Sunday, September 22, 2013

Wool Lovers Blog Hop

Denise of Pieced Brain asked if I wanted to be part of the Wool Lover's Blog Hop I knew I wanted to join in, but I wasn't sure what I would make. I do love wool and working with wool like wool felt and wool yarn, but I also knew I might not have time to knit something and get it finished in time for the hop. But then it came to me what I would make.
My grandson had 2 bottom front teeth that were loose, so I knew I had to make him a tooth fairy pillow. When my children were little and had loose teeth I always pulled them out. They didn't like it when their teeth were that loose and were afraid to yank them out themselves, so I pulled them out when they got loose enough. I was worried they might swallow them or crunch down on them, so out they came. Anyhow, back to my grandson. He came over and showed me his loose teeth and I pulled out the really loose one. The other one wasn't quite loose enough to pull. He was thrilled that I pulled it out and kept looking at his new smile in the mirror and feeling the space with his tongue. My daughter actually asked me to pull his tooth out. So then I said, "Hey I have something for you." I gave him the tooth fairy pillow I had just finished the day before, so it was perfect timing. I had searched around online to see various tooth fairy pillows and saw a similar one like this, so I drew my own and made it. Here is it...
Monster tooth fairy pillow. I made this out of wool felt that I hand dyed with Kool-Aid. My grandson loves green so it had to be green. His eyes aren't blue, but blue showed better, so I used the blue Kool-Aid dyed felt for his eyes.
I used a piece of an old wool felted sweater I had for the pocket on the back. I don't know what the going rate for a lost tooth is these days, but the dollar bill worked for the photo. Rumor has it the actually Tooth Fairy tucked a five dollar bill in that pocket! Wow, maybe it's because he is 5 years old and it's his first tooth? I guess with inflation these days a tooth is worth a whole lot more, huh?

I had wanted to make this Voodoo pincushion for the Pin-it Blog Hop, but there wasn't enough time. Then I thought I would post this on the Wicked Blog Hop, but thought no this is made out of wool, so I will post it on the Wool Lovers Blog Hop here instead.
I made this out of a felted sweater I had. I blanket stitched around the outside and stuffed her with poly stuffing. A few embroidery stitches for the mouth, added mismatched button eyes and a heart of course!
Oops, I forgot I wanted to add some hair to my Voodoo Doll, so here she is with hair. What do you think? Do you like her with or without hair better? 
Here she is lying on a bed of Moss Roses.
Monday, September 23~
Patchouli Moon Studio {this is me}

 


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44 comments:

  1. What a darling tooth fairy pillow you made ~ how cute!! and what a cutie patootie grandson you have there!

    Tanya

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  2. I can imagine your grandson was thrilled to bits with his tooth fairy pillow.
    I love your voodoo doll and looks nicer with hair.

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  3. Cool projects. I like the woodoo guy with hair. Looks more like woodoo.

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  4. Sweet I'm going to make tooth fairy pillow too, I love the idea.

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  5. Such a cute idea. Love your tooth fairy pillow. And the pincushion is so funny!

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  6. Your tooth fairy pillow is so cute and such perfect timing for your handsome little grandson , love it !

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  7. A wonderful tooth fairy for your grandson; he looks sooo sweet. I like the voodoo doll with hair, she is really cute. Can't wait to see what everyone else makes. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. lol both the tooth fairy and the voodoo doll are awesome! I really like the hair on the voodoo doll.

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  9. I love both projects! The pictures of Mr. Lost-A-Tooth are too adorable, as well.

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  10. Love the tooth fairy Daryl and now I want to make a voodoo doll. I like her best with hair. Your grandson is a very handsome young man.

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  11. Hello Daryl, Happy Wool Lovers Blog Hop. Your Monster Tooth Fairy is very creative and very very cute. I am sure your grandson will love it along with all that money.. VBG Your Voodoo Pincushion is also very neat. I love how you recycle wool to make it. Hugs Judy

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  12. What a great smile on your grandson's handsome face. I'l sure he loved the pillow with THE pocket. Kool-Aid huh, very impressive. Love the voodoo gal too. I like the hair personally.

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  13. Cute cute Daryl! Love your wool projects! Thanks for sharing...

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  14. hahaha...Daryl, what adorable little monsters your have ... made! Really cute woolly creatures. I must be cheap. I thought the dollar was excessive, so five bucks? Wow am I happy to not have any little ones these days! LOL

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  15. Aw... what a wonderful tooth baggie! I will have to make one for my grandson (but since he is only 5 months old, I have a little time for this project... :-) ). Your Voodoo doll pincushion is sooo cute! The more hair the better!!!

