This is a fun, easy, and fast craft. It took me longer to stuff the ball than to cut the pieces and sew it together. I will definitely be whipping up a few more for baby gifts!
Here is a link to a tutorial that got me started:How to Sew a Ball
I enlarged the pattern using photoshop until it was about 6 inches in height. I pinned 3 inch ribbons in place and then followed the directions as given. I opted for using fabric glue to attach the circles to the end of the ball, I can always go back and stitch over it later. Total time, about 45 minutes. Happy Crafting!