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Paper Crafts

Pattern: Doctor Who-Inspired Time Lord Cross-Stitch Valentine

Pattern: Doctor Who-Inspired Time Lord Cross-Stitch Valentine

Looking for the perfect DIY card for that special Time Lord or Time Lady? Stitch up your own Doctor Who-inspired Time Lord cross-stitch valentine with my free downloadable pattern!

Or, if cards aren’t your thing, you can always frame it as a piece of wall art, or even stitch the whole thing on some fabric. Beyond Valentine’s Day, it’d also make a great geeky gift for a birthday, an anniversary, or just because!

Please note that the links provided below are affiliate links, and I will be compensated if you choose to make a purchase after clicking through.

Supplies:
* Time Lord Cross-Stitch Valentine Template PDF pattern (download and print)
* Embroidery Floss, red, dark blue, light blue, black, and silver
* Cardstock, white
* Blank Folded Notecard, dark gray
* White glue or dry adhesive
* Scotch tape

Tools:
* Embroidery scissors
* Paper scissors
* Embroidery needle

There’s also a TARDIS version here, and a Dalek version here!

Pattern: Doctor Who-Inspired Time Lord Cross-Stitch Valentine

Ready to get stitching?
Grab your scissors and embroidery floss, then download and print my free Doctor Who-inspired Time Lord Cross-Stitch Valentine Template PDF pattern here! (Don’t print the image above—it’s just a sample, not the full pattern.)

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Happy New Year from Tiny Cranky Haley and the Cats!

Happy New Year from Tiny Cranky Haley and the Cats! | The Zen of Making

Happy New Year from Tiny Cranky Haley and the cats!

We hope your 2015 is filled with joy, creativity, and a minimum number of cat farts!

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Tiny Cranky Haley: Knitting and Cat Farts

Tiny Cranky Haley: Knitting and Cat Farts | The Zen of Making

The first animated Tiny Cranky Haley ever!

Every day, it’s knitting and cat farts. Every. Single. Day. (And sometimes in stereo, when Pixel Cat gets in on the action!)

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Note: Before anyone gets wound up, yes, the cats are eating an appropriate high-quality wet cat food as recommended by our vet. Alas, living things do fart, and farts are stinky.

Tiny Cranky Haley: Reporting Live from Moth Hell

Tiny Cranky Haley: Reporting Live from Moth Hell | The Zen of Making

This week’s radio silence is brought to you by the letter M.

Now, let us have a moment of silence for the 1/3 of my yarn stash and 1/2 of my wardrobe that is no longer with us.

On the bright side, when I’m finally done with this nonsense, I’m going to write one heck of a blog post about saving your wardrobe/yarn and fabric stash/sanity while battling the horror that is the clothes moth. Because, turns out, moths are like honey badgers. They don’t give a shit how clean your apartment is—they’ll still find a way to eat your stuff.