myrrhmaid, those potatoes are awesome!!
post #101 of 128
7/9/08 at 10:49pm
Those look great! I started with regular felt too. I think it is a nice way to get going and really see what you can make. After all my effort, I was sad when so much of it started looking bad after a short time (pilling etc), so I've slowly started switching to all wool.. mosly recycled sweaters. Soon the thrift stores will have their winter stuff in and I'll be on the lookout for sweaters etc..
The frosting, do you mean like this?
Here is how I did it. Take strips of felt that are as wide as you like (I'd say maybe 1/2 inch) and run a basting stitch down the middle. Then gather it up as much as you want and tack it down well. For little hands I use the sewing machine to tack it down.. very secure..
How do you think that one on the left is done..?? I can't figure it out.. stacked stuffed disks?
I have been making some felt food, you can check out my flickr
In the umecraft link above the right cupcake's topping is made by taking several almond shaped pieces of felt, 5 or 6, and sewing down the center. You then take each end and twist to create a frosting look. you can use multipl colors, like different shades of brown for a chocolate cake.