Cruising around Pinterest boards, I saw felt food and knew I had to make some for Colton. Thank goodness I have a grandchild...not just for the joy he brings to Papa and me....but to give me a reasonable excuse to make things a 60 year old woman doesn't need but wants.
The bread is white felt with three layers of very thin batting between the top and bottom. The crust is a strip of beige felt. Even layers without batting are double layers of felt for stability. They just plain look better with a little body. The blanket stitch (applique stitch) is done with perle cotton. The pink circle is baloney, the solid rectangle is supposed to be American cheese (old, discolored cheese?), the red is a tomato slice with stitches for seeds rather than beads (which I considered then dismissed) and hopefully the Swiss cheese is obvious.
One of my grandson's favorite foods came next, pizza! He might not choose dark brown mushrooms and sliced black olives along with the mozzarella and pepperoni, but I am the chef here!
I am having a ridiculous amount of fun making these things! I have used many sites as inspiration. If you're interested in making some felt food, google "felt food" and look at both web matches and image matches. These will get you started:
An update on the Play House: I think Papa (grandpa) is in competition with Gigi (yours truly) to be the most popular grandparent. His creation, the swing set won't be used again for a few months due to weather, but he still tweaks things here for Colton. He added a "tap light", a battery operated light designed for closets and areas without an electrical outlet, to the underside of the card table in the play house. Colton now has a ceiling light fixture that he can turn on and off!