Today I’m happy to be participating in the A Spoonful of Sugar blog tour for Lisa Cox’s new book of the same name. When Lisa invited me to be part of her book tour, she mentioned one of the projects was a doorstop. I instantly said yes, as I have been wanting make one for my son’s door. Since the only light in our landing upstairs comes from the bedroom windows, I am constantly opening doors or moving a toy in front of them to keep them from swinging closed.
I chose some of my favorite colors: green, navy, and gray for the project. All the pattern pieces are on a disc, so I printed the two pieces required for the Bonjour Paris Doorstop and printed them out. Since I planned to use this for an interior door, I shrank the pattern pieces to 80% to make it a bit smaller. Then, I followed the incredibly clear pattern and had a finished doorstop in one afternoon:
Seriously, how cute is this? The pattern in the book has an applique of the Eiffel Tower (hence the name, Bonjour Paris), but I left mine plain because it was for my son’s room.
The door stop is filled partially with batting and then a bag of rice. Since I have an overabundance of crushed walnut shells for pincushions, I used a bag of those instead, again, since it is just for an inside door.
The bottom has a zipper too, so you can adjust the weight of it as necessary. The installation might have been one of the easiest zippers I’ve ever done.
The book is filled with cute projects, and you can visit the other stops on the blog tour to see a sampling of the projects:
May 2 Sedef Imer Down Grapevine Lane
May 3 Nadra Ridgeway Ellis and Higgs
May 4 Amy Morinaka Chick Chick Sewing
May 5 Caroline Critchfield Sew Can She
May 6 Kristyne Czepuryk Pretty By Hand
May 7 Bronwyn Hayes Red Brolly
May 9 Anorina Morris Samelia’s Mum
May 10 Peta Peace She Quilts A Lot
May 11 Faith Essenburg Sarana Ave
May 12 Angie Wilson Gnome Angel
May 13 Sharon Burgess Lilabelle Lane Creations
May 14 Stacy Olson Stacy Olson
In addition to the blog hop, please join us for an Instagram Sew Along from June 1 – August 9. We will be making projects from A Spoonful of Sugar: Sew 20 Simple Projects to Sweeten Your Surroundings Zakka Style. There will be five rounds, each lasting for two weeks which will give you plenty of time to complete a project or two from the book. Our good friend, Amy Sinibaldi from Nana Company is the Guest Judge, with fantastic prizes for the winner of each round, plus a Grand Prize Winner, generously sponsored by Alisha from Ministry of Fabric. We really hope you join in the fun! #ASPOONFULOFSUGARSAL
Finally, since not everyone can win prizes, Lisa has made up a cute little Hexie Pincushion tutorial as a thank you for all the encouragement she’s received about her book! So, head over to her blog and check it out!
Thank you for joining me, I think you’ll be sure to enjoy the projects from A Spoonful of Sugar! Happy Sewing!
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