On Tuesday it rained and rained and rained. I was stuck at home with two wild boys and no car. I was so glad that I had the foresight to pull our basketball hoop in from outside before the rain started. But there was only one good indoor ball to play with. So Deacon and I together made this fabric basketball out of some leftover bright orange flannel I had. The best part is that we used the interfacing from the neckties that I take apart to stuff the ball. We had fun stuffing it all in there. Of course, if you don't have neck-tie innards lying around your house, you can just use some good old poly-fil.
I think these balls would be great baby gifts - my kids love them because they can actually handle them quite easily. I found the free pattern on THIS website. But as you can see, my fabric balls are nowhere near as beautiful as those ones. The ball pictured below was made out of 2 very old and stained dress shirts of Andy's. We've had that ball for about a month now.
We also had a great time on Tuesday making our favorite new food - Pizza Pockets. Maybe I'll post about that next week. It's a fun little recipe.