Wednesday, October 10, 2012

now you don't

now you see them,
now you don't!
A long time ago I saw an idea on Pinterest. It was a bean bag type cover made to hide soft toys away in. Brilliant! (is it not?) Miss E has a somewhat large collection that even after a few secretly disappeared they seemed to take over a corner of her room. I found some great vintage fabric at a local thrift store that I thought would perfect. It's a brushed cotton, similar to flannel, but it's thicker almost upholstery type fabric, also in pinks and purples which seems to be the favourite colours in this room. I used a pattern that I bought online ages ago, the Rollie pollie by Dana of Made (great blog by the way). It's about the fourth one I've made, it's a great pattern. To say that it's been a hit is an understatement! I love that there isn't a mountain of toys to look at and she's got a little spot now to sit and read some books. That cute velveteen rabbit on her desk is by Melissa of tiny happy, we love it! I couldn't bear to pop it inside the bag to be sat on.

As for kcwc, I have been sewing and cutting out over the last three days. I just haven't taken any pics yet. It's school holidays after all and I'm thinking I might do a wrap up post at the end of the week.


  1. Looks great! I have this pinned too :)

  2. Lovely idea, and a great colour you found for your bag too :)

  3. This is a great idea Louana, you have made an awesome job of it = & I am loving that picture hanging up on her wall also ! ! It is very eye catching. Julie :-)

  4. Love the toy bean bag idea. Ours take up so much space in the corner of their wardrobe.

    The print on the wall is so wonderful. It is the little girl from the 60's golden book "I can fly" right? Where on earth did you find that? It is one of my all time favourite vintage books.

    1. Hi Stacey, yes it's from that book. My husband drew it on a big canvas for me and I painted it. We did it for miss E's nursery. We didn't know if we were having a girl or boy and were pleased to have a girl to appreciate the painting! I love it so much and that book too!


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