Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Don't Let The Doorstop Hit Me...Ouch!

Two, YES two, blog hops happening!

You can find both schedules

Madame Samm of Sew We Quilt continues to share her creative ideas and encourage us
to try new things...Thank You, Madame!

 Carla of Creatin' in the Sticks is juggling two hops at once 
and doing an amazing job of keeping us on track...thanks Carla!

Having doorstops in my house wasn't a high priority, but this blog hop
got me started on something new and totally fun. I now have two doorstops!

This doorstop was inspired by my own Bella dog and a pattern found HERE.
She has huge ears for such a little dog!

"Bella Boo"


"Chick Stop"
This one weighs a ton and is filled with aquarium rocks and Polyfil.
It's perfect for holding my door open in the kitchen.

You can keep track of all the amazing creations here:


Look who's hopping today with me:

January 30th

Just Let Me Quilt


Quilted Delights

Meadowbrook

Hill Valley Quilter

Pampered Pettit

Life in the Scrapatch

Seams To Be Sew

Just in case you're interested...
I have a giveaway-in-progress going on over
HERE if you'd like to check it out.

Thanks for stopping by!
Don't let the door hit you on the way out!
(No worries about that happening now that I have two doorstops.)

73 comments:

Kristen King said...

VERY creative and cute!! Love them both (and I see some ruffles there). :)

Scrapatches said...

Sew cute! I love the Bella look alike and the Chickie looks very bright and happy ... :) Pat

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Oh, they are both so cute!

Marian said...

Oh my gosh, they are both sew cute and a very clever use of the fabrics. I'm sew glad we are sharing the day together. :)

Createology said...

How very clever to allow Bella to model for your door stop. And the Chicks are super fun. Thank you sew very much for Hopping...

Judy B said...

Oh they are both fantastic, no way could I pick a favorite! Bella has hugh ears, like my Basenji. Thank you for sharing.

Carla said...

Look at you. Aren't you the creative one. I want a door stop that looks like my dogs. I had seen that pattern and loved it.
Your little chickens are so sweet and the added ruffle sends that one over the top for me.
Thanks for hopping, Carol. As usual, your projects inspired me.

Amy said...

Sew very cute! Love the little doggie and the chicken stopper is adorable with the cute little ruffle. ;)

DebraKay Neiman said...

Oh they are both so cute, but the doggie has my heart. Bella is sweet, what breed is she? crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

Heidi [Banks of Frog Creek] said...

Both are wonderful, but that cute puppy is my favorite! What a happy way to walk into a room! :)

JanesQuilting said...

They are both so adorable.

Britt-Inger said...

Your doorstops are both sew cute. I love them!!
As always so creative!!!

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Baa. xxx said...

Bella Boo look at you!!! Such a cutie! Love the chick too.

Shari said...

How does Bella like having a twin around now? Both stops are very cute!

charlotte said...

Oh, Carol, you are too funny. I love both your doorstops and I noticed the ruffle!

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

I LOVE Bella Boo...the door stop and the real deal lol. And the Chickie door stop is a lot of fun too.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Very cute. Bella made an adorable door stop, but I like the chicken one better including the ruffle.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Darling! Love them both but that yellow one with the chicken fabric would fit so perfectly in my kitchen too. :). Blessings, Marlene

Vickie said...

Both Bell's are so cute ! The real Bella looks like she's
thinking....Are you sure that's supposed to be me Mom ?
Dogs and chickens...does it get any better! LOL Great minds think alike!

Dorian said...

LOL, those are really cute.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

OMG I love that dog Carol

Doris Rice said...

Bella Boo is cute but the "ruffled feathers" chicken is even cuter. And my mom still says "don't let the door knob hit you on your way out".

Mdm Samm said...

oh my word, YOU STOPPED me with the Growllllll and ruffles….unstoppable!

Sherry Von Fumetti said...

What a great likeness on your dog doorstop and the tail on the backside is a fun detail. svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

KaHolly said...

Carol, they are precious! I got lost for awhile when I checked out the link you provided to Wee Folks! That's quite a site! Thanks for sharing. I've been anticipating this hop ever since it's conception, as my daughter has asked me to make her a few doorstops. So many cute ideas to follow up on!

*Tyler* said...

Oh me gee I LOVE the ears. I have to make one of those for my Franklin. He says hello to Miss Bella. :)

Thearica said...

Your door stoppers are adorable! I expected no less! Thank you for the link to the site. I am going to make one of hers too.. mums the word until the 5th. :)

LJ said...

I wonder how Bella dog (real) is doing with Bella dog (fake)!! What a great representation. Those ears are a hoot. My favorite is the chick doorstop. Not only are the fabrics 'cuter than a bug' but that's the BEST idea to have put the ties on top. Really, who wants to bend over and use two hands to move the door stop out of the way? Brilliant!

Leah said...

Your Bella Boo is superb! Great stitching on her. Love your chicken stop too. I never would have thought of aquarium rocks. Very clever!

Vicki H said...

So So Cute. Love the ruffles too.

Robin said...

Aw, they are both so cute! And I see that you are practicing your ruffles!!

Carol said...

