Friday, June 18, 2010

Taloolah the Tooth Fairy

I'm sure many of you have seen the super cute tooth fairy pillow on mmmcraft's blog. I had seen it quite a while ago, but came across it again recently and it was serendipity! My daughter had just discovered that she has two loose teeth. I decided to whip this cutie up before her teeth came out and here is the result!

Here she is in all her glory...looking a little demented! I had all the supplies on hand so it was simple and free to make. Funny enough, the only thing I didn't have in my supplies was the silver pipe cleaner; but that very day I went to a local fabric store and it just happened to be the shop hop (all the quilting stores in the area have an event) and they were giving out these really cute crowns made out of silver pipe cleaner. So I just disassembled mine and used it for the wings!

I had to laugh because Larissa from mmmcrafts mentioned that the idea of a tooth with teeth cracks her up. Well, when my daughter saw the little tooth fairy pillow she started laughing and saying the same thing.

Larissa's fairy is made with more care than mine. Instead of hand stitching the back closed and the cheeks on, I machine stitched the cheeks and hot glued the back closed and then covered it with some more felt. I used an antique button that was in bad shape as the little jewel on the crown. I just hot glued it on. It came from my grandma's stash (her whole stash recently came under my care!!). It belonged to her grandma before her. I love that I was able to use something sentimental on what is sure to become a treasured object for my daughter.

Or maybe the next one I make will become the family treasure...this one looks a little crazy and may or may not be the final product!
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dougandcheryl said...

I love it. I've been thinking of making that too.

Larissa said...

:-) I love the repurposed pipe cleaner crown. What a happy coincidence! thanks for the kind words about the tutorial and the linkage. congrats to your little snaggle tooth!

Jennifer said...

This is sooo cute! We have a lot of loose teeth around here, so I'll have to try and whip one of these up!

Alison said...

This is such a fun idea! I love those wings. I'm going to remember this one for when my little guy gets bigger. Thanks for sharing. have a fabulous weekend!


Kimberly said...

Such a cute idea! And the teeth on the tooth fairy really do crack me up. :) Found you from Frugal Friday.


Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

Adorable! We were just chatting today about how my middle daughter is going to need her own tooth fairy pillow soon!

Anj said...

I think it's darling. And I must know more about this shop hop.... I've never heard of it.
I love the watches too. My son has a weird obsession with clocks and watches and dials of any sort. He'd totally dig it... although it may be a choking hazard for him. As the case with most toddlers... everything goes in his mouth.

Well done on both projects!!!