These may be made from a piece of plum-colored material on a true bias,

two and one-quarter inches long and one and one-quarter inches wide. Sew

the ends together on the wrong side. Turn, gather one end one-eighth of

an inch from the edge. Pull the thread up tight and sew. This makes the

blow end. Turn the lower edge in one-eighth of an inch and gather.

Fill with cotton to which a piece of tie wire has been attached and

pull close to wire and sew. Add as much cotton as necessary to procure

the right shape before finishing.