Handmade Chicken Doorstop

A handmade chicken doorstop, made from my left over navy and white spot dress fabric! I found the pattern and instructions for this doorstop on the Guardian website. I needed some fast sewing therapy last night – this fit the bill, and it’s useful too! Splendid. Wouldn’t it make the most perfect present?

Chicken Doorstop Handmade

Chicken Doorstop Handmade

 

Chicken Doorstop Handmade

The tutorial is relatively simple for an advanced beginner. I did a couple of things differently. Instead of using felt for the eyes, I used some nice shiny buttons and, instead of using rice as a filler, I used stuffing with some baking beads. Pretty and practical, it’s making a clucking fun statement in my living room. Love it!

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Handmade Retro Peg Bag

I made another peg bag! It’s the first of 2015 and my seventh (here’s number one, two, three, four, five and six). Grab your sunglasses people – it’s a BRIGHT one!

DIY PEG BAG

I made it for a little retro magpie that I know and it’s my most favouritist yet. I feel bad for one, two, three, four, five and six but it’s truuuue. I found the material in the bargain bin at Heathcoat’s Retail Shop in Tiverton and it was love at first sight. How fun are those bright colours and the playful pattern? If you want to make your own version, I put together a little how-to in this post 😉

Furniture Makeover: 1 Chest, 1 Morning…

I picked up a hideous pine chest of drawers aaaages ago from a local second hand shop. I’m a sucker for quality, no matter how uuuugly, and this was a solid piece of furniture. The drawers actually have dovetail joints. Yes my friends, I am talking dovetail joints here. Here’s a reference for all those who missed that Design & Tech class…

Furniture Makeover

It was a steal at £25 and with a smidgen of DIY attention, I’ve transformed it into a nice piece of furniture for Henry’s room. Do you like before and after shots? Good. I knew I liked you for a reason… I love before and afters too!

Furniture Makeover Furniture Makeover

It took me one morning to do. No lie. I used Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Sage Green on the drawers and Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Mustard Yellow for the handles.

So, what do you think?