Howdy! It's time for another MFT Design Team Creative Challenge and this month we are challenged to create a little something using MFT's My Favorite Felt.
My youngest has had a wiggly tooth for a few weeks and she has been bound and determined to pull that sucker out. So I made a little Tooth Fairy pillow for her big day (and I made it JUST in time!).
I must confess that I have not sewed anything like this since 7th grade Home Ec class, and I feel a bit rusty and forgot to take photos as I went, so I hope I explain this right. It's not a difficult item to put together, so if I can do it, you can too!
I had her pick out her favorite colors and then she said she wanted a flower on it. I cut out 2 pieces of 6" x 6" Grape Jelly Felt for the base of the pillow and then used my Square STAX Die-namics and cut out a square of Bubblegum Felt and Sweet Tooth Felt. I sewed the top edge of the Sweet Tooth square first, and then pinned it to the Bubblegum square so I could sew it to the Bubblegum square and create a little pocket. I arranged the 2 Grape Jelly squares on top of one another (making sure the pocket was on the inside of the "sandwich" and sewed the seam about 1/2" in from each edge, but left enough room on the fourth side to turn the felt inside out. I filled the pillow with batting and then sewed up the remaining edge to finish the pillow.
The flower is part of the Blueprints 3 Die-namics set and I attached it to the little pocket with a Grape Jelly Button. What is the going rate for a tooth these days? I remember getting a quarter and a pack of Trident gum, so I thought a dollar was fair enough. But I know quite a few lucky kids whose Tooth Fairies bring them $5!! We have a very cheap fairy apparently.
I made her a little card to celebrate too -
The sentiment is from You Make My Day and I stamped it in Blu Raspberry on Smooth White Card Stock. I used the same flower arrangement as I did on the pillow. The layout is Deconstructed Sketch 113.
I stamped a little something inside the card in Grape Jelly Ink. The sentiment is from LJD On the Line.
Be sure to swing by the MFT Blog for a complete list of designers playing along in this month's challenge. You will find lots of inspiration waiting for you!
Here are the products I used today -
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stamps: you make my day (mft), ljd on the line (mft)
paper: smooth white (mft), grape jelly (mft), bubblegum (mft)
ink: blu raspberry (mft), grape jelly (mft)
accessories: blu raspberry felt (mft), bubblegum felt (mft), grape jelly felt (mft), grape jelly buttons (mft), fishtail flags layers stax die-namics (mft), blueprints 3 die-namics (mft), square stax die-namics (mft), corner rounder, white perle thread, sewing machine, thread, foam tape