Crafty in the Med

I'm here to enjoy meeting other crafters and to share my ideas and projects. I love to crochet,cross stitch and embroidery but I'm keen to try new crafts too. I love music and I love to sing! Singing makes me happy. I collect jugs....its their shape I think! I am addicted to yarn and buttons. I get lost in book shops and can spend all morning there and I absolutely adore rummaging in flea markets. I love to read sci´fi/fantasy,buried treasure, and off world adventures. I have a passion for history! I would be the first passenger on the first time machine ! I BELIEVE IN MAGIC!

Sunday, 28 April 2013

Door slamming!

and exactly that.... all due to the door slamming and poor Willie the cat couldn't get into our bedroom at night to be with his beloved friend Sr P.
We put a cushion there at first so the door was drawn to but there was still sufficient space for Willie to get in but that cushion had got old and squashed and wasn't allowing enough space for Willie to get in anymore. That meant we were back to the scratching and meowing again at 3ish in the morning tut!!!
That's when Sr P asked me to make a doorstop and I have, as you can see in the photo above but now my daughter has seen it and she wants it and Sr P has given it to her and asked me to make another one not so elaborate!!!
Which  I will do ...but....grr!!!!

I had no intention of doing all THIS!!! 
The whole turret house just sort of developed after having sewn the main body of the door stop together and filled it with a bag of rice and also placed a few pebbles in the bottom to keep it steady.
I sewed the bottom up and thought it looked rather plain and I thought I could crochet a something top to it to make it look a bit taller.


I merrily crocheted away in single crochet and it just sort of went cone like.  I thought of a turret and of course I had just seen the Hobbit film so perhaps that was what inspired me.

It looked better with the turret but then it needed a door and then a few windows and the turret needed a few little round windows too!

Then it came to me that no good turret house could be without a chimney so I made a chimney ,



but the back of the house looked so bare .....so......I added a curly crochet button tree. 
All country turret houses have ,as I am sure you know,some wildlife nearby and as this is a country turret house I decided to stick some felt rabbits near the tree and a felt butterfly hovering near the tree too and a flower near the front door.





and then I thought a couple of toadstools under a window but 
.....naaaa ....I thought it was getting a bit crowded and so I stopped......


to rest and  to contemplate it.


keep well!


Amanda :-)



29 comments:

  1. Oh Amanda the doorstop is absolutely gorgeous. I can't blame your daughter for wanting it. In fact I can see lots more orders coming along.

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  2. It's amazing Amanda! what a fabulous doorstop. :)

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  3. Oh Amanda - I know that feeling well ! and all because of a slamming door :)

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  4. What a cute doorstop. It's amazing what happens when we get our hooks and yarns out and start creating.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  5. So much fun, Amanda, to see your creative process resulting in a unique doorstop that is both useful and cheery as well. You are inspiring me again. I have needed a doorstop and have been using a large stuffed toy beaver to keep my front door at the angle I want it, but in order for it to work the beaver has to have its nose in the corner like I am making him stand in time out for being naughty instead of helpful....I am starting to feel guilty :-)....another project for my "to do" list! Thanks for posting!
    xx, Gracie

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  6. This is very clever Amanda! I love all the details. Watch out or your doorstops will be in high demand with cat lovers everywhere!

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  7. What an elaborate work for a door stop!!!! Brava Amanda!!!
    xxxx Ale

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  8. That's one wonderful doorstop! I love the way it just grew and grew and evolved into something magical...worthy of a fairytale. No wonder your daughter poached it.

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  9. What a fabulous doorstop! Love the description of the whole creative process. Is Willie the cat happy now? ;-)
    Xx

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  10. Wow... Now at is a GREAT door stop.:) adorable!

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  11. The things we do for our cats, I had a 3:50 wake up call this morning! It is adorable! :) x

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  12. Super fun doorstop, they will be in high demand. One of our cats has just learnt that if he can't make us hear him in the wee hours then he bangs his paw on the balcony door until we do, I feel a cat flap coming on lol

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  13. This looks so wonderful and cute!! :) you have done lot of detailing and they look sweet!

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  14. It's brilliant, I love the detail, no wonder your daughter wanted it! You could make a whole village :) xx

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  15. Just my kind of organic thinking and crafting. No plan but you get there in the end. It's great.
    Love from Mum
    xx

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  16. You have been busy house building stitch by stitch, it's so cute x

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  17. I can see why everyone was fighting over it! Jx

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  18. Oh my gosh, that's the cutest thing in the world! I want to live in it. Make me small now? :)

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  20. Love it! I can understand why your daughter wanted it :)

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  21. I can't get over that house, Amanda! It's so beautiful! :-)
    Carly
    x

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  22. Oh that is beautiful! So much detail. Gorgeous ^_^
    xox

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  23. Ooohh, that's really good! Hope it stays in it's place this time so that Willie the cat can move around freely!! :)

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    1. Unfortunately as my daughter has taken it I've had to put another cushion until I can make another door stop.

      Thanks for your comments :-)

      A xx

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  24. Three words..... I LOVE IT!

    Hugs,
    Sharon

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  25. Thank you so much Sharon for your lovely comments that makes me feel soooo good!!
    A xx

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  26. How sweet is that! I'm not surprised your daughter snaffled it. Beautifully done Amanda :)

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  27. Oh Amanda that is so sweet! It's lovely when you enjoy making something so much. The little windows in the roof are my favourite part xx

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  28. How adorable...very clever and creative...now you get the pleasure of making another one! xxx

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I love to receive your comments and I read all of them. Unfortunately real life does get in the way sometimes, so as much as I would like to I cannot always reply to every comment, however I do my very best to keep in touch.

Amanda :-)

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