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September 30, 2013

Easy 5 minute "My First Tooth" Pillow

I was finishing up my sewing for the day last week when my son came home from school and burst in my room, excitedly and showed me he finally had lost a tooth.  This 7 1/2 year old has been waiting a loooong time.  Knowing that he got that tooth after his 1st birthday, I knew it was going to be a long time for it to fall out.


Well, despite my "being done sewing for the day" I decided I could spare 5 more minutes and sew up a super quick tooth pillow for my cute son. 

Here's how I made it.

1. White fabric (I used quilted cotton-- you could also use felt)
2. Sturdy felt
3. Cotton
4. Print out of Tooth Pillow Pattern.

STEP ONE:  Cut out felt and white fabric following the Tooth Pillow pattern.  Cut out two felt pieces of the square felt and two white tooth pieces

STEP TWO:  With right sides together, place the tooth pieces together and sew around it leaving 1" open.  Flip right side out and press with iron.

STEP THREE:  Sew tooth onto one piece of felt making the pocket.  Close up the gap.

STEP FOUR:  Place the back of the felt piece together with the top piece.  Sew around pillow.  Stop about 2 " from the bottom -- stuff with cotton.  Finish sewing the pillow closed.

5 minutes later-- that's it!

Now if you think baby teeth are kinda gross you'll insist that the tooth must be kept in a baggie for the Tooth Fairy.


You don't want your new special My First Tooth Pillow getting all dirty, do ya?


Well, come morning if she likes your tooth and it's clean you'll get a nice reward -- $1.  Wow, this fairy has really upped the interest.  It was a quarter in my day.

This tooth pillow is about to get a work out-- I foresee lots of lost teeth in the future.

September 27, 2013

The Surprisingly Easy RAINBOW CAKE

Here's my last post celebrating my sweetie's 3rd birthday.

A couple days before her birthday I asked her what her favorite color was.  She told me, "Orange, red .... and dark green, light blue, dark blue, purple, black, yellow ...."  I asked her, "So basically every color?"  She enthusiastically agreed.

After that conversation I thought it would be really fun to surprise her with a rainbow cake.

Here's a quick How to:
 The directions are failry simple, assuming you have LOTS of food coloring.

1.  Prepare 2 white cakes as directed (I used two french vanilla mixes from Betty Crocker).  Divide batter into 6 bowls.  Each bowl require about 1 1/2 cups of batter.  Add lots of food coloring to make Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple.
2. Put each color in a round 8" pan bake for 20 minutes each.
3. Let completely cool (we let them cool in the fridge over night).
4. Slice off the very top so each cake will be level.
5.  Place each cake layer on your cake stand with frosting in between.  (It takes about 2 1/2 frosting cans, if you're purchasing it).
6. Enjoy!!

Is anybody enjoying my GIF?  Showing my cake growing?  I can never decide is Gifs are really cool or really annoying.  Possibly somewhere in the middle.

Besides the fun rainbow layers that were a surprise my daughter told me she wanted a dragonfly cake -- specifically the one from her jacket.

We aim to please around here.

Everybody was real surprised to see a rainbow in the cake.  They swore they could taste all the different flavors-- ha, ha.

Happy Birthday Sweetie!!