Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Off to a new home....

 

These little lovelies went off to their new home today....


Toddler sized bean bags - these are what I have spend all of my sewing time on for the past week or so.  A friend had seen the one I'd made for my son and then asked me to make FOUR for her. 

The bean bags went in 2 by 2...
I made the bean bags using really thick and durable cotton canvas and these are the two prints I chose -

Cute butterflies and insects

Cartoon birdies
I love both of these fabrics, they're nice and cartoon-y and great for kids.  (Sorry, I have no details about who makes these fabrics but if you'd like to get your hands on some please let me know and I could arrange for you to buy some through my Folksy shop.)

Here's a close up of those cute little insects and flowers (there's a close up of the birds at the beginning of this post) -




Aren't they adorable?

This task was a great way for me to build up my confidence and skills.  I did them production-line style, i.e. all the cutting at once (yawn!), then all the sewing of the specific parts.  This did however, mean I ended up doing all 4 zips in one sitting, boy was that hard work!  This is the tutorial I used for my zips - easy peasy, but it does take quite a bit of concentration. I'm definitely not afraid of zips any more.  I got a whole bundle of them at my local Dunelm Mill - there was a basket of them in the sale for 35p, 45p and 60p each!  What a bargain. 

This fabric is really great to work with as its so thick, (maybe some would find that a disadvantage, but its great for certain projects).  Here's a fabric basket I whipped up using it -



Perfect for collecting little toys in at the end of the day. 

On a different note, something else went to it's new home this week as well.  This padded, quilted phone case -



I sold it on Folksy - MY FIRST SALE!  I cannot tell you how excited I was to have sold my first item - someone likes my work enough to part with real, hard earned cash for it!  Thank you who-ever you are, I hope you like your new phone case as much as I do, it's on it's way to you today.

Now that the 'mass production' of the bean bags is out of the way I think I'll spend some time stocking up my Folksy shop, I've got some nice ideas for things to make, so keep checking back for shop updates. 


1 comments:

  1. Congrats on your first sale!
    The beanbags are great and particularly love the bird fabric.

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