|Sprout & his best friend Aiden with their new toys!|
After a couple of hours of cutting fabric, serging the bags, filling them with rice, barley, split peas, lentils of various sorts, popcorn & beans, then sewing them up. I think they might have taken an hour had we not been chasing two toddlers around during this project. The end result was two dozen bean bags: each of a different colour & texture of fabric, plus different sizes & weights of 'beans' inside.
When I showed them to Sprout, he wasn't quite sure what to make of them. I can't wait to show him all the ways we can use them. There are so many games you can play with bean bags: throwing them, balancing them on your head, shaking them to make noises, stacking them...
Now that I've made lots of bean bags, I'm mulling over the idea of making them to sell. I have a table booked in the Blim Market at the Autumn Shift Festival (on Broadway to 12th Avenue, September 17th, noon-6pm) to sell my ANEW baby & mama gear. Would you buy bean bags for your child (niece/nephew/grandchild, etc)?