Before long, my entire house is going to be every Doctor Who fan’s dream come true. We should probably just go all in and paint all of our walls blue. Or make more TARDIS “round things” like we did for our son’s bathroom and put them on every wall in the house.
Since I have always been fascinated by those collections of directional signs, I have wanted to make one for months and finally got around to doing it. With the help of our trusty Doctor Who: The Visual Dictionary, we created a list of 20 great locations in the Doctor Who universe. It was really, really hard to narrow it down to only eight for the arrows.
I drew the arrows out first, onto a very lightweight sheet of particleboard, and then my husband cut them. I am not allowed to use the saw. He thinks I’ll cut my arm off or something. I haphazardly drew them without measuring and without using a straight-edge, as you can tell from the arrow above, and this actually drove him crazy. He is a perfectionist and kept trying to correct my angles and lines. I wanted them simple and rustic, like something you could find in the middle of some alien city.
After painting the arrows blue, I made the letters using my Silhouette Cameo and white vinyl.
Last year, I reviewed the first edition of Doctor Who: The Visual Dictionary and shared some Doctor Who bookmarks that I made. DK has released an updated and extended version, complete with the new Doctor on the cover.
He certainly does look like his cranky new self in that photo, huh. The new version has 32 new pages of material, including all the season eight storylines, monsters and new characters…
Like Danny Pink, who has his own two-page spread in the book. Sniff sniff. What a shame, I really liked him. Uh oh, I better not say to much…spoilers, you know.
Speaking of spoilers, River Song…the Doctor’s wife.
By popular request from my readers, you can now visit my brand new Etsy store for some great River Song products and more nerdy goodness.
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