Author(s): Emma Hardy
Decorate your home with 35 colourful and quirky doorstops. Every home has a door that needs propping open, so why not create one of these fun and attractive doorstops to do the job? With ideas for animals, dolls, flowers, cars and decorative cubes, you will be sure to find the perfect design to suit all the rooms in your home. Why not stitch an adorable dog doorstop to keep watch by your front door, or make a pretty miniature garden with felt flowers to hold open the patio doors and let the cool breeze in? The retro rag rug draft excluder will keep you cosy on cold winter nights, while the apple and pear made from tweed would be the perfect kitchen doorstop. The projects use a variety of different materials and sewing techniques, and all come with clear step-by-step instructions and artworks. There are simple ideas that even kids could try - a little girl would love to make the simple doll with cute embroidered face and hair - as well as more advanced patchwork and applique designs to appeal to confident crafters. There's even a colourful knitted draft excluder and cute cottage that would make the perfect housewarming gift.
Emma Hardy is a stylist and designer who has worked on various lifestyle and interiors magazines, including Country Homes and Interiors and Marie Claire. Her previous books include Fast, Fun Cards, Sewing in No Time, Quilting in No Time, Green Crafts for Children, Sewing for Children, Cute Costumes for Kids and Making Children's Clothes, all published by CICO.