Sometimes creativity doesn't have to come from our imaginations. Perhaps it can come from someone else's!
This past week I had coffee at a friend's house and I shared with her my newest to-do list item on my chalkboard at home, "#4. Design something totally new . . . ". I've been making Canadian sock animals, farm animals, TV and movie characters . . . but I wanted to try a new idea. She immediately gave me one.
Her son had just started to lose his baby teeth and since they had recently moved, she had not yet found something special to put his teeth into. She suggested some kind of pillow or thing that a tooth could be put into for the tooth fairy! I looked around his room while I was there and saw Star Wars toys, and blankets and curtains . . . I've made Star Wars characters before but not for teeth. Here's what I came up with!
It's simply the same design I've used before but with a pocket on the front. I made him a little bigger and more sturdy with softer fleece sewn on the outside. His design is simplified to allow for him being shoved under a pillow or into a toy box . . . as kids do. I sent her a photo and she loved it. I'll deliver him to her this week.
If you're running out of ideas, ask someone else for theirs! That's what I learned this week, creativity is meant to be shared.