Sat 24 May 2008
A few weeks ago I was out celebrating my birthday with friends from work. Amusingly there are three of us with the same birthday (and until last year we all worked in the same lab). This works well for me because I don’t really like having birthdays (other peoples’ are great, mine not so much) and so they organise it and I go along for the fun.
Anyway, at about 1.30 am I was almost home when I realised that I’d left my keys on the living room coffee table. Oh, and R was away doing his TA thing. Luckily it had been my friend A who had been keeping me out so I was able to call her and crash on her sofa-bed. (Although when I arrived at her place she suggested we open some whisky. I suggested water).
To say thank you I wanted to make A a doorstop. Her room had been very hot and she’d propped the door open with some clothing, I think. I got the pattern from Softies by Therese Laskey.
Unfortunately the doorstop is not fit for purpose because it is too light to hold open the heavy firedoors we have. The heaviest thing I’d been able to find to fill it had been rice but it just wasn’t heavy enough. Ah well, I still think is looks cute, it was fun to make and I’m happy with how it turned out, especially the bird. I think I’ll try to get hold of some sand and try that as the filler.