Monday, February 3, 2014

I Didn't Let the Door Stop Me...Blog Hop


I'm so happy to be participating in another fun blog hop. A big thanks to Thanks to Carla and Madame Samm for all their efforts!

For my doorstop project, I decided to do a simple shape and focus on the applique designs that adorn it. What I came up with is a four-seasons cube...it can be turned to show the current season and used all year long. I used cotton fabric (backed with fusible fleece for structure and batting) for the cube and the appliques are WoolFelt. The handle is a piece of clothesline.

Here's the finished 8.5" tall x 7.5" wide cube in my sewing room:



And here are the four seasons/sides:
As you can see, Spring has embroidered cherry blossoms, and Summer has some embroidered flowers at the base of the tree.

The bottom of the cube is open, and there's a cardboard box inside to maintain the shape. Also, the box contains a zip-lock bag filled with rice for weight. Strips of Velcro hold the box in the place.

 If you'd like to make one yourself, here's a detailed tutorial!

And be sure to visit all the other talented participants on today's list:

56 comments:

  1. Love the trees!! Great job and thank you so much for Not letting the door stop you :)

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  2. This is very clever and cute. Like that it can be removed for washing, too.

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  3. Here in the sticks, this would be a perfect door stop. TREES! I love them. Perfect for all seasons and a great door stop to boot! Beautiful.
    Thanks for hopping and creating an inspiration.

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  4. Fabulous Door Stop. I like your four seasons and the very clever box to shape and weight it. Thank you sew very much for Hopping...

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  5. What a cute idea using the seasons. It is just adorable. Love the trees!

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  6. Clever idea for a 4 seasons door stopper! Thank you for sharing your pattern with us.

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  7. A four season door stopper is a great idea. Lovely design. Thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

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  8. Practical and a great design!

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  9. I think this is such a fantastic idea; easy to turn the corner when you want a fresh scene to face out :)

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  10. What a great idea…love having designs for all four seasons on it and thanks for the tutorial!

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  11. I like the idea of a box for every season, that would also be a great theme at our place, although the snow is missing... I know, no snow in Switzerland, or at least at our place in winter, weird....
    I think I will do the same with a snowman for my kiddies, at least, we will have some "snow" at home! Thanks for the tuto!

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  12. You are sew creative with one stopper for every season. And they are each so lovely. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. 4 sides the charm....brilliant idea....you stop me every time with ahhhhhhh

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  14. What a great idea. I love your cute little trees. Each season is a joy.

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  15. What a neat idea. Love the seasonal embroidery. Sew cute.

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  16. You never, never, never disappoint. As soon as I saw your blog on the list, I wondered what clever idea you had - and I was wow'ed. I love the idea of the four seasons. I love the winter with what looks like snowballs on the tree. That is exactly what it looks like in OK right now. Last week it was in the 60's - we have no idea week to week. We are supposed to have more now Tuesday and Friday. Geez - what a winter this has been. Thanks for the free tutorial. It is a perfect compliment to a sewing room. Thanks for joining in the hop and being a great inspiration.

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  17. What fun! Will be easy to keep clean as well. Lovely project!

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  18. Elizabeth I love this idea - so, so cute! Thank you for the tutorial; I'm going to look at it now. blessings, marlene

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  19. What a clever idea, 4 seasons to turn it around. Nice job!

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  20. I love that you can throw this in the washer and keep it clean... Great job!

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  21. Great door stop! Love the seasonal theme. Very nicely done.

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  22. What a neat idea!! And one for each season...wonderful!

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  23. Wow, that is just adorable. Love the idea of the different seasons!

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  24. That is awesome! That would also make a great tissue box cover! Thanks for sharing the tute!

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  25. Your door stop is very creative Elizabeth, Change of season, turn the door stop. I'm off to look at your tutorial.

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    1. I'm printing the tutorial ! It's easy to understand and very appealing graphics. Thank you for sharing it !

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  26. What a cute idea! Why didn't I think of that. ;) I like that you can keep it around all year. Very nice work!

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  27. Thanks for the tutorial! I love the utility of the four seasons in your design. The handle is also unique as well as useful. Well done. svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

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  28. What a great doorstop and I love that it is changed with the seasons.

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  29. Great idea, Elizabeth! I like that you can change it for each season. You did a wonderful job. Thank you for sharing.

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  30. Very cute ! I love the four seasons! Thanks for sharing!
    xo jan

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  31. What a great idea to have the four seasons on it...love it! Thanks for sharing!

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  32. Now that's a perfect idea! It will be just right for every season! Love it!

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  33. That is a nest idea. You have a side for each season. Beautiful work you did in making it.

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  34. Very pretty. Thanks for sharing. vickise at gmail dot com

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  35. Great idea, thanks for sharing the link. You did a lovely job.

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  36. What a great idea, a door stop that changes with the seasons! :)

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  37. I love the changeable season idea. I would have a bag of rice in the bottom and stash fabrics--stashed inside!

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  38. Great idea to make a doorstop that can be washed and used for all four seasons. Beautiful!

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  39. That is such a lovely idea - We love the fact you can take it off and wash it - so practical as well as so pretty

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  40. Your work is beautiful. This is a very clever project. By keeping the shape simple, my eyes went right to the design. Great idea.

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  41. What a clever idea to do 4 seasons. I love it and thanks for sharing.
    cheers
    maggie

    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  42. I like this cube, especially the applique. Thanks for the tutorial. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  43. I love your applique--almost too pretty to put on the floor. Great work. Thanks for the tutorial!

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  44. This is such a wonderful ideal and as usual you have done beautiful work on it as usual. Thanks for sharing the tutorial.

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  45. Such a lovely idea to have one for each season.

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  46. Elizabeth, this is such a great idea, love it!

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  47. Your four season doorstop is very pretty! I like that is removeable to wash.

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  48. I love the fact you have the seasons on it. I love the spring side because I am dreaming that spring will hurry up and get here.

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  49. Que ideia maravilhosa.
    Para usar nas 4 estações do ano.
    Bjs... Mari Bein

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  50. Sweet! I love that you can remove the cover to wash - I love to do laundry!!!

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