short order cook

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!

 Here is what I have so far:

 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.


Jennifer said...

How cute, I am loving that baguette. Great job, they all look fantastic.

Chris said...

I hope Oscar has a ball cooking up so many yummies. Where do you source your felt?

Polly said...

These are awesome!! Great job! I especially LOVE your baguette. It's making me want to make more felt food. I was on a felt food craze for a month or so and have a bunch of tutorials for things on my blog at If you look on the left side bar and scroll down a bit, there's a list. I think the blueberry muffins, tortilla, orange slices and peel, and scrambles eggs are my favorite. I'm more of a machine sewing gal myself though.

Jill said...

Chris - I buy my felt kind of everywhere ... craft stores, online, wherever it strikes my fancy. I generally use craft felt, but if you are looking for nice wool felt you should check out

Polly, I am in awe of the cook-along and must have updated my post as you were commenting (after seeing a few of your foods on one pretty thing).

I can't wait to dig in and see all of your ideas! Thanks for the inspiration.

Linda said...

Your play kitchen and felt food are so ADORABLE. I just want to get out my needle and thread and start creating! What a darling idea...

Purple Quilter Queen said...

Your food is so cute! Pretty soon, you are going to have to build Oscar a cupboard or a refridge to keep them all! So cute!

You also need to check out V & Co. She has done some fab felt food!

Amy said...

Oh my gosh your felt food is making me all looks fab :D

The Stringham 5 said...

So CUTE! I love all of it!

Annette said...

I love your play kitchen... so cute!!
An dthat felt food great.
Thanks for the link

The link 'felt food cook-along' does not work...

cArLa said...

oh wow, your felt food is amazing... i just sent some sushi to a swap i joined... it was fun to make, i would like to join the 12 steps for felt foods addicts too - sign me up! lol.

Cook Clean Craft said...

Your felt food looks fantastic. More inspiration. And thanks for all the links - I'd already found a few, but you can never have too much felt food! I'm working on some felt corn at the moment, but I've got a little fancy and it's taking a while.

Andréann said...

maybe you'd like to take a look at my second blog:
full of felt food and some tutorial :)

Felt food is addicting!

itmom said...

SUCH A GREAT JOB!!!! I am in looove with felt food!!

Annie said...

Thank you thank you thank you for sharing the felt food links and your play kitchen. I will finish my daughter's play kitchen this weekend, also inspired by vintage songbird, and I have wanted to make the play food to go with it. It will save me sooo much time looking for ideas. Thank you!!!!

Jana said...

Yummy! Thanks for all the great links!

{Amanda} said...

THANK YOU! I've been determined to make the food, but haven't had the guts to try it on my own {I'm such a novice seamstress...I only use 2 stitches on my machine!}.
This list of patterns is AWESOME-great job on your food. Oscar is a lucky little dude =)

Di said...

Some blogs show cute things but than leave you clueless on how they came up with such a great idea or craft but you never do that. Thank you for always sharing tips & inspiration. So helpful. thanks!

On The Fly . . . said...

I, too, am addicted to making fabric play food! i started with making Tea bags for my daughters tea set, then i made sugar packets and a flour sack. i am SOOOO not crafty but i LOVE your ideas!

Lorie said...

These are so cute! I am going to post a link on my blog tomorrow! I *heart* felt food!

deena said...

Thanks for the link Jill! Your blog is what actually inspired me to start blogging myself.. thanks for all the crafty vibes! I'm loving Oscar's new kitchen!

**Amy** said...

Your felt food is adorable. I am actually in the process of adding more felt food to my daughter's stash (which is minimal). I love how yours turned out. Some of the cutest I have seen. Thanks for the list of links. You saved me a ton of time. By the way...I love your blog!

Katie said...

Thanks for taking the time to post all of those links! I've been wanting to make felt food for a while now, looking forward to looking through these!

sharon said...

adorable! and fun:)

Kourtney said...

Awesome job! I have been looking back at your older posts and have been noticing a difference with your pictures... they look so much different now from when you first started posting. Do you use a point and shoot camera? What kind is it? Keep up the great work!

Anonymous said...

I love, love, love felt food and would like to make and use it in my preschool classroom. But I wonder if it is washable? I'm assuming the really nice 100% wool is not washable but the craft felt made with rayon might be. Has anybody tried washing felt food?


Liz @ LivingMySweetLife said...

your post inspired me to make my own play kitchen for my boys and to start making felt food.
thanks to you i was up until 1AM making a felt lunch last night!
LOVE your blog!!!

The Oxford Family said...

Am hoping its ok to link this post to my blog Wednesday! If not please let me know

This is all just too cute!

it will post here if I don't here from you :)

Field Notes said...

I put up a pattern for a 'peelable' magnetic slice of cantaloupe on my blog:

It's my favorite, original, design but I usually just use other people's designs.

flora said...

those are so adorable. I especailly love the ravioli! I think some felt cooking is in order for me too!

Al said...

Jill - I absolutely love everything about your blog

troutdalite said...

I love how you'll be telling your kids to "please go play with your food!"

HomeRiver said...

What wonderful ideas!

Q and Rachel said...

you are my favorite blogger cause you are so talented! and thank you so much for sharing all of the resources!

Alysa said...

My son just got a play kitchen for his birthday. I was wanting to find some felt food ideas. Thank you for putting this together!

Aimeé said...

Thanks for the inspiration! I just put a link back to this post from my blog, here:

Lenetta @ Nettacow said...

I have held off making much felt food because I know how quickly it would become an addiction. :>) That hasn't stopped me from collecting links, though! I linked to this on my weekly roundup - thanks so much for sharing!

Tatkis said...

What a fun food creations! :)

Lisa said...

Great job! I made some felt food for my girls and it is addicting! I've never used a pattern but will take a look at the sites you posted.

Here's my work:

English Rose said...

I am officially hooked!!! I just can't stop.

sue said...

Quick question- What kind of felt do you use, is it just craft felt and where do you buy your felt?

Sarah said...

Hi I am so inspired to try to make your stuff...I linked you from my blog about trying new and easy felt food!

Sarah said...

Thank you for the felt food inspiration! I love yours so much more than mine, but I just got started with the blanket stitch and need some more practice. I could definitely see this getting addictive!


Sarah said...

Made some more felt food! Linked to you at

Have a great day!

americanfeltandcraft said...

I realize I am about a year late on this post but thanks for the link, it's doubly special for me since your blog about felt ravioli and that amazing foam grocery sack is what began my journey into felt food! :)

Kathy said...

Wonderful idea, and beautiful results. Thanks for sharing!