Friday, December 3, 2010

Felt Food Friday!

Yay, welcome to Felt Food Friday!  Its going to be a new feature over here, figured I might as well make it a set thing since I plan on making a bunch of it...   Also I want to see what felt food YOU have made.  Share with me! Hopefully this will keep me inspired to keep creating;)  Hope you don't mind I am a total novice!
 Oh I have been in love with felt food since.. forever!  I kept thinking I should make some but put it off until a later date because I didn't have the materials or I didn't have the time or my sewing machine was broken (well now its in the shop, but the sewing machine repair man said he didn't know if it could be fixed!  sob, sob, this breaks my heart...)  Anyway, now I have piles of felt for that car mat I keep mentioning but seldom working on so I started making food this week.

I didn't really use patterns but I will share the websites I got inspiration from!  First up was a pancake, inspired by Homemade by Jill. I figured this would be such an easy start since its just a circle.  Don't tell anyone, but I've been doing some illegal stitches... whip-stitching really tightly because its easy and I don't have the stamina for more finished, complicated stitches...  Anyway, I stuffed this with one layer of fleece I had leftover from way back when I made Owen newborn diapers so I put that in.  It was so easy!  He was very excited..  "pancake?"  until he realized it was fake, lol.  But I showed him how to pretend eat it and he did a little fake chewing and "num numming" and was super adorable...
Since I was on a roll I made a fried egg.  I don't eat eggs, but I think they kind of look like this...  Making these foods is making me feel like a bad mama cause Owen doesn't know what all of them are either.  Anyway, I just free-hand cut two layers of eggwhite, again stuffing it with one layer of fleece, and sewed the yolk on top.  The pancake and eggs are awesomely simple intros to felt food, my friends! (oh, why didn't I make butter and syrup, you ask?  Because I am mean and Owen eats his pancakes plain.  So I figured he wouldn't know the difference.)
What better to have with your pancakes and eggs than a strawberry? Also so so easy, I used this free pattern and it took no time at all.  If you don't have stuffing, find something around the house--fabric scraps, cotton balls, etc.  I pillaged an old  couch pillow since my husband always complains we have too many of them. Oh, I am also digging this pattern, I love the leaves on it
This carrot was basically the same idea as making the strawberry--  I used this tutorial
Then onto more difficult tasks... The banana in the peel.  I took a peek at this tutorial and then made my own, except I didn't have cream felt and I didn't want to line the peel because, A) waste of felt (for me, since I never get out shopping and never spend money) b) too much work!  Well, my banana turned out mediocre... its overstuffed and doesn't really close properly, but you can totally tell what it is and I think its super cute!
Now I am working on orange slices and a peel... If I figure out how to get them right I will make a tutorial for next Friday..

Here are some sites that have free tutorials or pictures you can get ideas from... Seems like once you get the basic ideas down then you can basically make anything--Apples, oranges, tomatoes and such all seem like they are very easy if you aren't making them to open up and  have slices in them...  Anyway, here are the links
The Petite Cafe
Helping Little Hands
Craftster
The Olsen Family Journal

If you have done any felt food projects post a link and let me know--I would love to see them and maybe show them off in a future post!
A Little Knick KnackFriend Finding FridaysJoin  us Saturdays at tatertotsandjello.com for the  weekend      wrap    up           party!

14 comments:

  1. I just happened on your post over at Supermom's Friend Finding Fridays. I just started making felt food to give my boys for Christmas. Can't wait to explore your site more. Check mine out, maybe you'll get some ideas?

    momistheonlygirl.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  2. OMG, adorable! My godson is all about cooking right now. He would die! :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Oh this is just the cutest! I still need to make some more felt food for my daughter! I just LOVE that banana! Thanks for the inspiration!

    ReplyDelete
  4. You'll have to check out this seller's shop on Etsy. I think she is amazing :) and i've ordered from her. great stuff!

    ReplyDelete
  5. oops! here's the link:
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/bugnikdesigns

    ReplyDelete
  6. Oh, we have been making felt too (Strawberries and Donuts), "need" to make some cookies next and cake!


    Would love for you to link up at Kids Get Crafty? It's every Wednesday over at Red Ted Art, current linky: http://www.redtedart.com/2010/12/01/kids-get-crafty-robots/

    Hope to see you there!

    Maggy

    ReplyDelete
  7. I love your felt food. I am working on a play kitchen for my grandtwins and this would be a fun addition for them on Christmas day!

    ReplyDelete
  8. This is GREAT! I need to go this! Would you mind linking this up to the Baby & Child Gift Idea link party on my blog? http://findingmyaloha.blogspot.com/2010/12/gift-ideas-for-little-ones-link-party.html

    I hope to see you there!

    ReplyDelete
  9. So cute! My son would have loved this when he was tiny!!! Now he's into all things Lego! Would love for you to link up to Made with Love Monday at Sew Chatty! http://sewchatty.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  10. Cute, I wanta make the banana for my son.

    ReplyDelete
  11. I love these!!! Awesome job!!! :) I'll have to make these with my felt extras!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Featuring! Thanks for sharing.
    ~Gay~
    itsahodgepodgelife.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...