A new pattern has just been added to the Meadowside Designs Craftsy page. It is toy for small children and first appeared in British Patchwork and Quilting magazine’s special issue Inspirational Toy Makes in August 2012.
It is really quick and easy to make by hand or machine and the design changes according to the fabrics used and whether or not you fussy cut a novelty fabric (or two). You can try making it with different fabrics such as velvet and flannels to make a more tactile toy too.
Not only that but it is an excellent ‘stress-buster’ for adults too – twist it, turn it, throw it about it the place (but possibly not towards the best china).
Better yet – it is only $4 (about £2.50) for the full pattern with step by step photos.