Everbellem Kids started out with Sara Hanehan's love of fabric and because she needed a gift for her niece. Her first bean bag chair was born and the rest is history! She is the wife of a Dairy Farmer and a mother to three beautiful girls under the age of 3 (16 month old twins and a 3.5 year old)! Sara was a Special Education teacher for several years before making the switch to be a stay at home mom.
The fabrics she uses are vibrant, durable, fun and comfortable. She loves fabric and most of her business is creating custom orders for people. From Bean bags, floor pillows, nap mats and more, she can sew together whatever you are looking for.
We reviewed two of her bean bag chairs, a bib and a smock and a hot and cold pack, all handmade using the sweetest fabrics. First up, the bean bag chairs. Once the kids laid eyes on the bean bags they were quickly taken over and have since taken permanent residence in our family room. One is a big rectangle perfect for lounging on, and the other one (the one Levy is pictured in above) has a special wedge shape that lets her prop it up to read or just plop down on to watch a movie. They are perfectly kid sized, all three older kids (ages 3, 6 & 8) love snuggling up on top of them, propping them up behind them to read or watch tv, or just lay on to snooze (napping does happen once in a while in this house). They are durable and sturdy and have taken a little bit of a stress test from my 3 year old jumping on them occasionally. The best part is that they're like little portable sofas that add seating to our already somewhat crowded family room without taking up a bunch of space. The kids can take them from the family room to the playroom, up to their bedrooms, and when friends come over we have plenty of space for them all to prop up against them. I've been wondering lately where we all sat before we had the beanbags!
The bib is thick and plush and covers nicely, no neck gaps and is the prettiest vintage-y style print. Jack has more of a smock one that he likes to use for cooking or crafts and the neckline is adjustable so I can use it for the baby or for Jack. (the three photos below courtesy of Tracey Buyce Photography).
The hot and cold "owie bags" are genius. Each 9"x6" bag comes sewn shut with whole kernel corn inside. One side has a handle for little hands to hold into and can be made in any fabric. You can heat them in the microwave or put them in the freezer depending on the need. Use them on sore muscles, injury or just to warm up in the winter or cool down in the summer. Made with soft, durable fabric that is comfortable on skin, the outer shell is removable for washing and the inner shell is filled with whole kernel corn, which holds heat and cold the best out of all other fills. You ca also choose an essential oil to be infused into this little bag for extra comfort! Pick from lavender which promotes sleep, peace and calming or peppermint, which helps deep breathing, cough, and cold symptoms and is an invigorating scent.
Everbellem Kids also has some sweet little dresses, nap pads, and so many bean bags and styles to choose from. I am loving the new prints and patterns she is adding too (like the pink and gold pictured above). Check out her Etsy shop here, and know that when you buy from Everbellem Kids you are supporting a locally mom run business! xoxo