Thursday, 11 July 2013

PinAddicts Challenge - Bean bag comet with ribbons

I love the PinAddicts Challenge. I spend a lot of time pinning on Pinterest, and the challenge really inspires me to step away from the computer and actually get on and make something.

I was looking for a simple sewing project when I found these bean bag comets. I first saw them over at Entertaining Monsters and followed back to the original tutorial at Twig and Toadstool. I'm not very good at sewing, I lack the ability to make neat stitches in a straight line, but even I managed to make one. I was actually able to complete it during one of Mia's rare, short naps, and if you have a sewing machine you could make these up very quickly.

I was recently lucky enough to win the monthly prize from the PinAddicts challenge which was a voucher to spend at Abakhan. Never having bought fabric before I thought I'd treat myself to a fat quarter of pretty flowered fabric, and I've used some of it to make this bean bag. I will admit that the fabric I used was my least favourite in the selection, but it reminds me a little bit of garden furniture so it's a good choice for a garden toy! I've never bought ribbon before but I seem to have loads of it, I hoard it from chocolate boxes and other gifts, and so I easily found some in co-ordinating colours. I used rice to fill the bean bag.

Homemade bean bag comet

I was really, really pleased with this project. Like I say, I'm not really a sewer, and yet this was so quick and easy to make. I have another sewing project in mind, and this success has inspired me to make a start, so look out for a future PinAddicts post!

If you love Pinterest then do come over and follow me, you can find all my boards here. And if you do more pinning than creating then do consider joining the PinAddicts!

8 comments:

  1. I was thinking of doing some of those - the'y make great party favours for kids AND they'd be cheap as I could use up all the offcuts from making clothes

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    1. They would be very cheap, and if you had a sewing machine they would be very quick to make!

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  2. aaaah! Jen these are SUCH fun!! Absolutely love this idea. I agree with Kath, they would make perfect party favours from clothes! Oh how I wish I could sew :) Love that you've enjoyed your voucher too. Thanks so much for entering and linking the PinAddicts challenge - you're a darling. Kerry xx

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    1. Thank you, I love taking part in the challenge! I can't sew really, but these were very easy!

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  4. Good question, mine changes every week but at the moment I love reading Peepo because my daughter has just learnt the word Peepo so joins in!

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  5. I love these! I have to make some bean bags for my daughter in law, I'm going to add tails to them like these - they're so lovely! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  6. Nice to hear about your pin addicts challenges, I'm also have fun in these. Its very happy to see a person just like me.

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