Monday, April 18, 2011

Brunhilde: the snaggle-toothed princess she-monster

The other day I was skipping through some favorite blogs when I was directed to a relatively new blog and an adorable monster applique. I had been {unsuccessfully} trying to come up with an applique for a project I'd had on my mind for quite some time, and I knew when I looked at Lisa's monster applique it would be perfect for what I was imagining. My thanks to Lisa at "Stubbornly Crafty" for sharing her talents and encouraging me to use my version of her applique for this purpose! {Please see "update" below.}

Without further ado may I introduce 
Brunhilde...


You might surmise that Brunhilde is merely a run-of-the-mill snaggle-toothed princess she-monster mini-pillow, but in actuality she is so much more.


Allow me to explain the purpose of this snaggle-toothed monster's creation. Below is a photo of our oldest grandchild. {Sigh} Is there anything cuter than the toothless grin of a 6 year old?


For some time now I've wanted to make this little princess and my other adorable grandchildren {that are sure to be in the same toothless boat someday} a tooth pillow. Here's how a tooth {fairy} pillow works. Before the child goes to bed her "lost" tooth is placed in the pillow for safe keeping until the tooth fairy's visit. {Because no one in my household is a six-year old with a loose tooth, I was led to substitute a drawing for the real thing. An imagination is required if you are a regular reader of my blog.}



The next morning when she awakens the tooth fairy has visited and left a little something in its place...



This little 10 inch pillow can be reserved and used only when a little one has lost a tooth. Using it on this auspicious occasion makes it all the more special!


{Update: A little misunderstanding ... I have since learned that Lisa purchased this applique from an Etsy site, so if you are interested in buying this applique please go here.}

Stay Tuned: On Tuesday (tomorrow) I will share my "little boy version" of this tooth pillow {Manfred: the snaggle-toothed he-monster}! Later in the week I will share some brief instructions and my pattern for the Manfred tooth pillow. From those instructions you should be able to easily make a Brunhilde pillow after purchasing the applique pattern here. I'll also be posting a tutorial later this week on how to applique for beginner sewers!


Linked to:
Made with Love @ Sew Chatty
Mad Skills Monday @ Support Blog for Moms of Boys
Craft-O-Maniac Monday @ Craft-O-Maniac

9 comments:

Paula said...

Very cute! I have a few years before our grandson needs one, but it's a great idea.

Jen-CraftOManiac said...

HOW DARLING LOL I LOVE IT. SOOO CUTE. Sharing this on my C.O.M. FB page. winks-jen

Krista said...

Super cute, and yes please on the tutorial for doing applique! I just sort of guess my way through it right now.

Ica said...

Oh my!*loud sigh* I love reading your blog. So full of joy and inspiration! I have plans to make that lovely lovebird of yours...some day ;-). This pillow is just great!! Your grandchildren are so blessed to have such a loving grandmother.
/ Ulrica (from Sweden)

Jillian said...

So cute and cuddly! Any 6 year old girl would love to have that!

Mia said...

You are amazing with your pillows. I love how you take a cute idea and make it really come alive.

Ginger said...

Adorable! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

MK K said...

Would you be willing to make one and sell it? This is exactly what I have been looking for. My three girls would love this!

Suzanne said...

For MK K - At this time I'm not making these items to sell. Thanks for asking. - Suzanne