critter containing.

So, forever and a day ago a friend told me about this thing she saw...a bean bag chair but instead of being filled with beans...you fill it with stuffed animals. :) She never gave me a link or website or anything like that...but when she told me about it I thought...

"Hmmm sounds cool but I could never sew a round thing AND we don't have nearly that many stuffed animals."  
I was apparently wrong on both accounts.  But I swear it's not my fault...the population of stuffed animals, that is.  It's like you close the door on two of them...and open it the next day to find 12...and so it continues until you have an army of cuddly little creatures.  Which, for me are among the hardest things to part with. 

So a few days ago I decided to contain these critters...and give us a nice little seat to boot.  
     All's it took was a couple of yards of fabrics, a mesh laundry bag and some velcro.  And my mad math skillz. (If you know me don't laugh...I have just enough to be dangerous). 

Now I don't know the formula for figuring out how to make a circular object...or angles...or whatever.  But just like I have always done with math...I got the same result...just did it my own backwards way.

And now we have some cute storage for all those furry critters...and it makes a pretty comfy chair to boot.  And I was shocked at just how many animals we had...

I won't be adding them to the shop...but I would be happy to make one for you...you just have to send me the supplies and a small fee for the time to make it.  Just send me an email. :) 

xo
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13 comments:

CourtneyKeb said...

What a brilliant idea! Love it!

Laura said...

love it, I've had the pattern for bean bag chairs for a while, and all I can think is where in the world will I ever get that many beans (pellets) to fill it. This is a great idea. One I may very well make time to do. I love how you used the mesh to keep it fresh on the inside.

Whatever Dee-Dee wants said...

Fun idea!

Beth said...

i thought that's what that was on tuesday's post. great job! that's the 'freshest' thing i've seen in awhile just about anywhere. super cute!

Natalie Putnam said...

This is awesome! I love it. I was wondering, what is the name of the fabric you used. I love the bright colors.

Thanks
Natalie
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Big Yellow Dog said...

What a great idea! I agree that stuff animals are difficult to part with--mainly because I feel like a majority of my son's were gifts from family members.
Margaret

Heather | Cookie Mondays said...

really cool! where's the closure? on the bottom? better yet, how bout a tute? :)

Heather K. said...

That is such a cool idea! We have an overabundance of fuzzy little friends. That would be a great way to keep them contained.

AForestFrolic said...

That is the dandiest idea! My oldest had sooooo many stuffed animals when she was a babe, but we have gradually talked her into donating some to make room for her 2 sisters, tee hee ;) We do still have a HUGE bag full that would love to have a home like that. Once we get moved, I may contact you and take you up on your offer. You are a rock star :)

Jamie :)
p.s. I am dangerous with math too (you should see me trying to help my oldest daughter with her homework...I swear we learned a completely different way than they do now)

carey said...

that is awesome!! the "real" ones of those are so expensive, i've been eyeballing them for years, but couldn't bring myself to spend THAT much money on them. plus, yours is cuter! ;)

Parrotts said...

Pure GENIOUS is what this is! I know it's hard for people to resist giving little ones stuffed animals...but they really do become a problem! This is just adorable, and they can rotate out the ones that they want to hang out with. I love it! I also love the flower-ish shape...so much more than perfectly round! Great job (as usual!)!!!

A Little Of A Lot said...

Why does Moses look so huge in that pic ? :)

Nancy Jennings said...

I love your blog and found it from a girlfriend's link! This is another one of your most precious acts of creativity! I am a crafty person "want-to-be"! I'm sure you have had 100s of requests for you to make a bean bag/animal keeper, but if you have time, I'd love to purchase one from you for my 2 *almost 3* year old little boy. nancy@nctnet.net/ steppinupinstyle.blogspot.com
Your blog is a joy to read! Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts and gift of creativity with others.

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