Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Tooth Fairy Pillow Book

I needed a gift for a sweet girl about to turn six. I am told that she has a loose tooth so I decided to make her a tooth memory book pillow. What? Well, it’s a cloth book to keep track of when teeth come out that has a pocket for the tooth and can be placed under a pillow for the tooth fairy. Let me show you.
I put a first initial on the front and a hook and loop fastener. I used the same materials that I used for my cloth photo album I made a while back, and sewed it basically the same way.  

First I decided on a size, picked my fabrics and placed my embellishments on the front and back. 

On the inside pages I made a vinyl pocket to hold the card stock date log (or a photo) that I printed on scrap book paper.

I edged the pocket with trim. On the other page I made a tooth pocket and stitched it on leaving the top open so the tooth can be placed inside.

There is hook and loop tape on the pocket to keep it closed.  I did a little embroidery on the side so that it wouldn't be so plain on the tooth pocket side. I stitched each page to a sheet of padding, then stitched both pages together using a zig zag stitch leaving the edges raggedy.

It's finished off with a tab closure and a button for cuteness. Easy as pie.

Happy Birthday little one, oops! I mean...... Big Girl!

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27 comments:

  1. Very cute idea! I am sure she loved it!

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    1. Yes she did! It came in handy for the Tooth Fairy too. She didn't have to search around for that tooth ;)

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  2. This is so cool and such a great idea! I'm going to pass this on to my sister-in-law and niece-in-law! They will love this idea!

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    1. Thanks Judy! Let me know what they think about it .

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  3. This is just adorable. Connie you always amaze me :)

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  4. This is very cute. I think we forget how important losing baby teeth is to children. Years later they can still remember losing their first tooth and any special hoopla associated with it.

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  5. What a great gift! Do you have an Etsy site? I really think you should start selling your crafty creations. I agree with Debra: You continually amaze me!

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  6. This is so cute! Thank you for sharing. Visiting from Cornerstone Confessions. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/09/make-it-pretty-monday-week-13.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  7. What a cute gift! Made extra special because you made and designed it all yourself! You do need and Etsy site!

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  8. That is a fantasic and thoughtful gift! You are very creative.

    Ann-Marie

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  9. Stopping by from Nifty Thrifty! This is a sweet keepsake - you did a great job!

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  10. This is adorable and such a thoughtful gift! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

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  11. How cute!! I have grandsons, not granddaughter's, but this could be adapted easily. Thanks so much Connie!!

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  12. That is a really cute idea!

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  13. Visiting from the blog hop!! Very cute idea you have here!
    Connie from Sadieloohoo

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  14. Oh gosh everyone, such sweet comments, thank you!

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  15. You should sell those. I would totally buy one for my girls. Super cute!

    Newest follower from Jellibean journals. Love for you to stop by and return the follow when you can. I am hosting Mom's Monday Mingle now. Love for you to link up if you'd like.


    julie @ Naptime Review
    www.thenaptimereview.com

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  16. Oh my! SO cute! And Julie is right--you should sell these! I would buy one :) Found you via MMM and now following along!

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    1. Well, I'm getting so much encouragement to sell them I may start doing that! Where to find the time......

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  17. This is so cute! little girls would really love 'em. - misselayneousthings.blogspot.com

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  18. What a cute pillow :) Thank you for sharing it last week at All my Bloggy Friends - I can't wait to see what you link up at this week's All my Bloggy Friends!

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  19. What a fun idea! I'd have never considered that. Thanks for linking up with me, Connie.

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  20. I'm beginning a Sheltering Party this Wednesday on my blog and was hoping you would share this post. It's adorable and a perfect gift to make a small one feel special.

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  21. This is a great idea, and it's beautifully done!

    T'onna @ Submarine Sunday

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  22. What a nice idea. It's so pretty and is such a wonderful keepsake.

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