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Apr222010

tooth fairy bunnies

I intended to give these little guys to the kids for Easter, but time has had a way of getting away from me this month, and C recently lost his first tooth.. so the tooth fairy bunnies were born. (I'm hoping this might make it easier for the tooth fairy to make the proper tooth exchange, I heard she had a hard time finding the tooth under C's pillow last time.)

Bee has named hers "Toothy" and she now can't wait to lose a tooth so she can put it in the little pocket and hope for the tooth fairy to bring her something in exchange.

And tonight I caught my 5 year old wiggling his bottom tooth a bit (it's already pretty loose so it shouldn't be more than a few days before this bunny gets something in his pocket).

I used the stuffed bunny template from Kata Golda's book "Hand-Stitched Felt". You can also make a mouse, or a dog, but I thought the bunny ears were too cute to pass up. I added a little pocket on the front, not too big so a tooth would fit snugly, but big enough so the tooth fairy could leave a little something. I also stitched the kids names on the top flap of the pocket (I've retouched them out of these photos since I never use their real names) and added a little white stitched tooth.

I've never stuffed anything before, so if you were intimidated like me, it's really no big deal! You just poke your stuffing in and keep working it into the arms and legs, trying to get it so it feels even all over. I might have overstuffed C's bunny a bit. I was struggling to fit his little shirt on, so I went a little less fluffy with Bee's.

I can't say how long these little bunnies will last, I thought they would sit on the kids shelves and not really be used outside of tooth emergencies, but minutes after I handed them over to the kids this afternoon the bunnies were being strapped into parachutes, propped up on pillows for our bedtime reading, and are currently tucked into bed with the kids. And really, what more could a mom want?

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Oh these are just darling. I love them! I have to tell you that months ago you really inspired me to start sewing. I was the one that emailed you asking what fabric stores to visit in SoCal and you recommended Purl Soho. After my first pair of valances I have been hooked! Did the Oliver & Co kimono pjs for the kids and nieces and nephews for Christmas presents, and am now on to dresses and cute skirts! So thank you very much for being an inspiration.

04.22.2010 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea Howe

cutest.

04.22.2010 | Unregistered Commentermadesweet

Oh how cute are they!

04.23.2010 | Unregistered CommenterSammi

awwww I am seriously loving these! That's so sweet the kids are loving on them too!

Kim

04.23.2010 | Unregistered CommenterKim

Aaaw, these are great! I'm so inspired to start sewing after looking at great blogs like yours. My wee one is only 7 weeks though, so I have a bit of time to practice!

04.23.2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnna

Those are precious!

04.23.2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnna

So cute, Brooke!

04.23.2010 | Unregistered CommenterRebekah

You did such a great job with those! I've got the book as well and have been wanting to try some of the projects but never seem to make the time... We've got a loose tooth at our house (well, she says it's loose anyway- may be wishful thinking) so this might be a good first project from the book. I spend most of my sewing time making stuffed animals and tend to stuff them until I can stuff no more, so I will definitely keep your advice about not overdoing it in mind!

04.23.2010 | Unregistered Commenterannie

I've just got bitten by the felt "bug" and I've also got the book. I'm really inspired to try this one out now!

04.23.2010 | Unregistered CommenterRuth

thank you for sharing! love those little bunnies, and the book looks so fun!

04.23.2010 | Unregistered Commenteramy

these are so adorable. when i was little, i had a little peter rabbit pillow with a pocket that i would put my lost teeth in. these have that same charm.

04.23.2010 | Unregistered Commenterleni

Those are ADORABLE. What a great idea. :)

04.23.2010 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

Amazing bunnies! I think they are very good children friends :)

04.23.2010 | Unregistered CommenterInspiringUs

They are adorable! ♥

04.23.2010 | Unregistered CommenterBruna

Those are just adorable! What a fun idea and definitely easier than searching for a tooth under the pillow of a sleeping child!

04.23.2010 | Unregistered CommenterRandi

These are soooooo cute - what a terrific idea!

04.23.2010 | Unregistered CommenterBlue Canary

These are, quite possibly, the cutest things I've ever seen. *swoon*

04.23.2010 | Unregistered CommenterNina

Adorable, I love these! Thanks for such a cute project to add to my to-do list!

04.24.2010 | Unregistered CommenterNatalie

absolutely adorable!

04.24.2010 | Unregistered CommenterSuzanne

These are so sweet. Where do you find such nice quality felt?

04.25.2010 | Unregistered Commenternicole

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