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Geek Crafts

Monday Snapshot: TZoM in Homespun Magazine!

Monday Snapshot: TZoM in Homespun Magazine! | The Zen of Making

Monday Snapshot: TZoM in Homespun Magazine! | The Zen of Making

My TARDIS-inspired cross-stitch iPhone case was featured in Australian Homespun Magazine!

Say what you will about digital, there’s still no substitute for the amazing feeling that comes from seeing your work in print.

Tessellating TARDIS iPhone Case Cross-Stitch Pattern

Tessellating TARDIS iPhone Case Cross-Stitch Pattern | The Zen of Making

Geek crafts get a little more grown up with my new Doctor Who-inspired [not quite] Tessellating TARDIS iPhone Case Cross-Stitch Pattern with printable PDF template!

My new design is much subtler than my original TARDIS-inspired iPhone case cross-stitch pattern, and I’m definitely loving the results. It’s such a crisp, clean way to display my Whovian cred without drawing too much attention. (The pattern repeat also hides dirt really well, which is a must for surviving daily life in NYC.)

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Doctor Who Craft Tutorial Roundup

Doctor Who Craft Tutorial Roundup | The Zen of Making

The second part of Doctor Who series 7 starts on Saturday, and I’m definitely excited. (I never could resist a mad man with a box, could you?) Beyond sexy bow ties and feisty new companions, the return of the Doctor means one very happy thing: it’s Doctor Who craft time!

Want to get a head start on your Whovian DIY? My collection of Doctor Who-inspired craft tutorials should do the trick:

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Pattern: Dalek Cross-Stitch Valentine

Pattern: Dalek Cross-Stitch Valentine | The Zen of Making

Hello once again, geeky valentines! Need a last-minute card for your favorite companion? Skip the sappy stuff and get straight to the point with my Doctor Who-inspired Dalek cross-stitch valentine with free printable pattern!

There’s also a TARDIS version here.

Supplies:
* Dalek Cross-Stitch Valentine Template PDF
* Embroidery floss, gold, light brown, dark brown, black, blue, red, and silver
* Cardstock, gray and light yellow (or your favorite colors)
* White glue or dry adhesive
* Scotch tape

Tools:
* Embroidery scissors
* Paper scissors
* Embroidery needle

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Pattern: Dalek Cross-Stitch Valentine | The Zen of Making

Ready to get stitching?
Grab your scissors and embroidery floss, then download my free Doctor Who-inspired Dalek Cross-Stitch Valentine Template PDF here!

See the full tutorial…