October 27, 2012

Doctor Who Blog Party | Fashion Link-up


Time for the Doctor Who Inspired Fashion Link-Up!!

Firstly, I had WAY too much fun with this.

Secondly, I have no apologies to offer.

Thirdly, I sincerely hope you all do not die of laughter.

Without further ado, my Doctor Who inspired outfit...

Stop laughing!  *snicker*  Okay, when I stop laughing, maybe you all will.  *hehe*  I told you I had way too much fun with this! ;)

Photoshop, you and I make a great team...not to mention DT and I. *grin*
What do you think - companion material?

Basically, this is my "when I run away with the Doctor I will wear this" outfit.
It was definitely inspired by Rose Tyler's style - hoodie, jean jacket and PINK - in the first and second seasons.

And here's me and my Doctor again...;)

| o u t f i t |
jean jacket - thrifted
pink striped hoodie - thrifted
grey cami - gifted
denim 1/2 circle skirt - made by me
eyelet petticoat - made by me
mary-jane sneakers - keds

Well, I hope you all enjoyed that. *grin*
Make sure to hop over to Ashley's blog and link-up your outfits, too!


Doctor Who Blog Party | My TARDIS Door

Today is the last day of the Doctor Who blog party.  Wow.  That went by so quickly!

Before I get on to my post of the day, don't forget to check out all of the giveaways going on.

Keychain/Pendant Contest - last day to enter!!
DW Tote Bag - ends Oct. 31st
Bow Belt - ends Nov. 1st
DW Button Badges - ends Nov. 2nd

Also, today is the Doctor Who Fashion Link-up on Ashley's blog!!  I can't wait to see everyone's DW inspired outfits!   I'll be sharing mine later today:)


| my TARDIS door |
or, in which I reveal the shocking extent of my geeky obsession with Doctor Who

Because I am insanely obsessed with DW, I decided that I really wanted to decorate my bedroom door to look like the TARDIS door.  I mean, how cool would that be?!  It's bigger on the inside...for real!
So, I started exploring my options - a poster, painting the door - but none of the posters I found online were what I was looking for and painting my door was out of the question.  I briefly considered painting the design on butcher or wrapping paper and then attaching that to my door, but that seemed a bit...messy...and dorky...and lame.

And then one day on Pinterest, I saw this...


I'm not exactly sure what the geniuses who created this were intending to do with it, but it gave me a brilliant idea.  Why not use painters tape the same way on my door?!

With a little encouragement from my best Whovian bloggy buddies (you know who you are;), who assured me that I was not insane (actually, I don't think they ever said that...) and that my idea was indeed brilliant (I believe that exact word was used by them...), I decided to go ahead.

Armed with painters tape, scissors and a yard stick, I began the transformation...

While listening to music from the Doctor Who soundtracks, of course.  No project is complete without music or a movie in my opinion, anyway. ;)

The color of the painters tape was absolutely perfect - in fact, I would describe it as TARDIS blue.  Because of the raised paneling on my door, I had to be a wee bit creative with the placement of the tape, especially near the top of the door.  
I had also intended to add the top of the box with the 'light thingy' on the wall above the door. However, my room is in our daylight basement, which is lovely, but there are several heat ducts and pipes which create odd bumps and bulges and shapes on the ceiling.  Long story short, there's one right over my door, so there wasn't room for the top of the TARDIS.  Oh well:)
Moving on...

Just at the right time, I found this on Pinterest...

A free, printable TARDIS door sign.  Awesome!!

I printed it out and taped that on, as well as "Police Public Call Box", added a few more panels, and viola! my TARDIS door was complete!

I really love the way it turned out!  It was easy, quick, and definitely gives the general feel of the police box doors.  There is one spot on the door where the tape doesn't really want to stick, so it peals up a bit, but it's easy to just smooth down again.  Someday I'd like to buy a door, one without raised paneling, from Habitat for Humanity or something, and paint it to look like the TARDIS door.  But for now, this is perfect. :)

So, what do you all think?  Have you decorated your room to reflect your DW obsession?  Tell me about it in a comment!


October 26, 2012

Doctor Who Blog Party | Guest Post {Nail Polish Tutorial - Emma Margaret}


*This post was written with a Brittish accent, I would appreciate if you would read it in one…*

‘Elo! First I would like to say thanks to Natasha for letting me guest post! I absolutely LOVE the Doctor (aka Doctor Who) to get right down to it he is awesome! What more can I say? So I was thinking what I could do for this post and my first thought was DOCTOR WHO NAIL POLISH Oh yeah! So of course I tried! Here is my two attempts to put Doctor Who on my nails!

