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.

Unknown 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!

Unknown 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