Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Don't Let The Door Stop You

For a long time now I have wanted to make the little gingerbread cottage from Betz White's Craftsy class, Fab Felt.  I enrolled I think last year, but never got the cottage made.  I always kind of thought that making it for Valentine's Day would be more my speed and this worked out perfectly for the Don't Let The Door Stop You Hop.  I live in a tiny house so it would not make sense to make a large door stop.  I do, however, have a door that is constantly slamming shut...so here was my chance to make my little cottage.



I used a combination of wool and wool felt for my door stop.



I decided it needed a little more on the back rather than just another window.


The shingles were a lot of fun to make, and the way they are cut actually make lining them up to look like shingles easy.  I'm thinking this project would be fun for a number of holidays...St. Patricks Day, Easter, Fourth of July...neverending possibilities.  To make this more of a door stop I added a 3/4" piece of wood to the bottom before stuffing...thanks to my husband for cutting it perfectly!


Thank you Mdm Samm and Carla for all the encouragement and ideas.  Here are today's participants...Happy Stitching and Hopping!!  --Kristen

January 30th

Just Let Me Quilt
 
Quilted Delights
 
Meadowbrook (You are here)
 
Hill Valley Quilter
 
Pampered Pettit
 
Life in the Scrapatch
 
Seams To Be Sew



67 comments:

Scrapatches said...

Oh, this is a such a good idea and so nicely done. A series of seasonal door stopper houses would be adorable ... :) Pat

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Seasonal house door stoppers is a terrific idea!

Createology said...

This is such a clever and beautiful door stop. Great job! Thank you sew much for Hopping...

Marian said...

Love it!! Very Cool and that roof is fabulous... great job

Carol said...

What a great idea to make them for different holidays! Your house is just adorable!

Judy B said...

Perfect house for a doorstop, and your idea for seasonal ones , great! Thank you for sharing your Valentine's house.

Carla said...

A door stop and Valentines decoration in one. What a cute little cottage. Valentine colors are always a favorite and your little details are so sweet.
Thank you for hopping. You have created such a sweet door stop.

Amy said...

I love your little cottage door stopper. The little shingles are great. Beautiful work!

JanesQuilting said...

That was a great idea. I can see all kinds of different houses to be made. Thanks for sharing, it is adorable.

Britt-Inger said...

Your little house is so cute. A very adorable door stopper.
Thanks for sharing

Baa. xxx said...

Very cute and clever - perfect for your little house.

Shari said...

Cute little house. The shingles are a great idea!

charlotte said...

Nice! I love the shingles and it makes a very cute doorstop.

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

What a lovely Valentine's cottage, and you are very clever to think of it for the door stop hop!

Donna said...

Cute! I love the shingles on your house.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Cute, cute, cute! And I love the idea do making them for the seasons. :). Blessings, Marlene

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Very cute, love the way the house turned out!

Vickie said...

That is a super cute door stop Kristen !

Dorian said...

Thats a nice looking door stop. Great job.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Oh that is just adorable Kristen!! You have a great imagination

Doris Rice said...

Oh the little cottage is a "sweetheart" of a doorstop. Very cute! I bet it was fun to see it come together.

Mdm Samm said...

YOu knocked it off the block…darn sweet and the shingled roof…sooo lovely

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Sherry Von Fumetti said...

Your birdhouse doorstop is so pretty with lovely details like the scalloped shingles. Well done! svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

KaHolly said...

Absolutely adorable!!

Thearica said...

The gingerbread house is adorable! Perfect idea for the hop!

beaquilter said...

adorable house!

Anita said...

Cute! Perfect for Valentine's Day!

Leah said...

This little house is so cute! Love those shingles. Beautiful craftsmanship!!

LJ said...

What an adorable little house. Makes me think of my fantasy play house I always wanted when I was a child - all pink and white, too. This is perfect idea for a doorstop - sweet window.

Robin said...

I love that house!! Great idea to have one for each holiday!

quilter said...

Love the shingles!

Carol said...

So cute! Nice addition to your little house. Thanks for sharing!

Linda said...

Kristen, your little house is so cute! What a wonderful design for a door stop!

Joyce Carter said...

Your little cottage is so cute, Kristen. I love the shingles that you made. Beautiful job all the way around. Thank you for sharing.

MooseStashQuilting said...

That's incredible. What a fun and seasonal way to keep those doors in place. I love your idea of making them for all seasons!

MooseStashQuilting said...

That's incredible. What a fun and seasonal way to keep those doors in place. I love your idea of making them for all seasons!

Brandy Pettit said...

You could have a collection of holiday houses for sure, what fun that would be! I can see them lined up along a shelf, taken down only for their time of year. And great idea about a block of wood in the base, probably helps hold the shape too. Thank you for sharing!
~Brandy

patchouli moon studio said...

Sweet house!

Linda J said...

This is so stinkin' cute and the colors are perfect for your valentine's version. You are set now!

Neat idea and well executed. THX to your hubby for helping out with the base unit.

jan said...

Your little cottage is adorable! I love it.
Great job.
xo jan

tink's mom said...

What a lovely cottage. You're rigth about the endless possibilities. Valentines is a wonderful start to your village.

Purl Buttons said...

This is absolutely the cutest Valentine project I have ever seen. I adore little houses and this one is just charming! Great idea for the shingles.

Carrie P. said...

I like your little house!

Margaret said...

what a clever idea. I love it Thank you for sharing.

Janarama said...

Love your little doorstop house and all the details you added.

madebymeinred said...

Ah ha! Sew sweet. The shingles are neat.

Lou said...

What a sweet cottage! Great job!

legato1958 said...

This is so adorable! What a lovely project!!

Heidi [Banks of Frog Creek] said...

So cute! The shingles are perfecr :)

Theresa said...

Really cute. Yay to our husbands!

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

Your door stop house is adorable…love those shingles!!! Thanks for sharing :)

DebraKay Neiman said...

Perfect for Valentines Day...love it. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

maggie said...

What a pretty door stop. (almost too pretty to be down on the floor...Love it.
cheers
maggie

maggiemine42@gmail.com

Lydsfire said...

Too cute!

Mary Pat Callihan said...

Adorable! Felt, now that is something I have not considered. Thanks for switching on that lightbulb!

sandra said...

Very cute little house and it would be cute made up for different holidays.

Heidi said...

Great love shack ;-)

MoeWest said...

That's so cute and it would be fun to have a different one for each season or holiday!

Pickles Quilting said...

Lots of details! Very nice!

gpc said...

How super cute! Love it! :)

Lixie said...

It's great when a hop and a project you've always wanted to do come together!

Suze said...

Kristen, Your cute house screams Valentines day. Yet, it can be used year round. I adore the shingles. I love the addition to the back of the house. Did you put a sparkle on the back, too? You always have a very clever project. Thanks for participating and bringing joy!

Mara said...

Love the color! and cute little windows.

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