August 19, 2013

MFT Creative Challenge | Felt

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 -

Thanks for stopping by!

recipe - 
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


  1. Such a pretty card Karen and the tooth fairy pillow is such a wonderful idea! Great mix of colors! Your daughter looks precious :)

  2. That picture of your daughter is so sweet! And I love your tooth fairy pillow idea. The pocket is perfect.

  3. Awww she's looking is so cute! And what a fun set you've made for her,a pillow for the tooth fun and clever!

  4. awesome! Karen, what a great great idea and I love the colors you used. Love the photo of your sweet, little one.

  5. Love it!! I had to laugh, cuz it looks like the tooth fairy has had to increase her prices with inflation... my kids only got a quarter... and I only got a dime when I was little!! :)


  6. STOP with the cuteness! OMG I don't know what is cuter, your little one or that AMAZING pillow! LOVE LOVE LOVE. You, my friend, ROCK.

  7. STOP with the cuteness! OMG I don't know what is cuter, your little one or that AMAZING pillow! LOVE LOVE LOVE. You, my friend, ROCK.

  8. I LOVE this idea that you've executed to perfection, I might add! Your daughter is adorable - love the picture!

  9. The project and photos and your daughter are all adorable.. So much cute on one page ..lols

  10. Absolutely DARLING, Karen! My daughter just lost her last baby tooth this weekend, and she only gets $1 too. That is more than enough! lol Your little sweetie is so adorable with her missing front too. :)

  11. I so love your tooth pillow!! Adorable colours! Your card is just fabulous too!!

  12. Cutest card and tooth pillow EVER! What a GREAT idea!! And the picture of your little girl at the end!! Awww! I just love pics with the teeth missing. Hee, hee. SO cute!

  13. OMG! She looks SO CUTE! LOVE this project!!!

  14. Is there anything you can't do!!!... Seriously, this is AMAZING!!! I SO want to be you when I grow up!! :D xxxx