Monday, 4 June 2012
Upcycle - Stuffed Soft Toy Door Stopper Tutorial
The photograph above shows a stuffed soft toy that belonged to one of my children. If you want a unique door stopper then why not make one out of an old soft toy! All you need to do is take out some of the stuffing and replace with rice or pebbles.
When doing this I would suggest possibly making a secure small bag of rice and place this inside the soft toy so there is less chance of the rice slipping out of the seams. This is very easy and a great way to use any unwanted soft toys - You could even use this as a Book Stopper on a bookshelf to keep the children's books in place!
4 Easy Steps:
1) Unpick at the seam (preferably somewhere not seen - bottom)
2) Remove some stuffing if required!
3) Add some pebbles or rice into the hole at the seam
4) Sew up the hole and you now have a door stopper!
Non-post related time to have a moan
I am linking this post to a few parties which I will place a link to at the bottom of this post. I have in the past linked my posts to many linky parties but for some reason lately I have not been getting any traffic or comments back from these parties or the blogs I visit personally during these parties. I have therefore only picked a handful of blogs that I will now link to - these being where the blog owners actually pop by and kindly leave a comment thanking me for joining the party. I am not sure if the reason people are no longer commenting is only linked to my blog or if it is a trend now that people don't return the favour. I don't see why I should spend a lot of my personal time popping by over 30 blogs every week linked to the parties I attend and leave comments when they don't come by my page and return the comments. I did think about stop linking altogether but I will keep it with the handful for now and see how things go. If any party owners are reading this maybe they can answer me why my comments have dwindled?
For my normal followers who don't understand the 'party' I am mentioning above - this is just a way for fellow bloggers to share their crafts and mix with other like minded crafty people and share comments and give each other traffic to their blogs. I already have a list of non crafty misc. blogs (I have the list on my page) that I visit every week - many of these bloggers also come by and leave me comments too - which I would like to say at this time -BIG THANK YOU'S to you all.
Sorry if this post has a bit of a moan theme - that is not normally me as my main followers will know! Its just that the extra hours I put into these parties every week don't seem to be doing anything for me or my blog and I just wanted to vent my frustration about that! I did actually cut down this last month to only joining the parties fortnightly so that I wasn't having to spend as much of my personal time visiting the blogs each week - but I had to make the decision to cut right back and use my time for more beneficial uses.
Parties linked to this week are: