11 March 2010

My Creative Space 'a door stopper - which could stop a freight train"

Greetings all,
Welcome to another week of My Creative Space as hosted by Kirsty at Kootoyoo.  This is my offering, something i made in January yet couldn't find the 5 minutes to fill it, stitch it up & plonk it by the front door.  Our front door has a tendency to slam in the most gentle of winds, still, procrastination had set in. 
Voila, a hommage to my love of Kristen Doran & PippiJoe screen printed fabrics, made into a door stopper based loosely on a Lotta Jansdotter pattern which i enlarged (too much).
 
This is why it could stop a freight train - it is filled with stones!!
For the ones i'm making to go into the Shop Handmade, i'm going to pad them with wadding first (which will also keep the fabric cleaner) then fill through a sleeve, so the bottoms don't look like this dust pad which once was denim!!
My instant stitching while balancing the 45kg door stopper on my knee!!

While you're enjoying the Shop Handmade blog, check out the Handmade Market blog too - a nice feature about Posie over there today!!  Happy Creative Spacing people, love Posie

34 comments:

Little Ted Canvas said...

Nice! Love the fabrics you've chosen. Funny how the smallest of tasks can slip by the wayside. Glad you found time to finish it off, looks great!

dash robin said...

beautiful fabric choices...lovely and thanks for popping by too!

Lizzie said...

I'll bet the door doesn't slam anymore with that baby threatening to whack it?? Love it.
Lizzie
xxx

Amanda said...

hmmm... i don't think you need to worry about the door slamming anymore!

gorgeous fabric :)

Jessi said...

clever idea :)

and yes that hanger is 60 years old.

Little Angel Little Devil said...

Hey looks fantastic!! What a wonderful write up. Check the article people!! xx Rach

Kim Wallace :: Udessi said...

Wow! Gorgeous door stop! We recently bought some sandbag weights for our gazebo ~ these would look sooo much better. I wonder if they'd last outside....

Lauren said...

Wow! That's door's not going anywhere!! Love the fabrics!

karuski said...

Oh my, that's a heavy piece. Love the print on it!

ps. Thanks for visiting my creative space post :)

bee said...

Congrats on that wonderful article about you over on Handmade Market blog! What a fab write-up :)
And your doorstop fabrics are gorgeous, lovely combinations.

Danielle said...

Heh-heh that is one mother of a doorstopper - and beautiful fabrics to boot! Thanks for your suggestion that patchwork gets better with age as an excuse for a nearly 6 month late birthday present - I like it!
Danielle x

Corrie said...

cute, let's hope the kids don't try to throw it at each other! that is pretty impressive being 45kg and might just work in this house!

Corrie:)

beck said...

That's a serious door stopper Posie! Great fabric xo

yardage girl said...

That will definately stop the door! Nice fabric choices.

Tania said...

With rocks like that, you could market them to a gym! (a really tasteful gym into the most beautiful fabric but of course!)...

Tania said...

With rocks like that, you could market them to a gym! (a really tasteful gym into the most beautiful fabric but of course!)...

Tania said...

With rocks like that, you could market them to a gym! (a really tasteful gym into the most beautiful fabric but of course!)...

Missy AKA Little Messy Missy said...

Great idea, and when not in use you can get ride of bingo wings...lol

Tracey said...

loving the Kristan Doran Fabric.

Cath @ chunkychooky said...

I have a very similar one at my front door- but in a pyramis shape- it also weights a tonne.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Love the fabric you have used in your door stopper.

Posie Patchwork said...

Thanks for all the great comments ladies, i really should make a matching one for weight lifting in my spare time. Love Posie

angelique said...

I was just about to write you could do some weightlifting exercise while you are at it but I see you have already thought of that. Very cute choice of fabric!!

Jelly Wares said...

Now this is one gorgeous door stop!!!! I love all of the fabrics you used, beautiful work..

Hugs
Jodie :)

APO (Bem-Trapilho) said...

love your blog and your lovely creations!
greetings from Portugal! :)

Julie said...

Could be good for hurling at intruders too........if you could lift it!

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Love this door stop but I'm not sure about the hand stitching on your lap. This could be a heath hazard.

One Flew Over said...

Lovely door stops!!

Lia said...

I love the fabrics

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