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Don’t Blink! Quilted Doctor Who Items in Stock Now

Welcome to another edition of Looking for a Good Home ~ my chance to show off some of the quilted items currently for sale in my Etsy shop. These posts are purely sales and marketing, without any custom quilt-y tidbits, so feel free to skip on by if you’re more interested in stories behind the quilts I create. If you do stick around, favorites and purchases are always appreciated ~ use the coupon code GOODHOME in store and save 10%!


The angels may have the phone box, but I’ve got several quilted Doctor Who items available at Whimzie Quiltz Etsy right now, all looking for a good home…

Countdown to the Christmas Special TARDIS Advent Calendar

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TARDIS / Police Box Sign 12″ x 16″ Pillow Sham

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Pink TARDIS / Police Box Sign 12″ x 16″ Pillow Sham

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Always Take a Companion 14″ x 14″ Pillow Sham

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Harry Potter and the Failed Craft Project

Have you ever have one of those projects that you just can’t make work no matter how hard you try? Welcome to my latest disaster…

34947_HarryPotter_AdventCalendar_Front_GLAM_1_largeAlthough I was originally on a wait list, I ended up getting a Funko Harry Potter Advent calendar when they were released last year. It was a lot of fun opening the doors each day during December. But, while the Pops themselves were nice quality, I worried that the cardboard box they came in would not hold up long term and I started looking for a different option.

Ultimately, I purchased a wooden Advent calendar that looked like a book ~ perfect for Harry Potter, am I right? ~ back in January and have been working to update it off and on for about nine months now.

I HATE it.

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The paint is both too thick AND too thin (don’t ask me how).

The pearls look so cheesy.

And the hinges don’t line up.

I thought I found the ideal numbering system in the wax seals, but they aren’t coming across like I’d hoped.

The interior picture keeps coming loose in spots.

And to top it all off, the drawers themselves aren’t large enough to hold some of the Pops!

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I’ve finally decided to give up.

I’m just tired of looking at it and fussing over it. I’m tired of spending money on it and I’m really tired of spending time on it.

So, for now, it’s off my to-do list. In a few months, I might come back to it… or I might throw it out.

It’s always disappointing when an idea in your head doesn’t come together like you hope. But, as much as I’d like to be, makers aren’t magicians. Sometimes, a project just fails.

Evanesco!

Counting Down to Halloween “vith” Count von Count ~ Ah! Ah! Ah!

Happy October 1st! It seems like the perfect day to share that, in addition to all the Halloween Advent calendars I made for sale, I snuck in a Sesame Street-themed one for myself ~

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Today’s blog post has been brought to you by the letters W and Q and the number 31.

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Day 12 of Counting on Whimzie Quiltz for Christmas

I’m super excited to debut 14 NEW quilted holiday countdown calendars for 2018 available now in my Etsy store!

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Last year, I created a Harry Potter / Quidditch themed advent calendar in Gryffindor colors. This year, I realized I need to give the other Hogwarts Houses a little love.

:: Accio Christmas Advent Calendars ::

Cast a summoning charm on the holidays with these quilted Harry Potter / Quidditch themed advent calendars and have a very merry – or is that “very Harry?” – Christmas.

each is 10.5″ x 21.5″ :: holds 25 small candies :: hanger included

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Slytherin

150 points to Slytherin if you catch this Advent calendar by Dec 1!

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Ravenclaw

150 points to Ravenclaw if you catch this Advent calendar by Dec 1!

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Hufflepuff

150 points to Hufflepuff if you catch this Advent calendar by Dec 1!

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Day 11 of Counting on Whimzie Quiltz for Christmas

I’m super excited to debut 14 NEW quilted holiday countdown calendars for 2018 available now in my Etsy store!

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I never thought it was such a bad little tree. It’s not bad at all, really ~ Linus van Pelt

:: Charlie Brown Advent Calendar ::

There’s lots to love about the Charlie Brown Christmas animated special, but the opening song “Christmas Time is Here” is especially charming. That’s why I chose the lyrics as the sentiment for this Peanuts Advent calendar. Features an embroidered Charlie Brown Christmas tree – all it needs is a little love.

10.5″ x 21.5″ :: holds 25 small candies :: hanger included

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Day 10 of Counting on Whimzie Quiltz for Christmas

I’m super excited to debut 14 NEW quilted holiday countdown calendars for 2018 available now in my Etsy store!

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Here’s one way to make your holidays tree-mendous!

:: Whimsical Tree Advent Calendar ::

In the hustle and bustle of the holidays, do you often find yourself asking how many days are left until Christmas? Make sure you never lose track by counting down with this whimsical quilted Christmas tree Advent calendar. Features an adorable embroidered Christmas tree surrounded by cheery presents.

10.5″ x 21.5″ :: holds 25 small candies :: hanger included

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Day 9 of Counting on Whimzie Quiltz for Christmas

I’m super excited to debut 14 NEW quilted holiday countdown calendars for 2018 available now in my Etsy store!

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OH… MY… GOD… could this be any more perfect for friends of Friends?

:: Holiday Armadillo Advent Calendar ::

You remember the Holiday Armadillo, don’t you?  He’s Santa’s representative in all the Southern states and Mexico and he’ll be there for you all December long with the Holiday Armadillo Advent calendar. Features an embroidered armadillo “wrapped” in a giant red bow under the phrase “Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah”.

10.5″ x 21.5″ :: holds 25 small candies :: hanger included

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