Inspired by Carolyn Friedlander, I decided to make a quick pouf for the playroom. Like all sewing projects, it turned out to be not as quick as I had hoped. I’m pretty happy with the finished product, but the directions were very hard to follow. Friedlander had a number of tips and pictures on her blog that made it considerably easier. The actual directions featured low DOF, over-exposed artsy photos that were not helpful at all.
I used several pieces of fabric from a half-yard bundle of Alison Glass’s Handcrafted Indigos, which I received for Christmas. Following Friedlander’s suggestion, I filled it mostly with little styrofoam balls. This worked rather well, but wow, they are a pain in the neck to deal with.
The fuzz on the outside is from soft stuffing I put in it as well. Presumably that’ll come off.
It’s handy and cute in our playroom. The playroom itself is coming along.
The rug is beautiful, and it’s great for the kids to have a dedicated place to play. With H’s relatives continuing to send us a lot of toys, it’s nice to have a place to store them all. I’m planning to move the couch away from the window to where a bookcase currently is, add an additional bookcase, and add a hanging tent for the girls to play in. Standby a month or so for the finished product.