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Topic: Stella the draft stopping snake!  (Read 13418 times)
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« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2008 10:07:21 AM »

she's really cute, I didn't think something like a draft stopper could be crafted up into adorableness  Smiley

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 ^

Ah.  Makes sense, thanks for the tip Smiley  Stella's kinda beyond help though since I'm not sure I could deconstruct her and still be able to salvage the tights.  I'll keep that in mind in case I make another in the future.

Love the snake , looks a happy little thing  Grin
We just stuff them with old rags, clothes etc when we make them.

Cloth is a great idea as well!  Thanks Cheesy
« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2008 12:33:11 PM »

Cute, I've been trying to think of a way to stop up my old basement door with the 1/2 inch opening directly to the outdoors.  Ugh.

PS - How about "3 AM in the morning" or "PIN number"?   Grin
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« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2008 07:41:41 AM »

I need one of those! The rolled up blanket is getting old. Thanks for posting the pattern link.

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« Reply #13 on: December 11, 2008 10:17:36 AM »

Cute, I've been trying to think of a way to stop up my old basement door with the 1/2 inch opening directly to the outdoors.  Ugh.

PS - How about "3 AM in the morning" or "PIN number"?   Grin

1irishgirl--I totally sympathize with you and am glad that I could provide some inspiration Cheesy  I lived in upstate NY for 2 years and my first house had the scariest basement!  Instead of a bulkhead, there was simply a hole in the ground covered up by a piece of plywood Shocked  And the rest of the house was poorly insulated, which wasn't the ideal situation during -25 degree weather (I don't miss the winters there Tongue).  Needless to say, I moved as soon as my lease was up!
« Reply #14 on: September 21, 2009 07:54:26 PM »

oh yippeeee! i have all this adorable fleece in long 8" wide strips. Too narrow for most of my projects and I am not making the craft I originally intended the fleece for. I am excited, this is a perfect use!!

Also, on the filling business. I use the plastic pellets, they are not too pricey and you can get them at most craft places.

« Reply #15 on: October 03, 2009 04:25:45 PM »

I love her! She's so colorful.
Maybe I'm a bit biased cuz I love snakes, too.

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