6/8/11

WIP Wednesday + A Tooth Fairy Question....

Finished Snuggly Squares baby quilt top!


Isn't it purdy? I was all set to finish this one until I realized I had nothing for the backing! I tend to buy batiks, hand dyes, and motif prints in small amounts for my landscape quilts, so when I make a different style of quilt, I never have enough backing fabric. I'd like to find this same line of fabric and buy the required 1 1/4 yds. needed, but none of my local quilt/fabric stores carry it anymore, and even the online shops are proving hard to find. Oh well, it's a simple enough motif for a baby girl I am sure I'll find something!

I'm working on a tooth fairy pillow for Samantha...she already lost her first tooth last weekend! There is another loose tooth about to fall out, so I definitely want to finish this one so she can put her tooth in it. By the way, what's the going rate on teeth these days? We gave Sam a $1 bill because A. she's four and who the heck knew a four year-old would be losing teeth already?!?! I thought I had at least until Kindergarten (next year). and B. we're cheap and the $20 bills we've heard people give their kids just sounded ridiculous to us...she doesn't even know what to do with the $1 bill except to put it in her piggy bank.

How much does the tooth fairy leave behind in your house?

CGM

6 comments:

  1. We leave a dollar a tooth, but sometimes it's in quarters for a "big" tooth because that seems like more (for a 6 year old anyway).

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  2. I liked to leave the golden dollar coins for my boys. They loved them! Like pirate treasure, you know.

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  3. We actually left small presents like markers or coloring books or small plastic toys. Some of our daughters' friends got $5 a tooth and I didn't want to compete. Plastic jewelry was another big hit.

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  4. Now, my kids are grown, but we gave them a quarter, unless there was trauma involved (eg the dentist pulled them, which happened to my son, whose teeth wuold just not fall out!)

    If I had a kid now, I'd say a dollar would be good enough.

    A tooth fairy pillow is a good idea - it is really hard to find that tooth under the pillow in the dark!

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  5. The golden dollar coins. (same as Bonnie C.) I bought two rolls at the bank years ago and always had them on hand when a tooth suddenly made it's escape without much notice. The boys love them (they are 15 & 13 now) and still have their $1 golden coins.

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  6. We decided to give "treasures." Usually a pretty polished rock or something like that. We enjoyed shopping at the rock shop and got lots of ideas there. Tami in Denver

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