Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Beanbags

Beanbags are synonymous with kids. At least in our house. They are forever tossing them in the air. Trying to juggle. Trying to hit each other with them. Sometimes playfully. Sometimes not.

I had some leftover sleeves sitting around in my scrap basket from previous projects and decided it was time to either make them into something or ditch them. Then the idea came into my head to make them into beanbags. They were already sewn on two sides, so it was a quick sew.


And then the kids went into my novelty fabric stash and picked out some of their favorite fabrics and asked for more. Who am I to deny them?

Edited to add: I filled the beanbags with dried lentils and split peas. Sometimes beans can work their way out of beanbags between stitches so I serged the seams to prevent spilling the beans. Sorry. That was a lame joke. I couldn't resist it.

13 comments:

Ms. K said...

Really dopey question, but are they really filled with beans or do you use something man-made?

Little Munchkins said...

I see Strawberry Shortcake fabric!

Hey, anything to keep the kids happy. Happy kids = happy Mama. Or is it the other way around??

Leslie said...

so so so so cute! I have been wanting to do this with some of my scrap fabric for my baby (who is really into textures right now). And fill it with a jar of black eyed peas which we do not eat. thanks for the motivation!

Brenda said...

LOve strawberry shortcake. I need to make these for my grandkids.

amandajean said...

that is such a great idea to use the sleeves for bean bags.

Mirre said...

These have been on my to do list for ages... yours are very cute!

utmommy said...

Beanbags are a big hit in our house too!

Joanna said...

We must be on the same wavelength. i just finished posting and then came over to yours to see that you've posted about beanbags too! funny. :)

Jane said...

Fun stuff!

jessi said...

I love a good lame joke! Thanks!

Katie Jean said...

I need to make some of those! I'm sure Isaiah would go crazy for them.

Emily said...

About bean bags. Think smaller bead bads! Reminds me of a kids' game - Five Stones? We used to make five little pillows (about 1" square) filled with either grains of rice or coarse sand.

Here is a description of the game:
http://www.mastersgames.com/rules/jacks-rules.htm

Karyn said...

Again....I have no idea why I didn't comment. In fact, I think I did, you must have deleted it.

Cute beanbags!