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post #101 of 128
myrrhmaid, those potatoes are awesome!!
post #102 of 128
Ok...I'm so very very hooked. This is since I made my first attempt Thursday night (as in two days ago):

Thursday night = breakfast (still need bacon):
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7...20080724_2.jpg

Friday (had the day off so extra time): http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7...20080725_1.jpg

Friday night and Saturday morning (that pink thing is a popsicle):
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7...20080726_3.jpg

Saturday afternoon and evening (treats):
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7...20080726_4.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7...20080726_5.jpg (This is a bag of gummy bears btw.)

I haven't even made half of what's in my head yet. I think it's time to stop for a day or too...after I make pasta tomorrow.

Anyway...why I"m really here is...does anyone have a quick tutorial on how to make the cute fluffy frosting/whipped cream? Is it just a circle bunched up and tacked onto the base? How big of a circle usually?

Thanks for all of the amazing inspiration!!!! Clearly it had an impact!

p.s. These are made with the recycled craft felt. I looked at the wool, and opted for the cheap stuff. I am just starting to swap out the plastic stuff for better, more natural quality stuff. (Less disposable!) I've always looked down on felt a bit but after looking at the amazing creations people have, and putting in the time and hand-work to make mine fun and unique...I'm hooked! Instant gratification...AND (major bonus) DS is less likely to give the cat (or me) a concussion by throwing felt food vs the wooden stuff. Plus, I loooove making him toys myself. It makes me happy.
post #103 of 128
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?
http://www.momtuition.com/feltfood/cupcakegreenf2

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..

hth
post #104 of 128
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Originally Posted by chantald View Post
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?
http://www.momtuition.com/feltfood/cupcakegreenf2

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..

hth
That will work! Thanks much!

I just found this pic too: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php...ng_id=13716319
I think I can figure out how the first one on the left is done. Super cute too...OOOH! It would make a killer soft-serve ice-cream cone!

We'll see how long this stuff last. I only have the one child and I don't know how much he'll play with it...though his first instinct seems to be to bite on the felt and pull. *sigh* It's the recycled stuff anyway and all but the bright blue seem to be pretty sturdy.

Good idea about the thrift sweaters.

Ooh...more cute frosting ideas. (I should have looked on etsy last night!)
post #105 of 128
How do you think that one on the left is done..?? I can't figure it out.. stacked stuffed disks?
post #106 of 128
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post #107 of 128
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Originally Posted by chantald View Post
How do you think that one on the left is done..?? I can't figure it out.. stacked stuffed disks?
It looks like either rolls of felt swirled around (stitched into place) or stuffed felt "snakes" swirled around. The cool thing is that you could easily machine stitch the "snake" without having to turn it inside out...just make sure the seam is on the inside always. And then top it with something cute to hide the end, or stitch it so that the end is tucked inside. Even though you could make the "snake" by hand, you'd have to stitch the arrangement by hand. Let me try one while DS is napping and I'll report back! (I've been good today, only made one small kiwi half!)

UPDATE: It would work if done properly. My strip of felt to make the "snake" wasn't wide enough, but I was on the right track. I did 1" wide strip...I'd try at least 1-1/2" wide. I took the strip and pinned a bit of stuffing into it while folding it over, then sewed a seam. My poor sad little cupcake is pretty darn ugly I must admit! ;P Maybe I'll try the fluffy frosting instead and see if that perks it up!
post #108 of 128
I finished some new stuff lately. I'm going to have to start saving stuff back for Christmas. I get so excited I just give it to my DD right away to play with!

I made a slider (mini-burger). All of the pieces are sewn together so they don't get lost. pic

Slice of cherry pie made from a white wool blanket and a red sweater. pic
post #109 of 128
Omg Loooove The Pie!!!
post #110 of 128
The cherry pie is awesome!
post #111 of 128
Oh wow! I'm so glad I found this post. I'm planning to do some felt food for my son and you've all provided tons of info!
post #112 of 128
In case you haven't already seen this...some inspiration:
Wool Food Mama
http://woolfoodmama.typepad.com/
post #113 of 128
You gals are all so talented you should sign up for the Wonderful Handmade Toy Swap @ MDC Swaps!
post #114 of 128
I was wondering about accessories, you know to go along with handmade playfood...does anyone know about any free felt grocery shopping bags tutorials? Any other ideas? market bags? totes? baskets? fruit bowls? I'm thinking items made from fibers, not wood...Thanks in advance!
post #115 of 128
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.
post #116 of 128
I can't get your flickr to work.
post #117 of 128
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Originally Posted by chichona View Post
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.
You're felt food is so great! Thanks for sharing!

(I think there's just an extra http in the link, I edited the link and it worked fine for me.)
post #118 of 128
Thanks, here is a working link.
post #119 of 128
Cute! That popcorn looks so great!!
post #120 of 128
Arrggghhhh. I'm working on a more felt goodies - I just can't get my act together though, it's going so slow.

A felt salad for Christmas this year.

http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t.../feltsalad.jpg

I have to make a tomato, and I cut out some strips of pink and orange-yellow for ham and cheese to make a julienne salad.

I have four bread pieces cut out of cream felt, but I need a medium brown felt to finish them off for the crust. Hopefully I can get them done soon.
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