TARDIS (Time And Relative Dimension In Space) NAILS

1.     Start by painting you nails TARDIS (Time And Relative Dimension In Space) blue or something near…
2.     Next you just take your white nail polish and starting with you left pinkie finger P O L I C right thumb E then do something on the next finger, draw a tardis, white polkadots something like that! I did white stripes J
3.     *I would deffenitly recommend using a fine brush or a nail polish pen*
4.     Now go and enjoy your TARDIS (Time And Relative Dimension In Space) nails!!!

The Doctor Nails

1.     First we will start with making the background. Paint your finger nails white, then take an old news paper and some rubbing alcohol. Dip you finger nail in the rubbing alcohol then onto the news paper for a few second. Lift your nail and there you will have it, News Paper nails!
2.     Next we get to add the fun stuff! I chose to make the Doctor Who DW from Eleven for one of my left nails. Just paint it TARDIS BLUE then in gray or silver write D W.
3.     For my thumb I decided to put Tens glasses on them so I made two small squares and connected them at the nose or in the middle. Then add to slanting line from the top.
4.     For my right pointer finger I put elevens bow tie in a TARDIS blue.
5.     For my right pinkie finger I put a Nine’s (and ten’s) sonic screw driver. It did not show too well on the picture. All you do is draw a small gray or silver line then add a dot of color on the top for the light.
6.     Now be sure to put a clear top layer or your News print will come off!
7.     Now enjoy your nails!
Now the fun thing about the Doctor Nails is you can make them however you want, you might choose to do a dolek, or a pair of convers, or a question mark, just make sure it is fun! (and Fantastic! Or Brilliant or Cool ;)

Now for some awesome Pinterestion Doctor Who pins!

"Fingers on lips!"

Thanks so much for letting me guest post! Y’all were brilliant, and you know what? So was I!

Oi! check me out at my blog! Emmaspic.blogspot.com 


Thank you so much for sharing, Emma!  
I think I'm going to have to buy some nail polish and give both these styles a try soon! :)

October 25, 2012

Doctor Who Blog Party | Button Badge Giveaway

- this giveaway is closed -


Kellie Falconer Design, a shop replete with vintage charm, unique designs, and a little farmgirl flair!

My bestie and fellow Whovian Kellie is offering this set of four pin-back button badges for one of you to win!

To enter: Leave me a comment and tell me the Doctor Who line you use the most!

For additional entries...
Heart Kellie's shop on Etsy.
Add Kellie to your circle on Etsy.
Follow Kellie's blog, Accordion to Kellie.
Follow my blog, Day by Day.
Share this giveaway on a social networking site (Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook, Google+, etc.
Share this giveaway on your blog.

Please leave a separate comment for each entry.
This giveaway ends November 2nd at midnight.  The winner will be chosen and contacted on November 3rd.


Don't miss out on the other Doctor Who giveaways - keychain/pendant contest (ends Oct. 27th), DW tote bag (ends Oct. 31st), and bow belt (ends Nov. 1st).

Doctor Who Blog Party | You Know You're a Whovian When...


Is everyone enjoying the party so far?  I'm afraid this week has been rather busy for me in real life, so I haven't been able to devote my time to this party like I wanted to.  Oh well - life goes on. ;)

It's time for You Know You're a Whovian When... =)
{suggested my Miss Melody Muffin}

All you have to do is share those moments in real life when you thought with a sheepish grin, "I am so totally a Whovian."

I'll start out with one of mine.

While watching Dennis the Menace...
Hmm, that doctor's name is Dr. Baker...the Doctor...Tom Baker was the 4th Doctor...he was also Puddleglum in the 1990's BBC The Silver Chair adaptation...the Doctor has been to Narnia!  *huge eyes*

Yeah, that's seriously how my thought process works these days.  Can you relate? ;)

Kellie and I had a creepy Whovian experience in the Post Office once, but I'm hoping she'll tell that one;)

Now it's your turn!  Just share your Whovian moments in the comments section!  Can't wait to hear from you all! :)


Make sure you check out Ashley's 1st Doctor Who inspired outfit post!
And she's also giving away one of my crocheted bow belts!  Because bow belts are cool. ;) 

October 24, 2012

Doctor Who Blog Party | Guest Post {Ten & Rose - Alexandra}


So Tasha asked me to post on Ten and Rose, and I was more than happy to oblige! This couple as portrayed (as we know) by David Tennant and Billie Piper, have climbed themselves up high on my list of favorite film couples – second only to my Very Favorites, whom as I’m sure you all know if you’ve read my blog before are Percy and Marguerite Blakeney.

