Do you ever have a project that you work on...then put away...then work on...then put away.... I've been working on this project off an on all year. When I started this project I didn't think that four seasons of bean bags would take me four seasons to complete!
To make these bean bags I first cut fabric for the cubes.
Front and Back - 6 inch by 4.5 inch
2 Sides - 6 inch by 4 inch
Top and Bottom - 4 inch by 4.5 inch
Then I embroidered four trees to represent the four seasons.
For spring I used a lighter color green for leaves...
Oranges and yellows for fall with falling leaves...
Summer fruit (or small red buttons)...
A barren winter trunk with beaded snow flakes (my first try at beading!)
Here's a sketch of my tree...
I sewed the fabric into cubes. Cubes are more difficult than you might think and I got pretty frustrated until I found this tutorial which saved the day!
I filled my cubes with split peas. Each cube took about two pounds.
I like that these bean bags give me a new way to display embroidery. They are the perfect size for a window sill or you can just place them on the counter top.
I think these would be cute in a nursery with some kiddie embroidery or maybe embroider a little house on each one and create a whole town?