Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Fairies and Hearts

I finally finished the fairies in time to give to the girls for Valentine's Day.  Here they are!

Bean Bag Hearts!

I had some fun with fabric scraps and made Valentine's Day bean bags for the girls to give out to their classmates yesterday.

Trace a heart onto scraps of fabric, leaving at least 1/2" between hearts for seam allowances.

Sew on tracing lines, leaving a 1" opening near the bottom of the heart.

Cut 1/4" away from seam lines.  Clip the seam allowance at the top of the heart

Fill with beans

Test out the bean bag on your head.

I used pre-made strips of bias binding to write Happy <heart> day with fabric marker.

Cut into strips, leaving at least 1/2" seam allowance on each end.

Fold over strips, stick ends into opening and sew shut.

I sewed the tags in assembly-line-style and didn't clip the threads in between.  I really like it when they are all connected.
16 hearts!


Happy Valentine's Day! 


  1. Oh, Lisa, they are so adorable! The Fairies AND the Hearts! Each week I just can't wait to see what you come up with! Keep up the good work!

  2. My last comment didn't show up??? Well, to say again, WOW! I love those fairies! They are so cute? Emma can teach the girls to make fairy houses outside this summer if you come. She and a neighbor make bark and twig forts and rock pathways, etc. Mabel is so precious! All the kids like her hair cut. And you are the mom of the year! You always go the extra mile. I love love the bean bag heart with a personalized tag. You are so creative. You should make a book of ideas and photograph all your creations. They would sell for sure. Great JOB!!!

  3. Awww, thanks! We haven't made fairy houses yet. It would be so much fun to have Emma teach the girls how to do it! I hope we get to come out there this summer.

  4. Ok Lisa I love love love the idea of heart bean bag valentines....too cool!!! Do you mind if I steal it from you for next year? :)

  5. Steal away! They were a big hit with the kids.