Some more of that summetime feeling from when my parents + sister and Ivan were here! we had some cool animal visits in the garden: a sweet cat and a big frog! how cool is the frog?? i got really close with my camera and it just kept jumping towards me!!
▶ Everyone: Im so glad you all liked the ball! i copied the idea from a ball-cover by Karmameju. It was a challenge to sew, but not as hard as i feared. I have sewed for a long time, but i am a very impatient and sloppy crafter and i usually just try things out with out much calculating -and i make alot of mistakes!! i think everyone can sew if the just make room for some adjusting and some error!! So get sewing!
I did it like this: measured the ball from top to bottom and three places around. Then i divided the round-measures by 6 and and cut 6 pieces of fabric in the hight of the ball and using the three measure points (for example (not the real measures): 11 cm down = 16 cm wide, 30 cm down = 26 cm wide -if you get the idea). i made half a ball-test to see if i was on the right track. Then i sewed the 6 pieces together + a zipper, inflated the ball inside the cover with the seams on the outside and used needles to adjust the places where it did not fit tightly. luckily after making the fittings and inflating the ball again everything seemed to fit! It was a lot easier than i thought it would be, but i did have to inflate and deflate the ball a couple of times to try it on. -and hey: so good to hear from all the new commentators!!