Yesterday I promised that today I would post my packaging idea for the Alphabeans Alphabet Game I introduced yesterday, (post here) so here it is! A felt bean-shaped bag, with colorful beans on the outside, which will safely hold our alphabet beans. Sewing (I've just started learning) is certainly opening up a whole new range of crafting possibilities for me, and I couldn't be more pleased!
It took a bit longer than the 15 minutes I'd intended, mostly because I decided that I just had to applique a few beans on the bag, and because due to my sewing inexperience I messed up a bit. I don't know what I was thinking, but I sewed the bag (leaving an opening for the zipper) first and attached the zipper second. Big mistake and a bit difficult, especially since the zipper is on a slight curve. Well at least I learned from my lesson on a small project!e. You can't tell from this photo, but trust me the zipper didn't turn out so well, though it does zip and unzip, so we will be using it!
Just for fun, I made the designs on the two sides just a bit different, here's the other side:
Wouldn't this make a cute gift? And speaking of beans, guess what we're having for dinner? Baked giant lima beans (the same ones I used for the alphabeans) with tomato sauce and cilantro pesto!, a first for me, and if it turns out well, you'll certainly hear about it! I think I've got beans on the brain, so expect some more beany projects in the future. Thanks for stopping by!