Two additional years later:
So a little while ago I was at work and this guy came up to the checkout with his kids. And before I could say my usual, “Hi there! Did you find everything alright?” his daughter slapped down individual door labels that read “221B.” My eyes went wide.
Then she slapped a larger set down and I was like, Oh dear lord, it’s intentional. So I asked, “Do you like Sherlock?”
She replied, “Yeah, the new British one.”
I grinned big. “So BBC Sherlock, with John Watson.” And I paused. “I mean Benedict Cumberbatch and John Watson.” I paused again. “I mean Martin Freeman.” And she just gave me this adorable little look.
At this point her brother walked up and I don’t remember exactly what we said, but at one point their Dad turned to them and said, “Isn’t that nice? She’s a nerd, too.”
John Pinkerton, the artist who created the skull painting in 221B, is selling 221 signed, limited edition prints of “Mr Blue Skull.” (And good for him, since other people have done a lot with knockoffs in the meantime.)
Empire Magazine’s latest issue has an exclusive photoshoot with Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, shot at 221B. They also tease on Twitter, in the accompanying interview, Moffat and Gatiss reveal which character from Conan Doyle they most resemble - and one of them picks a boat.
I commissioned a BBC Sherlock-themed birthday cake from a friend for my workplace party. Everyone thought it looked great — and it was a dense, moist, yummy chocolate! It wasn’t until much later that I realized that my friend had made it look like a 221b hat that I knitted! She’d worked in a nod to my fandom knitting, and I didn’t even catch it until I looked at the party pics of the cake! For those who want the hat pattern, it’s here. Can’t help on the cake recipe :)
If I can say anything about my art camp experiences, I can say that I painted a Sherlock face paint job and it was the most fun thing I’ve ever painted.
I have proudly, obsessively completed my Sherlock cross stitch and by God it is glorious.
Onward to even more far fetched and time consuming projects!
(And do excuse the whimsical bedding setting)
In a post-finals induced haze, my Sherlockian friends and I took on the challenge of building a “221B Baking Street” gingerbread house. It stands, and everything is edible!
My Fandom-tastic University Graduation!
I knew that I wanted a fandom-themed graduation, but I couldn’t decide on just one, so this was the result! I put together a BBC Sherlock-themed outfit, had a magic (Elder Wand from Harry Potter) vs. sonic screwdriver (Doctor Who) duel with a fellow Nerdfighter,
although we all know that sonic doesn’t work on wood…
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