Baa, baa, ball!

February 16, 2007 at 10:29 pm | Posted in plush, Sewing/Crafts | 12 Comments

I’ve been having a tough time deciding what kind of doll to make for Carol’s Made for China project. Then I thought of a darling little lamb ball I’d seen on a crafty blog last year. The catch is, I can’t for the life of me remember WHICH blog* it was; I guess I didn’t bookmark it. Does anyone know who might have made that little waffle-fabric lamb? The blogger was so sweet and encouraged me to try one for myself.

*The lamb is here at three pink trees! Thanks for solving the mystery, Brooke!

Anyway, I couldn’t find her site, so today I created this little fella, based on her lamb ball.

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I gave him a face of my own, plus ears and a tail, but no legs.

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Augh, I love him. Now I want to make a series of ball dolls: kitty, monkey, panda, bird…?

Update: I’ve already sketched out the designs for a bluebird, monkey, panda, kitty, penguin, and fish! I know what I’ll be doing this weekend!


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  1. Hi! De-lurking to say this ball softie is such a cutie! Such a sweet happy face. It reminds me of Madame Trapo’s ball mascots which you can find here: (she has some sheep, which might be the ones you are referring too?)

  2. The lamb ball was me :). At least, I did a waffle-weave lamb ball a while back. Your ball doll is just darling!

  3. Eeeeee!! Genius. I absolutely love it.

  4. How beautiful, I love love love it! Oh, I can’t wait to see the others.

  5. oooo this has been on my list to try ever since I got the book “Toys to Sew” by Claire Garland! You can see an adorable version of a kitty ball


    I do love your site, just delurking to say hi!

  6. Very fun! He looks so round and smooth. He’d be really great with a bell inside, too.

    I think this design would lend itself especially well to a fish.

  7. Soo cute where did you get the pattern or didi you just come up with it yourself?
    please let me know !

  8. it’s fantastic. i can’t believe you came up with the pattern on your own – because you couldn’t find it on Brooke’s site, rigth?

    ohhh dream-worthy!

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  10. I want one.

  11. Pure love.

  12. When you get the patterns ready I want them!

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