Officially the school holidays started last Friday, but it isn't till now that I feel it has really started for me. As always I leave things till the last minute, which meant Thursday I was still working on this year's ornaments. I started making these when my daughter was in Kindergarten and have been making them since every year, which now means making them for three kids and all their classmates. The first always takes a little while to make, but once I'm happy with an idea, it goes quicker to make them all. This year I had to abondon a few ideas because they need me to be too precise. Unfortunatly I don't have the time to work on something too time consuming if I have to make it for three kids and all their classmate and for a friend who has said she wished she had her kids in my kids' class, so she'd get one too. So since last year I've been making a special one just for her with her family members' pictures. Hurray for Facebook to be able to get images without having to ask for recent pictures. This year was the first time I used fabric instead of paper, which I've done in the past. I decided I wanted to make a fabric ball. Of course I could have spend time to make my own, but decided I didn't have time to do that and searched google for a template of a ball.
Purl in the past. They have great fabrics and they also have great tutorials, and with them I found a template for a ball shape. I used this template for my design. You can have fabric printed at Spoonflower, where I also have my designs for sale.
Abby Glassenberg's does her birds. To be very honest it also meant I don't have to be as precise on the final closing stitching after they had been stuffed with filling.