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The making of a warm, snuggly house May 24, 2010

Posted by Sarah in cosy, draft snake, fabric, home made, Made It store, recycle, refashion, sewing, slug, snake, thrifty, wool.

Yesterday I noticed that J had nestled Leopold under the bathroom door to stop the draft coming though.

Leopold looked rather uncomfortable with his tail bent at an unnatural angle.  Also, upon further inspection I found that he was a little thin for that door, and we would be better with something there that was a bit fatter.

I got to work on the sewing machine and whipped up something more suitable for the door.  He’s not a snake you see, more of a slug.

He’s doing an excellent job keeping the cold drafts out of our bedroom, and I can’t help but giggle each time I pass him on the way to the bathroom.

He’s made out of a piece of sample wool I picked up from Reverse Garbage, and stuffed with Polyfil.  What do you think we should name him?  Suggestions welcome…


1. Fee - May 26, 2010

hoe about ‘sluggly’ or ‘seamus slug’ ?

Sarah - June 2, 2010

Sluggly – I love it :) Consider him named xx

2. Karen - June 10, 2010

Oh my gosh – he’s a bit scary. I’m going to have a nightmare tonight

Fee - June 11, 2010

Don’t worry Karen, check out his eyes. Notice his unusual eye colouring? Sluggly suffers lack of visual acuity (it’s genetic) & cannot hunt. He is also vegetarian by choice and supports animal rights.

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