I probably should have waited on this one until it’s a little closer to the holidays, but I just couldn’t resist sharing it now. Also, if you like it, this will give you plenty of time to buy one so you can use it!
If you haven’t figured it out, this week’s TARDIS is a holiday ornament. This time, I actually found something that is official merch, too, so you can buy it straight from the BBC.
Isn’t this gorgeous? I really want one. Might have to make a set of 2D clay ones if I ever want to have a Doctor Who-themed Christmas tree. 😀
If you like the TARDIS ornament, you might also enjoy the BBC’s red Dalek ornament, which you can check out here. Have you seen any nifty police boxes around the Internet lately? Link ’em below!
I was a busy little crafter this weekend. My roomie left me some paper doilies when he moved out, and of course, I had to find a good use for them as soon as possible. So, I did a quick search for doily crafts and came across this tutorial on how to make a simple painted bag with just a doily and some fabric paint. Here are the results:
I actually also experimented a bit with freezer paper stencils for the second bag. I’m definitely planning to use those more often: it was super easy to just sketch out a big letter J, cut it out, iron the freezer paper onto the bag, and paint inside the stencil.
Any time I try out a new craft, I have to make something involving a TARDIS, so I decided to make a freezer paper stencil for a TARDIS bag as well. At first, the plan was to do something simple like a plain blue silhouette, but it came out a little more elaborate than that.
While I had the blue paint out, I figured I’d play around with doilies some more. I had a few pieces of canvas lying around, so I coated one in blue paint and glitter paint as a background for a doily print. After everything dried, I took the canvas outside, laid out some doilies on it, and covered them with black spray paint.
At one point this weekend, I decided to take a break from crafting to clean my room up a bit. I came a cross some random picture frames I had in my closet, and I decided I needed a couple of whiteboards. So I took some cloth scraps I had lying around and made some colorful new places to jot down notes to myself. I think I need something other than neon markers for them, though.
Now my room is cleaner and more decorative, plus I have some new bags to take to the grocery store. Have you done any nifty crafts lately? Link to them in the comments!
Arg. I’m terrible at this. I do pretty well at getting daily blog posts out for a week or so, and then life says, “You mean you want to write stuff for your personal site? Hah! Nope.”
At least I found time today to dig up a new TARDIS on Etsy. This little beauty just adds to my previously expressed desire to get back into cross stitching.
This cross stitched TARDIS looks relatively simple, but it’s still pretty. It even comes framed and ready to display. You can pick it up on Etsy from a shop called WistfulBird. If you’d rather try your hand at stitching it yourself, there’s even a pattern for sale!
This week’s police box is an adorable little bird house from Etsy shop billzbirdz. If I had my own place, I’d definitely want one of these for the backyard. Maybe I’ll try my hand at woodworking sometime soon…
If you like this TARDIS bird house, check it out at the link provided above, and share the listing with your friends!