Sunday, May 15, 2011

Draught excluder necktie snake

It is getting really cold in Melbourne right now. Heat escapes our lounge room from the gap under our door. What better excuse than to make a door draught stopper, out of things from around the house. Using men's neckties from my fabric stash, opened up, ironed flat, and stitched together in a tube, I made a snake! Filled entirely with fabric scraps, buttons for eyes, and a washing sponge for its tongue.

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Whilst draught excluder snake should sit usefully under the door, my little boy likes playing with it just as much, so Mr Recycled Snake has two uses :)

"hiss, hiss"

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  1. This is really cute and clever! I never would have thought of this for old ties... well done!
    Thank yo for your lovely comment on my Mum's jacket. She was thrilled to get so many compliments!

  2. AWESOME! I think I'll have to make this for my daughter and her sons! (I'm sure they'll think it's a toy too!!)
    I found you via Craft Gossip!