Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Bean Bag Toss Game

I've been wanting to sew some bean bags for my daughter for awhile. They were very easy to make - a great project for a beginner. I used some old, sturdy fabric from my stash. It actually came from an old rocking chair cushion I just couldn't throw away.

The game is made from a diaper box. I traced circles on top and cut with a knife. My toddler helped me decorate it with construction paper.

The whole family enjoys this game. The baby chews on the bean bags, the toddler practices her aim, and the momma and daddy have friendly competitions standing great distances from the box. Not bad for a free craft.

A Gift

I did a couple of onesies with appliques and matching bottoms for a friend's baby shower. One for this fall and one for next summer. The appliques and pants/shorts are made from upcycled t-shirts.

Skirt for Momma

I finally made something for myself. This fabric was on clearance, so I had to grab two yards. I have a favorite, comfy skirt I wear all the time, so I wanted to try and copy it.

It looks okay, but it's not nearly as comfortable or cool as my brown skirt. I think the fabric is not very breathable, plus I lined it with a fabric I already had on hand, and it's cotton, so it doesn't have any give. Anyway, I can still wear it, so it's not a total loss.