Monday, May 12, 2014

Tooth Fairy Pouch

As you know I love to sew and I love to sew on my embroidery machine and I love even more when I have an easy "in the hoop project".  This is one of those projects.  I have a dentist appointment next week and I like to take in a little sumpin-sumpin for the girls.  These darling little tooth fairy pouches are perfect.  The pattern is from Embroidery Garden, and the tooth pouch can be found on Page 30 of the In The Hoop Section.  If you like to embroidery and do In The Hoop designs, I wish you luck in getting to Page 30 without ordering a bunch of darling projects. 

The little pouch is done in white felt and colorful ribbons, and for those cute little teeth, I used white rick rack.  The project is done in layers, starting with the hoop of stabilizer.  The pattern sews a straight line and the 2 rows of rick rack are put down on the stabilizer with the outside points right on that line. The rick rack is secured with spray or a thin strip of adhesive tape (which is what I used).  Then you lay down the first 5x5 square of white felt and the pattern sews a rectangle around the rick rack, securing it.  The pattern then sews the two black eyes with eyelashes and the 2 pink cheeks.  Take the hoop from the embroidery machine and on the back of the projects, cut away the stabilizer around the rectangle for the teeth.  Apply the ribbon on the back, between the eyes, and then replace the hoop in the machine. At that point I slip the second 5x5 square of white felt beneath the hoop and the pattern then sews the tooth shape.  Remove the project, cut away the felt on the front rectangle , exposing the two rows of teeth, and cut around the entire tooth shape, adjusting the ribbon to avoid being snipped. 
There you have it.. some darling tooth fairy pouches.  I will slip a little tag in each pouch and each girl at the dentist's office will have a cute little giftie for someone in their family, or a favorite dental patient. Here is the tag: 
 In this pocket you will find
A teensy, tiny tooth of mine.
So while I sleep where
dreams are made,
Let's see if you
can make a trade.
                                                              In this pocket I will lay,
                                                             the little tooth I lost today.
                                                                  Please, dear fairy,
                                                                   tonight as I sleep
                                                                     leave me a coin.
                                                               My tooth you can keep.

                                                                 - Author Unknown

Thanks for your visit.

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Logan's Quilts

UPDATE:  Oh my, the quilts were a hit..

My darling daughter in law and my son have the cutest little niece named Logan.  I crochet and knit as well as sew, and when I am sitting in the evening watching my TV programs, I crochet and knit.  My kids love the cotton dishclothes and scrubbies that I make and recently I sent a big stash for them to use.  My daughter in law shares these with her sister,  ..Logan's Mother.  Logan, it seems, delighted in taking the dishclothes and scrubbies and used them as blankets and pillows for her stuffied friends.  I decided Logan needed some doll quilts.  In my stash from my high school friend Nancy, I found some really wonderful fabrics to create with.  
Here are a few of the tiny quilts for Logan's doll/teddybear/stuffed friends. 
 What  a cute print.  Reminds me of my wee days when I cut out paper dolls and dressed them to the hilt.
 In Nancy's gift of fabric to me, there was a bag full of red and white pre-shaped cuts.  I put together a cute quilt just for Logan (and a label to say so) and a pillow for her, plus there was enough left over for a small doll quilt, and a tiny doll pillow.
 This is a stack of Logan's gifts.  In a prior post I showed the Storybook Quilt I made from fabric book panels and I decided Logan needed that as well.  It's folded beneath the little turquoise tote that is just Logan's size.
 Here's Logan's quilt.  Just her size for a nice afternoon nap.
Off to sew.  I am working on a zoo quilt with some cute applique zoo faces. Thanks for visiting.  Have a wonderful week.