Apparently, draft excluders are all the rage. Could I make them to sell? Heck, yeah, I say! I start thinking of a design. The obvious (and with hindsight, sensible) route is to cut two long rectangles from your chosen fabrics and stitch together, stuffed with something a little weighty. End pieces are optional. "Too easy" I think "my draft excluders need to stand out in the saturated draft excluder market.... "
So I set out to ruin a perfectly decent design...
Are you ready for this picture?
for the unveiling of....the return of the Hungry Caterpillar!
Shall I explain? I thought adding gathers and therefore lumps would look interesting...and I also totally misjudged the size such that only a show-jumper would be able to enter the room if this were in the doorway.
I had an inkling it wasn't right so it was with trepidation that I showed James.....he looked (and his face twitched) and he said that draught excluders were meant to be smaller and not such a "feature" in a room and that I should chalk this up to experience...
Anyone got any ideas on how I can repurpose this? or do you think there's a market for "ride-along" draught excluders?!
In other news I've taken the plunge into my first ever swap. I've steered clear of these so far due to the pile of other sewing commitments I've got...but at lunchtime yesterday decided that I'm way more productive when there's deadlines (it's only taken me until 37 to realise this!) so filled in the form and snuck in at the last minute. For the uninitiated (Mums etc!) a secret swap is where you make something for a partner (in this case a cushion) based on what you think they'll like and someone else (who will be a mystery until the parcel arrives!) will make one for you. Here's my inspiration mosaic (to help my partner know what I'd like...)
Now I'm excited!