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3881  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Matchbox Swap round 4 Gallery on: January 22, 2011 09:19:17 AM
Of course I'm amazed by Jennie's TARDIS box, but what I really want to see is a close-up of the Operating Manual. Please?

I'll try to post pictures of the matchbox and & the tiny manual on it's own post in the morning.  Cheesy

that would be great jenniegram!  my photography skills are kind of sub-par!   Grin

Here you are Wulf:  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=370793.0
3882  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / TARDIS Matchbox - mildly pic heavy on: January 22, 2011 09:16:51 AM
I recently was "strong armed" by the awesome Pinkleo into participating in the Matchbox Swap Round 4.  My partner spidermom is a big Doctor Who fan, and had lots of TARDIS themed items on her Wist.  Since they are both rectangular, I thought the TARDIS would be a great choice for the matchbox I was going to build her.   I used an online template from Swap Bot for the box itself.  (Though the PDF wouldn't really open for me.  I had to take a screen capture of it, and size it up.)

After coming up with the right sized box, I found blueprint images of the TARDIS online, and cut down the front and tweaked proportions till it fit the size of the box front.  Then just cut and pasted together in Photoshop.  I printed it, along with the manual cover on the only sheet of blue card stock I had.  Thank goodness it worked the first time!  The printed lines were all gone over with superfine Sharpie, and the upper windows were cut out and backed with vellum. The doorknob is a little metallic scrapbooking embellishment.

Matchbox, with all it's goodies packed inside:


When the tray is empty, you always have the Doctor to keep you company.


All the goodies unpacked, including a resin bottle cap pendant, AB beads, a bone bead, tiny TARDIS Instruction Manual, two keys to the TARDIS, a paper tag, pin back, clip, blue buttons and beads, blue acrylic drops, a copper and brass ring, stamp from China, evil eye bead for protection, star charms, hematite beads, hook clasp, an angel wing charm, 60's-esque teapot, leather "Travel" tag, s-hook clasp, and a cookie fortune.


Detail of the necklace.  I made a ton of these charms in the Steampunk Charm Swap, and have been meaning to make necklaces out of them ever since.  For those of you who are curious, I believe it's a Leinenkugel's Fireside Nutbrown Ale cap.


You can't be flying about time and space without any idea how to operate the crazy box, so I made a tiny TARDIS Instruction Manual


Inside of the Manual


Possibly my favorite find from my stash, the fortune:


I should probably note that when I came up with this idea, I had never seen an episode of Doctor Who before.  I chose most of my bits & bobs just by going for items that related to traveling, and the same shade of blue as the TARDIS.  Since I finished the box and mailed it a week ago, I started to get curious though.  In the last week I ended up finishing Series 1, and just started Series 2 this morning.  While David Tennant is adorable, and I'm sure will grow on me soon, I already really miss Chris Eccleston who I was nursing a bit of a crush on.

*Edit: I have since learned to love and adore David Tennant who will always be "My Doctor".
3883  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Mug Rug Swap (SignUp Jan 8 - Jan 22, SendOut Feb 21 2011) on: January 22, 2011 08:04:15 AM
It's today!  It's today!  It's today!
Grin

+1 Like

+2!
3884  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 11 Quilts in 2011 Quilt Along on: January 21, 2011 08:02:09 PM
I *just* finished the Costume Shop quilt!  I've been hand sewing binding nearly all day.  Sheesh, my fingers are sore.  I think it's time for a cup of Sleepytime and bed.  I'll post pictures of the finished quilt in the morning.  Smiley
3885  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Matchbox Swap round 4 Gallery on: January 21, 2011 07:58:19 PM
Of course I'm amazed by Jennie's TARDIS box, but what I really want to see is a close-up of the Operating Manual. Please?

