Sunday, August 29, 2010

He's HERE!!!

My nephew decided to grace us with his presence a week early! Which is fine by me...and my sister too! Welcome little Noah. :) As I mentioned before, my sister and brother-in-law were keeping the sex of the baby a surprise, so up until now I've been sewing gender-neutral baby items. But once I heard the exciting news that they had a healthy, baby boy, I couldn't wait to sew something boy-ish.
I decided to make soft letters for his name - Noah. There are some great quick projects in Lotta's Simple Sewing for Baby book, and this was one of them. I walked over the the fabric store this morning (it's both wonderful and dangerous having one in walking distance) and saw these adorable iron-on appliques. I quickly decided to add them to the soft letters to jazz them up a bit. And who loves jazzing things up? This girl does.

These letters were pretty quick to make and if you felt so inspired, you could even make an entire soft alphabet. I used a zig-zag stitch along the border to prevent fraying. Lotta suggested the zig-zag or an overlocker if you have one. I wish I had one (hint hint Ryan...), but the zig-zag worked just fine.
I'm so excited to meet Noah I can hardly stand it. Just 4 more months until I can see his sweet face!!
This project was linked to The Girl Creative's
Just Something I Whipped Up Monday


  1. Congratulations on your new nephew!
    And what a lovely name, and a lovely gift for him. I love babies. I know you can't wait to squeeze him :D

  2. Thanks, Eve! I am so excited to smother him with kisses and hugs! :)

  3. WOO HOO congrats Aunt Kathryn! How exciting! Also, those letters are ADORABLE!

  4. you are awesome!!! great job!! we'll have to sew something while i'm there!! :)

  5. Hi! I just found your site while looking for felted Dala horses, and just thought I'd say hello as you seem to share absolutely all my interests! I'm obsessed with Lotta's "Simple Sewing for Baby", all things Scandinavian, and just yesterday, I found out about Craft Hope and got so excited! Your softie letters look lovely! Nice to meet you!