This past Saturday night, I joined the hordes of Whovians waiting with bated breath for the Series 7 premiere of what, in my humble opinion, is one of the most entertaining television shows out there: Doctor Who! For those of you who are unfamiliar with the show, it follows a character known only as “The Doctor,” armed with his trusty sonic screwdriver, on his many adventures.
The Doctor, in his various incarnations, travels through all of time and space on his incredible ship, the TARDIS (Time And Relative Dimension In Space), which looks like a police call box on the outside, but is much much bigger on the inside. I’ve been a huge fan of the show since its reimagining beginning back in 2005, and with the holidays beginning to loom in the distance, I thought Artfire might be a great place to turn to find some gifts for the Whovians (Doctor Who fans) in my life! Here are some of my favorite Doctor Who inspired Artfire crafts:
Doctor Who Knit TARDIS Mittens
As someone whose hands are perpetually iceberg-cold, I could really get behind these amazing TARDIS mittens by Artfire user tinybully. The mitten part flips back over your hands if you need to access your fingers, and the rest of the time, they’ll be wrapped in snuggly TARDIS-blue acrylic yarn. This seller has some really awesome nerdiness going on at her page (including a couple pretty awesome zombie hat and Super Mario Brothers glove collections), so I’d definitely recommend checking out her shop if you’re nerdily-inclined!
Tom Baker (the Fourth Doctor) Scarf
To continue with knit crafts, this scarf is a pretty iconic piece of the Doctor’s wardrobe over his many different incarnations. It belonged to the Fourth Doctor, played by actor Tom Baker from 1974 to 1981 over seven seasons, and it’s been on my to-knit list for who knows how long now. Artfire seller KnitsBySarah has done an incredible job of meticulously recreating the Fourth Doctor’s scarf for any Doctor Who fans that wish to emulate one of the more eccentric and beloved incarnations of the Doctor. Very very cool.
Don’t Blink Ring
Hoo boy. For any of you who have encountered the Weeping Angels over the course of the show, you’ll totally understand why my heart started to beat just a little bit faster when I saw this great “Don’t Blink” hand-stamped aluminum ring by Artfire seller foxwise. If you’re all caught up on the shenanigans of the Eleventh Doctor (his most recent incarnation, portrayed by actor Matt Smith), you might love this seller’s “The Girl Who Waited” hand-stamped bracelet as well!
TARDIS Messenger Bags
Since I honestly couldn’t pick between these two TARDIS bags by Artfire seller bagnabitbags, I decided to include them both! Made of sturdy canvas, this messenger bag and drawstring bag both proudly display the TARDIS, and given how many textbooks the high school or college students you know probably have to carry on a regular basis, one can only hope these bags are also bigger on the inside.
I had a lot of fun finding these Doctor Who inspired crafts on Artfire, and I’m really looking forward to seeing what crafts come out of future episodes!