|That’s my Pickle with her baby teeth intact.|
|The day before the tooth fell out.|
I’d been saving the quilted changing-pad covers from the girls changing table for just.the.right.project – now was the time.
I started cutting. Making a pillow can’t be that hard, right?
I cut out about eight-inch squares. (As if I measured.)
I wanted to make this special, so I decided to use the buttons to make an “L” on the front of the pillow.
These buttons were given to me from my Mom a few years ago. She gave them to me in this jar and they made me so happy. Just touching something she touched…
My Mom is so cool.
So Lila chose her buttons – and we talked about Nana and it was nice because that woman is in every thought I have. Every day.
So I started “sewing”.
I’m not going to lie – this took me all day. I didn’t shower until 5.
In between playing with the girls, making lunch, and dealing with this one…
…it’s a wonder I finished it.
It turned out quite cute, if I don’t say so myself.
Un-even and slightly wonky?
Made with love for my baby girl?
Lila picked the fabrics, the buttons and the ribbon.
We hung it on the side of her bed in anticapation for the Tooth Fairy…
Lila slipped her tooth into the pocket on the back.
The tooth fairy downloaded this letterhead from pinterest and added a note… (Link here.)
The Fairy also downloaded this certificate and taped it to Lila’s door. (Link here)
And finally, we took a regular $2 bill (that we got from a friend whose Dad brought them down to us) and sprinkled glitter on it and then sprayed it with hair spray. (I did this to the tooth certificate above, too.)
Seriously – it gives the dollar bill a fantastic sheen and it holds the glitter! (I’m thinking about doing this to all my money.)
So that was that! The printables took like 30 minutes.
The pillow took all day. 🙂
Right before she went to bed I asked her, “So are you so excited? Are you going to try to stay up so that you can see her?”
And then my sweet girl responded, “No, I prefer that I fall asleep so that she can keep her magic…”
I love her.