Tonsil Bear

Yup… Tonsil bear.

So, my best buddy’s daughter is getting her tonsils removed tomorrow. I thought to myself, “I will make her a care package.” And then my imagination took a wrong turn, as usual.

Meet Thomas:

Thomas is a lovely bear I got from my enormous re-gift pile the expensive store down the road. He went through a journey that most stuffies wont ever have to go through…


And I aint talkin’ Botox. I’m talkin’ total reconstructive mouth surgery. And a tonsillectomy while I’m at it.

First cut open his face below his original mouth along the bottom seam. (I’m writing this in tutorial form- AS THOUGH ANYONE ELSE ON THE PLANET IS EVER GOING TO DO THIS.)

Then get some red felt. I got mine from walmart. I wish I got it from Here, though, cuz it is the best felting blog ever, but instead I just stole a bunch of their ideas. Thanks guys 😀

Next I cut out this shape.  I don’t even know how to describe that shape…a hard boiled egg with pinched in top-sides?

Then I sewed it into Thomas’ new mouth opening. (I should have put a *Graphic* warning at the beginning of this post, but the thought of how very confused innocent people must be right now is kiiiinda entertaining!)

Now! In order for Thomas to undergo a tonsillectomy, he needs TONSILS!

And thankfully, the dollar store had a sale on.

Let’s make these removable. Countless hours of fun whilst the young one is recovering from surgery, yes?

Peeeeeeeeeerrrrrrfect. Now, just to disguise that pesky little original mouth… I had to put my plastic plush surgeon’s thinking cap on for this one! I KNOW! When in doubt….


“Ton-sows?” Wow, I really can’t get over how strangely cute this little guy is. I really hope his new mommy feels the same way!

And there he is- ready to be sent away to one of the best little 9 year olds I’ve ever met! I’ll miss you, Thomas! It was nice doing…um…business? with you? Never thought I’d get to know a teddy bear so well.

I have to go wash teddy blood and saliva off my hands now.


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15 Responses to Tonsil Bear

  1. melsa says:

    Oooooh myyyyyyy gaaaaaaaaash

  2. debophile says:

    ohmmigad ohmigad!!! BEST thing ever on the skinternet!!!

  3. Cara says:

    Hahahahaha this is what I needed at 3:41 am and couldn’t sleep. Oh my goodness this is awesome

  4. Bo says:

    I can’t stop laughing! seriously! I feel like I’m gonna puke and there’s tears pouring out of my eyeballs! SO SWEET!

  5. Annie says:

    Dot, you’re my favourite person.

  6. Leslie says:

    You are the best human I’ve ever met…that’s the truth!

  7. Carrie says:

    Hilarious! And awesome!

  8. Katrina says:

    love the tonsil bear 😀 so educational. and cute (love the mustachio)

  9. bug says:

    I love him!!!!

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  11. Haha! You are the best, Dot! ❤

  12. Reblogged this on Busted Button and commented:

    It’s the 4 year anniversary of starting this blog, so I thought I’d share one of my first (and fave- and creepiest!) posts! ENJOY 😉

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