When I was a kid, I remember coming across some worry people. They were small people that you carried around or put under your pillow. You can whisper your worries to the little people and they carry the weight of the worry. I did a little research - and they exist as tiny as I remember! They are probably OK in the hands of a 10 year old, but a little small for the younger ones. When I saw the moon face silicon mold in my stash - I instantly thought of a worry charm!
- Creative Paperclay® Modeling Material
- Glow in the Dark Paint
- Silicon Face Mold
- Small scrap of fabric
I pulled out the ones that were way too small or awake and was left with the biggest one as my favorite. I sanded him smooth and added several layers of glow in the dark paint.
For my moon, I went simple and painted a marionette tattoo inspiration. You can go wild and decorate him anyway you wish! I bet some rhinestones would be fantastic! I will tell you -I struggled painting over the glow in the dark paint a bit. The glow in the dark dries almost plastic-like and the black really didnt want to play with it. My lines aren't as solid or consistent as I would like, but I think it is worth it when you turn off the lights!
It seems to me that a worry charm you can't find isn't very useful! I made a simple pocket for mine that is completely suitable for little hands. I cut a piece of scrap fabric to roughly .75" larger than the charm on the two sides and bottom and 1.5" larger on the top with a fold on the bottom.
On each of the "tops", I folded the fabric over 1/4" twice and sewed them closed.
One the tops were sewn down, I folded the fabric right sides together and put a quick seam down each side.
Turn the pocket right side out and the Worry Moon should slide right in there. My daughter and I are going to pick a place on the flat sheet or the pillow and sew the pocket on. Now if she wakes in the middle of the night or has trouble going to sleep, she can grab her Worry Moon and transfer all that bad stuff to him for the night. No worries, he will sleep right through it!
Thanks so much for stopping by today and taking a look at my project. Don't forget! The Valentine's Day Link up is February 8th! I hope you're thinking about your project!