I recently decided that it would be interesting to make some Handmines, from The Magician’s Apprentice episode of Doctor Who.


I started with some rubber dishwashing gloves, stuffed them with fiberfill, applied multiple coats of Rust-Oleum® American Accents® Stone Spray, and will be giving it an eye.

Gold & Pearls

Hopefully, the pearls will stay on. Every other time I’ve attached the pearls, my grandson would come along & take them off again!

I’ve also added gold paint to the sides. I know that there’s not supposed to be gold where there are gems & more pearls, but I thought it would be a good filler.🙂


Still to be added: gems, braided trim & a bit more paint (both black for the edges & gold).

Prop Box / Faux Book

I purchased a blank, wooden hinged box from a local craft store with the intent of making a faux box. When I saw photos from the Doctor Who Expo (I think), I was intrigued by this box/book but am unsure as to what it is from. This photo was taken at a table with other goodies. Since the scene it was used in was so dark, I am very glad these images surfaced.

The book belongs to Ashildr (Lady Me) and is on a book or music stand in her manor. I found it 7:42 minutes into “The Woman Who Lived” episode.

pearl book Lady Me

So far, I have painted the fake book pages on the edge and covered it in black leather (I used black because I couldn’t find brown scraps in the correct sizes). My next step will be to adhere the pearls that create the cross. I also still need to paint the edges to match the leather.


Underskirt coming along

This silk underskirt is coming along and I have to say – I’m glad I had the pieced portion from cutting it on the bias in the bustle area.

The waistband is now attached. All that’s left is trimming the bottom to the correct length and adding a row of pleats, also on the bias.