Friday, October 23, 2009

"Baby Jack" (Copycat Challenge #1)

Like Julie (the Julie in the book and movie Julie & Julia), I am blogging my way through a book as mentioned in an earlier post. The book: Blanket Statement - one thrifted wool blanket repurposed into 40+ projects by Vicki Haninger.
Project #1 on pages 26 and 27 is complete! My blanket is green, and baby pumpkins are green, so I decided to make a little toothy baby Jack-o-Lantern. This little pumpkin, however, has a little secret...he's got a little pocket for slipping a baby tooth into for the Tooth Fairy to "collect."
Two quarters are placed inside the tooth - remember when Tooth Fairies left those? Probably a one dollar bill could be folded to fit in there. Or whatever the going rate for baby teeth is these days.

I used the pattern for the 4 inch pumpkin. The wool felt pieces are appliqued with a blanket stitch. The leaf is also made from felt and lightly stuffed with fiberfill. The pumpkin tendrils are made from jute that was coated with Tacky Glue and wound around a knitting needle to set.

Now, if only I knew someone who had a loose tooth or two...

7 comments:

Timi + Andrew said...

Adorable and so creative! A few years and your granddaughter could use it for her loose teeth :)

The Lindahl News said...

Yea for Granddaughters!!!

Sarah said...

So cute!

simplicity said...

So cute Deb! So crafty! Looking forward to seeing you SOON!

Spirit Bear said...

You have really inspired me with this post. I vow to comment on each project. This is a great beginning for Halloween! Maybe initial and date each project?

The Lindahl News said...

Patricia...you made my day! You always are so encouraging and I thank you for that!

(Good tip BTW about the dating, etc.)

Spirit Bear said...

when you finish copy catting this book I think you should write your own! The details are amazing.