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post #61 of 128
Here are some things that I have made lately:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index...848#msg1560848
post #62 of 128
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Originally Posted by ktlady View Post
Here are some things that I have made lately:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index...848#msg1560848
Those donuts made my mouth water!
post #63 of 128
If the cost of wool felt is prohibitive, what about felting/fulling (shrinking) thrifted wool sweaters? I made a felt sandwich using a combination of wool from felted thrifted sweaters and wool pieces I knit myself and then felted (shrank) in the washer. I then used embroidery thread stitching and needle-felted wool for various embellishments (pickle seeds, lettuce veins, etc.)
post #64 of 128
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Here are some things that I have made lately:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index...848#msg1560848
Great job momma! They look good enough to eat!
post #65 of 128
I use felted sweaters alot and LOVE the process! Shopping in the summer is great because they are CHEAP! You can get all kinds, too- thick sweates felt up really nicely, and thin becomes very pliable and soft. These would be perfect for play food. Plus- it's animal friendly. You aren't supporting the wool industry but you still get to use the sheeps wonderful fibers!
post #66 of 128
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I use felted sweaters alot and LOVE the process! Shopping in the summer is great because they are CHEAP! You can get all kinds, too- thick sweates felt up really nicely, and thin becomes very pliable and soft. These would be perfect for play food. Plus- it's animal friendly. You aren't supporting the wool industry but you still get to use the sheeps wonderful fibers!
do you have any pics of food you have made out of fulled sweaters?? i'd love to see them!
post #67 of 128
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do you have any pics of food you have made out of fulled sweaters?? i'd love to see them!
I've used them to make dolls, crowns and bean bag type things. Have yet to make any playfood! That may be next! I think it would b fun because of the millions of colors of used sweaters you can find.

HERE are some sweater crowns I've made. and HERE is a simple little doll.

Here are some ouchie pillows/ bean bags!
post #68 of 128
HERE are some sweater crowns I've made.

"Some" sweater crowns you've made---that's a whole bunch! Wow, you were busy!
post #69 of 128
Cute birthday crowns!
post #70 of 128
Thank you! Super easy to make! These were party favors.
post #71 of 128
: for ideas!
post #72 of 128
Do you prewash your felt?
post #73 of 128
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Do you prewash your felt?
I do prewash the felt to, well, felt it! I buy thrift store wool sweaters and wash them on hot then throw them in the dryer to felt them up. THen craft away.

:these guys are cute!:
post #74 of 128
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Do you prewash your felt?
I bought acrylic/polyester felt to save money on making Christmas gifts and did not prewash it.

My mom and I are off to the craft store today to buy brown wool yarn and knit large rectangles out of it, then felt it and cut out shapes to make gingerbread men!

Kristin
post #75 of 128
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Do you prewash your felt?

I do prewash the wool blend felt, like the ones from Marcus Brothers:
http://www.tryourdesigns.com/marcus_..._wool_felt.htm. It gives it a nice, soft look and feel. Sometimes I just soak it in hot water for a bit, and then dry.
post #76 of 128
post #77 of 128
I got wool/rayon felt from Joann's fabric store. It is a 20% wool 80 % rayon blend.. and says dry clean only.. wonder if I should/could wash that?

Too bad there isnt' a wholesale felt place.. this stuff is pricey!!
post #78 of 128
So stinking cute!

Especially love the raviolis.
post #79 of 128
Here's my version of felt sushi.
post #80 of 128
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Originally Posted by Kodachrome View Post
Here's my version of felt sushi.
Oh wow! I love it!

I want to make DS felt play food for Christmas this year, but I am not sure how I am going to find the time. I do have all the supplies though. I bought 100% wool felt from Weir Dolls, and even have wool batting, and everything else. Sigh. Maybe I can find time to at least make a few things.

Btw, I don't plan on pre-washing anything. It's already felted.
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