Last week I came across a free pattern for these fabric beach balls from the ah-mazing The Purl Bee.
First let me say I LOVE this site. It kind of makes me wish that I had the money/time/skill to learn how to do EVERYTHING they do...especially the knit part. I promise if you have not stopped by there before, you will be thanking me.
Okay, back to the balls...
My side of the family did a cousins gift exchange. One of the cousins we got is a wee one...relatively speaking since he is an infant, but he weighs just shy of my 20 month old. I really wanted to make him something so when I saw this pattern and looked at my ginormous pile of fabric scraps, I knew I had found my project.
The pattern is super easy to follow and would have been even more of a breeze if I still wasn't an ignoramus when it comes to hand sewing...although I am improving friends. I literally clapped and giggled when I managed to close up the first ball and it actually looked good.
I HIGHLY recommend this project. I know the Little Mens' cousin will love this. I know this because I keep having to remind them that they can't play with them..."but moooom they are soooo cool".