Little Monkey and I went to a birthday party for one of his little friends yesterday. I was at a loss of what to get her but we ended up picking out a cute outfit at Target. And then I remembered these beanbags I had seen on Lil Blue Boo just the other day. I got it in my head that I would get them made for the birthday girl…hours before we were to be at the party! (I recall making her a tag blanket for her baby shower last year…also hours before the party!)
I made mine a bit differently than the tutorial. 1. I did not paint the letters on. I used fabric and ironed the letters onto the other peices of fabric. 2. I filled the bags with rice instead of beans-only because I didn’t have beans and figured the rice would work out okay. It did work fine but next time I would probably rather use beans of some sort. 3. I did not do a top stitch all the way around like the tutorial. (I wasn’t looking at the directions when making them-trying to get them done during nap time. And I couldn’t figure out how they would have top stitched them with the beans inside. After the fact I see they did the top stitch before adding the beans. (Oh well-there is always next time.)
I plan to make more. A name set for Little Monkey and also one for his sister. If I’m really feeling adventurous, I might make a whole alphabet set! (I’ve got a few projects to get done before that happens though!) Let me know what you think…we might add these as an option to our Etsy store.