Sunday, February 3, 2013

High fiber food....felt food

Even before the Play House Project I had some felt in my fabric stash. Some was high quality wool felt, some was craft felt off the bolt, and some pieces were rectangles sold in the craft aisle that are pretty thin but often come in fun colors and prints. The cow and Tigger in this post Finger Puppets are examples of those prints.

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.
Same slices of bread here, untoasted with a fried egg and three slices of bacon.
 Not an eggs for breakfast type? How about some pancakes?


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!
So far, the food has mostly been healthy stuff. I started the next day's creations healthy with the orange and strawberries, but where did that donut come from?
Uh-oh...more snack food and sweets! A chocolate chip cookie, a sandwich cookie (which might be replaced by a larger one...unless this is supposed to be a tiny Oreo) and a bag of chips.
You really need to eat your veggies, even if they do look a little odd. Here we have an ear of corn, some green beans, a spear of asparagus and some broccoli.
Would you like fries with your grilled hamburger (note the grill lines)? I put your pickle slices on the side.
Let's end with a chocolate candy bar. I've slipped it out of the wrapper for you.
Or would you prefer something cold, like an ice cream cone with a cherry on top?

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:

http://www.skiptomylou.org/2011/05/24/felt-food/

http://homemadebyjill.blogspot.com/2010/04/short-order-cook.html

http://americanfeltandcraft.wordpress.com/category/felt-food/free-felt-food-tutorials-and-patterns/

http://helpinglittlehands.blogspot.com/p/felt-food-tutorials.html

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!

4 comments:

thisisme said...

Oh how brilliant! Love all the felt food, especially the egg and bacon. I bet Colton will have great fun playing with it all. Isn't it wonderful being a grandma?!

Sewconsult said...

So cute. I should do those for the 5 great-nieces and nephews. I know that they would be a hit. Thanks.
Beckie

SkippyMom said...

Excuse me for a moment . . .
::picks chin up off of keyboard::

One word.

WOW.

Enough said.

Jaclyn Hicks said...

These are adorable!! You are so talented! I love them all!