Love those doorstops! Bella will think she has a twin around. The chick is very cute!

Linda said...

Your two projects are absolutely perfect! (I really hate for my day to roll around now!)

WoolenSails said...

That is so cute, love the pup and how you modeled it after your dog.

Debbie

Joyce Carter said...

Very cute doorstops, Carol. You did a great job making one like your own puppy. But the chick really got my attention. I love the ruffles. Thank you so much for sharing.

Rosa said...

Both are adorable but the doorstop is my fav.Have a great day!!

patchouli moon studio said...

Carol I love your Bella doorstop. The bandana is perfect. I love those cute patterns from Wee Folk. The chicken one is cute too, but the dog is my favorite!

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Linda Loosli said...

Oh my gosh, these are the cutest door stoppers I have ever seen! Bella's twin and I love the chick with the handle!

Brandy Pettit said...

Aww, the puppy is so cute. And the Chick Stop, it looks like a chick bird feeder to me with the ruffle and the flowers like the round holes. Very nice!
~Brandy

MooseStashQuilting said...

Just two/too cute! I love your Bella stop and the chicken is so perfect for anyones kitchen!

MooseStashQuilting said...

Just two/too cute! I love your Bella stop and the chicken is so perfect for anyones kitchen!

Linda J said...

Adorable! Bella didn't quite grow into those ears, did she?

Love them both and the chicken one will certainly brighten up your kitchen.

jan said...

Carol! They are both sew adorable!
Does Bella like her look-a-like?
Great job girl!

tink's mom said...

Very cute, does Bella Dog like Bella Poo? I love him but I don't have to compete. The chick stop is just terrific. Very creative mind you have.

Margaret said...

I love that chick stop It fits right in my kitchen.

Purl Buttons said...

I am a NUT about chickens but I think Bella's stop is even cuter! Very creative!

Carrie P. said...

Your Bella door stop is just too cute. I like the other one too.
What does Bella think of her new friend?

Janarama said...

Bella Boo is adorable ... the real Bella and the doorstop Bella. The Chick Stop is really pretty with the fabrics you chose. Love them both.

madebymeinred said...

Ah ha. One for the front door and one for the back door. Absolutely sew darling. Can't believe how you made a copycat of your dog. :) Hope it doesn't scare her.

legato1958 said...

Both of your door stops are cute, but I especially love your Bella Boo! Thanks for such cute inspiration!

Susie

Jeanie said...

These are both so cute! What does the real Bella think of Bella Boo? Great job!

Theresa said...

Really cute door stops!

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

Two really fun door stops!!! Love them both :)

Kathy H said...

Can't decide which is cuter, the real dog or the door stopper!

maggie said...

Love your doorstops! I love chickens so that is my favorite, but both are very clever.
Cheers
maggie

maggiemine42@gmail.com

Lydsfire said...

Love the detail

MalinisQuilts said...

Love both your projects! The puppy one is my favorite!

Mary Pat Callihan said...

Alright Carol, I thought you'd be recovering from your amazing cheerleading, but noooo! here you are making the cutest doorstops! Seriously, I don't even need a doorstop, but those are adorable! Now, I am thinking about making 3-D replicas of friends and animals ooooh....thanks for the inspiration!

sandra said...

Carol I just fell in love with Bella and his replica in doorstop just made me giggle. Loved your little chicken to so bright and cheery. Job well done as usual.

MoeWest said...

Very nice! The handle on top of Chick Stop is a good idea.

Anonymous said...

What fun doorstops! I love that you modeled one after your puppy. So cute!!!

Anonymous said...

Bella Boo is just beautiful, I can understand that Real Dog is jealous, smile! I love all the details you put, great!

JessicaK said...

Omg, Bella Boo is too too cute! Now your Bella has a "mini me" :)

Lorna McMahon said...

All the better to hear you with, my dear, says Bella Boo! What a great likeness! And that chick in ruffles is just too cute. Thanks for sharing! Had a good giggle at your sign off for today! Ha, ha!

gpc said...

How adorable! The Bella is bootiful! :)

Suze said...

Oh, how cute your door stops are! I can hardly believe how much your Bella looks like Willie I used to have. We had some dogs and cats over the years and had zero. I didn't want any more pets. My husband wanted another dog and got a dog. He named him Willie. When my husband divorced me, he did not take the dog. So, I used to tell people I got his Willie in the divorce - I am so bad! I traveled a tons with my job then. The kids saw Willie on Thursday and he was gone on Friday when I got home. It was my last day on that gig away from home. Seeing your cute projects does bring back fond memories of the pup. You always have wonderful projects. Thanks for always participating and bringing joy!!!!

Lesley said...

Bella Boo and Chick Stop are amazing! You were definitely up for the challenge. Well done!

Mara said...

Totally fun, and funny that your little dog is chewing on it.

CARRETEL E AGULHA said...

Muito divertido!
Eu diria melhor muiito criativo.
Bjs...
Mari Bein

Fiber Babble said...

Your doggie doorstop is one of the cutest things I've seen in a long time. I think the cute factor is exponentially magnified by that stinkin' adorable furbaby of yours!

Marit Johanne said...

How cute the are both of them!