Crocheted Doctor Who Blanket

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Yup. You read the title correctly. This piece was entirely crocheted by the lovely lady on the left there, Bridgette McKenna. Made using (what looks like) double crochet and 5 different colors, this is quite the massive blanket! The subject is David Tennant as the Doctor from the popular Sci-Fi show Doctor Who, and looks to be about a double size blanket. Bridgette admits to making it so she can snuggle under it while watching Doctor Who. Doing color changes like this are incredibly time consuming and I can only imagine how many weeks/months she worked on this during the winter. Incredible job making and pixelating a face out of yarn! You can see her posting of it to the Doctor Who Hub Group on Facebook for all the lovely comments people have been leaving. 🙂

~Nicole


Cybershade Mask

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It’s almost that time of year again…Madi Gras! The time when people celebrate debauchery before going home and pretending they’ll never do it again. 😉 While it’s not something I participate it, I do love the masks that come out for the festival and in that spirit, want to show off on cosplayer’s excellent home made mask.

Made by The Clockwork Coyote, this mask is an excellent low cost recreation of the mask worn by the Cybershades in the Doctor Who episode, The Next Doctor. The majority of the mask is made out of microcell foam with the whole mask receiving a healthy coat of copper spray paint to finish it off. Some of his edges could be cleaned up a bit, but overall I found this to be a great recreation that wasn’t going to weigh you down while wearing it. What sort of masks do you like? Let me know in the comments!


Build Your Stocking With Care

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Less than a week until the big day and, of course, I’ve been inspired to add some last minute crafting to the mix…stocking making to be exact. When I was a child, we didn’t have a fireplace but my parents always hung our stockings somewhere in the house so that Santa could find them and fill them with goodies! My Mom actually took the time to cut out, stitch together, and embellish felt stockings for each family member (including the dog). Over time the poor things got a bit warn out and we replaced them with the store bought kind. Being the sentimental type, I never forgot my handmade one and have been considering making new stockings for my family that reflect their interests. I’ve collected some tutorials to get us both started.

First up is what I would call a traditional stocking using some festive fabric and a bit of machine sewing know-how from FabricWorm. You could honestly use the template for any number of other eye catching stockings.

So simple and made to hold loot!

So simple and made to hold loot!

Maybe you are better with a hook or knitting needles than you are with a sewing machine? I think this crocheted second stocking from the Red Heart website also looks pretty quick and easy. Once again, this could be adapted to other designs to suit the recipient.

Or it could double as footwear for giants...

Or it could double as footwear for giants…

Ok, let’s say that neither sewing nor crochet are your specialty but how are your skills with a glue gun? Pretty handy with one? Then this third type of stocking (with many variations) from Better Homes and Gardens is just the thing!

Who knew what a little glue could do? Now try saying that five times, fast!

Who knew what a little glue could do? Now try saying that five times, fast!

My list wouldn’t be complete without just a little bit of geekery. For the Whovian in your life, I present a tutorial that includes this lovely Dalek stocking from Doodle Craft:

DECORATE!

DECORATE!

I don’t know about you but I am getting super excited! I love watching the faces of my gift recipients light up as they open something I made just for them. Have a safe and happy holiday, everyone!

Stay crafty (and warm)!

~Laura

 


Whovian Gowns

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A skill I’d like to learn to develop more (okay, let’s be honest one of MANY skills) is how to sew. I have a sister who works in the fashion industry and is more than willing to help me out from time to time, but there really is something to be said for being able to make your outfits. Especially when you get results like this:

TARDIS Wedding Gown

This is a custom Wedding Gown by DA artist Stahlrose and it’s just gorgeous. My husband and I went very traditional with our wedding, which is why I love to see the creativity that people will pour into their fandom themed weddings. The layering of the ruffles gives the piece some great movement, and I just adore how they used star fabric to incorporate the time/space travel element. ^_^

Human Dalek

Giusynumo went for a more cosplay interpretation with their piece, but the end result has a loose enough interpretation that I feel it could still be used for a fun dance or masquerade. While the finished design seems to have more Spanish influence, I can see how having the right hairstyle would help obtain the Victorian feel this artist was going for. Either way, it’s a stunning piece that is way beyond my skill level, lol.

~Nicole