One Doctor Who TARDIS Handbag and Some Delish Wool Roving


https://hodgepodgecrochet.wordpress.com Doctor Who TARDIS handbag DIY

Amazing Doctor Who crochet hooks by The Lemonade Shop!

I’m super excited to share with you guys my FINISHED Doctor Who TARDIS handbag!!

I can’t even begin to tell you how terrified I was to start this project. The idea of sewing in straight lines freaks me out–mostly because I know if it’s not straight I’ll want to pull it all out and redo it. I don’t think I have to tell you guys that it’s way simpler to pull back your crochet work to get it perfect BUT, I was determined to get over my fears and conquer the beast that is my sewing machine! https://hodgepodgecrochet.wordpress.com Doctor Who TARDIS handbag DIY

Things started out okay….and then my thread broke. No big deal, right? Just rethread it and keep going! And then it happened again. I thought it was a bad omen. Thread breaking twice in the span of two seconds is never a good thing.

But, I mentioned I was determined!! So off to find a new sewing machine needle. (I’d been told once a long time ago that the right needle makes all the difference.) I found one specifically made for drapery fabric in my mini sewing hoard and figured out how to change the needle–it’s easier than I thought–and 5 minutes later I was off and sewing with gusto!

Before I knew it, I’d finished! I even added a magnetic snap closure to finish it off.

https://hodgepodgecrochet.wordpress.com Doctor Who TARDIS handbag DIY

https://hodgepodgecrochet.wordpress.com Doctor Who TARDIS handbag DIY

I am so happy I committed to finish this one and now my daughter tells me she needs a My Little Pony handbag. She’s ten and apparently she needs a handbag to carry all of her ponies around when she goes off on important shopping trips to buy more ponies. 😉

If you guys want to know how I made this bag, make sure to check out THIS BLOG POST which has the entire process and the amazing youtube tutorial I used!

https://hodgepodgecrochet.wordpress.com Doctor Who TARDIS handbag DIY

I know, Doctor… I NEVER win and am making that same face right along with you!

Now that I’ve overcome my sewing machine fears, I think I’m ready to tackle another! Recently I blogged about Mandie’s Krafty Kreations huge facebook giveaway! Guess who won?!?!

ME!

I was thrilled today when I got a box in the mail filled with the most gorgeous 100% merino roving.

Get ready for raw yarn yummies!

https://www.facebook.com/mandies.krafty.kreations

I have no clue how to use it or what will happen when I try my hand at spinning but I think I’ve always had a little bit of beginner’s luck in my pocket. Perhaps I can pull some out and sprinkle it over this!

If you’ve got some tips or just want to give me a shout, make sure you drop a comment!! I love hearing from you guys! (Comments are moderated–to keep out vulgarity and discourage trolls–so it might take a little bit before they appear.) I’d love to hear your thoughts and ideas on how to make this gorgeous roving into something that I can crochet!

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7 thoughts on “One Doctor Who TARDIS Handbag and Some Delish Wool Roving

  1. […] this blog knows I have a weakness for The Doctor–he’s been lovingly recreated in both purses and tees which I use constantly–so this yarn holds a special place in my […]

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  2. laurascrochetedgifts June 20, 2014 at 3:38 pm Reply

    I LOVE your bag! Happy crocheting! ❤

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  3. katythenightowl June 19, 2014 at 11:40 pm Reply

    Your bag has turned out even better than I’d hoped for – and I’d expected a great one!
    Just seeing the yarn inside it makes me want one myself 🙂
    Well done for wining the Merino Rovings, too! 🙂

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    • Tanya Naser June 20, 2014 at 2:03 pm Reply

      ❤ I'm so glad you love it! I have to admit–I shocked myself (and my entire family who all know how I feel about that sewing machine 😉 ) If you make one, I hope you'll share pics with me!

      I have plans to do the same to a few tees that have oil spots which WON'T come out (even with the help of Pinterest, lol) So you'll probably see a few more posts of my freezer paper craft times before I've got it all out of my system!

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      • katythenightowl June 20, 2014 at 6:12 pm

        I’m not sure I’ve gathered enough courage to have a go with my dear old Singer yet – I bought the same model I learned how to sew on and, almost a year later, I still haven’t used it! Lol

        But I’m determined to gather my courage, and give it a go – even if it’s only so I can line my crocheted bags properly! 🙂

        I do look forward to seeing what else you come up with, though – and promise that, if I manage to make anything, I’ll let you see! 🙂

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  4. Cassidy Frazee June 19, 2014 at 5:36 pm Reply

    That bag is fantastic! And having the Doctor give you that look–it’s okay; he does that to everyone.

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  5. mariahswind June 19, 2014 at 3:52 pm Reply

    How cute is that! I need to get out my scarey sewing machine and make my 8 yr old some dresses! Congrats on your prize. I’m looking forward to seeing what you come up with and hearing your experience.

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