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Thursday, October 14, 2010

The beanbag that’s not a beanbag creative space

Finally it’s finished – the beanbag that’s not a beanbag. It took a lot longer to make than I had expected. That seems to be a very familiar story with me. I start things expecting to whip ‘em up in a couple of hours and when I don’t finish them they get put away for another day hence the millions of half started projects everywhere and hence the WIP challenge. Speaking of which, this is another WIP down – only one more to go!

So anyway back to the beanbag that’s not a beanbag. I love how it has turned out. I love that the kids love it. Although I really have to keep an eye on Maya when she’s in it!
I love that the kid’s friends and cousins love it. I love that I have inspired a friend to try making one herself.

All I did was sew up a beanbag using denim and upholstery fabric with some extra strong upholstery thread, hammer in some eyelets at the top (that bit was fun!), cut a door in the side, place a hoop inside the bottom of the beanbag to help keep its shape, put some cushions and blankets inside, hang it from the eyelets on a hook and voila, a fun swinging hideaway for the kids!
It looks so fun and comfy that I want to get in there myself, but I think I’ll leave the fun to the kids. I don’t want to break it! My Creative Space is a little bit later than usual this week. I’ve seen a bit too much of the bathroom in the last 12-24 hours, after eating a bad batch of food at the food court at work yesterday. Lets just say I won’t be eating any of that impossibly red sweet and sour pork again anytime soon!

11 comments:

nicole said...

what a freaking awesome idea!!!
hope you're feeling better soon!

melissa said...

I love that, and im sure my kids would too...i wanna make one now!

Seedling said...

What a great idea!

teddybearswednesday said...

I love your non beanbag beanbag, and it looks like the best place to hang out.

Little Ted Canvas said...

I LOVE that!!! What a brilliant idea, I'm looking around our living room trying to work out where I might be able to put one..love it! I hope you feel better soon, nothing like a bit of food poisoning to turn you off a food court..

spectacularfairywren said...

i could hang in there!
'Impossibly red' - so so funny

Mira Narnie said...

checking in to see how your WIp's are going and am AMAZED at this bean bag disguised as a swing chair!! I totally want one as well - did you make if from a pattern or just wing it! I am so pleased you only have one more project to go - that must be a good feeling! I have not tackled any of my WIP's but at least you've brought them to my attention...

now - i'm off to marvel at those crochet triangle cushions!

Tina said...

LOVE IT!!!!!

Well done! I see it is a huge hit!

Heidi said...

When we were little all they had was the bouncing things that hooked a door frame. thats so amazing I think I too would have wanted to crawl in to.

lila Check said...

This is simply fabulous...do you have a pattern for it? My kids would love it!!!

Tracey said...

Hey cickadeee, its been a while since Ive popped by and... 1) I love your beanbag swing, I too totally get the swing thing.. anything that lifts your feet above the ground is lovely, 2) Your crocheting is incredible! I remember when you just began. High five! and 3) cannot believe how fast your kiddos are growing up... I really will have to pop by more often
x Tracey

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