I've been busy making bean bags for E's birthday party and I got so excited after finishing them - they are super-cute and I don't want to give them away anymore! I used an old wool blanket, out of date lentils and scraps of fabric so they are inexpensive and eco-friendly - my perfect project really. I confess I don't have beautiful Liberty fabric scraps lying around so I bought 25 squares for £10 from ebay but still, not expensive. I started out intending to make plain felt bags and the idea snowballed from there. Z helped me machine sew the edges using the foot pedal with his hands while I fed the fabric into the machine - we practised a few times before sewing the real ones and he was great.
I'm going to use them in games and as a going-home gift at E's party which is next weekend. I'll write up instructions and put a link on my sidebar if anyone's interested - please leave a comment if you are and it will bump it up my list of things to do.
I hope you all enjoyed the wonderful sunny weekend.