she's really cute, I didn't think something like a draft stopper could be crafted up into adorableness
This is a posting from the CrochetMe website on what to use as stuffing for crochet projects or stuffed animals, recommending avoiding using rice to stuff things with... http://www.crochetme.com/amigurumi-deconstructed
"Never, ever, use rice or beans in crochet projects... or as stuffing. Ever. In anything. That's why God made plastic.
Bugs do not invade plastic.
Starchy dried beans, on the other hand, will attract weevils, especially if they get any moisture (even humidity), and potentially other starch eaters as well. Moths and their maggot-like larva, silverfish, and everyone's favorite, cockroaches, too.
They make special beads for this job, and for larger "beans," plastic pony beads or similar will do the trick.
Rice and beans are also unwashable. Meanwhile, plastic is perfectly washable. But the biggest problem remains the fact that, unless you keep your doll in an airtight container (what fun - and bugs are known to get into those, anyway,) sooner or later you're going to have an infestation on your hands, and a piece of garbage where once an adorable amigurumi stood.
Here's hoping you read this, Ms. Werker, and I further hope that you'll find a way to open and de-bean your amigurumi.
PS: The phrase "amigurumi dolls" is redundant. Such a little helper I am. Okay, so some would say pestilential corrector... but redundancy is a pet peeve of mine. I swear if I hear "Sahara desert" one more time, some nasty stuff is goin' down.
Submitted by Maryann (not verified) on 17 March 2006 - 3:50am."
Although I realize you probably need something heavy and dense for a draft stopper, just, seeing/reading your post reminded me of that ^