Last year I found a freebie chart from Kreinik for a Holographic Star Bookmark. I liked this chart a lot but was kind of overwhelmed at the thought of using all metallic threads. And as soon as I saw it, an idea popped into my head for this cute star: a tooth fairy pillow. One for a sweet little boy I know.
Right away I knew that I wanted a pretty deep blue fabric and after a lot of looking I found just that at Under The Sea Fabrics. Leslie worked with me and suggested her "Witching Hour" fabric, which is a beautiful mottled dark blue. Then I decided that the star needed to be a bright yellow and that the chart would have some metallic accents. This was accomplished with DMC variegated yellow and some gold and silver metallic braid.
Now comes the back. I chose a bright yellow patterned fabric and then some blue felt to make the all-important pocket. I surprised myself again while attaching the pocket to the back. I had originally intended to blanket stitch around the pocket with the variegated floss. But as I sat at my sewing machine, some of the "fancy stitches" caught my eye. Had I ever used these? No. And just why not? It was time to break out of my straight stitch and zig-zag stitch comfort zone! My sewing thread stash yielded a spool in a nice yellow color for this contrasting stitching.