Doctor Who Decor

Hanging spice jars

You know you’re a fan of Doctor Who when it decorates your house. Above is a small shelf that hangs in my kitchen. I adore this shelf. The mason jar lids are screwed into the bottom of the shelf and the jars easily remove for access to 1. flax seeds 2. dried garlic 3. dried onion 4. chia seeds and 5. sesame seeds.  My husband made it for me.

I like to change what is sitting on the shelf, so sometimes it looks like the one above, but this week it looks like this…

Doctor Who decor on shelf

The little photo of River and Doctor 11 was created by Linda Kindt. The minifigures are not LEGO, although they are the same size. They are made by Character Building in the UK and can be found on Amazon.  The Silhouette of Doctor 11 was my own creation, using Photoshop. He is filled with random words from Doctor Who such as Raxacoricofallapatorius, Stormageddon, mummy, and wibbly wobbly timey wimey.

Doctor Who silhouette filled with words from the show

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Doctor Who Clock

This is a clock that I made for my son’s room. It was very easy to make using Photoshop, an old clock and a screwdriver. I love the TARDIS and K9 on the ends of the clock hands.

From my archives: more items around my house

Doctor Who TARDIS Bookcase

TARDIS bookcase in 7 easy steps

Hopeless Romantic or As You Wiiiiish: Some of my favorite couples

Favorite couples. Some real, some not.  As you wiiiiish.

6' Cyberman and TARDIS from Oriental Trading. Only $35 each.

6′ cardboard cut-outs for the ultimate Doctor Who party.

Doctor Who TARDIS minifigure display

Doctor Who TARDIS minifigure display

Typography canvas - Doctor Who theme

Typography canvas with a Doctor Who theme


Doctor Who in the Kitchen

Doctor Who Rehydrate tumbler

I bet you read that in a Dalek voice, didn’t you!

I admit, I am not a fan of water. Give me sweet tea instead. However, I know that I am far more likely to drink water when it is sitting next to me in one of these lidded tumblers with a straw. I don’t know why, it just is.

Doctor Who snack platter

This is one of my most favorite items that I have made since buying the Silhouette Cameo. Most of these foods came from the episode The Eleventh Hour, when the newly regenerated Doctor 11 raided young Amy Pond’s kitchen. My favorite line: “You’re Scottish, fry something.” Doctor Who fans will know the significance of these foods. Most of them, including fish fingers and custard, can be explained in this absolutely hilarious clip. If you’re not a Doctor Who fan, there is a strong chance you will be after watching this clip. This was Doctor 11′s very first scene.

More Doctor Who fun from my archives

Doctor Who party food

The ultimate Doctor Who meal.

Doctor Who cup and bowl set

Two of the many party favors from the Ultimate Doctor Who party.

DIY Doctor Who Apron

My DIY Doctor Who apron. (See my Hobbit apron too.) The 5 foods are an apple, a banana, a stalk of celery, a slice of bread, and a cup of custard with 2 fish sticks sticking out.

River Song is my Patronus tea mug

River Song is my Patronus tea mug. Surprisingly, I’ve actually sold a few of these to random readers who emailed me asking if I had a store.


DIY Doctor Who Shirt and Shoes

DIY Doctor Who shoes

These are my comic con shoes and I feel like I just want to gloat over them. The design of the right foot TARDIS shoe was not my idea, you can see them all over the Internet. The only thing I did differently for that design was to use iron on heat transfer instead of paint. It was more challenging, but well worth it, because paint looks very sloppy and these are clean and precise.

I went back and forth for a few hours about whether or not to make the left shoe match the right show. Obviously I decided against matching and created the shoe to match more closely to my shirt instead.

The shoe has iron-ons of a sonic screwdriver, fez, bow tie, Bad Wolf graffiti, Silence marks, 3D sunglasses, banana, celery, Adipose, Clara’s leaf, and the crack in Amy’s wall. Everything for the shoes and shirt was cut out using my Silhouette Cameo and plain white heat transfer vinyl.

DIY Doctor Who shirt

My shirt has iron-ons of the TARDIS, Cyberman, Dalek, Weeping Angel, Sontaran, K9, and Adipose. I am so in love with these both.

More t-shirts from my archives

DIY Doctor Who t-shirts

From the ultimate Doctor Who party

Doctor Who Silence Shirt

From the Comic Con where we met Sean Astin and he actually stopped me to tell me that my shirt was “awesome” and that he knew exactly what it meant.

Choose Your Weapon

My husband’s shirt from that same Comic Con. It brought him a ton of attention. The Elder Wand from Harry Potter, Gandalf’s staff from Lord of the Rings, Luke Skywalker’s light saber from Star Wars, and the sonic screwdriver from Doctor Who.

Doctor Who Strax Shirt

Strax, the potato one. Made with an amazing Photoshop tracing technique.

Doctor Who Week


Inspirational Doctor Who Print With TARDIS Frame

Sometimes you will fail, and sometimes you will mess up, but at those times, you just have to pick yourself up, adjust your bowtie, put on your fez, straighten your celery, grab a banana, pocket your sonic & ALLONS-Y!

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Sometimes you will fail, and sometimes you will mess up, but at those times, you just have to pick yourself up, adjust your bowtie, put on your fez, straighten your celery, grab a banana, pocket your sonic & ALLONS-Y!

