happy new year!
i'm sorry i've been absent so long, but it's crazy to think that any blogging would happen during holiday season at all! but back to the routine now
isla has this thing about balls. every time one of her brothers rolls a ball on the floor, she laughs uncontrollably. and it doesn't get old with her. she can do it all day. all.day. (it's the rest of us who have to stop after a while, really.)
...so i was thinking of making her some soft toys lately ...now that she is sitting up really well and actively searching for entertainment. (dear god, she is crawling already and i haven't baby-proofed the house yet, have i?!!!)
...enter the stuffed fabric roll-y ball!
it has a "rattle" stuffed way in its depths, so it makes noises as it rolls. fun!
the construction of it was pretty simple. i actually studied a beach ball to come up with this. basically, it is 8 panels of fabric shaped like a really long eye (i'm not sure how else to describe the shape...long leaf shape? narrow oval with pointy ends? fattened up pine needle? ) sewn together. the rattle was 2 bottle caps taped together with 3 dried beans inside.
i have to admit that i really like it, this silly little ball. it is made of fabric scraps that i had, so it cost next to nothing. can't go wrong with that!
if you have a baby to give it to, make one today!
just an aside to explain myself: did i say 52 things this year back in september 2009 (and in the about me side panel there)? i meant in one year, i really did. it's true, i swear. which means i am still sort of on par, i think? ?? math has escaped me
anyway, i have a whole slew of things to blog about that i couldn't before the holidays as they were gifts, so i will bring them up one by one slowly over the next little while