Felt Food toys

I have a new craft obsession - felt food. It is so fast, so fun, so easy to make. I just sent a bag of "groceries" to my niece for her second birthday (a perfect compliment to her first kitchen from grandma). Most of these ideas are shamefully copied from the toys at Mahar Dry Goods (sorry). Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right?

Pancakes, bacon, a fried egg and a strawberry

The insides of a bologna and cheese sandwich with lettuce and tomato

lunch - bologna and cheese with potato chips

Oreo cookies (these are crocheted)

pizza with pepperoni, mushrooms, green peppers and black olives

cheese ravioli with marinara sauce

Chicken dinner - a drumstick, mashed potatoes, pea pods and a slice of pumpkin pie

another shot of the pumpkin pie - I added a dollop of whipped cream

The grocery sack - I sewed it out of those sheets of fun foam you can find at the craft store. Peeking out of the bag is the ravioli (I made a label out of full-sheet label paper and stuck it to a glad ware container) and a loaf of bread (which I forgot to photograph).

They should start a 12-step program for people like me. Hello, my name is Jill and I am addicted to making felt food.


BreAnna said...

hahaha, felt food anonymous! I love it, Jill those are seriously so stinking cute, I just dont know where you come up with all these ideas, I am glad I am not in the same "favorite aunt" league you are in because compaired to you I am a pretty sorry one! Thanks for the pictures they are so cute!

Sheena Larkin said...

Wow!! You are amazing! When I first started looking I thought there would be just a few things, but then I kept scrowling down and the felt food was never ending. This is the cutest idea for little girls. I will definitely keep these in mind for my niece when she gets older.

mel said...

I love your addiction and may I place an order for for my boys, Jill? They would love this!

Megan said...

I thought my favorite was the raviloi, BUT the whipped cream dollop is quickly rising on the charts. AMAZING.

Christopher and Alicia said...

This is unreal! I love it, it is so great. I think I could definitely get into felt food too - maybe I'll be joining you at your FFA meetings. =)

Janelle said...

Jill, the felt food is awesome. You really should go into business...

Tori said...

Oh my, these are super cool, you are so good at this stuff.
I just found you but have been so inspired. Thanks!

vix said...

Hi Jill
These are great, I saw similar stuff at Pottery Barn Kids when we were in the US in December. But they didnt have as much as you made. Im sure your niece is having a great time with them!

FeatherBunkle said...

How awesome! I'm truly inspired!!

Desi Mommy said...

This is the cutest thing I have ever seen. I wish I had the patience to do something like this for my daughter.

CeCe said...

I just happened upon your page and I am so glad I did. I LOOOVE felt and that food is so adorable.

j.j. said...

I just stumbled onto your blog. You are so creative and I am definitely going to try some of your crafts. Do you have any tips on making this felt food?

(((((HUGS))))) sandi said...

OH this is THE CUTEST THING! Thanks so much for sharing! (((((HUGS))))) sandi

Allison said...

Okay, I'm not a big fan of the word "cute" but these are seriously CUTE!!!!!!! Well done! Am going to have to try some of the easy ones after my baby burping cloth binge is over....
You are way creative - even if you got the idea somewhere else, you figured out how to turn it into a reality! Kudos.

Randi said...

Cute! I think you should definitely keep making this adorable food. Maybe you should start selling it???

WarmingtonFamily said...

Amazing work, Jill! Any chance you'll be doing a tutorial on it? :)

Kiasa said...

Hey Jill--Me again! I'm dreaming of making felt food for Isabella. We need to get her a toy kitchen and some toy food because she really into playing with a toaster oven (we never use) and stale pieces of bread. Pretty pathetic, huh?! I refuse to buy those gross plastic pieces of food. So, if you have any tips on the how to make the food let me know.

sweee said...

Hi Jill!

Your felt food is great! I love looking at what other people come up with so I can get my own ideas.

Yeah I sew it too (and yes I'm totally addicted).

I've noticed people asking for tips and stuff on how to do this and I thought I'd share one.

I wanted to figure out how to make a pattern for a felt tomato so it would be round and look like an actual tomato.
I found that if you cut six petal shapes (think in between a longish oval and diamond) you can sew 5 1/2 of the sides together so the seams don't show and then after stuffing it just whip stitch the remaining 1/2 of the last seam. for the leaf on top, I just cut a small circle out of green felt and then cut little triangles around the edge of that and sew it on the top.

You can see my finished product here:

bridget said...

Hey Jill---
I love felt & crafts, so therefore I LOVE your blog. so keep up the good work! I look forward to making this work of gourmet felt!

Julie said...

And when is the first meeting of Felt-Anon 'cause I definitely have an addiction! You inspired me again, I've wanted to try my hand at this since I first found your blog and I finally got around to making some for my daughter's birthday. What fun!

candy said...

oh my gosh! the potato chips are too cool!

Cute Like Me said...

If you are seriously addicted and interested in selling...let us know..check our site out at www.cutelikeme.com

we'd love to expand our line of felt food to include some of these creations.

(And check out our blog too...we are currently doing a giveaway www.cutelikeme.blogspot.com)

Really really cute!


Mammagiramondo. said...

Thank you veri much for this grat idea!!! I've made some felt food too, if you wanna see:http://mammagiramondo.blogspot.com/2009/02/felt-food-cibo-di-pannolenci.html

Thanks again!


I just found your blog when looking for a bib pattern. I LOVE the food, and was wondering if you would share your pattern or a tutorial on it. My little girl would love those. I am now going to put you on my favorite blog site list....Thanks so much for all the wonderful tutorials!

Carey said...

any chance you can share how to make the whip cream dollop. i would love to make that.

SarahJaneLewis said...

Thanks for posting I LOVE these and with 4 kids I am gonna have to make a ton of food to avoid fights and American felt and craft, www.feltandcraft.com has a billion colors of felt pefect for the whole grocery store of food I plan on making! I think I'll start with breakfasts...

Jena said...

We have a craft swap on www.craftster.org for everyone who is addicted to making felt food...every month we have a different type of food, this month is veggies, next month is desserts! Stop by, we would love to have you :)

PS> its under the swaps category.

momofpayton said...

Did you make these without a pattern or directions? Just by looking at other people's picture of what you wanted it to look like?

Julie said...

I'd like to make some of these for a church function I've been asked to help with. Could you email me at hoolianna55 (at) hotmail (dot) com? You'll get credit for the idea and I can even reference your blog, if you like.


Anne said...

Oh my goodness - I found this post when I Googled "felt food" because I started making some today and I'm already a little obsessed! LOL Yours look GREAT!

Anonymous said...

your food is awesome! how in the world did you make that cute whipped cream on top of your pie???

Kaija said...

http://www.lillybeanmarket.com/ they have some neat felt play food too with make it yourself options. I like the closing chip bag .

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