Jan 27, 2014

Day 1 "Don't Let the Door Stop You" Blog Hop


I hope you enjoyed hopping for the first day of "She Who Sews" on Monday.  This time around the two hops will be alternating and this will go through Friday, February 7th despite what you see above in the banner.   We are lead in both hops by our cheerleader Carla of Creatin' in the Sticks and our head honcho Mdm. Samm.  THX to you both and our hop sponsors!

Thanks for stopping by today and please pop over to see my fellow bloggers on our featured day.  Here is the list for today:



And here is what I made to share with your today.  I believe, Mdm. Samm said to think "pincushions on steroids"?  Well, you know me and cats!  I found Cotton Ginny's "Mini Puffs" Cats and Dogs to be right up my alley!  These are not so "mini" though as they finish about 10 x 10.  It is made with the wool/acrylic blend of felt that Cindy recommends though I did not launder it first to get the puff effect.  Because I wanted my version to be able to hold a door should a breeze come up, I used an entire bag of poly-pellets to weight it down and then the stuffing material.  I don't think it is going anywhere!  LOL



I did borrow Cindy's idea of a white patch on the belly that comes on the larger puff model so it would look more like my Skyler.  Also I did not quite understand what I was supposed to do with the nose/muzzle combo. (I do now but at the time I didn't.)  I ended up digging around in Skyler's puffball (pom pom) stash, cut it in half and sort of slip covered it with pink felt as you would make a yo-yo.

 Here he is from another angle so you can see his tail a little better and just how chubby this dude really is.



On the job propping the bedroom door.  Those whiskers crack me up.



The pattern also featured a really cute dog and after all,  I have more than one door that needed propping.  Here he is hanging at the local park.





Showing his cropped tail



On the job at the front door.  Actually he took over for the molded resin dog that we have had for years.  I put that one out in the utility room and the rubber wedge ones are going under my sewing machine!!



How can you not smile when you see these two!?  Even DJ was getting into the process---"what did you put in this to make it so heavy?"   "Do you have its head on yet?"   Rarely is he that interested in what I am doing!


You may ask what Skyler thinks of the new additions?  Well, so far he has left the bow and scarf alone.  He has sniffed things quite intently too. Actually, I think I got in his catnip on the living room floor near his scratch box when I was taking dog pictures on my belly in the living room.  Skyler was getting quite silly when I was trying to get them both in the same shot, LOL



Hope you enjoy the remainder of BOTH hops.  I have to say that I missed last one, both as a participator and cheering the group on.  I got so far behind with the sewing room re-do that I just had to go look at Pinterest.  That's always an option if you find yourself lagging or need an over-view and here is the link for it  http://www.pinterest.com/mdmsamm/

67 comments:

  1. I love these doorstoppers! Skyler looks like he is saying, " Does this doorstopper make me look fat?" ... ;) Pat

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  2. I LOVE your doorstops! I think they are, by far, the cutest I've seen today, and I looked at them all,

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  3. I love both of these, so cute. Follow on GFC. I do not have a blog. Greetings from Oklahoma, USA crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  4. Your door stops are so fat and happy. That cat just fits with your family by the looks of Skylar. I'm more of a dog person and am in love with your k9 creation. I've been smiling since I arrived at your blog.
    Thanks for hopping. You have inspired and turned frowns upside down.

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  5. Oh my these are both so cute! I have some fat cats, but they don't prop doors - rather nap. Thank you for sharing today.

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  6. Oh sew cute! Why do we all have at least one door that won't stay open, lol! Thank you for sharing.

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  7. What a great pair. And no door will close when they are sitting down. Very cute.

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  8. My first reaction was to burst out laughing. I am still giggling! That cat is hilarious. The dog is too cute (the little tail, and the ears....too funny). I love them both. However, they would not work in my house. I would never pass the door they held open without laughing my head of.....Thank you!

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  9. You have put several smiles on my face today. I love, love your doorstops, and adore the cat. Thanks for sharing your creativity,

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  10. Ahhaha! Oh, thank you for making such adorable doorstops. These definitely made my morning :) The kitty is my favorite...

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  11. That fat cat cracks me up!! It looks like he and the dog got into too much holiday treats this year. Very cute!

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  12. Those are the FATTEST cats I've ever seen! Like they ate the entire Thanksgiving dinner and all the pies and dessert too - all by themselves. So glad they aren't real or I'd have to call the Humane Society to report you were overfeeding them! I had a good laugh. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Wow big door stopper for big doors.
    How funny and thank you for making me laughing out loud today ☺

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  14. Precious - love, love, love that fat cat! They are both darling but his fat tummy reminds me so much of a friend's cat who is such a butterball. :) blessings, marlene

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  15. Those chubby animals are too cute! Those doors will certainly stay put.

