Waiting for the Tooth Fairy!
My six year old, Landon is to the age where it’s time for those good old baby teeth to start falling out. Luckily for him, the dentist had to pull his very first baby tooth because his new adult teeth were coming in behind his baby teeth. After some x-rays, the great Dr. Dan said that the baby tooth would not come loose, so it would have to be pulled. Landon was actually excited because this meant that the tooth fairy was going to come!
I have had the idea of making a Tooth Fairy Pillow on my mind for quite a while. And now the time is here!!!
Materials I used:
An embroidery machine
Felt, purchased from JoAnn Fabrics
Planet Applique’s Tooth Applique
Coats & Clark Thread
Fiskars Rotary Cutter and Cutting Mat/Ruler
Laura Kelly Mix Buttons from Buttons Galore & More
First, using white felt, I appliqued the tooth. I then cut it out right at the edge of the applique. Next, I embroidered Landon’s name onto the blue felt.
The it was time to cut it to the exact size I wanted it. I cut it at 8×6 inches.
I used ribbon to hang it, so I pinned the ribbon to the right side of the pillow and stitched it back and forth a couple of times at the top of the pillow so that it would stay in place once I began to sew it.
Before sewing the actual pillow together, I put the right sides of the felt together. I guess the back doesn’t really matter since it is plain, but both the tooth and the ribbon needed to be on the inside of the two pieces.
Then, I sewed the edges together leaving about a 2 inch opening on the side, so that I could flip it right side out and stuff it.
Once it was flipped right side out, it was ready for some stuffing!
I used Poly-fil, which you can get from any fabric store, even Wal-mart carries it. I used Poly-fil, which you can get from any fabric store, even Wal-mart carries it.
I stuffed the pillow to my liking. I didn’t want it too thick, but I didn’t want it too thin.
I wanted to add something to the ribbon so that it didn’t look so bare,….
So, I added some of Laura Kelly’s Mix Buttons from Buttons Galore.
All Done, with a cute little tooth pocket!!!In went the tooth in a little baggie that the dentist put it in.
And guess what the tooth fairy left?!?!?!
$5 for the Big Boy that did an awesome job at the dentist getting his shots to numb it up and then to have it pulled!!!!
Hope you enjoyed my little Tooth Fairy Pillow. It beats the tooth fairy having to go searching under those pillows for the tooth, in which she could accidently wake the child!!!
Until next time……