It’s Finally Warm Here In Ohio!!

Well, I had all intentions of posting a tutorial on my tooth fairy pillow from earlier this month. However, life gets busy and I have not been able to even think about sitting down at my sewing machine.  With the turning of the month to May, it is finally getting warm here and after the winter we had, we want to be outside as much as possible.  I might not have gotten much done at the sewing machine, but my garden is almost planted. I need to take pictures of it throughout the growing season  and blog about it to keep myself in check.  I sometimes wonder if I am the only one who has great intentions with my garden.  In June it is great not a weed in it.  July arrives and it becomes busy with work and fairs and the garden gets a little less attention and little more weedy. Then comes August,  where I become a gardener of weeds.  I am talking my weeds are out of control.. you can’t tell what is a plant and what is a weed. So I might just blog about my journey to a weed free garden this year. Wish me luck. Oh and then there  is the intention to can or freeze all my harvest.                                        Let’s not even talk about that:)

This month we  also signed our two boys up for T-ball for the first time. I have to say it is one of the funniest things to watch.  I love that they get to play on the same team this year.

trevor t-ball

Little Slugger

brayden t-ball

Batter Up

Hopefully, I will get that post on the tooth fairy pillow done in the next week.

Have a great Memorial Day, remember those who served and those who are currently serving


Preparing for the Tooth Fairy

My oldest just turned 6 last month and he is so excited because he finally has a loose tooth. I think that  he thought he was never going to lose one, most of his friends have lost teeth and I think he was feeling left out.

I have to be real honest I am glad that it has taken this long, because think  the whole process of loosing teeth is gross. I am not looking forward to that dangling dead tooth, they seem to want to wiggle every chance they get. Yuck!

So off to Pinterest I went looking for ideas for a Tooth Fairy Pillow.  I loved the idea of taking the picture of all the teeth they will lose and putting it on the pillow, so you can write the date next to the tooth. I am hoping this is a fail proof method for me to keep track of when the boys lose their teeth.   Because well…lets just say their baby books are not really up-to-date.  I mean if you count shoving the doctors report of their height and weight at their yearly check -up updating their baby book, then I am rocking it!

So here is what I came up with, the back pocket has the picture of the teeth with lines for writing the dates down. I used Riley Blake Chevron fabric in navy and orange.  And I love how it turned out.

tooth fairy pillow front pillow 2

I will post a tutorial on this tooth fairy pillow later on in the week with instructions on how to print the teeth on fabric!