Monday, 1 December 2014

we made a thing! - stars/starry night


We Made a Thing! is the monthly craft-along that I, Rhiannon (The Sparkly Panda) and Hannah (Dainty and Ivory) decided to start together (under Rhi's suggestion) in September. Each month we agree upon a theme and then make something we feel reflects that theme, then we are sure to share it in a blog post on the first day of the following month. The only rule is that it has to be 100% handmade by you, anyone who is interested is more than welcome to join in! November's theme was STARS/STARRY NIGHT and I've done a cheeky geeky/festive twist on this one!

Undoubtedly for many knitters/crocheters/crafters November is a month taken up with making stuff for Christmas, be it decorations, presents or ,increasingly in my case, commissions (more on this later in the month!). I had been mindlessly wandering Ravelry last month for more inspiration to break up all the things I was making for other people, and I stumbled across a pattern for a Tardis Christmas decoration.

The link isn't that tenuous (I tell myself) as Dr Who, by travelling through space and time, does speed across the stars in space an awful lot, plus the words 'starry night' really strongly invoke a sense of adventure and the unknown for me. And so I made the Tardis and you can see it hanging proudly on our Christmas tree!

The pattern is quite well written, though it claims you don't need to stuff the tardis but I felt it lacked shape without the stuffing, so to cover the open base I crocheted a quick mini granny square to serve. The shape and detail on the tardis otherwise is very satisfying, and I would recommend this pattern for any Dr Who fans! It is available as a free Ravelry download
 

The decoration isn't quite as cleanly finished as I would like (fiddly embroidery not being my strongest talent, the glue gun eventually came out to finish this one off!), and the snow topping (which is an optional addition to the pattern) didn't fit, causing some last minute frustration and quick sewing, but overall I really love it and dad was certainly pleased when I showed him! We are all a geeky family after all.

You can read about what the other's have made by following the links below; I'm delighted that Lexie (Tickety Blue) has decided to join in with us now!

Lexie - star garland
Rhi - moon and stars glow in the dark earrings

If you would like to join in with us just get in touch with us by commenting below or tweeting anyone of us! Next month's theme is PARTY (well suited to the party season we are in now!) and posts will be up in the new year.

8 comments:

  1. It looks brilliant! Perfect addition to a geeky Christmas tree x

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    1. thanks - it is, I think when I have 100% control of my own tree I will fill it with many many more items like this! jenny x

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  2. Amazing- I WISH I could crochet- I NEED this tardis! Thank you for letting me join in girlies XX

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    1. our pleasure! hope you carry on :):) oh i encourage you to look up some youtube videos and get learning! :) jenny x

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  3. Argh this is the best making of a thing ever! And I don't even really care about Doctor Who but the snowy Tardis is too cute! :)

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    1. I will take that as a wonderful compliment, particularly as you're not a Dr Who fan - thank you so much! jenny xx

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  4. It is soooo cute!! You did a wonderful job :)

    Jessica
    the.pyreflies.org

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