I am officially a TBall mommy this year! TBall is super hilarious! E had his first game saturday. The children played in the dirt, ran from home to third, fell off the bases when they tried to stand on them and jump on one leg, dog piled in the field. really, highly entertaining.
I felt I need to look more spiffy at the field for his next game so I raided hubby's stash and stole a baseball to make some mom bling. This was SO fun, easy and CHEAP. If you are a baseball mom, aunt, grandma, sister, softball player or just a fan you might like one too. Dont you love??? "LV" is the league and local school district he will be attending in the fall. These are the school colors so it will last me a while :)
Here is what it looks like spread out. I dont have a "tutorial" but this is what I did: used an exacto knife to carefully cut the leather from the ball. be careful not to tear up the threads too much. Of course the threads are cut so to prevent them from falling out or fraying I went over them with a coat of white glue. Mod Podge would probably work great for this.
Then I flipped it over and glues some red felt to the back. I used fabric tack and it is holding nicely. You could probably use E600, hot glue or just more white glue.
I sewed on a button and a small hair elastic using embroidery floss. I went right into the holes the thread already made with a large needle. It was very easy.
Then just embellish away! A patch from your favorite team would be pretty cool. I cut the LV out of felt and these buttons came from a stash I already had. The glitter buttons I actually painted with blue glitter nail polish because this just needed to be more shiny! And now I will be a cute mom at the field!