The letters are all done. Despite being a bit tedious to make, I had fun. The bonus is that my felt scraps pile is now about half as tall. I'm working on some doubles now so we have more options in the words we spell out, and some numbers.
So far r is pretty uninterested - though she has taken an instant liking to the "L" and "I" and carries them in a tight grip around the house. She is also pretty keen on the ikea crochet basket I'm using to hold them in.