It’s been a year since this party, so there will be another one soon. But more about that later on.
Ofcourse I had to make some gifts at the last moment so I spent an evening at my sewing machine to make this:
They’re beanbags. I filled them with dried peas so they have a nice feel to them. I considered giving them a separate removable inside sleeve but decided against it in the end. I reasoned that, if one should get very wet or dirty I could whip up a new one in no time.
I decided on rainbow-coloured fabrics (and a grey one because I really liked it). I got some new from the store (the orange, yellow and grey), some came from old swaps (the red, blue and purple) and the green one I had laying around. I made the back from some leftover bit of ikea-curtain (thick off-white cotton).
I didn’t come up with the idea myself, but I don’t remember where I first saw it online. There are similar ones all over blogland.
And the first one took me about an hour and a half, but so did the other six. So the whole project took me 3 hours (including picking fabrics and cutting) and now I have an nice handmade present. Fingers crossed he’ll play with it…
What do you think?