One of my all time favourite games at primary school was mini bean bag throwing, even though I was never really good at it, but there was just something nice and squishy about having a bean bag in your hand all ready to throw. When our Bella was (much) younger, I made a set of these for her to throw around the house and they were such a hit.
I've been thinking quite a bit about sewing lately, but mostly the thought of dragging my sewing machine out of the cupboard put me off making anything, even though it's not that hard to do! The lovely team at Fiskars recently sent me a rotary cutter and ruler combo, which are new additions to their crafting and sewing range. It's rare for me to blog about gifts in the mail, but I was really wrapped with this one because my existing rotary cutter is blunt and my ruler is broken. Yep. I've been holding off making anything that required really straight and/or square edges because of this very reason, so this arrived at just the right time!
These tiny bean bags (filled with rice) are one of the first handmade gifts to be put away in our present cupboard, for a little person's birthday that's much later in the year. It feels good to dust off my machine and even better to sew something!
Incase you'd like to make a set or two yourself, I have a really old blog post tutorial on these - circa 2008, just pop over HERE and you'll find all the instructions. They're easy to make, fast and (I think) such a cute gift idea.
I've also finished a few other projects in the last couple of weeks, so I'll be back to share those soon.