Happy November! It’s been a while since I did a Doctor Who post on Whosday, hasn’t it? Since I have a few minutes to breathe between school and dinner, I thought I’d put together a quick post with some Doctor Who crafts.
I’ve developed a fascination with metal stamping. I really want to try it, but haven’t had the time to invest in getting all the materials. Still, I love to look at the nifty things you can do with words and metal. Here are some links to fun Doctor Who stamped metal pieces from my favorites on Etsy. Hope you enjoy!
(Note: Images are not mine, but belong to the wonderful artists whose listings they are linked to.)
All righty, folks. It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for since the end of September: the results of the One Girl Geek Whovian craft contest! After much deliberation amongst some of my crafting and Doctor Who-loving friends and myself, we reached have a conclusion.
Crystal-Ann Simpson’s 11th Doctor bookmark is our September craft contest winner! She will receive her pick of any one item in my Etsy shop. Here’s a picture of her entry:
Here are the other awesome entries for the Whovian craft contest:
The three runners up and Jessica R., who commented on the contest page, were entered into a random drawing for choice of one bookmark from my Etsy shop. The winner of the random drawing was Stephanie from “Maybe Someday We’ll Be Smarter.” (I listed everyone in no particular order in notepad, then had random.org pick a random number between 1 and 4 for me.)
I’ll need the two winners to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or through the form on the “About” page with their shipping info and item choices. I’ll get the prizes mailed out ASAP.
Thank you to everyone for reading and entering! This was my first successful craft contest, and I plan to do more in the future, so keep an eye out. Stay tuned for a special part 2 Whosday post revealing my unboxing of Doctor Who: The Complete David Tennant Years!
It’s time for another blog contest! This month, since Doctor Who just came back and it’s all I can think about, the theme is Doctor Who. Submit your Doctor Who crafts for a chance to get your choice of an item from my Etsy shop! You can leave a link in the comments, tweet one to me (@onegirlgeek), e-mail me a picture (you can do so from the “About” page), comment on my blog’s Facebook page (also One Girl Geek)–I don’t care which you use. If you don’t link in the comments on this post or the official contest page which will go up shortly (don’t worry, I’ll check both), make sure you include the words “September craft contest” somewhere in the subject, tweet, or wall post.
As far as what type of crafts I’m looking for, do whatever strikes your fancy. You can go for mixed media, a painting, jewelry, clothes, a computer-drawn image, a stick figure comic strip written on a napkin…as long as it’s Doctor Who themed and you made it, I’ll accept it as a submission. Granted, I can’t prove that you made it, but if I find out somehow that you’ve submitted someone else’s work as your own, I’ll have to ban you from future contests. So, please, don’t do anything dishonorable.
If your craft isn’t obviously Whovian, submit it and explain why you feel it fits the theme. The crafter of my favorite submission will get their pick of an item listed in my Etsy shop. All submissions will be featured in a post on my blog at the end of the contest.
I’ll accept submissions through 11:59 PM on September 30th, 2011.
Not feeling crafty this month? Never fear, I’m feeling generous: there’s a giveaway as well! If you win the craft contest, you are not eligible to win an item in the giveaway, but anyone who enters the craft contest and doesn’t win gets an extra entry in the giveaway drawing. After September 30th, I’ll tally up everyone’s entries and use a random number generator to pick a winner. The winner will receive their pick of a bookmark from my shop. I’m planning to list a few more bookmark designs this month, so look out for them! Here’s how you can enter:
Submit a craft to the craft contest (if you win, you aren’t eligible for the giveaway, but you get your pick of anything in the shop, so there shouldn’t be any complaints.)
Share this page on twitter and add @onegirlgeek to the end so I know you tweeted it. You can tweet it as much as you want, but you only get one entry total for tweeting.
Reblog this page or a link to it at your own blog/Tumblr/etc. and comment me the link on this post. (One entry for each blog you post to.)
“Like” One Girl Geek on Facebook and post that you did so.
Leave a comment on this post about who your favorite Doctor Who character is and why. (If you don’t watch the show, feel free to just leave a comment about your favorite character from another series. I’m not too picky. One entry total for doing this.)
That’s five entries if you do everything I listed! This is my second contest and my first giveaway, but if I get a lot of responses, I’ll continue doing these on a regular basis.
