Regular readers of my blog will know how much I love the wonderful range of fabric for children by Sandberg of Sweden. The designs and colours are simply fabulous, plus they have the added bonus, for me, of co-ordinating beautifully with the Anne Claire Petit crochet soft toys which I sell through my London Mummy gift company.
As an Interior Designer this is definitely one of my favourite ranges for using in childrens rooms. Both the fabrics and the wallpapers look great in a nursery but equally they are not so "juvenille" that you will have to re-decorate as soon as they grow out of the baby stage - which as we know, happens far too quickly!
I shall show you more from the Sandberg range tomorrow.
In the meantime, here is a fabric doorstop I made using a couple of their fabrics:
The main body is their Saga fabric and for the top and bottom I used some of the co-ordinating dotty linen fabric called Ossian.
Here is a picture showing the bottom of the doorstop:
The finished doorstop is actually bigger than I would normally make but I wanted to incorporate the whole of the green coloured house.
There is only one side seam as I wanted to continue the pattern as far around as possible:
Instead of filling the whole thing with rice or beans which, given the size would have made it far too heavy, I made a smaller separate bag to slot inside. This I filled with enough rice to provide the weight I needed and then I used toy filling to pad out the doorstop which helps it keep the shape well, particularly as there is only the one side seam.
These are not difficult to make, particularly if you have already tackled my soft baby cube tutorial the method is pretty much the same, just change the shape from a square to a rectangle and add the handle to the top.
Finally, here it is pictured with some of the adorable Anne Claire Petit crochet rabbits:
Didn't I tell you they co-ordinated beautifully :)