i have no idea where my son gets some of his crazy ideas, but they're hilarious and i love them. this particular one he's held on to steadfastly for years now. he firmly believes that the tooth fairy comes only to little girls, and for little boys.... well it's the tooth mouse! hahahah. really???
though technically we don't see any loose teeth yet, i figured it was a good idea to be prepared. afterall... it's a big milestone, i think...
when i was a little girl i had a little tooth fairy doll that would hold my "treasure" for the tooth fairy... and the next morning i'd find a shiny silver dollar in it's place... it was a special doll... and i wanted to have something along those lines for owen.
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pattern: marisol the knitted mouse by: rachel borello carroll
yarn: knit picks swish dk. in squirrel. (the perfect grey, i think) the others are just odds and ends...
mods: i added a tiny pouch to his tummy...just by picking up stitches at the bottom of the tummy, and knitting up in stockinette for a few rows... and then just sewing the sides down.... directions to knit the vest are on this ravelry page.
i used my new harmony 4" dpns for this project. i had originally purchased those needles for socks.. but you know.. they're just too short for that.. besides, i think i'll be a magic looper anyways... but these needles were perfect for a wee toy! and i really recommend the shorter needles for toys.. they don't get in the way and allow you to very easily work with tiny circumferences.
and the pouch is the perfect little size to hold a tiny treasure or two :) also, it totally adds to his character, don't you think?
mission accomplished though. this will be the perfect "tooth mouse" and i'm most certain he's up for the job. now almost every day, my little man is asking if he's got any wiggly teeth ;) though he's uber ready for this stage in becoming a big boy, i know it will change how he looks so much!
i have to admit, i like the "old world" look to these photos.. you gotta do what you gotta do when the lighting isn't so great... but also... it adds charm . and this little squeaker is full of it.
haha i almost want to sit down for a cuppa tea with this little guy.... (almost).
are you a fan of knitted toys? do your kiddos have anything special to hold their baby teeth while they wait for the tooth fairy, or tooth mouse? xo