Step into many retail outlets these days, and you’re likely to met with visions of gingerbread-spiced this, and holiday-bedecked that. The countdown to Christmas is on! But leave it to a geek blogger to put a Doctor Who spin on that! Natalie at Doodlecraft is hip deep in a crafty countdown – “Like the ’12 Days of Christmas’…but for Doctor Who!” – posting a different Doctor Who craft every day!
She is drawing inspiration from across the full history of the beloved series, starting with blue crystal signet jewelry inspired by the first Doctor, William Hartnett, through Tom Baker’s iconic scarf (see above), and a patchwork bean bag warmer ode to Collin Baker (the 6th Doctor). But that’s not all – be sure to check out her Doctor Who tag for the full lineup of crafts, PLUS her round-up of 73 Doctor Who crafts from this summer! Doctor Who craft bonanza!!
Another item of note: I stumbled upon Natalie’s countdown via the Celestial Craftmakers Facebook group. If you’re into Doctor Who crafts, you may want to check it out!
“Amy Pond, there’s something you better understand about me, ’cause it’s important and one day your life may depend on it… I am definitely a madman with a box!”
Over at Cheeky Monkey Designs this madman with a box can keep you extra warm. Reversible with worsted weight yarn, this cowl would be a great addition to your wardrobe as you drift towards a cold star…
Winter is fast approaching (be proud I didn’t say it). So why not get ready?
Crazyfoalrus of Australia is a Whovian we should all aspire to be…he turned his living room into the TARDIS control room!
Crazyfoalrus did all the lighting and electrical himself, built the whole console and painted the floor. His living room was already hexagonal shaped room, he owned all the timber, and he worked at a factory with a lot of spare parts to be dumped which were used for the controls. It took him a year to finish.
Check out his Deviant Art gallery for more images from his redesigned living room.
Unless you are/were one of the lucky ones to get into a World Tour Screening we are nearly at the premiere of a new season of Doctor Who. And we know how I feel about having fitting crafts for the times right? So why not a re-imaging of the fourth doctor’s scarf with some illusion knitting to go with it. Designer, Franklin Habit, has done just that.
Illusion/Shadow knitting is a technique, where using two colors and the basic knit stitches of Knit & Purl (seriously everything is built on those two guys). You use two colors and alternating your knit and purl stitches in pattern to create an image that is only visible at certain angles. A fun way to have a surprise picture appear. You can see this effect in the scarf photo.
I’ve always been torn about making myself a 4th doctor scarf, but this? This will have to happen. Head over to Raverly to purchase you own copy.
If you’re jonesing for the next Doctor Who season to start like we are at my house, you’ll want to check out this cool project by Karen Kavett – she repurposed a 1980s Guess Who board game into a custom Doctor Who version. How fun would it be to have this at a premiere watch party??
Karen paid significant attention to detail, painting the plastic trays a TARDIS blue, and the scoring pegs like mini sonic screwdrivers. She created (rebooted) Doctor Who images to replace the original people cards, including the 9th, 10th, and 11th Doctor, his Companions, and other important characters (DON’T BLINK when you flip up that Weeping Angel card!). She graciously provided PDFs of her images, to make it easier for the rest of us Whovians.
Not satisfied to stop with the Doctor, Karen also repurposed a Clue game as a Hunger Games version!
Links of Interest:
Have you ever wondered what David Tennant might look like as a yard gnome? Yeah, I know, that might be the weirdest question you hear all day, but bear with me.
Redforkhippie of Tulsa, OK posted this modified yard gnome into everyone’s favorite Time Lord, over at Craftster. She said her gnome started his little concrete life as a biker, complete with chaps, engineer boots, and a skull brooch/bolo tie/whatever.
She’s planning another modified gnome for Matt Smith, and it includes using a hacksaw to turn his gnome hat into a fez.