Soooo…sheesh…where do I begin?

When I first saw Doctor Who, I really wasn’t prepared at all for how deeply I would become attached to this couple. I mean…it was just a sci-fi show that I was checking out because I enjoy sci-fi and British television. Little did I know, of course, that I would become absolutely hooked to the show, it would quickly become my favorite, and I would completely fall in love with The Doctor and Rose. (I said the Doctor AND Rose. As a couple. Do not accuse me of falling in love with the Doctor. Cuz then I would have to confess because lying is a sin. And it might be embarrassing. I’m so in love with so many fictional guys, it’s crazy.)

Because our library didn’t have Season One, I decided to just start with the second season. Since I had started in the middle of the show, so to speak, it took me a bit to figure out the relationship. I wasn’t sure why Rose was crying or acting all “who are you I don’t know you” or all the talk about his changing and no one knowing who he was. After seeing Christmas Invasion I went back and read through what had happened and saw the mini-episode when Nine regenerated into Ten and figured it all out. New Earth saw me getting very attached to the characters (and beginning to succumb to David’s infectious grin). But by School Reunion(which personally is one of my favorite episodes in DW), when the Doctor promises Rose he’s not going to leave her the way he’s left other people in the past, I realized just how much I loved this show and loved this couple. Through spoilers, some accidentally and some not-so-accidentally discovered, I found out pretty early into it that Rose was somehow going to be separated from him. By the time I had gotten to the two part story commonly referred to by the second part’s title Doomsday, I was so distraught at this couple being separated that I waited a whole month before breaking down and watching it. And of course as all we Whovians did, I sobbed through it. Journey’s End was no different *spoilers*, from the incredible reunion scene (combine my favorite type of reunion, the running-towards-each-other kind, with my second favorite couple? Instant win…) to the heartbreaking second parting.

It took me a long time to accept the clone, by the way. Until a combination of a pin on Pinterest and a conversation with my sister (and some Deep Thinking on my part) reminded me that Rose was in love with Ten, more or less. And soon after the Doctor left, he regenerated. Basically Rose has all that is left of Ten, and she gets to stay with him for the rest of her life and he’ll never leave her or change again. And that really made me feel better about it on her end. Still didn’t change how broken I was for the Doctor, though.         

So what is it I absolutely adore about this couple?

If I had to sum it all up in one thing, I would say that I love the sweet, almost innocent romantic relationship they have. They’re almost like two kids in love, just so happy and…gah. Sniff. Anyway. They just both love being around each other, grinning goofily like two teenagers every time they’re together. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a huge sucker for a heart-racing passionate romance, but there’s something so completely adorable about the sweet, slightly awkward relationship Ten and Rose share in the second season that blossoms and develops into the very truest of true love. I think the worst part is that we have a feeling from the beginning that it’s doomed from the first time she realizes there’s been other companions, and that he can’t grow old with her. And yet we want it so badly to work out so that he doesn’t have to be lonely anymore and he can finally have some kind of happiness in life. And of course that doesn’t happen, and we’re left with them separated and us in a puddle of tears.   

And the Doctor is never quite the same after he loses her – he kind of loses that wide-eyed puppy-dog exuberance that he has in the beginning. I watched the second season again with my brother and sister after seeing the Tennant years through once before, and I was struck at how young and exuberant Ten looked then, how contrasted it was with his worn, tired and heartsick look at the end of season four, and it all started the day he lost Rose.

It’s terribly morbid how much I love making my heart hurt. :-D I had a literal ache at the end of both Doomsday and Journey’s End. I mean, really, Ten gets such a stinking deal in life. It is a tribute to excellent writing and superb acting that you get so sucked in and emotionally invested in their adorable and ultimately tragic story. And although I know that the Doctor eventually moves on (which I still haven’t quite accepted yet), I can’t help but feel that his love for Rose was different from anyone else. You see it in that grin he gets when Donna reminds him that Rose is back, that adorable giggle (come on, I’m not the only one that loves that scene!) when Rose tells him that she has done everything she did “so she could come back”. I mean…how much bigger can you get than a love that spans time and space? Can’t get much better than that. J 

They compliment each other, lift each other up, and ultimately change each other for the better, which I think is the vital sign of a good relationship of any kind – but especially a romantic one. Comparing the Doctor and Rose in the beginning with the Doctor and Rose at the end of Season Four, it’s fascinating to see the change – a change that might never had happened if they had never met. 