Also, I’m having a sale in honor of my excitement over Doctor Who’s return. Enter “letskillhitler” at checkout in my shop, and you’ll get 10% off! This one expires October 1st. There’s still an active free shipping coupon floating around the blog somewhere (hint: check the “About” page)…feel free to use it if you find it.
So, start crafting and/or posting! The deadline is 11:59 PM on September 30th, 2011. Craft contest and giveaway winners will be announced in October. Note that you will have to send me your mailing address if you win either the giveaway or the contest so I can send you your item. Good luck!
I’ve been meaning to give iron-ons a try for years now, but I just never got around to it. A month or so ago, I was at WalMart, and I saw some really cheap, blank tote bags. ($6.42 for three of them!) I figured, “what the heck, let’s give it a try,” and I bought a pack of printable iron-on transfers and a new set of ink cartridges. I knew I’d make mistakes, so I had to be prepared for reprints. When I got home, I drew up a little design in Inkscape, printed it up, and put it on a bag. (It really was pretty much that fast. The bag was finished in the amount of time it took to heat the iron, print the picture, and iron it on. Simple instructions, too. Just make sure you read to see if the iron-ons are the kind you print flipped or unflipped…I had to re-print a couple of times because I skipped an instruction.)
I think this is now one of my favorite crafts. I’ve only done bags so far, but I want to try tees soon. Who knows, maybe I could even get into designing tees and posting them on some of my favorite geeky shirt sites! I don’t think Inkscape my drawings are good enough for shirts yet, but hey, a girl can dream of waking up with extra art skill points.
In any case, I’ve been saving bag pictures until I felt like I’d made enough of a variety to make a post and share them here. I’ve done four designs that have made it to bags so far, and some others that I’m still working out the kinks for.
Let’s start with the obligatory Doctor Who designs. This was the first one I made, using a TARDIS vector graphic I drew up earlier this summer.
I just had to do this next one after watching “Let’s Kill Hitler” last Saturday. It truly felt necessary. River Song is so awesome!
I love Star Trek Voyager and Captain Janeway, so it was really only a matter of time before a Janeway bag popped up in my repertoire. Of course, there is a coffee quote involved. I haven’t met a Janeway coffee adage I didn’t like.
My most recent iron-on adventure was a Harry Potter-inspired tote. My favorite book in the series is probably Prisoner of Azkaban. So, I decided to try my hand at some magical map making and do a marauders-related design.
I have a couple of other designs that will find their way to bags soon. This one was originally destined for the back of the marauders bag, but I’m not so sure it won’t get its own tote.
Another iron-on project I’m working on is a tote bag with as many Mario power-ups as I can fit on one side. They’ll have to be pretty small, but that’s one thing vector graphics are great for. Here’s what I have so far.
I only have four of these so far, but as I have time, I plan to include a lot more. Thankfully, a lot of them are mushrooms, so tweaking the 1-Up template will speed up the process.
I’ve had a ton of fun designing these images. When a design is going really well and Inkscape is cooperating like it should, I can sit at my computer in a zen-like state and design for hours on end. Then, I can print my picture out and make a cool bag, pillow, or piece of clothing out of it. Iron-ons + Inkscape = happy computer nerd crafter.
I’m getting this in before Tuesday so I can still have a Whosday post. Keep an eye out for it because I’m introducing the next month-long craft contest and a sale at my shop!
I missed last week’s roundup because I had a lot of school things going on, so I wanted to make up for it by doing a Doctor Who roundup for this Whosday. I’ve been stockpiling Doctor Who links for a while now anyway, so it’s about time I shared them.
I want to start with a couple of Etsy treasuries I’ve made. This time I’m including pictures! The first one is a general Doctor Who-themed treasury with lots of timey-wimey bits and bobs that I’ve fallen in love with. The second one is a tribute to one of my favorite characters: River Song. I just adore her, and Etsy has lots of cool River goodies I wanted to share. There’s even a good start to a River cosplay in there. Clicking a picture will take you to the actual treasury page on Etsy.
Whovians are truly good people. Check out this article on how someone stole a girl’s TARDIS replica and what some very good people did to help her replace it.
Have you seen the adorable little boy who memorized and performed the Pandorica speech for his talent show? It’s absolutely heart melting.
Just in case you haven’t seen the Series 6, Part 2 trailer, here’s that, too.