Monday, February 21, 2011

Cuddling up with Thomas the Tank Engine

Last May I made my nephew Connor a Cars themed bean bag for his birthday.  It was the first one I ever made, so it wasn't really my best piece of work.  But, it was kind of fun to make.  I collected old worn out bean bags at thrift stores and combined them to make a full bean bag.  I stenciled several of the characters on each side with fabric paint using this technique and gave it to him for his birthday before I realized I never even got a picture of it. 

It was quite a hit. 

In fact, his father (my brother) Mike said he wanted one for his birthday.  So, that started a little streak of everyone getting a bean bag for a gift.  Mike's bean bag was almost twice the size and it was a KC Chiefs/KC Royals themed bean bag.  Also another big hit.

Several bean bags later I finally have a picture to share.  My nephew Charlie is a huge Thomas the Tank Engine fan, so I wanted to make a Thomas bean bag for him.  I had the perfect fabric in mind for this project.  I had several (just barely enough) scraps of blue and white engineer ticking stripe denim.  Then I used iron on transfer paper to put Thomas and his friends on each side of the bag. 

I think this one turned out pretty is so far my favorite one I have made.  But, something tells me I am not quite done making them.

1 comment:

  1. Great idea. The railroad stripe fabric is a great touch. Thanks for sharing.
    Come over and see the draperies that I made. I love to sew and have been doing so for over 60 yrs. OOPS, hope you don't mind visiting an old lady. Hugs, Ginger