I saw a ball with tags on in a baby magezine and thought, "ooh, Cadence would love that!" Then I saw the price and thought, "oooh, Tony would hate that!" So I made her one myself.
It is the size a tennis ball, and is filled with rice, so it is nice and soft. It can also be heated in the microwave and used as a hot pack!
Cut 4 pieces of the pattern below, from fabrics of your choice.
Cut as many ribbons as you like, about 6 inches in length each.
Quickly stitch the ends together to make them easier to work with.
Lay two fabric pieces right sides together.
Tuck a ribbon or two between the fabric pieces along one side so the end of the ribbon butts up against the edge, and the loop of the ribbon is between the fabric pieces, not sticking out.
Sew this side, using a 1/4 inch seam allowance.
Unfold, and repeat with next pieces.
The last piece will be a little more difficult to work with since all the other sides are in the way, but you can do it!
Only sew the last pieces about 3/4 of the way up.
Turn right side out.
Use a funnel to fill with rice, leaving some space so the ball will be soft.
Use a slip stitch to finish sewing up the last side.