Wednesday, March 30, 2016

I Love Lucy!

One of my favorite babies turned 1 this week and of course that calls for a handmade gift.  ABCs might be a bit advanced for her age but with a librarian for a mom I know she'll be reading in no time!

I was so excited when I found an Eva charm pack while I was cleaning out my scrap bin, the perfect collection for Lucy's Mod Girl nursery.  I took Sugar Bee Crafts' advice and used the acid green for the backs of all the letters to make it clearer which way they should go.

There are a ton of tutorial's out there for making these.  I used these plush alphabet templates from Chez Beeper Bebe but I took the lazy girl's approach which is to say I printed the letters on Avery full page sticker paper (not reversed) that I could just stick to my fabric.  No tracing and they're reusable:-)  Just remember to cut out and sew around the inside bits.  Note: the W in this template is too big for a 5" charm square.

Once I stitched around the letters I cut them out with pinking shears.  I used two layers of batting, a great way to use up all those leftover bits.

Repeat 26 times in one day and your hand will be extremely sore.

Make a coordinating Lined Drawstring Bag to hold them all and you have a perfect gift.  What's you're go to baby gift?


  1. Love this idea. I have a little Lucy in my life who'll need one of these, too. : )

  2. Awesome! Thanks so much for this great idea!