Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Quick Tooth Pillow

At 8:00 pm last night my 6 year old little boy lost a tooth.  Yup, right at bed time.  Normally not a big deal, but when I went and got out our tooth pillow his little eyes went from joy to irritation. 

"MOM, don't you think that's a little girlie???"

What to do? I've got 5 girls, he's my oldest boy!  Why was I not more prepared....

So I attempted to just free hand cut a rough tooth outline on an old pillowcase and I even attempted a little pocket on it. 

Needless to say, it was an EPIC FAILURE. There is a reason I use patterns....

Now it is 8:15, and it is past his bedtime (I HATE when they are off their schedules)  So I put him to bed with the "bad tooth" pillow and PROMISED him there would be a much better, manly pillow when he woke up (kinda like Christmas!)

I immediately hopped online and searched through thousands of pictures of "girlie" little tooth pillows until I found this pattern at MMMCrafts.  It was too "girlie" but it is something I could work with. 

I downloaded the pattern and set out to work immediately using felt this time.  It is so much easier to use for a project like this, but it means I have to pull out the "FELT BOX"

It scares me.... Why can't I throw a scrap away (but that's a whole different story)

Anyways, I made the pocket mouth a little bigger but it is basically the same pattern.  The best part was deciding the style.  I had to channel my inner 6 year old boy......

PIRATE!

It was SO simple just to add an eye patch.  And it really makes it "manly" according to my son.

I absolutely love that it has a handle to hang it from, no more "tooth fairy" accidents.  She can just fly right on up to the top bunk and switch out the tooth without fear. 

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4 comments:

Terrell said...

This is just seriously precious and creative! Way to go girly! I'm happy to be your newest follower of your delightful blog and I'd love to have you as a friend at Frou Frou Decor! I'd also like to invite you to link your wonderful creations up at my weekly party, Fabulous Friday Finds, every Friday! Hope to see you there!
Hugs,
~Terrell @ Frou Frou Decor~

Erin said...

How cute!!! My daughter has a pillow with a pocket that her Grandma gave her when she was small.

Beth @ Sand To Pearl said...

That's really awesome, I've never seen a tooth pillow with a pirate patch. Makes it look really manly!

GreenGardenMom said...

What a creative idea! Great mom!