Monday, January 27, 2014

Don't Let the Door Stop You Blog Hop

That door sure didn't stop Madame Samm and our crazy favorite blog hop mom, Carla from coming up with this wild and wacky double blog hop! You girls never stop showing us, good times!  Thanks to you, for all you do!

I had to put on my thinking cap for this one. I wanted to be different, do something I haven't done for awhile, so don't you know, I came up with a Moose!  Oh, yeah your all thinking, like we haven't seen one of them, on this blog before. LOL!!

 I dug back, way back to my days of professional crafting... back when soft country animals were all the rage.  I went thru all those boxes stacked under the stairs, (the door didn't stop me, but all that dust about did me in) til I  found the perfect project...

Just how is this softie really going to be a door stop. If I weight his bottom, I trip over legs that are sticking out...   hummm
I haven't fired up the saws in my shop for years!

 

But giving him a partial wooden body, might do the trick.


I designed these crazy looking shoes for him. 


They tuck right under the door!
Just like a door stop.


I kept his gal pal, as the pattern was written.
She sits next to him, so nicely on a little bench!

The holidays might be over, but it's Christmas all year long here in the Moosestash
:-)


I have a little give away to share today.





This roomy little 6"x10" bag could be filled with sand and used as a door stop, 
but it's a great size to throw all your quilting supplies in, to take to a class, 
or just odd little things you might want to keep in your car... the options are endless.

You see, I have been playing with Texture Magic and my embroidery machine.
Oh what fun!

Each side is different.

Leave me a comment and I will pick my winner on Feb 7 the last day of our "Door Stop" blog hop!
 
In the mean time...

                       Here is the line up for the rest of our hop today
                            make sure you visit all my friends!


                                                      January 28th

                                          threads on my socks

                                              How ART you?
     
                                          Den syende himmel

                                         Moosestash Quilting

                                      life, quilts and a cat too

78 comments:

  1. What a fantastic idea for a door stopper! His feet are perfect. Thank you for sharing.

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  2. Oh, wow, Joan those shoes are perfect. He could hold any door open for sure. Great idea. Your post is so fun to look at and the details on your moose is awesome. You channeled your professional crafter country ways and excelled. Saws? wow, I am impressed.
    Thank you for hopping. Your post is super-duper. Mr. Moose and his gal pal are great fun.

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  3. Well of course there would be a moose at the door. Clever way to make him a door stopper. I tried working with the texture magic and did not like the effect.

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  4. Those shoes a pure genius, Greetings from Oklahoma, USA crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  5. I love what you did with that moose! I'm pretty sure I have the same pattern stashed some where.

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  6. How creative. Those same moose come out at my sister's home every Xmas. Love the way you designed the feet. Seriously cute door stop.

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  7. They are just adorable! Love the wooden wedge legs to keep him standing. Just love them both!

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  8. A moose marriage! That is what I see in your future, they look very cosy together. Even if he does have on weird (but wonderfully useful) shoes! I love them both. Beautifully done!

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  9. I love them, I will have to rootle through my craft books and look for something similar to adapt, I have 1 door with a mind of its own.

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  10. A wonderful moose couple, maybe there will be some moose kids too. Thanks for sharing your awesome doorstops.

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  11. I do love a good moose, and you made two! Love them borh :)

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  12. I knew there would be a moose and you didn't disappoint! Love it!!

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  13. How clever you are to put those awesome feet on your moose! He and his gal pal are perfect!

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  14. Such a cute pair of meese (LOL). Love his shoes...fantastic idea!

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  15. Wonderful and funny idea, Theses shoes are fantastic *lol*
    Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.
    Bente

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  16. That is just the cutest thing ever! I love his shoes - a great idea - but their faces are just precious and that's what I see. :) blessings, marlene

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  17. Those wooden shoes are a great idea! Both of the moose are adorable.

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  18. Your moose are charming and the shoes are a really great idea!

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  19. I remember those patterns and I know I have made quite a few in my time. I do like the way you have adapted it for a door stopper. Only you could do this!!! Definitely delightful moose!

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  20. I don't think I ever bought that pattern but I have an arsenal upstairs too... Need to go look through them for inspiration. Your babies are too cute!

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  21. I think this is just the cutest thing ever!! you are so inventive

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  22. Joan, wouah, that was a great idea to put him some wooden shoes, perfect to hold even heavy doors!
    Thanks for sharing, I love elks, although I have never seen a single one "live"!

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  23. Moose - what a surprise! Love them, the wooden base and feet are brilliant! :)

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  24. Very cute moose! The wooden base and feet are a very good idea! Thanks for sharing, and for the giveaway. vickise at gmail dot com

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  25. What could be more appropriate at MooseStashQuilting than a moose and his Mrs. Very cute!

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  26. What a lovely couple. What a terrific twist on the pattern. You are one heck of an imaginative lady. What a great way to start my day. Thanks.

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  27. Bravo!! What an ingenious idea. Talk about thinking outside of the box!! I love it!!

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  28. Your Teddy/Moose is so cute all dressed up and the doorstop shoes are ingenious. Thanks for the bag giveaway...it's lovely. svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

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  29. Love your moose door stop and his companion. You are being your usual creative self. Stay warm.

