Beans, beans, beans.

BEANS, BEANS, BEANS! We love them! Luke asks to play “beans” 10 times a day!

I bought a 2lb bag of dry beans and a container with a lid at Wal-Mart a couple weeks ago. It is a big hit. We put a big queen size sheet down on the floor to catch them and make clean up easier.ย  I grab a couple mixing bowls and cups, measuring cups, trucks, whatever. He scoops, dumps, tosses, sits in, drives through them, and has a good time for a good 30 minutes or more.

And when he’s done or gets to crazy, i.e. throwing beans all over the place or off the sheet. They clean up in a minute and tuck away in there own little container. So fun! I highly recommend you try it with you toddler. Oh and yes he ate a couple the first time. But no harm done they are just beans. ;)

I would love to hear if you try it or even better, see pictures!


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A very Brady Dinosaur

I whipped up this little guy, well he’s around 18″ long, the other day as a belated birthday gift for a little friend who turned 2 last month. I drew out this pattern a couple years ago for another boy birthday. We have an influx of boys around here, and since I enjoy making and giving handmade to the littles in my life I have come up with a couple boyish toys to make.

I kept this guy simple, one fabric on the front and a brighter pattern on the back. I cut a strip of black felt and cut out the triangles from it to make the spears?ย  Hmm.. not sure what there called. :)

I like to add a little personalization to stuff to make it more special, so I hand stitched on a felt B to the front.

You can see, there is no detail on the face or anywhere except the B. But it could always be added. This is just a simple stuffed dinosaur that can be used for play or sleeping.

I think I might try to make a few for the shop since they simple and perfect for boys which lets be honest aside from cars and trucks there’s not a lot of boy stuff out there. Although yes, for the Dinosaur loving girl in your house, this could be made with cute girly fabric too. :)

Check back later this week I am working on Luke’s Favorite Things post by request from our friends over at Fluff&Nonsense.

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