It has been an amazing week! I am the proud aunt of baby James Nathaniel, who was born on Monday morning! I cannot wait to meet him in person later this summer.

I jumped at the opportunity to make a softie for the new baby since my mom is making a quilt. Finding the right pattern for your nephew’s softie is tough! I looked and looked until I found the Purl Soho Pup on the Purl Bee, it was perfect.


I made the decision to shrink the pattern 25% to make his size a little more manageable (boy, where those feet tough to sew on!). The full size pattern finishes at 17″ long – way too big for a tiny baby – mine finished about 13″. I used Sherpa for the body for cuddle factor and Carolyn Friedlander’s Widescreen in blue.


A little bit of black felt for the nose and embroidery thread for the eyes and we have a Pup! My nephew, Zachary, who is two and a half, loves his Tigger and I hope that this softie will be as well received.

And because no baby post is complete with out a picture of a baby, his mom gave me permission to share one:


Welcome to the world, James Nathaniel! You and your brother are going to have so much fun.



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5 thoughts on “Woof!

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    […] made another pup, this time in a lovely orange grid, for one of my good friends and Drexel colleague who just had a […]

  2. Sarah July 9, 2014 at 11:25 am Reply

    Congratulations! Beautiful baby and very cute pup.

  3. Sherry June 26, 2014 at 8:41 pm Reply

    What a great little toy for the new baby. He is sure a cutie!

  4. Jenn @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge June 26, 2014 at 5:36 pm Reply

    Great call on making a special snuggly toy for your new nephew. It’s super cute. Isn’t aunting the best? We don’t have to be at all practical!

  5. quiltingjetgirl June 26, 2014 at 10:43 am Reply

    Congratulations to you and your family! The softie pup is super cute, I am sure they will have lots of fun adventures together. 🙂

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