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Making Myself a TARDIS Bag

Making Myself a TARDIS Bag

Gadabout Bag c/o StudioKat Designs

For me, a useful bag has to be big enough to hold my basics, plus a little knitting, and my son’s medications.  This means that small bags are a no-go territory for me.  I also don’t always want to carry around a huge bag, either.  Unfortunately for me, in the “middle zone” there seems to be very little that suits me.  I do prefer a shoulder/cross body strap bag, but I prefer fabric, or leather, to the nylon style that most seem to be made of. I’ve been wanting a “TARDIS bag” for a while, but I’ve never been able to find one that has been a good blend of really useful and really “TARDIS-y”.  I knew that I would probably end up having to make it.  But then it became a task of finding the right pattern vs going through the task of having to draft my own. PBB SketchThankfully, my Mother-In-Law and I have a bit of a cache of handbag and purse patterns.  Amongst them, I found the perfect candidate.  The Gadabout by StudioKat Designs ticked all the boxes.  Large enough for my needs, without being huge, it’s a cross body strap, and I can customise the look of it relatively easily. I’ve traced out all my pattern pieces, and started mapping out how I want the exterior to look.  The plan is to cross stitch the Police Public Call Box sign, and the windows.  I’ve found some printable fabric at Logan’s Patchwork Fabrics, so I can print the door sign for the front pouch.  I’m also thinking about putting a Seal of Rassilon on the back, but I’ll see how I go with charting that. SealOfRassilon My fabric is already organised.  I have some lovely “galaxy” style fabric for the lining, and some light drill cotton for the exterior. I just need some webbing for the strap, and the notions to finish it off. fabrictardisbag I’ve read through the pattern instructions, and there is actually quite a bit of making in this bag.  The construction is different than other bags I’ve made in the past.  So I think, while I’m doing the embellishments for the TARDIS bag, I’ll also put together a plain version, so I can work through the pattern before I cut into my galaxy fabric. I’m quite excited at the idea of this TARDIS bag, even though it’s still a little ways off from being made.

Cross Stitch Phone Case

Cross Stitch Phone Case

Have you seen those awesome iPhone 4(s) cases that you can cross stitch on the back of? Aren’t they the coolest?!

But wait…

I have an Android phone and they don’t make them for my phone.

*sadface*

No!  Wait!  Do not despair!  No matter your phone, you too can have a cutie cross stitch case!

Wee Little Stitches has figured it out!  Clear silicone/rubber case, some Aida and floss and you’re set!  I know I’ll be off to the markets soon to secure one of these cases, so I can have something awesome on the back of my phone… Maybe a Nyan Cat?  Or my awesome peacock?  The possibilities are endless!!