I've become a short order felt food cook the past few days. It has been several years since the first round of felt food that I made for my niece (those dark photos make me cringe!), and I'm happy to report that I'm ready to re-enter the 12-step-program for felt food addicts. It really is fun to make!
fried eggs, bacon, and a pancake with syrup and a butter pat for breakfast
a few sandwich fixings for lunch (we need deli meat, pb&j and some nutella stat!)
and ravioli, green beans (or snow peas, whatev), and a baguette for dinner
much more to come ... my bag of felt is screaming for fruits and veggies. And beverages. And pantry items. (This could take a while.)
This time around I have been trying to hand stitch most of the food, and I really like the look of it over all machine sewn. I love me a blanket stitch. :)
I haven't been using patterns for these because, come on, we all know what a fried egg looks like, right? I'm a cut and sew on a whim type of girl. If I come up with something ground-breakingly original, I'll be sure to make up a pattern for you. But there are TONS of free felt food patterns online - great to use or just to give you ideas. I've rounded up a bunch for you to check out:
Fruits and Veggies:
Orange Slices (and fried eggs) by One Crafty Mumma
Orange Slices by Thinking Mama
Strawberries by Mr. Monkey Suit
Fabric Strawberries by V and Co. (at Moda Bake Shop)
Cherries at Melissa Rambles On
Banana in Peel or Corn in Husk by Just Stuff
Lettuce by One Inch World
Tomatoes/Pumpkins by V and Co.
Tomato Slice by One Inch World
Pea Pods by Mr. Monkey Suit
Cut-apart Carrot and Potato by American Felt and Craft
Carrots by I Make Stuff
Fabric Eggs by Lola Nova
Sushi by Hoogli Art
Birthday Cake by Ikat Bag
Sprinkle Doughnut by Escape Artist
more Doughnuts by Skip to my Lou
Fortune Cookies by CraftSanity
Cherry Pie by American Felt and Craft
Cherry Pie by Martha Stewart
Goofy Grahams by Craft Tutorials
Cupcake at Hoogli Art
Waffle Cone by Hannah Hoosier
Little bit of Everything:
Fabulously Fun Felt Foods on Craftster
Brown Bag Lunch by Skip to my Lou
Sandwich and Bag of Chips by Snazzle Craft
Turkey Dinner for Two by MADE
Corned Beef and Cabbage meal by Ivers
And holy cow, I just found the Felt Food Cook-Along at Helping Little Hands (which includes over 2 dozen ideas)! Felt food gold.
Also ... a great idea from a commenter named Kourtney on the play kitchen post. She said:
"Just an idea for the play food thing... I saw Martha do a necklace out of a t-shirt with Queen Latifa a bit ago and I thought it would make cute play food spaghetti. She just took a t-shirt and cut it up into thin strips with a rotary cutter. When the strips were given a tug they rolled up like noodles."
Brilliant idea! Can't wait to try it.
Have a great weekend, everyone.