Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Tooth Fairy Pockets and Printable Pattern

Two months ago my 5 year old firstborn informed me of a loose tooth. Not willing to admit that he is growing up -I ignored it and passed it on as some sort of tooth injury (as we have had many of them!). But another week went on and with some persistence of my first born (and a change of heart from me!) I checked it out for myself -and yes! The tooth is loose! It has yet to fall out -but now we are prepared to celebrate this rite of passage!


I sewed very simple pockets, using the Promise Colors Felt Collection. For the tooth, I took white felt, ironed on fusible webbing, traced the tooth pattern, cut, then ironed it on to the already sewed pocket. And that's it -done! Isn't that simple? I think these would look adorable outlined with basic embroidery stitches -and wanted to give you the opportunity to do that. Here is the pattern!


But I also have these all ready and available in my shop -also including a bit of fairy dust to make it all so magical. And there is still more! An opportunity for one reader to win one tooth fairy pocket by sharing your tooth stories! Loose teeth, lost teeth, and fairy stories -I want to hear them!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Color Inspiration: Sand Dunes

I took my first visit to the Indiana Dunes when my children were two and four years old -it has now been a year and the colors of my visit are still imprinted in my minds eye. The gorgeous soft sand making its way around my toes and the slender spikes of grass jutting out from a sandy landscape. The blues of sky and sea make a beautiful beach -a beautiful painters pallet. As I looked though my felt collection -these colors came together reminding me of that wonderful summer day.

Sand Dunes Color Collection now available in Benzie Bazaar.
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