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  30. These are just beauties! Must have been lots of work making them. Thanks for the giveaway. This pouch would have been just perfect for my hexies.

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  31. I think I had that super cute moose pattern too LOL What a innovative lady you are Joan !

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  32. Oh my gosh, how awesome!! The wooden shoes are brilliant. Hehehe, I bought some of that Texture Magic about a year ago and still haven't used it!! Isn't it funny how we NEED something fast and then it sits on a shelf forever!!!

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  33. A moose! How clever of you. I love the way you did his shoes and how sweet of you to include his girlfriend so he doesn't get bored while at work!

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  34. I love your moose(s)! Now what do you call more than one moose. I wonder? I was here very late last night and was looking for a moose but your post was not up before sleep called my name just after midnight. I just knew there would be a moose for The Moosestash! I am still amazed, though, by your creativity and your workmanship. The wooden feet are just the perfect idea. Thanks for sharing .... :) Pat

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  35. Your moose and his shoes are so cool! You turned him into the perfect doorstop...I love it! His sweetie is so cute, too. I've played around with Texture Magic, but mine never looked as cute as that bag.

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  36. I love your moose doorstop, too much fun! He's such a snappy dresser along with his lady friend they make a sweet couple:)
    Thank you for the chance.

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  37. What a cute couple! I love how you resolved keeping the male moose upright with the wooden additions, wedging him up against the door. They remind of being at the photographer's studio with him standing along side her, seated. Well done and fun to be crafting again?

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  38. Hmmmm, good idea with the legs! I think your moose couple are perfect!

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  39. I love your moose. Very ingenious to add the door wedges and make him into a door stop. I could use a few of those.

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  40. Oh, Joan! These are so, so cute. You always come up with the most adorable things. I really love these. Thank you so much for sharing and thank you for the giveaway.

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  41. those are so adorable. I think I might need a set for my door. Thanks for sharing

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  42. What a fabulous door stop!!! You did a great job on it too.

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  43. I couldn't wait to see how you made a Moose for a stopper...I knew you would. Well you outdid yourself again. I love them! Did you name them yet?

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  44. Well now aren't you clever finding the perfect way to make mr. Moose into a door stop , just sweet!

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  45. I knew you could stitch up a moose no problem. Adorable! I love your title "Professional Crafter." If I had that titl;e I could justify all my stuff. :)

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  46. Your moose is adorable! sew very cute!
    xo jan

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  47. Brilliant idea to add the wood. Both moose are stunning. OK, being the moose expert, what is the plural of moose?

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  48. Your Meeses are out standing!! er i Mean your mooses. ;) Love their clothes, and how very clever to give Mr. Moose new sturdy feet.

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  49. Those wooden wedge shoes are so clever! Your doorstop looks wonderful! Mmm, I think I have some of those old patterns around here somewhere.

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  50. I it is the cutest door stopper I ever seen! :)

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  51. Such a cute door stopper and I love how the shoes work. Perfect.

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  52. Oh, Ms. Moosestash! Those are the cutest little meese ever! (Plural of mouse = mice, plural of moose = meese. Just makes sense to me!) So clever with the door stop snowshoes; my favorite!

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  53. Love those shoes - just perfect to stand on allday and keep guard of that door! Glad he has a wife to relax with in the evenings! Perfect!

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  54. What fun!! and the shoes are perfect!!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  55. I certainly got a chuckle out of those silly shoes--just perfect for a door stopper! Great work, as always!

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  56. I am impressed with your wood engineering!! Cute mooses.

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  57. Mr. Moose and MooseGal are so darn cute. You are multi-talented to be able to add wooden legs and feet!

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  58. Those wooden feet are such a good idea!

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  59. Hee hee, that moose is very clever, way to fire up those saws and pull together two crafts! And I really enjoy the rustic fabrics you used. Thank you for sharing!
    ~Brandy

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  60. Love your moose doorstop…too cute!!! :)

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  61. Oh my goodness you are brilliant. Love the moose with shoes as a doorstop. Very clever of you! Thank you sew much for hopping...

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  62. your mooses are the bomb!!! thanks for the chance!

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  63. Way to figure your way around the "leg" issue! Looks like some great snowshoes to me :) Hey, it's always Christmas, right? Christmas means snow, so it works!!! They are adorable!!!

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  64. Love your door stop, would love to warm

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  65. cute doorstop. great idea how you created the feet. thanks for sharing.

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  66. What a great idea! It would never have occured to me to do that.
    Glad you didnt seperate the couple too lol

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  67. Cute moose! I like the wedges for shoes, holds the door open and still looks decorative.

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  68. What a clever idea for the moose feet. Great blog too

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  69. I love the moose door stop! My sewing room door won't stay open when I'm in there. This would be perfect!

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  70. Way to cool, love how you did that with the wood and that it fits under the door like that, and of course the Moose are absolutely adorable. Great Job!!

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  71. I love it! Great idea. I love dolls so I will be trying this.

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  72. I would be surprised if it were anything but a moose at your door. Nicely done.

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  73. Too wonderful and so nice that you made him a friend. His job gets a little lonesome.

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  74. WOW, you could sell those legs, what a great idea! and love his little girlfriend too!

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  75. Your moose doorstops are tooo cute! I would definitely NOT put sand in the bag you are giving away!

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