Through the haze of my blasted cold, I managed to cut, and paste, and glue, and glitter all those tiny pieces yesterday to complete the Carnival Invitations!
There really is something so satisfying about cutting up bits and putting them back together to create something pretty. I have loved that since I was a kid. My mom always says that as long as I had some paper and scissors I was a happy kid. I guess that is why I took to quilting like a duck to water! (I love those old silly sayings, but they make me sound like I am 80 years old!)
Each family is responsible for a “booth” at the carnival. The BG and I are in charge of the bean bag game. He will make and paint the plywood cutout with the different holes. I ’m in charge of making the bean bags.
I thought maybe you would like to make some bean bags too! If nothing else they are good for keeping your kids semi entertained in the back yard!
BEAN BAG TUTORIAL
1. Get some sturdy canvas.
2. Cut canvas into 5 inch squares using either pinking shears or a pinking rotary cutter.
3. Sew around the four sides leaving about a 3 inch opening on one side
4. Fill with beans.
5. Sew the opening closed.
6. Make up some games and play!
Later Gators! Melissa
p.s. see my little thread catching do-dad you made me rachel? I use it everyday! makes me wonder why I never had one before!