Friday, November 20, 2009

Spoiler Alert!!

Patchwork Ball
Originally uploaded by MandyMade
Spoiler alert!! If you're my cousin (or in law) and have a son that has a birthday soon you may not want to read on!!

I have been wanting to make this patchwork ball from Anna Maria Horner's book Seams to Me for a while, and I finally had the opportunity. It's been sooooo hot here in melbourne so I haven't been doing much sewing and this project was perfect to keep the sewing itch at bay. It came together very quickly. The time consuming part was fussy cutting the fabric (from lincraft). I hope to make more of these.

With Christmas not too far away, I don't even want to think about how soon now, I'm busy thinking of and making gifts. Hopefully this weekend will be a bit cooler to work on them. I may or may not write about them, don't want to have to put out too many spoiler alerts!! My aim this year is for part of everyones gifts to be handmade (even if its not from me) I may have needed to start a few months ago. With fire season in full swing, work is really busy so I will need the de-stress somehow.



  1. LOVE it Mandy. I've been making a little stack of hexes and want to turn them into a ball... but I don't have a pattern. I notice yours has a pentagon or two in it! Might have to hunt that book down at the library...

  2. hehe thats where Im lucky no one I know reads my blog. (except you lol) Great present for a little one.

  3. I love this! does it have a bell inside? My son has one like this someone got me on Etsy and it has a bell in it, which adds a little fun. We played with it a ton when he was just learning to sit up.


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