If there's any one episode from the new Doctor Who series that everyone goes crazy over, it seems to be "Blink" - possibly because it scares us all pantsless. Not to mention that it's just a treasure trove
of possible nerdy fan crafts! There's one thing I've always, always wanted to have: that shirt that they mention briefly in the show, the one that says "The angels have the phone box," a line from the Doctor's message back to Sally Sparrow.
I was definitely not the first to think of this - you can find quite a few designs online. But I didn't actually like
any of them. They were sad and kind of ugly and kind of exorbitantly expensive, especially for being so sad and ugly. I thought, as all Craftsters do, "I can do better than that!"
Of course, years passed and I didn't actually do better than that; I did nothing at all. I designed exactly what I wanted the shirt to look like in the hopes of getting it printed special-made from a few custom t-shirt companies, but they were also expensive and had a minimum order of around 8 shirts, which would be difficult to pawn off. But a couple of months ago I tried freezer paper stenciling for the first time and LOVED it! So I finally found a shirt that was the right color, fit, and price, and sat down to make it.
The entire thing was done with freezer paper stencils I cut out with exacto knives. I swear, I am never doing a funky serif font again. No more serifs. Ever. The shirt is a bright teal and the paint is a cool TARDIS blue.
The Weeping Angel and the TARDIS resting over the text. I swear, the text isn't bent funny, it's just folding because, uhm. Boobs.
The TARDIS key on its little dangly keychain.
I just wore it around campus for the first time today. I keep hoping that when I wear it, I'll see other Doctor Who fans come out of the woodwork when they recognize the reference...