I'm trying to become a better sewer these days. I've been pulling out little unfinished projects or working on things I've collected on Pinterest. I also like to make toys and things for Darwin in an effort to save money, offer him more variety, or just create something that I can't find elsewhere. So all of those things combined and I made two cute projects over the last week.
The first is a growth chart that is also for sale in my shop. I LOVE this thing. It is exactly what I saw in my head and couldn't find anywhere else. I have definitely spent extra moments in his room since I hung it up just so I could glance at it.
And the second are a set of geometric bean bags. I don't think I've ever really made anything 3-D before, no clothing or anything. Just flat things like curtains or the plush alphabet toys. That's why I went for the pyramid design instead of your basic flat square bean bags. They were fun to make and I'm happy I challenged myself a little. You can see in the photos I tried a couple of different methods since they don't all look the same (but the basic idea came from here, I just enlarged the pattern). I used up fabric scraps from other projects and an old t-shirt to make ten bean bags. To fill them I dug into our stash of sensory bags we use in play and used a variety or beans, corn, and rice. I have to admit I'm pretty excited because Darwin doesn't always care about my "projects" for him but he was pretty excited about these. *Happy Mama dance!* He liked trowing them at block towers yesterday.
These now live in a basket on his play shelves in the living room. You can see the rest of how we keep his toys organized in our shared living space right here.
What are you working on these day? Any new projects to challenge your skills?
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