Sewing clothes is my passion, but every now and then a bit of home dec is necessary. I have just moved house, so this year I might have to do a bit more housey stuff and a bit less garment sewing. Not to mention the fact that the wardrobe in my new house is too small for the clothes I already own.
The first completed sewing project for the new year, in my new house, is a set of owl doorstops. Pretty cute, hey? Though, their resemblence to owls is a little tenuous.
I copied the owls from Hammer & Thread. I didn't use her downloadable pattern, because I was out of printer paper, I just hand-drew a copy, so my version may not be an accurate rendition of the original. I chose this pattern because it had the tail piece, which I thought would be useful because I wanted the owl to stand up and stop doors. I used sand rather than rice or beans to fill the doorstops, because they will be used on French doors that open onto a verandah and may sometimes get wet. Only the sand is pretty heavy, which I think distorts the tail somewhat, and maybe the tail piece is a little too wide, because the side-on view shows them to look more like chooks than owls.
These are for my daughter's room. My son has requested a turtle doorstop. I may have to sew a few garments first.