Saturday, June 8, 2013

tardis messenger bag - work in progress - part 3

So the work on the TARDIS messenger bag continues . . .

The initial pattern for the bag is fairly simple - but in the spirit of the actual TARDIS being bigger on the inside -  I am determined to create more space for the bag's owner.  (Alas, this is a gift - I need to make another one for myself soon!)  So I went and added a couple of pockets.

My favorite additions I decided to embellish the pockets with some familiar signs.



I found the images of the two signs on the internet and then printed them on iron on transfers.  I ironed them onto some white fabric then I stitched it to the pocket.

I created a similar pocket on the back of the bag.  As of yet it is unadorned, though I am toying with the idea of putting the recipient's name in Gallifreyan.

Or, I could also put "Sexy" in Gallifreyan (as per the episode "The Doctor's Wife").



Another little detail which I love is that I chose this great outer space cloth to use as the bag's lining.



Quite appropriate, I believe.

For you non-Whovians who didn't watch the video: 
TARDIS = Time And Relative Dimension In Space


tardis messenger bag - work in progress - part 2

Once the hand embroidery of the Police Box sign was finally completed, (that took a very very long time!) the next task at hand was to make the front flap of the bag look more like the TARDIS by creating some windows from scratch.


I cut some squares of white fabric I had in my stash and used some interfacing ( how I love that iron on interfacing!)  I then used some scraps of my blue denim to make a few rectangles and used them to construct a window frame around my white squares.

Since I was flying by the seat of my pants and creating everything as I went, it took me quite a while to figure out how it would all look.


But once I finished one window, the other wasn't too hard to construct.










magic wands - new technique

Now I love making and designing the custom magic wands that I do for Harry Potter fans.  Using wood and clay is a bit time consuming, but so very challenging and satisfying once it turns out correctly.

But I was floored at the results of this hot glue and chopstick technique I found on Pinterest.  They do come out lovely as well -  though you are limited to what kind of designs the hot glue will allow you to do as it dries.

Here are a few of the wands I've made so far with this technique:
















sketchbook project (yup, still in progress)

I know I haven't finished this sketchbook yet -  it's been put aside so many times to finish other projects.

But here are some of the pages I've finished since the last time I posted about the book -  if you recall, the theme given to me was "It's raining cats and dogs":


Pg 49 - 50

Left: "We are both lost / And Alone in the world / Walk With me / In the gentle rain / Don't be afraid, I've a hand / For your hand and I / Will be your love for a while."  - Diana Krall

Right: "A little rain will fill / The lily's cup which hardly moists the field." Edwin Arnold


pgs 53-54

Left: "If I wait for cloudy skies / You won't know the rain from / the tears in my eyes / You'll never know I still love you . . / So though the heartaches remain / I'll do my crying in the rain. "  - A-Ha

Right: "I've been through the desert / On a horse with no name / It felt good to be out of the rain."  - America


pgs 55 - 56

Left:"i opened my eyes and looked up at the rain / and it dripped in my head / and flowed into my brain / and all that i hear as i lie in my bed / is the slishity - slosh of the rain in my head."  - Shel Silverstein

Right:"Rain on the green grass / And rain on the tree / Rain on the housetop / But not on me."  - Mother Goose


pg 57-58

Left: "Hey where did we go,  / Days when the rains came  / Down in the hollow,   / Playin' a new game,  / Laughing and a running hey, hey  / Skipping and a jumping  / In the misty morning fog with  / Our hearts a thumpin' and you  / My brown eyed girl,  / You're my brown eyed girl."  - Van Morrison

Right: "there's a big wind blowin through town / The rooster crows /  But we're sleepin' past dawn / It's rainin' in paradise." - Neil Young


pg 59

"These are the seasons of emotion and like the winds they rise and fall / This is the wonder of devotion - I see the torch we all must hold. / This is the mystery of the quotient - upon us all, a little rain must fall." - Led Zeppelin







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