Showing posts with label Christmas. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Christmas. Show all posts

Friday, December 28, 2012

Doctor Who Collection Completion!

So after months of preparation and weeks and weeks of work, I finally finished the set of Doctor Who dolls and Tardis I was commissioned to make! I really truly enjoyed making these guys and I swear, I almost teared up when I packed them all up and shipped them to Washington state. There is a lucky husband out there with a wife who loves him (and Doctor Who) a lot!

I posted before about the previous doctors I've finished, but I'll go ahead and show them all in order and then show off the massive Tardis they can fit inside!

First Doctor, 1963-66, William Hartnell 

Second Doctor, 1966-69, Patrick Troughton

Third Doctor, 1970-74, Jon Pertwee

Fourth Doctor, 1974-81, Tom Baker

Fifth Doctor, 1981-84, Peter Davison

Sixth Doctor, 1984-86, Colin Baker

Seventh Doctor, 1987-89, Sylvester McCoy

Eighth Doctor, 1996, Paul McGann

Ninth Doctor, 2005, Christopher Eccleston

Tenth Doctor, 2005-2010, David Tennant

Eleventh Doctor, 2010-present, Matt Smith

Tardis and Tenth Doctor

Eleven Doctors and the Tardis

Fourth Doctor and the Tardis

Eleven Doctors and the Tardis

Tenth Doctor and his sonic screwdriver with the Tardis

What do you think? I LOVED MAKING THEM! Yes! I did! It was a ton of work, but gee, they were fun. So guess what? The patterns will be released in January and right now you can preorder all 12 patterns as a set in my Etsy shop!  CLICK HERE!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Free Pattern Friday! Crafty Christmas Cottage

Crafty Christmas Cottage Village

A few years ago I found a set of tiny cardboard glittery houses at the Salvation Army. Since then I've collected a few others, mostly new ones and not the vintage treasures with the little cellophane windows. I love those things! They give an instant retro vibe to our Christmas decor and a magical glow when they're lined up on a bed of plastic snow.
Working with yarn to make these little houses, you get to pick any color you want, embellish the outside with soft felt doors and windows, and trim them with icicles. I made three in my favorite retro Christmas color combo. They are crocheted in one long piece for the house, another piece for the roof, and the bottom is left open so that you can get fancy and put in one of those adorable little electric tea lights. I wish my camera would have captured the glow these little houses were giving off! Finish off with a good sprinkling of plastic snow and a dusting of fine iridescent glitter: magic!

Crafty Christmas Cottage

You will need...
Yarn (all worsted weight):
  Your favorite color (for the house)
  White (for the roof)
  Size E/3.5 mm (or your favorite! The larger the hook, the larger the house!)

  White felt
  Craft glue
  Electric tealight (optional)
  Plastic snowflakes (optional)
  Glitter (optional, but not really!)

BLO: crochet into back loops only
ch: chain 
rep: repeat
sc: single crochet 
sl st: slip stitch
st: stitch 

With your favorite color yarn and an E hook, ch 9.
R1: Sc into 2nd ch from hook and next 7 ch (8)
R2-8: Ch 1, turn. Sc into each st (8)
R9: Ch 1, turn. Sc into BLO of each st (8)
R10: Ch 2, turn. Sc into 2nd ch from hook and next 8 st (9)
R11: Ch 1, turn. Sc into each st (9)
R12: Ch 2, turn. Sc into 2nd ch from hook and next 9 st (10)
R13: Ch 1, turn. Sc into next 9 st (skip the last st) (9)
R14: Ch 1, turn. Sc into each st (9)
R15: Ch 1, turn. Sc into next 8 st (skip the last st) (8)
R16: Ch 1, turn. Sc into each st (8)
R17: Ch 1 , turn. Sc into BLO of each st (8)
R18-32: Repeat R2-16.
R33: Turn. Fold the piece into a house shape so that R1 and R32 meet. Sl st the edges together. Fasten off and weave in ends.

With white yarn and an E hook, ch 12.
R1: Sc into 2nd ch from hook and next 10 st (11)
R2-6: Ch 1, turn. Sc into each st (11)
R7: Ch 1, turn. Sc into BLO of each st (11)
R8-12: Ch 1, turn. Sc into each st (11)
**If you'd like, you can sc around the edge of the roof to make a smooth edge, as I did with the pink and the red houses. 
Fasten off and leave a long tail. Thread a yarn needle with the tail and sew the roof to the house. The roof will have about 1/4" overhang all the way around. Weave in ends.
**If you have a problem with the roof curling up, spray it with spray starch and let dry flat or iron with a warm iron before you sew it to the house. DON'T use a hot iron on acrylic yarn!

Cut door and window shapes from white felt and attach to house with craft glue. 
Cut long narrow strips from white felt. "Fringe" the edges by snipping in two directions along one edge to make a zig-zag pattern. Glue the strips to the edges of the roof as desired for icicles.

Hope you like these! I've been looking forward to this pattern for a long time!
Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukkah! Happy Holidays! God Bless!