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.