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  16. Your tubby dog and cat are a riot. They'll hold open some heavy doors lol. Great job!

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  17. Too stinking cute! Love them both!

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  18. Oh love you chubby little friends!! What a great pair

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  19. Ohhhh look at your STUFFED critters…totally WOW, well you will see…wink...

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  20. Hahahahah, these are for sure on steroids, LOL!!! Great, I love them both, but I prefer Mr. Cat, he looks so sure of his power!!! Superbe!

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  21. Oh how cute! I love your critters, and love both dogs and cats, but your cat stop is the cat's pajamas! :)

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  22. Oh, my! Those are so cute! Thanks for sharing them. vickise at gmail dot com

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  23. Those pets ARE on steriods but oh so cute! Nicely done!

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  24. Linda, you really raised the bar with these cuties!! Well done.

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  25. Your doorstop pets made me chuckle...they look like they've had too many table scraps! I'm sure they will brighten up your day while doing their jobs. So cute. svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

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  26. So fun! I love your doorstoppers.

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  27. Those ARE TOO cute !!! Skyler might think he has a new buddie... Kuddos for your doorstops Linda !

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  28. OMG, those are the best doorstops EVER!! Great job! I am going to look up the Mini Puffs right now!

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  29. Wow! They are so cute!!! You did a really good job on these. I imagine they will bring many smiles over the years!

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  30. OH MY GOSH, they are soooo cute ~~~

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  31. I love them! They are so chubby and lovable looking...cute, cute, cute!

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  32. Oh my gosh, those two are about the cutest things I have ever seen. How fun!

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  33. They are really very cute.... :-)

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  34. Your chubby critters are so cute! Love the roly poly bodies.

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  35. Adorable!!!!!!
    The cat looks just like one I have....mine is a bit thinner:) ha ha!!!

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  36. Very cute...I can't pick which I like better :)

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  37. Very very cute I think I love that cat the most Reminds me of a cat I used to have.

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  38. Hi Linda. I really love the dog since I am more of a dog person than a cat. But both of them are so adorable.( For some reason, the cat reminds me of Garfield.LOL) Thank you so much for sharing. Great job!

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  39. OMG... Skyler has the sweetest buddy! I love both you stops. They are so cute. I missed signing up for this hop but that is not going to stop me in making one. I love your ideas.

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  40. Those are just the cutest little buzzards. How sweet!

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  41. How cute! I just love their rotund bellies! Skylar is adorable too.
    Great job!
    xo jan

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  42. OMG, these are so freakin' cute!

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  43. Too Cute! Love your fat cat and pudgy pup! Gratz on top 2!

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  44. LOL! These are so much fun! I especially like the picture of Skyler and the cat doorstop. I can picture these done up as a snowman too.

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  45. Both are so cute. i bet Skyler thinks the cat is much more handsome!

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  46. Haha, those will stop the door! How fun!

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  47. Your stops are cute and cartoony!

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  48. TOO CUTE!! That cat is one chubby dude - and his friend has the cutest little tail! They are simply adorable! The cat's whiskers and the dog's tongue sticking out are priceless! And CONGRATS on your WOW Overall at Mdm Samm's - ;))

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  49. Almost all my cats have been tuxedo kitties so you can imagine how tickled I was to see your door stop! We are a dog family now, so it was quite nice of you to appeal to the rest of the pet-owners. Such cute little projects.

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  50. OH my ogsh, they are priceless additions to your family. Great contribution to the hop. Thanks so much.

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  51. They are adorable. Steroids! That's a fact! Love the whiskers and the scarf. Excellent!

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  52. Well Linda my friend, you did it again! Great projects, I just love that cat. Is it Skylar's alter ego? lol
    Your pup is sweet as well.
    Love
    maggie

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  53. Oh so cute! I love them both but the kitty is super chubby cute ;)
    hugs,
    susie

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  54. Thanks for giving a link to the patterns - I love cats and hadn't seen thsoe before. Your doorstops are adorable!

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  55. Awww! These are awesome. Thank you for sharing!
    ~Brandy

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  56. They are adorable…love them both!!! Thanks for sharing :)

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  57. I am smiling from ear to ear with these uber adorable doorstoppers. Looks like the dog ate the cat and the cat ate a giant mouse. Sew adorable! Thank you sew much for hopping...

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  58. Oh my!! They are just too cute. I, too, just love those cute little curly whiskers. They make me smile. Again, they are just adorable!

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  59. those door stops are just too cute. I love the tongue sticking out on the dog.

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  60. Wonderful door stoppers, they are cute!

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  61. Really Really Cool, I love them. Sew absolutely adorable.

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  62. I am a big cat lover and laughed out loud when I saw it. First I thought it was a HUGE pincushion. Makes me want to make a snowman one for next Christmas.

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  63. cute, glad to hear you are safe in Alabama, stay warm.

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