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post #81 of 128
If you buy wool blend felt, where do you get it? I got some colors from Joann's but they don't have orange or yellow.. I want to make some bananas, corn, pumpkins etc.. I don't want to pay over $8 per yard.. plus add shipping and it is costly
post #82 of 128
I have been buying 35% wool fewlt at JoAnn's. It's the highest percentage I can get locally. Should I wash/dry it first?
post #83 of 128
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I have been buying 35% wool fewlt at JoAnn's. It's the highest percentage I can get locally. Should I wash/dry it first?
I am getting the same.. i haven't washed it first.. it says dry clean only..
post #84 of 128
Not sure what it is made out of, I'm sure synthetic, but felt at Michael's is 20 cents per sheet. The sheets are not large, but I can usually get two or three food items out of a single sheet, and they have lots and lots of colors. My 2-year-old daughter loves to come with me to buy it because she can point at the display and name the colors. Then when we bring our BIG stack home, she can stack and restack the pieces, looking at all the colors. She calls it the rainbow.
post #85 of 128
A friend just sent me this link. This lady sells e-patterns for felt food, and she even sends you a free pattern if you sign up for her newsletter...
http://www.feltcuisine.com

I think this is the free pattern she gives out for strawberries...
www.FeltCuisine.com/free/strawberry.exe
post #86 of 128
There is also a tutorial for strawberries on flickr

Her stuff is nice. I've been getting a lot of inspiration from my kitchen. I finally figured out cupcakes by cutting apart a cupcake paper cup.. worked like a charm!! lol
I've done, pancakes, eggs, bacon, toast, cupcakes, muffins, tea, cookies, large cake with cut out piece, piece of pie, turkey drumstick, mashed potatos with butter and gravy, orange slices, banana with removable peel, strawberries, 2 different types of ice cream cones, ice cream sandwich. I've lots more ideas for more food, just have to sit down and draft out the patterns
post #87 of 128
*Must stop looking at felt food*

Ack...I'm addicted! Ds2 already had quite a bit, and then I participated in the recent play food swap, so he'll have even more after Christmas. It's all just soooo cute!

For those of you looking for a good wool blend, if you have a Ben Franklin Craft Store around, they have a nice 75-80% wool blend. It's what I use most of the time for felt projects.
post #88 of 128
my first post here... but you all have inspired me!

here's a few things i've made: http://amanda.smugmug.com/gallery/3871772

those were just my first attempts, with cheap craft felt.

i just got some 100% wool felt that i ordered, but it was so expensive i'm afraid to cut it in case I screw up! our local craft stores don't have many colors, so i had to order from nova natural. it's so pretty.... what should I use to stuff these with? thanks in advance, i love looking at all your yummy food!
post #89 of 128
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here's a few things i've made: http://amanda.smugmug.com/gallery/3871772
Adorable!!

Kristin
post #90 of 128
These are awesome! There is a play food swap open now if any of you want to join.

I love the bowtie pasta and sushi. So cute!
post #91 of 128
Thank you all for the inspiration. I'm going to try to make my little one some felt food to add to our wood/stuffed collection.
post #92 of 128
I found this tutorial, if it hasn't already been posted. The only things I've ever sewn are buttons, but I'm going to try it. DD will go CRAZY over these! If I get good at them, I can give them as gifts.

And here's one for doughnuts.

No tutorials here, but great designs and ideas.

ETA: My first attempt at felt food!
post #93 of 128
Loving this topic! DD is getting a Plan Toys wooden kitchen for Christmas. I only bought a few food items, from the made in Europe section of Oompa.

I bought some wool sweaters at Goodwill, and I am going to make some felt food. I am going to use the blanket stitch with embroidery floss.

Does anyone have more pictures of their felt food I can look at? I want to do more healthy foods to start, veggies, fruit and pasta. I looked at the pictures of the felt pizza and I am going to try that this weekend!
post #94 of 128

Cute idea

I am working on making some for my own kids. I cant take credit for this one, but Craftster had someone that made Gingerbread Kids from felt and put in some whole cloves to make them smell yummy as well. I thought that was too sweet, and if I ever complete one, plan on trying it out.
post #95 of 128
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Originally Posted by Tilia View Post
I bought some wool sweaters at Goodwill, and I am going to make some felt food. I am going to use the blanket stitch with embroidery floss.

Does anyone have more pictures of their felt food I can look at? I want to do more healthy foods to start, veggies, fruit and pasta.
I literally just put a huge "play food 101" post on my blog today, inspired by my newfound desire to overhaul my girls' kitchen with handmade all-natural play food (I'm planning on an emphasis on healthy and ethnic foods). It links to some of the places already on this thread as well as many of my favorite free knit and crochet play food patterns and tutorials. There's a picture in the blog post of some wool spaghetti and meatballs that I made the other day for DD. I took an old wool sweater and felted it in the wash. I cut it up to make the noodles and then wet felted the meatballs from wool batting. I was quite pleased with the result and it was extremely easy. I plan to use the rest of the sweater felt to make other sewn wool food.

On a completely non-homemade but related aside, the store Land of Nod had some fantastic 100% wool play food very reasonably priced (well, reasonable for 100% wool anyway). They had a fruit selection and a veggies selection. The only downside is that the scale of the food is really large, so I'm not sure how practical it is in a play kitchen. Might be good for inspiration though.
post #96 of 128
I posted this in the other felt food thread too. There are a lot of threads with the same topic!

I made DD some felt food out of wool sweaters I bought from Goodwill. I have pictures of the sausage patties, orange slices, sandwich, and pumpkin.

I am having so much fun, and thank you to everyone for all the inspiration. I have the right colors now to make DD a pizza. That is my next project.

Here are my pictures:

http://s200.photobucket.com/albums/aa147/mom2005z/
post #97 of 128
I've been making baked potatoes from panyhose. faux baked taters and fortune cookies and strawberry

and wool pickle
post #98 of 128
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I've been making baked potatoes from panyhose. faux baked taters
I really like those pantyhose baked potatoes!
post #99 of 128
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I've been making baked potatoes from panyhose. faux baked taters and fortune cookies and strawberry

and wool pickle
Love the baked potatoes!!!
My grandma used to dye pantyhose orange and make pumpkins by stitching them a certain way. Wish I still had one to use as a pattern. They were cute.
post #100 of 128
Those potatoes bring back memories..lol..my grandmother had a "bag" of taters that was a burlap sack with the pantyhose potatoes in them. I had forgotten all about it until just now! LOL
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