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Doorstops

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.


13 comments:

  1. They are very cute! Now I want to make some...

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  2. awww! So adorably cute :) Love the winking eye!

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  3. So cute. I love your floor.

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  4. They are really cute! Nice work!

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  5. Adorable! I even knew they were owls before reading anything. :)

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  6. SO GORGEOUS! They look nothing like chooks. I'm definitely going to have to make one for Meg's room.

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  7. The owls are very sweet, a turtle would be cute too. Hope the move went smoothly.

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  8. good to see you back in the sewing saddle. yuck, moving is not fun, but nice to add some homely touches to your new digs. owls super cute!

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  9. These are adorable. I've been in home dec mode as well and it was about time--we moved over 3 months ago. Blessings on moving and settling in.

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  10. Very cute! I am up to my eyeballs in home decor sewing right now. It's fun but I'm also longing to make something to wear- selfish person that I am ;)

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  11. These are adorable doorstops!
    Hope you get settled into your new home quickly.

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