Friday was a big day ’round these parts. Yet another kiddie milestone was had and more fun too!
This kid lost her first tooth. (Sorry for the low quality pictures – iPhone quickies!)
We were at an appointment and Elizabeth showed me her uber wiggly tooth. So wiggly it was sticking straight out! Gag. Then 5 minutes later she was drinking a kids yogurt drink and it was gone! Yep, she swallowed it. And boy was that girl worried about the effects of a baby tooth on a digestive system! All was good once we joked that she would “pass” it. Bathroom humour cures all.
Weeks and weeks ago I had been pinning Tooth Fairy ideas on Pinterest and I knew what I wanted to make. But it was crunch time and my crafty skills hadn’t mproved any! So, I did my best.
I wanted to copy this…
Plus I thought I’d add a little ribbon to hang it on her bed or doorknob. You know, for those nights when the tooth fairy has had a little white wine and runs the risk of falling on her child when she tries to fish out a baby tooth from a pillow. Always thinking…
I started out with this stuff… a cute purple t-shirt that the girls had outgrown (I’m an up-cycler, too!), fabric ribbon, felt, purple string, a needle and a completely unprofessional tooth stencil.
Next I cut out a while felt tooth and use the purple yarn to sew it onto the purple material. Then I used that fabric tape stuff to sew the purple material into a pouch. And I also attached the ribbon with it as well. Clearly I need a sewing machine.
And there we have it. My not-so-little girl has a tooth pillow. And because she swallowed her first tooth, she was determined to leave the Tooth Fairy a note explaining the situation.
|“Dear Tooth Fairy, I lost a tooth today but I swallowed it. Thank you for still visiting me. Love, Elizabeth.”|
|“Elizabeth, if you don’t go to sleep the Tooth Fairy won’t come!” was repeated about 87 times Friday night.
Oh, did you think that was it? Hahaha. Nope. Now I needed a letter from the Tooth Fairy. The Soother Fairy left one, so of course the Tooth Fairy had to as well! Thank the internet for having exactly what I needed. For free. I love that internet guy. Check it out here if you have a wiggly-toothed dependant in your midst.
Here’s our little offering to the 5 year old. A letter from TF herself, a certificate, a twoonie and a package of sugar-free gum. This kid has been begging for gum for months and months. Why is she growing up so fast??
This is the gum chewing face of a very happy kid. Toothless and happy. And growing up too fast…