Jul 272014

For those of us who have enjoyed the exploits of the Tenth and Eleventh Doctors, it’s been hard to watch them leave the show.  As much as I’m looking forward to the new direction of the Twelfth Doctor, I would have liked a couple of more adventures with his predecessors.

Doctor who has not only been a TV show over the years, there have been books, radio/audio adventures, animated features, and comic books.  More material for the fans of the show to devour.

Tenth DoctorEleventh DoctorNow Titan Comics have released two new series, within the Doctor Who universe.  Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor and Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor.  They can be bought at most comic book stores, I got mine from Kings Comics in Pitt Street, Sydney,  or if you prefer a digital copy, then head over to Comixology.

I’ve only recently rekindled my love of the comic book, first with the latest Serenity: Leaves on the Wind series, and now both of these lovely Doctor Who series.


Jul 182014

Well, the pattern is traced and ready to go, the fabrics are washed, and the accoutrements are all bought. Still no movement on the actual assemblage of the bag, but I have been cross stitching my little heart out.

I started the Police Box sign on some black fabric, with what I thought was “waste canvas”.  Turned out it was twisted canvas, and I could not remove it from my work without shredding the stitching.  So I had to start over with black aida fabric, which required a little recalculation and recharting of the pattern.  It has, however, come up a dream!  I have also found some proper waste canvas, which I will use for the windows on the blue fabric.  I had thought about stitching a Seal of Rassilon on the back of the bag, but then I considered just how much the bag will rub against my clothes, I have thought better of it.  Instead, I have stitched a Tenth Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver for one of the side panels of the bag (using the waste canvas on the blue fabric).

Cross Stitch

I have recently obtained the printable fabric, so now I’m on the hunt for a good, clean image of the “Pull to Open” sign on the front of the TARDIS.  A lot of the ones I can find are either the wrong typeface, have shading, or just aren’t clear.  So the search continues!

I really should get on making my “plain” test bag, so that I’ll be ready to go with this when all the embellishments are finished.

Jul 142014

I can’t express how excited I am for the upcoming season of Doctor Who.  As a long time fan, watching the new series has brought back memories of watching Peter Davidson run around the universe.  Whilst the special effects have improved greatly, the stories are classic sci-fi.

BBC One released this 60 second trailer overnight.  It has glimpses of what’s to come.  I think Peter Capaldi is going to be a brilliant Doctor.  I just hope that the ABC fast track Season 8 too.