Thursday, January 21, 2016

Homemade Balls for the Cousins

I seem to have developed a pattern of making just one gift for someone every Christmas. This year, it was Phoebe and her little first cousin Drew.  A first first cousin!  I am now an aunt!  There is great joy and noise in our extended family with two babies, let me tell you.




 I followed this easy pattern.  I used cut up batting scraps as the stuffing, and I put a little jingle bell in the middle to give it a rattle.  Both babies enjoy their simple balls more than I expected, although Phoebe's ball has the aggravating characteristic of rolling away where she can't follow.  Must learn to crawl, Fee!



7 comments:

BLD in MT said...

What a charming and practical gift! And better one than none!

Sara McD said...

Very cute gift, adorable babies, sweet daughter and your sister (in law?) is very beautiful. She looks like Isabella Rossalini.

A said...

So adorable! Love them! Make me one! I'll bat it about on snow days.

jenny_o said...

This is something I had intended to get around to doing ... and didn't. Thank you for the link and the nudge to get it done!

And yes, crawling! That ball will encourage her!

Angela said...

Adorable little ones!!! Balls are always fascinating for them at this age. The soft ones are gentle in their tiny hands. Very cute.

Polly said...

LOVE this sweet little ball! What a great baby gift. I am going to make a mental note. Last baby gift (Naomi's #4 :)) was a knitted hat. I like the idea of a toy.

Ahhh, baby pictures. So much squeezable cuteness. My children and I thank you (they love babies as much as I do!).

Sarah Barry said...

So creative. Perfect for little ones. Love the fabric choices.

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