Sunday, July 17, 2011

GreenStitch Episode 40 - Some little summer projects

Not a lot of energy for big, complicated projects today - but these will be very useful all the same. You can listen in here.

Here's the finished doorstop - just wrapped with scrap fabric like a present and hand-stitched into place.
A scrap of rubberized shelf liner on the bottom will help keep the doorstop from skidding on the hardwood floor. You could achieve the same effect with a few squiggles of puffy paint or harvesting a non-skid bottom from old slippers or pajama feet.

I put a little strap on the side just because I could. Probably doesn't need it.

And here's what it looks like underneath. A double-bagging of old cereal box liners, with a few scoops of sand inside, wrapped up with packing tape. It's about the size of a small brick.

Now Dan's shoe is back in the closet with its mate!

Finally, here's what I had been using to bring home small compostable items, and what I'll use starting tomorrow. The applique was a lesson in how not to over-think things.


  1. You. Are. A. Genius. Love the low-key doorstop inspiration. I've seen projects for these and thought ohmygahthis'lltakeforever. Good work!

  2. Your comments about taking home apple cores & such from the office struck a chord with me too. But I usually bring in a green salad in a plastic container, so I just stared putting my peels & cores in there after lunch. No fun sewing project, but it gets the job done!

  3. Hi Anne,
    I want to share something I learned about composting from an Australian friend. She told me NOT to put citrus fruits...lemon, lime, grapefruit, tangerines, oranges ~ ALSO onions. The reason being, the worms don't like these. I have never researched this??? Food for thought! The worms add a great deal of nutrients to your compost.

  4. It is beautiful, my mother is a retired teacher and she spends her time making similar things like you !