June 14, 2010

Definitely a madman with a box

I do a lot of crafting in my spare time, and often take part in organized swaps via craftster.org. I've done a multitude of Twilight swaps, a Star Trek Swap, a Harry Potter Swap and a hoodie swap. Swaps are great for those of us who occasionally get crafter's block; they help me get my creative juices flowing with a prompt. When I checked the swap boards a month or so ago and ran across the Doctor Who swap, I knew I had to sign up right away.

I started watching Doctor Who when it "started back up" in 2005 with Christopher Eccleston playing the titular role/ninth Doctor. I immediately loved the wacky mix of scifi/suspense/comedy. When David Tennant took over as Ten, my little nerd heart rejoiced. He is My Doctor. (Fans of the series will know what I mean when I say that.) And Colt and I are very much enjoying Matt Smith as Eleven. He's definitely doing the role justice. (Side note: I've never seen any of the series 1–8. Perhaps someday I will catch up on the older Docs.)

I had to wait to post the photos of what I made for my partner until I was sure she'd gotten the package and opened it; I didn't want to spoil the surprise, which is half the fun.

My favorite items I made/sent were:

A Ten plushie.

(with coat and glasses)


And a crocheted weeping angel.

Here's a group shot of everything I sent:

(The plushie, a t-shirt with a stylized gas mask on the front and "Are you my mummy?" on the back, a River Song journal, the angel and a set of three buttons, one with the Tardis on it, one that says "Allons-y" and one that says "In the 21st century, everything changes.")

Those who are familiar with the storylines will recognize the angel, one of the creepiest villains/evil entities ever, from the "Don't Blink", "The Time of Angels" and "Flesh and Stone" episodes. For those who are not familiar, these things are scary. They're entities that can only be seen when looked straight at. Otherwise, they shift around in space and time. It's all a bit confusing, but trust me when I say they're straight out terrifying when you think too hard about them.

I picked up my package this afternoon, and WOW. Did I ever get spoiled:

Go here to see everything in more detail.


  1. That looks awesome Pants! That crocheted angel looks stunning. Love the plush doctor. His outfit is magnifico.

  2. Okay, that plushie is WAY too cute, and the angel is simply amazing. <3

  3. Thanks ladies! I had a lot of fun working on the projects.

  4. OMG THESE ARE AMAZING!!!! im a massive doctor who nerd. I cant even wait for next sat. i hate season endings!

  5. Thanks! I had a blast working on them. We're a few weeks behind y'all over here in the states, so no spoilers! But I am definitely loving Eleven so far. :D

  6. these are great! Do you have a pattern for the weeping angel?

    1. Hi Kirsten. :) I used this pattern for the angel: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/crochet-angel.

    2. Thank you! I look forward to making this right after I make a few adipose :)

    3. You're welcome! Have fun. :)