Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Tooth Fairy Pillow

Last night, my 5 year old discovered his first loose tooth. I am already struggling with the fact that he's getting ready to start Kindergarten in 3 weeks; I didn't need his first loose tooth on top of it!!  Anyway.  He was quite worried and obsessed about it last night; worried if it would hurt, worried if he could still eat, wondering if the Tooth Fairy was really real or just a story, and on and on and on.  Then at 5:30 this morning, it was the same conversation all over again.  I was trying to get out the door to work and left him with "Honey, you don't need to worry about it yet.  It will take a long time for your tooth to fall out.  It's okay".

Literally 10 minutes after I got to work this morning, my husband texted me telling me that Brychan's tooth had fallen out.  WHAT?!?! 

#1: I just found out last night it was loose!
#2: I missed it?!?
#3: My husband was still in bed when it happened, which means my son was all by himself when it happened.

So, I made a quick call to my son to get all the details, finished with work and hurried home.  As soon as we got home, we decided to make a tooth fairy pillow for him.

This is what we ended up with.
(Please excuse my cell phone photos!)
Here's how we did it!

First of all, I let him pick out his fabric from my ridiculous stash of extra fabric.  I then Googled a tooth pattern to print off and cut out.  I looked at so many different "teeth", but I think I ended up getting one from the Singer website.  Anyway.  I printed the picture, cut it out of white flannel and let my son decorate it the way he wanted (I just let him use permanent markers).  Obviously, there had to be blood; because that's what his real tooth looked like.  And then it needed a sweet smile.
Brychan then helped me sew the pillow together.  He chose some light blue minky and I cut 2 9" squares from it.  I sewed the tooth on the right side of one of my squares first; using a zig-zag stitch all the way around.  I left a little opening at the top for a pocket.

I then put the two right sides of the pillow fabric together and sewed all around the edges, leaving a small hole to a) turn it right side out and b) fill it with stuffing.

I then let him put all the stuffing in his pillow before I hand sewed the little opening up.
And there's my super happy boy with his new tooth fairy pillow!
When I first found out that Brychan had lost his tooth already, I was so sad that I didn't get a chance to order him a cute little tooth fairy pillow.  But now; I am so grateful that I didn't get that chance!  We had so much fun making his pillow together, he's proud of the fact that he made it, and he LOVES it.  He's been carrying it around with him all day.

Now if somebody could please just figure out how to make time stand still for a little while...


Rose :: Fine Craft Guild said...

Oh, this looks fantastic. I love that look on his face. Are you linking anywhere to our blog?, because I'd like to feature you with this tomorrow...

sew sweet vintage said...

So cute! Sharing on facebook and pinning:) I posted anchor dress to Made in a day!


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