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I purchased my Ditsy Owl Door stop from Amazon last year for around £10 unfilled, they are currently selling on Amazon, unfilled for £7.90. They come in a number of different colours, including, pink, green (the one I have), purple and blue. The owl comes unfilled, is made of patchwork cotton fabric, has buttons for eyes and has a zip at the back. The owl is machine washable, though I have yet to wash it, so am not sure how well they wash and iron.
To fill Ditsy all you have to do it take out of the plastic bag and from the back of the owl you fill it with either sand or rice. I filled my owl with rice, I found that it was easier to fill the bag partly full and then insert it into the owl to gage if the owl was plump and weighty enough, I ended up adding more rice to give more weight. The dimension of the owl are 200mm in height by 150mm wide, so plenty big enough to do a good job and also be noticeable in a decorative way. You could also fill the bag with dried lentils or beans, but the smaller the filling the better the overall shape of the Owl.
I use Ditsy the Owl to hold open one of my French doors mainly in the summer, for the rest of the year Ditsy sits on the window sill in the dining room looking very cute.
Overall I would recommend Ditsy the Owl to others as they are easy to fill, look great and work very well as a decorative doorstop.
Owl door stop
Little Miss cant keep her bedroom door open. This is usually not a problem but she does sometimes want it slightly ajar. I saw this is a leading department store just before Christmas and thought it would be just the right thing- pretty enough to appeal to Little Miss and practical enough to do the job.
The door stop is shaped and decorated like an owl and the name ditsy owl suits it well. The back of the owl has an all over small flower design with a zip to open the owl. Inside is a bag of rice which can be removed so that the fabric can be washed. The front of the owl is decorated in different pretty flowers and braiding and the owl has large wooden button eyes and a triangular nose as well as pointy ears- the door stop really does look owl like in a very cute way!
The dimensions: of the owl are 13cm x 18 cm so just the right size because if too big then people would be tripping over it when they went through the door.
Using the owl is simple- simply open the door where you want it to stay open, sit the owl at the edge of the door and let it hold back the door. I have found that the edge of the door is the best place to sit the owl- too far in the middle and the door can shut. However, for most doors the weight of the rice is sufficient to hold open the door, although it wouldn't work on a really heavy door.
The owl costs around £12 and can be bought from major department stores. The website, www.rjbstone.com, gives a link to another site where the product can be bought unfilled for £9.95.
This has certainly lived up to my expectations and is very practical if you need a door slightly ajar, and fortunately, it does appeal to Little Miss. The style also matches the décor of her bedroom, which is a bonus.
It is hard wearing and having already washed it, I can say that it washes well and there is no shrinkage.
If you are after something pretty and practical I would recommend this and also the website as there are lots of other appealing home accessories.
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