Thursday, August 19, 2010

Tooth Fairy Pillows

Any of you who have children of a certain age have probably had the Tooth Fairy visit your home with some regularity.  (Those of you with grandchildren might be experiencing a renewal of the relationship you have the with the Tooth Fairy  When Charming was little, any teeth that were left for the Tooth Fairy were simply wrapped in kleenex and placed under his pillow.  By the time Valiant started losing teeth, Buttercup had come along and I realized our ritual could stand to have a bit of ceremony attached, so I sewed the kids some Tooth Fairy pillows.  As Buttercup is now losing the last of her baby teeth, I am realizing that our Tooth Fairy pillows will soon be retired for good.  I'm sad to see them go.

If you haven't sewn Tooth Fairy pillows for your children, I urge you to do so.  They don't have to be tooth-themed.  So, in the hopes of inspiring you, I bring to you our much loved and soon-to-be-retired Tooth Fairy pillows.

Buttercup's pillow is made with two layers on the front of the pillow (sheer gauze over a pink cotton) and with the pillow for the tooth on the front of the pillow.

Her "note" to the Tooth Fairy is written on the back in metallic puffy paint.

Valiant's Tooth Fairy pillow was made with the embellishments and the note all on the "front" of the pillow and blue piping around the edge.  The pocket is just one of the appliques I used to decorate the pillow.   Puffy fabric paint again provided the medium for the note to the Tooth Fairy.

The back is unadorned.

This is a quick and easy project for the novice (I did them when I first got my sewing machine) and would make a wonderful gift for any child in your life.

1 comment:

Melissa Henning said...

I'll have to remember this when I get a sewing machine. Great idea! I think (really have no idea though) it's still a few more years before Logan starts to lose teeth.