I gave Caleb a clue about his gift… that it contains the letters L and M. He didn’t guess, but a LEGO Minecraft building set made him a happy boy!
I took my camera to their party but didn’t even remove it from its bag. I found a cozy spot with a view of the 18 children and 14 adults gathered in this small but welcoming little cape cod home. I had to ask Jamie to send me a few pics of these these sweethearts each surrounded by people that love and pray for them as they grow.
Basket of Bean Bags
So here is how I went about making the basket of bean bags
While at the craft store, I considered using beads as filler, making the bags washable. Because I wanted more weight to the bags and because the cost of the beads was more than I want to spend on this project, I opted to use dried beans. It took a little more than one bag each of dried beans and dried peas to fill the ten bags. I like the weight and the feel of the beans.
After filling each bag, I stitched it closed using the sewing machine. With the left-over scraps of fabric, I fashioned a bow and tie and secured it to the basket handle.
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Debby Ray says
I mean GREAT gifts…lol!
Debby Ray says
Such a sweet present! I am sure that Chloe and Caleb will have great fun celebrating and playing with these gifts great from Grandma 🙂
What a perfectly wonderful and brilliant idea. I know several of my grands would enjoy this too. I love that you shared this idea with us. Happy birthday to them all!
Brenda Kay Ledford says
This is a beautiful photo of bean bags. This brings back many wonderful childhood memories. You have a beautiful blog. I found your blog on Cat Tails.
Have a blessed week.
Just a little something from Judy says
Brilliant idea! I know my grandchildren would love receiving this gift! Do your grandchildren know how fortunate they are to have such a gifted, talented grandma?
The pictures of each of them, are so cute!
Wow! That's so special! Very cute bean bags and children:).
Bean bags are a great toy – and these are so pretty. Chloe will love them. Happy birthday to her and Caleb.
I have a couple of bean bags and my granddaughter (3) insists they are doll pillows.
These are so, so cute and I bet that my Grans would love some. You are so creative and I love that you share it with us. :o)) Have a great week!
First of all, the bean bags are just so pretty! Second, I'll bet they'll provide a lot of fun times. You are a very crafty grandma!
Ann Thompson says
Happy Birthday to Chloe and Caleb. What a cute gift
Happy Birthday to Caleb and Chloe. This is a great gift!