Friday, June 28, 2013

A little side project

My son is almost 7 and has lost his first tooth recently.  He has another one that is holding on by what one can imagine is only sheer luck!  But the Tooth Fairy has had a bit of a dilemma.  She has a devil of a time getting their rewards to them without making a racket and risking waking the kids up! So she asked me to make something to help her.  Something to hold onto the tooth for safe keeping.  

After a bit of googling around on the interwebz I came up with this.  A few days ago I had to visit the local Spotlight and a few sheets of felt just happened to fall into my basked.  I had been meaning to make it all week but kept getting sidetracked.  But my children go visit their dads house today for a week.  I in normal fashion have left it to the last minute! So today I sat down to get to work.  It was a bit of a rush job and I'm not 100% happy with the embroidery but gosh darn, it turned out better than I expected! 

Here is my result: 

Hand drawn shape, hand embroidered, hand cut out, machine sewn, but hand stuffed! Whipped up in a couple of hours .. It could have been achieved in a shorter time but it is school holidays which means movie time and we are working our way through the Star Wars movies.  

There is a pocket on the back to keep the tooth in safely.  It is also a good secure spot for the Tooth Fairy to leave any rewards or notes! I don't know why I didn't think of this earlier!

Here's an idea of how big it is.  That is a standard DVD case next to it.

Now my 9 year old daughter has put in a request for one too.  I'm not sure if I will make any more in the felt, or if I will just use quilters fabric.  I will have to experiment with my daughters one.  

Until next time!