Saturday, January 17, 2009
Vintage Pattern Clutch Ball
I have been playing around with a pattern from my Mother-in-Law ( via my sister-in-law). My mother-in-law used to make her grandchildren full sized versions. The balls are easy to grasp and soft and the kids loved them. Funnily enough I am seeing versions of this ball in antique malls and on-line primitives blogs!
So... who needs one of these? My bears of course. I shrank the pattern 70% for my first try.... see Marli on BearPile . Then I shrank it 50% and here it is! Its about 3" in diameter and made from minibear fabric... white gridded upholstery fabric. I stuff mine a little more firmly than my my mother-in-law did.
Next one will be 60% but not a ball... I'll post it when it's done.
I've had LOADS of people ask for the pattern without including a way of sending it to them!!
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