But, last night as I was trying to pass time and pacify my infant and two toddlers, I found the Fabric Beach Ball that I made for George when I think he was one. Henry went crazy with it, and Grace and George had fun teasing him with it as well.
I decided to put it out for him again this morning. He just loves it.
I took Annee's advice years (George is almost 4, so it really has been years) ago, and I stuffed a jingle bell into the middle as I was stuffing the ball. I'd highly recommend doing the same if you make one.
And honestly, if you know a little one, then I do recommend making one of these. They'll love it. I promise. It uses a small amount of fabric. A scrap buster project really. Oh, and if you don't have stuffing on hand, you could always *steal* some from a pillow. For some reason I usually buy a pillow for my mom when she comes to town. I buy the $5 ones from Target, but they are too fluffy for her. So, I seam rip a hole at one end, take a bunch of stuffing out, and then sew the side back together. Maybe you could find a pillow in your house that has a little too much fluff in it and borrow some stuffing. Just a hot tip for you.
Happy sewing and have a good weekend!