I'll try to post pictures of the matchbox and & the tiny manual on it's own post in the morning.  Cheesy
3886  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Matchbox Swap round 4 Gallery on: January 20, 2011 04:29:16 PM
Yay!  I'm so glad you like it!  Wikipedia helped a lot in the research process.  And I keep seeing weird angel statues that are apparently from the show all over Craftster, so that's where the angel wing came into it.  Oddly, the most time consuming part was making the tiny TARDIS operations manual.  It took almost as long as the matchbox!  Cheesy
3887  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Five-Dollar-Dinner Cookalong? on: January 20, 2011 01:21:02 PM
Another two part meal installment...
Wednesday: Bacon Cheddar Turkey Burgers & Baked Potatoes
Thursday: Spinach Alfredo with Turkey Meatballs

Turkey Burgers & Meatballs
$2.50   1.25 lb. package ground turkey         
$0.20    - cup panko bread crumbs           
$0.25    cup Parmesan cheese               
$0.05    T. Worcestershire sauce               
$0.08   1 egg                           
$0.05   1 T. minced garlic                   
$0.10   1 T. dried chopped onion               
$0.05    tsp. onion powder               
$0.05    - tsp. celery salt                   
$0.05   1 tsp. dried parsley                   
$0.05    tsp. paprika                       
$0.00   pinch of kosher salt & several grinds black pepper  
$3.43           

Mix all the ingredients well, and then divide into two burger patties, and 12 meatballs.  Grill the patties, and serve on rolls with a slice of cheddar & bacon.  (I like mine with a dash of BBQ sauce on top.)  Pair the burgers with baked potatoes.  I make mine by coating them lightly in a bit of canola oil and a sprinkling of kosher salt, then baking directly on the oven rack at 400 degrees for 1 hour.

$1.72   burger patties
$0.50   2 hamburger rolls
$0.32   2 slices bacon
$0.26   2 slices cheddar cheese
$0.50   2 baking potatoes
$3.30 for Bacon Cheddar Turkey Burgers & Baked Potatoes

Meanwhile back at the Batcave...  Bake the turkey meatball at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.  Stash in the fridge, and come home to them the next day. 

Boil a pot of water for the pasta, and cook according to package directions.  Slice the baguette in half, spread lightly with butter & sprinkle with garlic powder, parsley & parmesean cheese.  Bake at 350 for about 8 minutes.  (Check on it often!)  In a skillet reheat the meatballs.  Thaw & cook the frozen spinach in the microwave, and drain thoroughly!  Add the spinach to the skillet along with the garlic.  Cook 1-2 minutes, then add in the Alfredo sauce.  Drain the pasta, reserving a little of the pasta water.  Add it to the sauce/meatball mixture.  Add the cooked pasta, and toss to combine.

$1.72   Meatballs                       
$0.50    box whole wheat spaghetti               
$0.40    box frozen chopped spinach
$0.05   1 tsp. minced garlic           
$0.60    jar Alfredo sauce                   
$0.63   ⅓ baguette                       
$0.20   2 T. butter 
$0.10   1-2 T. Parmesan cheese                   
$0.05   sprinkle of garlic powder & parsley
$4.15 for Spinach Alfredo with Turkey Meatballs     

That's 2 meals for $7.45!   
3888  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Owl Needlebook on: January 20, 2011 06:43:13 AM
Absolutely adorable!
3889  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 11 Quilts in 2011 Quilt Along on: January 19, 2011 09:39:48 AM
Here are some pretty process shots of the Costume Shop Quilt.  The inspiration was the Alexander Henry fabric Sew Now Sew Wow fabric that Pinkleo sent me as an extra in the Mini Art Quilt Swap (Rd. 3).  The quilt & blocks were designed by me, and sewn by myself, Ex_Gratia, and the rest of the costume shop employees.  Grace has done a majority of the quilting, and I'm hoping to do the rest this week.

thread & thimble


heart


pin cushion


Detail of some of the quilting, done by Ex_Gratia


Enjoy!
3890  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Matchbox Swap round 4 Gallery on: January 19, 2011 08:18:46 AM
I shipped to our lovely co-organizer Spidermom last night, so she should have hers soon!
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