I love working with wool felt - it's just so easy and fun! I found the pattern for this wool felt tooth bear, along with a stash of other ideas, at Martha Stewart online. By coincidence, it was a craft created for Martha by Cindy Treen, CPF and visitor here at Paradise Ranch.
I made this bear in a couple of hours over the weekend. The pocket is big enough to hold a baby tooth for the tooth fairy, as well as the quarter she might leave behind. I started off thinking I'd make three, one for each little kid, but didn't have enough wool felt in gender-neutral colors. In the end, I decided they could probably share one bear, but it's time to place an order for a new pack of felt.
In the past, I've purchased wool felt at Magic Cabin, but I've also been looking at the beautiful colors sold at Purl Soho. Felt-o-rama has felt made from recycled plastic bottles and bamboo fiber, and offers to send three swatches of these new blends for $1.99 so that you can test the products in your studio.