This is Doctor Who week here on my blog. If you hate Doctor Who, first of all, shame on you, go watch a few episodes and then you’ll change your mind. No really, I am truly sorry to torture you, but come back another time.

The items in the image will only make sense to fans and I know that my non-fan readers are wondering what in the world could be so awesome about a show involving bow ties, celery, and bananas. Trust me, it is.

This picture sits on top of one of my bookshelves in an 8 x 10 frame that I distressed to look like the TARDIS.

Sometimes you will fail, and sometimes you will mess up, but at those times, you just have to pick yourself up, adjust your bowtie, put on your fez, straighten your celery, grab a banana, pocket your sonic & ALLONS-Y!

Distress a frame like the TARDIS

Distress a frame like the TARDIS

Distress a frame like the TARDIS

Doctor Who Week at Milk and Cookies


Doctor Who Week!

Doctor Who Week at Milk and Cookies

This is an exciting week for me! 

  • iHomeschool Network’s 3rd annual Omnibus went live today.  I honestly think it is my favorite website that I’ve ever designed.
  • My 4th book, The Big Book of Homeschool Ideas, is on sale and is getting wonderful reviews.
  • I am going somewhere extremely exciting on Saturday, but I can’t tell you where yet. Secrets…
  • The 8th season of Doctor Who starts this Saturday night!

My family and I are massive Doctor Who fans. I am a big geek at heart and Doctor Who really brings it out in me. Every day this week, in honor of the season 8 premier and the welcoming of the 12th Doctor Peter Capaldi, I am going to be sharing some of the latest Doctor Who items that I have made to adorn my house and bring a smile to my son’s face. I just love this kid and just want to bring joy to his life. The little things mean so much.

Uber-Geek pillow: Doctor Who, Harry Potter, Star Wars, and Lord of the Rings.

I wish I had a video of my son’s reaction when I handed him this uber-geek pillow I made for him. It is very soft and pretty large at  24-inches squared.

The squares represent Doctor Who (the TARDIS), Harry Potter (Hogwart’s Crest), Star Wars (Stormtrooper helmet), and Lord of the Rings (Bilbo Baggins’ sword, Sting).

Uber-Geek pillow: Doctor Who, Harry Potter, Star Wars, and Lord of the Rings.

I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the shapes, using plain white heat transfer vinyl. The fabric is a very thick and soft fleece, but you have to be very careful when ironing heat transfer material onto fleece because too much heat can cause it to melt. 

I love this pillow so much that I want to make myself a huge pink one and add in Star Trek and Narnia and Sherlock.

DIY Doctor Who TARDIS pajamas

The pillow goes perfectly with the Doctor Who pajamas I made him last year!

 

 


Person of the Week

This is our Person of the Week wall. Featured on each posterboard is the image and short biography of an author, composer, mathematician, scientist, artist, and commander.

This is our Person of the Week wall. (It should be named the Person of Every Other Week wall, because I don’t really change it every week.) Featured on each posterboard is the image and short biography of an author, composer, mathematician, scientist, artist, and commander. Each poster is 14″ x 11″.

Because history has always been the spine of our homeschool, all 6 of these correspond with the general era of history we are studying. We are currently in Nero’s time, studying ancient Rome and Britain. The particular week in the photo displays:

  • Tacitus, Roman historian
  • Mesomedes, composer
  • Plato, mathematician
  • Heron of Alexandria, scientist
  • Quintus Pedius, the deaf painter
  • Caratacus, the first British hero

Finding historical figures for author, mathematician, scientist, and commander is very easy. I scoured a large collection of books that we own and made a list of everyone mentioned that covered a period of a few hundred years. Then I organized them by date and title in a spreadsheet. Next I copied small biographies found online or I typed out snippets from some of the books. Next, I did a Google search for an image of the person or I looked through my Home School in the Woods timeline clipart.

The colored backgrounds are glued down to the posterboard, but the photo and biography are lightly taped for easy removal.

Here is a sample of the books I have been using to locate historical figures.

Commanders-DK

This selection contains excellent books by DK Publishing – such as  Timelines of Science, Children’s Book of Art, and Great Scientists, as well as Heritage History collections, Story of the World, and more. I’ll list them all at the end of this post, but one of my son’s newest favorites is Commanders: History’s Greatest Military Leaders. It stretches from 1500 BC to present day, covering Alexander the Great to General Schwarzkopf and General Franks.

3500 years of military and political history are contained in this book. It is divided up by era, beginning with Heroes of the Ancient World, then moving on to Knights and Nomads and then so on. Commanders on both sides of hundreds of wars and battles are discussed and their strengths and weaknesses are analyzed. Timelines, battle maps, and full-color photos of historical artifacts or battle scenes are often included.

My husband, who is a history and military buff, even learned quite a lot from this book. 360 pages packed with knowledge and stunning photographs. See…

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Commanders-DK3

Commanders-DK5

How to Teach Your Kids About History's Greatest Leaders and Innovators

Finding composers and artists from this era has been a bit more challenging and that is where a Google search comes in handy. So far, so good, and I know it will be a breeze to find more of them as the centuries go on.

As promised, here is the list of books above: