One Doctor Who TARDIS Handbag and Some Delish Wool Roving 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! 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. Doctor Who TARDIS handbag DIY 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! 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?!?!


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!

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 […]


  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!


      • 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! 🙂


  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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