It was my nephew Declan’s birthday yesterday. He loves to roll and throw balls so I made him a fabric one.
I used the fabric beach ball pattern from the Purl Bee. This is the medium one and my sister-in-law Georgia said it is perfectly sized for one year old hands. I didn’t sew the fabric circles on the top and bottom because it didn’t seem necessary to me. I also tucked a small cat toy – the kind that has a bell inside a plastic ball – into the middle of the stuffing. It has a nice jingle when it’s tossed around.
Of course, he needed a shirt, too. I copied the train design that Georgia used on the invitation although I had to change the color palette a bit. That is a green giraffe, but I think it also looks like the number 1- perfect if you ask me.
We are having a beautiful fall day. I hope the weather sticks around this weekend. Have a good one!