Wow – thank you for all of the feedback! (I’m working on the baby shoe pattern and I’m hoping to have it up for you by the end of next week)
Ok, so I was thinking of making a tomato-esque pincushion pattern for myself. I picked out this rich mustard wool/rayon felt and the plaid/floral cotton, then started sketching out a pattern. As I was working out the dimensions, my mind wandered... I could make a ball... I could make a ball for Charlotte... Why are there no girly balls?...(indignant)Girls like to play with balls too... This fabric over here would make a fabulous ball... What if I made Charlotte a girly ball instead? So, I moved to a new sheet of paper and designed this:
I stuffed each ball lightly, then added in a little beanbag filled with poly-pellets. Then I added more polyfil until the ball was rather firm (so the beanbag ends up in the center of the ball, with padding all around it). The beanbag gives them the perfect weight for tossing and somehow, magically, they actually bounce a bit!
Isaac (my “in-house” photographer) even got in on the action this time and snapped this beautiful still-life. Now, back to that pincushion.