I recently made a whole bunch of 8" balls (with a bell inside!) from this cool little pattern (on Grand Revival) for the kids in our playgroup, who all came over today for a cookie exchange. Here's a shot of them last night after I finished stitching the last of them up:
These were a big hit with the kids, super-easy to do (I swear it took about twenty minutes each) and so much fun to make! And it gave me a great way to use some of the fat quarters I bought from the Holly Jolly line by Sandy Gervais.