Anatomy of a Loose Tooth

Daddy working his tooth-pulling magic
It's out!
The new grin

Tatum has had a couple of loose teeth for a long time now, but I was in no hurry for them to come out, because she is only 4 and 11/12 and she's my baby. I live in a constant state of denial that she is growing up and that one day my house will be empty and sad. Anyway, last week she discovered that tooth was hanging on by a thread and the permanent tooth behind it was already coming in, so it was time. I don't do the tooth pulling in our house so Daddy was more than happy to get a chance at that tooth. Tatum didn't mind the pulling or twisting, but she didn't want to hear the sound effects they caused (and really, who does?) so she plugged her ears and let him pull away. She was ecstatic when it came out and kept running to the bathroom to look at the vacant spot in her mouth. Of course, then I realized I didn't have a tooth pillow for her to put her tooth in (because of the denial) so I had to run into my sewing room and whip something out fast. She loved the little tooth pillow and was anxious to hang it on her bedpost and get to sleep immediately. The next morning she awoke to fairy dust in her hair and a crisp dollar bill in her pillow pocket where her tooth had been.
The tooth pillow measures about 6"x6" and has a pocket on the back to safely store your tooth and anything the tooth fairy chooses to leave. In my haste, I forgot to add a little bow to the tooth's "head" and to take a picture of the pocket on the back. The tooth is also available in a boy version without eyelashes.
**update - she has since pulled out the other tooth by herself! The pillow is getting a lot of use.
Tooth fairy pillow - $12

Boy Initial Tee

I recently purchased this initial design and love it for a little boy shirt or onesie. The name can be layered over the initial as shown, or embroidered below the circle design. Your choice of fabric combinations.

Circle initial tee - $20

Polka Dot Pillowcase Dress

Creating this dress brought back fond memories of my girls about 3 1/2 years ago. I made them matching pillowcase dresses just like this and had their portraits taken in them. I remember having to give 18-month-old Tatum a huge bright pink lollipop to bribe her for some smiles, and those candids are some of my favorite pictures of her. The dresses don't fit them now, and they're not fans of matching anymore, but that memory is locked in my heart always.
Pillowcase dress with monogram - $35

Cheer Mom Shirt

Cheer Mom shirt - $20


Some more fun pillows I finished last week. They're similar to each other, but not quite identical. I try to never duplicate an item exactly, unless the customer requests multiples of the same item. What's the fun in having the exact same thing somebody else has?


Any Tarleton State Texans out there? This one's for you!

Monogram Name Pillow

Remember way back in the summer when I hosted a drawing to celebrate the first anniversary of The Chocolate Zebra? The lucky winner was very patient to wait for me to close up shop for a month and go on vacation before she placed her order. She chose a pillow for her son's room and I love how it turned out. All those parallel vertical lines together make me happy. Congrats again, Amy!

lower case spirit

Here's another take on the spirit shirt using lower case letters. For when you want to be a little less enthusiastic.

Name Pillows

It's either feast or famine with the name pillows, and a couple of weeks ago I was up to my eyeballs in them! I won't showcase each one, but the hot pink and turquoise was my favorite of the batch. Remember, these pillows can be customized by color, fabrics, lettering, size, etc. Let me know what you want and I'll try to accommodate.

Name pillows - $25