Friday, September 25, 2009

Earth-Friendly Friday

Fall has arrived on the wings of the wind. Here in Portland the breezes have been blowing and the drafts are finding their way under the doors, through the cracks and crevices, and into our house.

Every year, I make a simple "Draft Buster". It's my own little version of left over fabric sewed into a skinny, worm-like, bean-bag. I put the bag by the doorstops and it keeps the drafts from wiggling their way into the room.

All you need to do is take a long piece of left over fabric, it could even be an old towel. Sew up a seam, then fill the bag with seeds, rice, popcorn kernels, whatever you have in your cupboard. No need to go out and buy anything. My motto, "Use what you have".

Good luck and remember a little preparation will keep you warm and toasty this winter.

7 comments:

Bish Denham said...

We just roll up old towels come winter. Seems to work pretty well.

Kelly said...

I've done the rolled up towel method too. We've had a warm September, but soon it will be chillier. Almost time to put away the shorts and bring up the sweaters!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Brrrr...you have me thinking of winter wind already! This is an effective way to keep the wind at bay!

Stephanie Faris said...

Great idea! I just walk around with my Snuggie on. Yes, I have one of those. I'm THAT person!

Susan Berlien (warmchocmilk) said...

Great idea. I like that you just use what you have. I've seen fancy draft stoppers, but anything will do the trick. :)

Strange Fiction said...

Excellent idea! I'm one of those old towel roller uppers but I'm thinking one of your rolls would be a little more attractive!

One Sassy Girl said...

Why you craft devil! I haven't lived in cold weather for two years but just moved back for a proper 4 seasons. I'll be needing LOTS of draft protection!!