"Wanted: a needle swift enough to sew this poem into a blanket."
My youngest nephew turns two next week. With his birthday so close to Christmas, I knew I wanted to make something special for him.
At first I was inspired by the many different ABC projects that I saw on Pinterest:
Then I remembered I'm a commitment-phobe, and I could never commit to 26 individual letters. But, what about numbers? There's only ten of them!
Look how cute they turned out!
If you want to make a set of your own, you will need:
- Plenty of felt : I bought one mini-sheet of each color.
- Plenty of thick embroidery thread
- Stuffing : I actually used quilt batting because I could cut it into strips.
- Print outlines of the big numbers on cardstock; I fit four to a page.
- Trace each number on the felt with a sharpie.
- Stack/fold your felt and cut two of each numbers.
- Use the blanket stitch to sew around the exterior of each number. I had to reacquaint myself via a tutorial at Futuregirl Craft Blog.
- Use a pencil/pen/chopstick/etc. to stuff the numbers as you go. Stitch up the final hole.
- Throw the number to the side, and start the next one. Thank goodness that you have only 10 to do!
Find a small totebag or make a little drawstring bag to hold all of the numbers. And, of course don't forget to attach the cute tag!