simple doorstop [not another sheep!?]

I had a bit of left-over burlap from my recent lampshade makeover. I thought I would use it to re-cover a brick doorstop.

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Not much to this project, simply add a little cotton batting and wrap the brick with burlap…as if wrapping a gift. I used a dab of hot glue to hold the seams in-place and then, with needle-and-thread, stitched them down to tidy them up.

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I scanned a sheep pic into my computer and transferred the image onto muslin. I top-stitched around the sheep with black thread to highlight the image and then simply whip-stitched it to the brick.

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And there you have it…never enough sheep… I guess!

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6 thoughts on “simple doorstop [not another sheep!?]

  1. This is such a super idea! You come up with the greatest projects–I have done a few of them and enjoyed the results. Your site is a wealth of information and insights, and I find it very inspirational. Someday I hope to visit Sheep Hollow–my husband and I will possibly cycle on our tandem and make a real adventure of it (all the way from Amherst, Nova Scotia.) All the best for a healthy. prospersous, peaceful, contented and blessed year in 2013. Warmest regards, Carol

    • Thanks Carol! And the very very best to you and your hubby! WOW! If you ever make that trek from Nova Scotia, rest assured, you’ll have a place to stay here! I may even put you to work and have you milk a goat or two…

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