocheted pattern available that was designed by Alienfish. For those who prefer knitting flat, Lyles Knit also provides a pattern for that version as well by Anne.
Whichever version you choose to make, I doubt anyone will mess with your eggs when a Dalek is watching over it!
Not much of an egg eater? Just crochet or knit a small circular piece for the bottom, stuff and you have an amigurumi version of a dalek!