Anyway, enough of all of that business.
There are times as a mother I feel I am constantly telling my children "no".
This is not one of them.
My youngest son wanted a zebra beanbag for his birthday (Thanksgiving Day last week) or Christmas.
Kinda random, but O.K.
I found 2 pieces of zebra print fleece (about a yard each for less than $2 apiece) at the thrift store along with a beat up beanbag ($3) that I cut up and used for a pattern as well as the inside "beans".
Here is the end result.
He was super happy with it and won't really let anyone else use it.
As the youngest he should be able to tell his siblings all "no" at times.
Here he is enjoying a treat and a good movie.
This was probably one of my better thrift store/recycle projects to date, if only for the mere fact that this boy is happy.
- I first made a muslin beanbag and filled it with the beans and sewed it shut.
- The outer fleece panels are lined with a thrifted sheet so that it wouldn't stretch out too much. I made this so I could pull it off and wash it if need be and not have the beans going every where.
- Zipper opening on the side panels.