Friday, 7 March 2008

New chicken on the block

Sorry, guys - I meant to post this last night, but I had a bit of a blue day and it just didn't happen in the end. Hopefully you will feel it was worth waiting for, though :o)

Today I wanted to show you my fab-arooney new doorstop!*

I came by Chickenhead (as I've taken to referring to my new door-holding buddy) after seeing a link to the fantastic Refab on a post by my blog pal Random. I love the vintage fabrics that Refab 'repurpose' to make their products with, and the chicken-design door-chappie just seemed quite 'me' somehow :o)

The NBM, however, being less into fripperies, looked at Chickenhead, looked at me, and just said "Kellogg's Corn Flakes". And I can see her point. But I suppose that is what I get for choosing a chicken that is made from such a beautiful shiny green fabric (and I really like the fabric - wish I had some more to make something out of!)

Anyhoo, that's all I have for today, so I will bid you adieu and wish you a happy weekend. Cheerio...

*The keen observers amongst you may remember that I only recently got a new doorstop, in the form of a disused chunk of railway track. But it's OK, I have justified the chicken purchase. My reasoning is thus: I have more than one door in my flat, therefore I should be allowed more than one doorstop. And the railway one was free. So please don't tell me off for what appears to be a new-doorstop addiction. I promise to stop now.... or soon, at least..... maybe just one more.... ;o)


Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Your new chicken is fab and just totally insanely right for you! But really, how many doorstops do you need? Our house is so cold we need draught excluders rather than door stops and there would never be enough of them! Maybe taking the carpets up wasn't my brightest idea!

lucy x

Working Mom Knits said...

Nothing quite like a fab doorstop, I always say! And yours is very fab : )

Lesley said...

Totally justified on health and safety grounds as far as I'm concerned!! Far more forgiving to your poor little toes if you should happen to stub them than that ginormous hunk of wood :)


Kitty said...

Perhaps that new doorstop should maybe be called 'Kellog'?

Sorry to hear you were a bit blue ... hope you're a bit perkier now, and have a fabtastic weekend.


PS Off to check out your random friend - always nice to find a good new blog. x

Random Reflections said...

Ooh nice doorstop - I haven't quite decided whether to get one of their snakes yet. I will try and make a trip to Greenwich soon to check them out. The arrival of you chicken has inspired me!

I hope I'm not in too much trouble with NBM for having shown you the site...

trashalou said...

Mmmm, all that Kellogsy ChickenHeaded goodness is much to be admired.

As to multi-doorstops - a girl has to have a hobby!

Monkee Maker said...

Like you said, if you have more than one door at your place, it stands to reason that you need more than one doorstop.

Or possibly even two per door? They'd be bound to stay open then.

Hope you have a more cheery weekend .... I know just what you need, and by all accounts it's only about a ten minute walk from yours ....


Queen of the froggers said...

I love those chickens, they have them in a shop round the corner from us, but I do think for the money they could provide the filling!!! I might try and make one. :)

lauren said...

a multiplicity of doors demands a multiplicity of doorstops.


(he *IS* quite cornflakey, tho. in a GOOD way, obviously!) :)

(ps: a blue day could surely be cured by one of those molten chocolately dessert thingies, no??! (hope yours was!) we should probably all keep a few of those on hand for emergencies!)