Totally over-dramatic, but I know what she's on about.
She's six; quite a few of her friends have wobbly teeth, and there's talk of the Tooth Fairy...
Now obviously the Tooth Fairy already knows where we live...but has, on occasion, found it VERY tricky to locate the little pearly whites in the pitch dark, because both my boys have insisted on burying them under their pillows...
Anyway I thought I'd stay ahead of the game with number 3 and make her a Tooth Fairy cushion, after seeing some gorgeous ones online.
Spotted this bright pink jumper on the pound rail in a local charity shop for the cushion bit.
I've made plenty of cushions out of old jumpers, and there's a more detailed run through of what to do here. Honestly it's very easy, and no zips or buttons to deal with. Mine is a 12" square cover.
I drew an appropriately sized fairy on a piece of tracing paper, then followed this as a guide to knit a dress shape.
All the other bits are cut out of felt using the tracing paper fairy as a pattern.
A little bundle of wool for the hair and a square of felt for the tooth bag.
The sewing-on took a while, but a good in-front-of-the-telly job and worth it, because she loves her cushion.
So we're all ready; well I'm not - never really ready to pass another milestone, especially as she's the youngest. I also have a strong feeling she won't be quite as forgiving as the boys if the Tooth Fairy gets a bit snowed under and em, you know just happens to..accidentally...forget...
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