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  16. Sweet tooth pillow! The voodoo doll looks better with the hair--kind of like a troll-lol!

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  17. love the tooth pillow... wow now that is inflation... my poor son only got quarters when he lost teeth.. but then that was many many many years ago...LOL

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  18. Daryl, what a cute idea!!! I have a little grandson who will be losing some teeth soon - I may just have to whip one of those up soon :*) And you're right - the price for teeth has risen with the cost of living since our babies were little LOL!!!

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  19. both your dolls are wonderful! love the scary hairy voodoo zombie pincushion!
    I'm thinking the Tooth Fairy was very frugal when I was little - I only got a nickel!

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  20. Love him!!!! Great job!
    The voodoo pincushion is more beautiful with the hair:) ha ha!
    I remember giving the kids a dollar for their teeth. Guess I better tell them it's up to $5 now so they will be ready when the gdaughter starts losing hers:) She is only 2 1/2 so it maybe $6 by tehn!

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  21. What a great memento to remember the first loose tooth! Yes, teeth seem to be much more than a quarter these days! Your grandson looks so happy! What a proud moment! And the voodoo doll is great! Love the stripes!

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  22. Cute Fairy Tooth Holder! and love the voodoo doll.

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  23. That has got to be the cutest tooth fairy pillow I have ever seen!

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  24. Cute as can be. I especially like the idea of re purposing the sweater.

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  25. What wonderful projects and the tooth fairy is just too funny and too perfect. Love the pin cushion with hair. Thanks for sharing!

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  26. That tooth fairy cushion is gorgeous, my sons would have loved that. Unfortunately they've now lost most of their baby teeth and are getting a little too old, but might make one for them anyway

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  27. ohmigosh - I smiled at your adorable little tooth fairy pillow, stinkin' cute! - but the voodoo doll made me laugh out loud! You know how you feel a certain warmth for little pincushion critters, sometimes? I have a little owl that it makes me feel bad to poke a pin in him. That wouldn't happen with a voodoo doll, I'm thinking! Heehee - I'll have to make one! I really like it with hair!

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  28. Cute tooth fairy pillow and I like the hair on the doll too. I didn't think about dying with koolaid, good idea.

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  29. Your tooth fairy pillow is great! Our tooth fairy always exchanged a shiny coin for a shiny tooth. I think the voodoo doll looks much scarier with the hair!

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  30. daryl - i love the tooth fairy pillow - too cute - and the VooDoo doll is terrific. I love her with hair - it makes her a a her! lol
    xo jan@sewandsowfarm

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  31. Definitely with hair and I want to make one for my friend! I have no felted sweaters and the colors of felt I have would not look good. I don't think my local yarn shop sells felt...

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  32. Ahh the mother of invention...when you need a tooth pillow you make it from wool. Very cute. Love the Voodoo wool doll. Woolunderful hop and thank you for participating. Creative Bliss...

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  33. Such a sweet looking tooth holder! The voodoo pincushion is not so sweet, but I still love it! :O)

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  34. Oh my goodness how adorable is that tooth fairy pillow and the pocket behind it, so creative and brilliant:) My son actually pulls his own teeth only because he can't wait to see how much $$$ the tooth fairy will bring him, thank goodness I never had to do it LOL!!! He looks so proud and adorable to show off he now gone tooth:) Cute!
    Hugs,
    Norma

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  35. OMG! loved that voodoo doll too :) :)

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  36. Any chance on getting the pattern for that pillow? I have 2 little monsters here and that is PERFECT! I love the doll with hair (oh, probably because it looks a little more like me LOL!). LOVE that. I'll be a new follower :D

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  37. Hi Daryl, I love the tooth pillow you did to your grandson, also enjoyed reading the history of the tooth that was loose. Have incorporated the technique of hand dyed with Kool-Aid to give the color that you wanted to the pillow is an idea that I love! The pincushion is also beautiful, you never cease to amaze me Daryl. Your grandson is adorable with that missing tooth , I congratulate you on your courage to have removed the tooth out of the mouth, I know although a tooth is loose is not easy to pull..... especially for a grandmother!!!
    Marisa from
    http://passionetcouture.blogspot.ca/

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  39. Your monster tooth fairy pillow and that adorable voodoo doll pincushion are both just delightful. :)

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  40. Love the idea of a tooth fairy pillow. May have to make some for my bosses foster kids that she hopes to adopt.
    thanks for sharing

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  41. Definitely like the voodoo pincushion with the hair and I love your monster tooth fairy pillow.

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