This coming weekend is my cousin A’s wedding in Atlantic City (why she wouldn’t just choose Vegas is beyond me, but whatever). Will be great to see Dad and the rest of our extended fam on his side. My cousin – in – law (married to my cousin Thom), Suze, is expecting a baby girl (yay!) so my Aunt Betty is having a little family shower for her. So I wanted to make something for her – and it was a great excuse to try a new tutorial!
Here’s my ball:
I think it turned out pretty cute! The tutorial was great – very thorough and complete (thanks, Purl Bee!). And it wasn’t too hard to make – just a bit of hand sewing that isn’t my favorite, but I am getting better. The top (and bottom) round things were sewn by hand, and the opening after stuffing it was also sewn by hand. That was the most difficult part, but I worked it out. I think it could use a bit more stuffing, but too late for this ball. Maybe next time.
I also made her 2 matching burpies:
(Does it seem weird to use black ribbon? I figure, babies can be chic like us, and don’t need to have everything be pastels!) While I was making these, I realized that I am a better machine sewer than I once was – these were easy peasy to make, whereas a few years ago I would have struggled a bit. I was pleased at the realization.
So here is her final shower gift:
Cute, useful and made with love. I hope she likes it all!