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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Mini Bean Bags:

In between going on drives and taking pictures of clouds, I have been watching a lot of baseball and working on my cute little bean bags.  So far I have assembled and filled 87 of them with birdseed.  I just need to finish sewing them all closed.  They will be great for tossing, juggling, and playing tic-tac-toe.  Or, they can be used as decor.  Aren't they cute?

First I cut out the squares and sewed button in the middle of the flower.  Then I sewed them on the machine, right sides together.  After turning them inside out and ironing them, I filled them with birdseed.  I couldn't find my small funnel, so I rolled up a piece of copy paper and taped it to use instead.  I used the baking pans to hold the bean bags upright so they won't spill while waiting for me to sew them shut. I am going to bundle them in sets of 3,  probably tying them up with rafia and ribbon. 

I am so glad that I got over the hump and started sewing again!  Sewing is an indicator of my state of mind.  If I can sew, it means that I have some patience and feel productive.  This fun, easy project got me in the mood to do some more sewing.  I'll probably work on bags next, so that my cookie mixes will be complete and ready to go out the door.  

I'll show you the bags when I get going on them.  They are simple to make also.


Lisa Ricard Claro said...

My daughter could have used these a few weeks ago. She went to camp and was supposed to bring three beanbags for learning to juggle! I had a heckuva time finding the right thing. You are so clever!

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

I'll send you some for the next time. Just email me your address. Because you are nice to me and leave comments for me when hardly anybody else does. You win the prize, Lisa!

BECKY said...

Those are the prettiest bean bags I have ever seen! I guess they're not in stores much anymore, are they? No wonder Lisa had trouble finding them! My mom made some for my brother and me when we were little, but they were just plain navy blue. Someone cut holes in a cardboard box and we played Bean Bag Toss! Great idea, Kathy! And wow you really have sewing talent!

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi Becky, they now play them at tailgate parties ... they are called corn bags now instead of bean bags. Maybe I'll should go into business? They are easy and fun to make.

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