Of course, no matter how well written a couple may be, you can never truly believe in them without the hard work, talent, and most importantly chemistry between the two lead actors portraying the characters. The chemistry that David and Billie have both off and on screen is at least half of the appeal of the couple. My pictures of them on Pinterest are usually captioned “The Adorable Ones” because to be honest, “adorable” sums up the whole David-Billie/Ten-Rose relationship. From the moment she first takes his hand to the heartbreak in their eyes inDoomsday to the kiss between 10.5 and Rose (and why did Ten not only never get to tell her he loved her, but never kissed her?! That was just plain ol’ wrong, people. He kissed all his other companions, for pete’s sake), David and Billie perfectly capture every nuance and emotion that makes this couple so above-and-beyond amazing.  

What makes a show isn’t just great special effects or a good script, or a great director. In the end it’s the characters that we care about, their journey through life and relationships. We enjoy getting to know them and see how they grow both as individuals and with each other. We want to root for them getting together, and cry when something goes wrong, and cheer when everything turns out all right…or sort of, in this case. ;) We all long for a kind of love that stands through tough times, never lets go when things seem impossible, and never ends no matter what happens or wherever the other goes. The kind of love that is a smile across the room, the light in each other’s eyes, and the kind that just knows how much the other cares without even having to say it (even if we desperately want them to!).

And when it all boils down to it, that’s what I love so much about Ten and Rose.


I’m Alexandra and I am twenty-three years old, a Christian, a daughter, sister, vocal student and piano teacher. My obsessions are reading voraciously (classics are my specialty), singing, playing the piano, anything and everything British, talking, The Scarlet Pimpernel,costume reproduction, musical theatre, Pinterest, and of course Doctor Who.

I blog about costume dramas, musicals, costume reproduction, classic literature and everything else in my life at Of Trims and Frills and Furbelows, and have the honor of contributing to The Day Dream, the best (in my humble opinion!) Scarlet Pimpernel fanblog on the web!  


Thank you so much for sharing, Ally!  I loved reading your thoughts on Ten & Rose and I agree completely!

October 23, 2012

Doctor Who Blog Party | Guest Post {Felt Doctor Dolls - Vicki}


Hi everyone! I'm Vicki, and I blog over at Decked Out in Ruffles, sharing my faith, my love of fashion, vintage, sewing, and all things geeky. I'm a homeschool graduate turned college girl, and I am a huge, huge Doctor Who fan. Today I'm going to show y'all my first Doctor Who inspired craft, and share the story behind it. Allons-y!

Once there was a girl who discovered a  show on Netflix that seemed different than anything she'd ever seen before. It was British, it had aliens, and it had a blue box that was bigger on the inside and could traverse both time and space. So she said to herself, "I'll watch one episode: just one." And within minutes she was hooked. One episode turned into two, then three. She fell head over heels in love with the Doctor. It took her awhile to realize that she had met him several times before, years ago, when she was little, while watching reruns of past seasons (the ones with Peter Davison) with her dad, another fan. More than anything, she wanted the Doctor to appear outside her doorstep and whisk her away on a wild adventure, but to her dismay, he never came. She felt she needed her own Doctor, and, after some Pinterest inspiration, she set to work stitching her very own representations of the Doctor's 10th and 11th regenerations out of felt. And this is what came of that:

Ten was the first felt doll I'd ever sewn, and I was immensely proud of him, despite the fact that he was slightly lopsided and his trousers didn't quite fit. He had the hair and my favorite blue suit--oh, and Converse, of course!

I love Eleven and Ten almost equally, and so I knew I had to make one of Eleven too! They get along quite well together, though they do tend to squabble about who has the best hair or the best catch phrase and which episodes should be watched. Often they're too busy fighting aliens and saving the world to be too bothered by each other's company (though it is quite the paradox!).

Anyway! I modeled these two after a free pattern I discovered for simple felt dolls (which you can find here...I just added my own adjustments). I plan on doing a tutorial of some kind on my blog in the future, but in the meantime, if you'd like to try your hand at making your own, it's not very difficult at all, especially if you use this pattern as a base and build off it.

I hope you all enjoyed this post! I know I had loads of fun making it! If you like, feel free to hop on over to my blog and say hello. Thanks so much to Tasha for having me on her lovely blog, and to her and Ashley for hosting such an amazing blog party! 


And thank you Vicki for sharing your adorable felt dolls with us!  They're both amazing - I love Ten's hair!!  Actually, they both have amazing hair;)  I know what's on my "to make next" list! :)

Don't forget to hop over to Ashley's blog - she's sharing an awesome giveaway with you all today!