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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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these are so sweet - makes me want to start making soft toys again (and maybe find some friendly neighbourhood kidlets to give them to).

04.26.2010 | Unregistered Commentern.

Hi Nicole,
I get my felt from Purl Soho (www.purlsoho.com) it's the good wool stuff and they have so many good colors to choose from..

04.26.2010 | Registered CommenterBrooke

They turned out SO cute! That book is now on my wish list.

04.26.2010 | Unregistered CommenterMeredith

Those are soooo cute. If you ever decide to sell, or have an etsy shop let us know. I'll be first in line!

04.27.2010 | Unregistered CommenterSara

Brilliant, I just love them. What a great way to twist-up a pattern and make it your own too.

04.27.2010 | Unregistered CommenterRansacked Goods

Very cute!!

04.28.2010 | Unregistered CommenterKaren M

What sweet bunnies. Great idea for little ones who just lost a tooth.

hi, man i wish our library had that book. i want to make him so bad for my son! i really love it. i am visiting from breadandbuttons. following you now..
cheers,
angelina
xx

05.20.2010 | Unregistered Commenterangelina

These are so cute! And my 4 yr old son asked me the other week if he could get two bunnies - a black one named Max and a red one named Juliep. Maybe a pair of these cuties could stand in until we get the real things....(and hold loose teeth when the time comes).

05.20.2010 | Unregistered CommenterCharlotte

Hi Brooke,

I think this is just such a great idea!
I emailed you about featuring this post on my "5 Great Finds". I have included a photo to go with the link back to your post. If you would like me take it off, please let me know.

Regards
Meeks
www.jugglingmotherhood.com

05.24.2010 | Unregistered CommenterMeeks

hi!

i think it's cute :)

by the way, found your blog through samples at squarespace.com.

you got a very neat blog layout. i'm so living it :)

05.25.2010 | Unregistered Commentersterndal

your photos are fantastic.

06.3.2010 | Unregistered Commenterkelsey

This is too cute! I'm going to have to show these posts to my sister-in-law!

07.12.2010 | Unregistered Commentertrailers for sale

ohhhh, lovely!

;)

so cute!

07.25.2010 | Unregistered Commenterpks

These are perfect! Will you be making more to sell by any chance?

07.25.2010 | Unregistered Commenterj.lee

awwww they're so adorable

08.13.2010 | Unregistered CommenterLia

Those bunnies look awesome! My wife's always making tooth fairy stuff for our kids. She can make tooth fairy boxes, pillow cases, stuff toys and so much more! When I took my kids to the dentist office they would also give them freebies after each procedure. So instead of getting afraid, they get so excited going to their dentist.

02.24.2011 | Unregistered CommenterMarvin Will

i love these! you did an amazing job. my two older girls just made these bunnies (over a period of weeks).

obviously, theirs pale in comparison to yours, but here is what they were able to do:

http://bybido.blogspot.com/2011/05/sunday-sister-sewing-sessions.html

06.9.2011 | Unregistered CommenterJill

These tooth fairy bunnies look so cute! My daughter only put her lost tooth inside a tooth fairy box and put that box under her pillow. But with these tooth fairy bunnies, losing a tooth can be fun and exciting! =D

11.25.2011 | Unregistered CommenterBobby Schaeffer

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