Sooo, of course I check your ideas in blogland...and found this great project that uses fabric scraps and newspaper, a little twine and maybe some tape!(A kitten helper won't hurt either)
It literally took 5 minutes.
Here's what I did:
Gather some newspaper and crushed it into vague spheres...added tape when I needed it...
|newspaper ball near the front...just wrap it with 1-2 inch thick strips of fabric..the front fabric is actually upholsterer's webbing. I cut it in half lengthwise|
Looks great...and Faa-Reeee!!!
Make it a Great Day!