I sewed these little pyramid bean bags for Daphne's birthday, inspired by Vera's at Make and Play. The original tutorial (they are meant to be pattern weights!) is here at Five Green Acres. The small size and pyramid shape make them just perfect for little hands. I've been trying to show Daphne how to toss them, using a paper plate on the floor as a target, but so far she mostly just likes to carry them around either in her hands or in a little bucket.
By the way, I'm used to posting almost every day, but haven't been able to do that lately and feel bad about it. Birthdays and feverish toddlers are one reason, but mostly it's my book that's keeping me from this space. Right now all my extra time and creative energy is going towards finishing it up and making it the absolute best I can.
I'm trying hard to finish it up this month and get it off to my editor. The manuscript is finished and now I'm mostly just sorting through a lot of loose ends and final details. I'm also sorting through hundreds of photographs and choosing which ones to use (and realizing there are a few I still need to take!).
Please be patient with me. I'll check in here as often as I can, but it will probably be less frequently than usual for the next two weeks. I plan to be back up to speed beginning in October with lots of fall crafting and fun kiddo art projects!!