To combat the chilly, winter winds that creep under our door Clay made a new household pet; a door snake!
He sewed a long striped tube lined with batting.
And using a yardstick he flipped it inside out. Then he and Sam took turns pouring rice in to fill up the snake. Awhile ago I accidentally bought a huge bag of white Basmati, thinking it was brown, so this was the perfect way to use some of it up.
Sam just happened to be wearing his green pants, made from the same fabric as the snake.
All in all the project couldn't have taken much more than half an hour or so. Once they had it filled up I tapered the end, sewed on some buttons for eyes and a little ribbon tongue.
Sam is in love with our new pet; I was worried we'd have trouble keeping it on "door duty," with Sam wanting to lug it around everywhere. But he's gotten used to it and let's him lie there, doing his job of keeping us warm and draft-free.