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erin

my mother-in-law and i just discussed last night how there was no way that five pounds of beans was going to fill that doorstop...

Melissa

hilarious! maybe it would have looked smaller with mice instead of elephants?

Michelle

Thanks. I needed a laugh.

Tara

What a great idea - but it lends new meaning to 'full of beans' (sorry, couldn't resist)

Anina

I think it's a perfectly cute-looking doorstop, but it does sound really heavy. So now the door will have to be open all the time????

Kathleen

We're going to DZ, too. I didn't even ask the kids if they wanted to! Lockily, they're almost as jazzed as I am!

ps - I like the doorstop. and the elephants remind me of a certain ex-pat we both know!

little special

This really made me laugh! Thanks for such a funny post. The doorstop still looks great though, i love your choice of fabric, those elephants are fab! xx.

craftspring

That is so funny I am crying. My kids are worried about me.

Elle

it reminds me of those awful suss cousins patterns, where the photograph is no way what the pattern is knitting. the pattern delivers what it promises, but apart from the photograph, I mean. and hello.

Blair

I love the fabric you chose for the world's largest doorstop. What did we really do wrong? Are you telling me nothing, we just followed the instructions for this mammoth thing? I worked on mine and made it smaller, but it distorted the cute shape a bit. I kept imagining my kids using it as some sort of weapon being the original size, flinging it at each other in a fit of rage.

Michele

Oh man that really made me laugh....thank you!

Amanda

Weeellllll, giant-ness notwithstanding, it's a lovely doorstop in some very cute fabric. I was getting a bit of vertigo early in your post, wondering whether the orange/white cat was overly large, or the chair in your shot was mouse-sized. White kitty looks supremely unhappy about her situation.

Nancy

my mom just ordered this book for my birthday!
perhaps you and blair can re-write the pattern for me so when i make it- i won't pull my back out lifting it although i do carry around a 24 pound 1 1/2 year old

wilsonian

Oh. I don't think you need to fill it with beans. If you kept the beans in the bag you bought them in, put that in the bottom of the door stop, and firmly filled the rest with stuffing of some sort, you'd get the desired affect. Needs to be bottom heavy and 'look' full, but doesn't need to be filled, I shouldn't think.

Starlagril


I'm wonder if you cut the pattern to half the height, if it'd still be as functional and not as heavy? Seems like at half the side, it could still stop a door.
I love the fabric btw...

Gianna

I made something similar a few years ago and mice ended up chewing a hole in it to eat the beans. My solution was to use sand -- it's heavier, so you can make the doorstop smaller. And mice don't like to eat sand.

Judi

Empty the beans out, fold the bag into a square and stuff it under the door to hold it in position, LOL.

michelle

oh man, this post made me laugh. :)

susan

i have the book and i too love the doorstop. i think i will take the pattern to the copy shop and shrink it by, 25% perhaps???
do you think that would be good? the elephants are adorable

susan

i have the book and i too love the doorstop. i think i will take the pattern to the copy shop and shrink it by, 25% perhaps???
do you think that would be good? the elephants are adorable

Rita

Aloha,

I believe the solution here is trade out the beans for sand, and use some polyfill stuffing. This is actually what I do in my homebased business. I make doorstop geese, they are fun and funtional.

ingrid

Oh this gave me such a good giggle. I hope you resolve your doorstop woes.

pandora armband

Thank you ,it's really useful.

pandora anhänger

it's a lovely doorstop in some very cute fabric.

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