Wednesday, January 12, 2011

iron craft 2

The challenge for week two of Iron Craft was a draft dodger/door snake thing.

I can't stand them. Any door in my house that could possibly benefit from having one of these at its foot opens inward. That leaves a big lump of fabric/stuffing that prevents said door from opening. Also it adds to the collection of things that are already cluttering my floor at any given time.

No door snakes for me.

Okay, some people do use them on window sills as well. Again, doesn't work for me. I have aluminum-framed windows, which means that they collect condensation and deposit it on to the window sill. A draft dodger there would just soak up all that water and hold it against the sill, damaging the wood. And as it is, I cover up my windows with plastic anyhow, so there's doubly no point there.

I did, however, come up with one place that would happily accept something with draft-blocking capabilities, and would also not add to the clutter in my house.

For some reason, our house has been graced with not one, but two mail slots. The one in the front door is used regularly. The one in the back door is pointless. Really. Who needs two mail slots??

The back door slot is now happily full of a mini draft dodger.

And my kitchen is a wee bit warmer.

I think.


  1. So clever! Good for YOU! And it blocks all manner of creature as well!

  2. This is wonderful! I would borrow your idea but I have just the one mail slot and I don't think the mailperson would appreciate it if I blocked it. Still, I think it's great!

  3. How fun! Love the cordouroy and the stitching :) Perfect combination!


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