I used to make smaller versions of this ball (with a bell inside) for baby gifts. I hadn't made one of these in years but wanted to make one for a birthday gift for a special someone. My crafting room is still mostly in bags and boxes so finding the bits and pieces I wanted took some doing. I had been hoping to use more of my mom's old fabric bits from the 60s and 70s but couldn't find the bag I had in mind (until I had already sewn the ball and was riffling around looking for stuffing!!) but I did find some and was able to mix it with some thrift store fabric finds.
Fun! I love making handmade gifts...and I love using only bits and pieces that I already have to do so.
And that chocolate zucchini cake?
It went down a treat. ;-)