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


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