Friday, January 25, 2013

My (tooth fairy pillow) Creative Space

Hi peeps,

Tooth fairy pillow for Abbey

OK, this is not really My Creative Space for this week. I am embarrassed to say this cute little Tooth Fairy Pillow was made (many) months ago.  Better late than never to share, right?

I wish I could say this was my amazing original creation, but it is not.  I found this fabulous pattern and tutorial years ago on the web, and thought I could not come up with a better one.  It is cute, practical and very easy to make. I had it printed out literally for years before it was needed.

Tooth fairy pillow for Abbey

Poor Abbey was one of the very last of her peers to lose her first tooth back in October 2012.  She was 6.5 years old, and so desperately wanted to be like all her friends.  Her two front teeth were wobbly for months, so many months.  It gave me plenty of time to finish her tooth fairy pillow at least (not that it takes very long to make.  I just took a while to make it in spits and spurts)

Doily skirt detail

I just knew she had to have a doily skirt.  I threaded some fancy ribbon through the bottom of the doily shirt to add some more pretty.

Tooth fairy pillow for Abbey

I cut up one of the Shropshire boy's old silk ties to make the yo-yo.

I did not have many doilies to choose from to make her skirt.  There are not many op shops (charity shops) here in Hong Kong, and the ones I have been to did not have doilies (boo!) As a result, the best doily from my stash gives Ms Tooth fairy pillow a builders smile, otherwise known as a bum-crack.  Oh dear.

Tooth fairy pillow for Abbey

Luckily, Abbey does not care.  Neither do I to be honest, it is kind of funny actually.

Have a great weekend!

Cat xox

Thursday, January 10, 2013

My (head band) Creative Space

Hello peeps,

Today I sewed up some fabric headbands for the big girl.  I had promised her that if she got her hair cut shorter, I would make her some more and she could wear head bands to school everyday instead of having it up in bobbles.  We had to stop the morning hysterics of her complaining how much it hurt to comb her very long hair.  Yesterday she (finally) had approximately 20cm (8 inches) chopped off, so her hair is now much easier to manage in the mornings.

Fabric head bands.

The fishy and panda fabrics are for Abbey, the cats are for Zoe.


I have made these fabric head bands before, you can see them here and here.  

They are based on the pattern from mmmcrafts.  I have altered the pattern and made it shorter to fit the head bands I have.  I also reduce their width, I do not like them too big on little girls. I add iron on interfacing to the wrong side of the top fabric so they keep their shape. 

They are quick and easy to make and can be washed when they get grubby (and they do).  Not to mention, you can wear a different one each day depending on your mood as they are easy to change. 

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and New Year.  This year I managed to make many hand made presents.  Of course, many of them were zippered pouches.  Here are two I made for Abbey and Zoe, I embroidered their names on lining.  I love hand made!

Cat zippered pouches

All the Creative Spaces are over here.

Have a great day.

Cat xox