Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Simple Solutions

 The house we are currently renting is an older home and as with any older home there is uneven floors and walls.  Our bedroom door as well as baby girls room door have two "setting" either shut tight or wide open.

And so my husbands dress shoes were recruited as door stops. Which was good for a while, but when your are trying to make a quick getaway from a grumpy, half sleeping child, having to quickly position said shoe dose not help.

So here is my Simple Solution to this problem.  I will apologize in advance, I have no measurements for this project at all.  I tend not to measure things...oops!

 1. Cut a rectangular piece or fabric.  I used fleece because it would slide quietly on our hard floors.
2. Sew the short sides together to create a tube.
3. Sew to lines down the length of the tube.  The middle space should be the width of the door it will go under.
4. Sew up one end creating three pockets. I realized my was too big so I cut it in half, which worked out well because I wanted to make two anyways.

5. I don't have a funnel that works well with rice so I just stapled a piece of paper together and it worked really well.
6. I found to fill it on your own with little mess it was best to insert funnel into the pocket and then hold it up on the table.
7. Then pour your rice into the funnel or whatever other weight you want to use. I used about a cup.
8. Then lift the funnel and fabric up together and it all slides right in! Pin the top closed when its full.

9. Leave the middle pocket empty. Fill the last pocket with cotton batting or fabric scraps.  The first one I made I had rice in both sides but when I tried to close the door the rice was to heavy to make it over the metal runner under the door.
10. Pin the final pocket closed
11. Sew it all together.
12. Not the prettiest little thing but its Finished!

 Have the pocket with the rice on the inside of the room to catch the weight of the door and the batting stuffed pocket will keep it snug on the door so it stays with the door sliding both ways.

I am still new to the blogging world and even newer to creating tutorials.  So I really hope it all makes sense. I have been working on a few things lately and hope to get them up on here soon.

Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Crazy busyness!

Sorry I have not had any posts in a while.  Life has been rather fast paced lately. But I have been working on some fun projects that I hope to finish up and have out soon.  I haven't done this much sewing in a long time! Its been really fun, but hard to find the time and space for it.  One day I will have a craft room again... I hope! But until I can get things together here are some pics of our beautiful snow on our yard.

This is the view I get from my kitchen window while doing dishes after the little ones are sleeping.  I'm not that good a photographer but the sunsets coming through our trees are very pretty.

 This was after our first really big dump of snow.  Baby girl was very interested in what had happened to our yard.  

It feels like it has been a long winter this year, and more of it to come.  It is starting to warm up, but with all the trees on our yard I think the snow will stay a little longer here. At least the kiddos like it!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Repurposed Pompoms

I love being able to use things for more then one purpose.  So when I made these tissue paper pompoms for Baby Girl's 1st birthday I really wanted to use them to decorate her room too.

At first I had wanted to rehang them in her room above her crib or change table.  But then realized that the ceiling her her room is flat not the popcorn stuff like in the living room.  So if we wanted to take them down later there would be holes in the ceiling.  There was a empty section of wall next to her change table so I shortened the fishing line that hung them on the ceiling and arranged them in a cluster on the wall.  I love how it turned out.

And yes now there are holes in the wall instead of the ceiling but at least that is easy to cover up with something else!

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