Sunday, January 26, 2014

"Teddy Beans"

We love our stuffed animals, but hate the space they take up. I wanted to figure out a way to keep them contained. I had seen organizing options like hammocks, but for my toddler, those kept them out of his reach and therefore unable to be played with. So, I designed my own.

The concept is simple. Its a bean bag chair, without the beans. Instead, you fill it with stuffed animals. Your teddy bears are the "beans".

I'm am not a seamstress at all, and I was able to do this. I chose a simple bean bag chair pattern; Simplicity #5105.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

New year, new paint

Happy New Year. Its 2014!!! Out with the old, in with the new, so they say. The Kays' house is no exception. I have been busy. 

Our dining room needed a new look. I had a bland cream color on the walls and the molding was white. I have decorative molding in the dining room, but because of the muted colors, you couldn't even see it. It was time for a change.