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post #41 of 100
Subbering! Great ideas!!!!
post #42 of 100
Subbing! I want to learn for DS's Xmas kitchen. Wooden food gets so expensive.thanks for all the great ideas!
post #43 of 100
subbing too.
post #44 of 100
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I just joined this play food photo group, it is sooo incredible, just check out the pastries and all the other stuff:

Flickr Play Food Group
this link took up most of my computer time the other day.
Thanks for sharing!
post #45 of 100
I've been looking for wool felt but it's so hard to find at reasonable prices. My solution was to recycle old wool sweaters.
Here's my first piece! Tomato I still have to sew on the leaves.
Can't wait to make more!! It's so easy.
post #46 of 100
ooh, subbing!
post #47 of 100
In case anybody's interested, I just posted a few new photos of finished stuff. I'm rather pleased with myself, and I still have 7 more days to create and then wrap.
post #48 of 100
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In case anybody's interested, I just posted a few new photos of finished stuff. I'm rather pleased with myself, and I still have 7 more days to create and then wrap.
LOVE your stuff!!! What kind of felt did you use?
post #49 of 100
those are fabulous!
post #50 of 100
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LOVE your stuff!!! What kind of felt did you use?
Just regular (cheap) acrylic felt from Michael's. With most of the sheets being bought with a coupon, they were $.15/ea. It's matching up the felt colors with the embroidery thread that gets annoying though...
post #51 of 100
I can't bring myself to make food out of acrylic felt because I put a plastic ban on her toys, so I've been recycling old wool sweaters. It works really well, and I've used one sweater to make a pair of pants and all the leaves that go on top of the fruits and veggies. I think I'm going to try to do some broccoli with it, too!
post #52 of 100
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I can't bring myself to make food out of acrylic felt because I put a plastic ban on her toys, so I've been recycling old wool sweaters. It works really well, and I've used one sweater to make a pair of pants and all the leaves that go on top of the fruits and veggies. I think I'm going to try to do some broccoli with it, too!
I'd be intimidated by broccoli. Wow.

Well, fwiw, my kids chew on plastic like puppies.
But the felt? They lick it, realize it's not so fun to chew on, and move on with playing. But I just don't have the money (especially now if we don't get hubby's holiday bonus to pay for the midwife, gulp) to buy a bunch of wool felt.
post #53 of 100
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I'd be intimidated by broccoli. Wow.

Well, fwiw, my kids chew on plastic like puppies.
But the felt? They lick it, realize it's not so fun to chew on, and move on with playing. But I just don't have the money (especially now if we don't get hubby's holiday bonus to pay for the midwife, gulp) to buy a bunch of wool felt.
I know, me neither. They had one bolt at Jo Anne's for $14.99 a yard. That would be plenty to make food out of (especially with a 50% coupon!!) but then I'd have to find natural dyes, and dye each cut separately... WAY too much work when Christmas is only a week away!!

So I just went to Goodwill and bought some sweaters. I've been building up my supply little by little so I don't feel a big chunk of change missing.

And I'm recycling!!! :

Off to go find broccoli patterns, if they exist.. wish me luck!
post #54 of 100
http://craftzine.com/02/needle_felt/


This looks so fun!!! I really want to learn how to do this. My dd is only 6 months old so I can start on these for next Christmas. I wanted to get her some on etsy this year but $$$ prevented it. Thanks for inspiring me mamas!

Amy
post #55 of 100
Hopefully this link will let y'all view my felt food creations:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/8092797@N06/
post #56 of 100
Fantastic samples of food!

Can you do these without a sewing machine? I can sew a simple stitch, but I don't have a sewing machine.
post #57 of 100
I sew mine by hand!

I tried using the machine, but most of the designs don't work so well using the machine and I find it just as easy to do a quick blanket stitch by hand.
post #58 of 100
Do you use regular thread? I could whip up a few of these in the next few days they way everyone is talking about them, I'm just going to have to try...I LOVE the fortune cookie!
Amy
post #59 of 100
I've seen posts by mama's who use embroidery floss . . . I think I'll try that. I'm going to start with pancakes . . . they look simple .

I showed DD the food samples, and she is super psyched for me to make some! Thankfully, she's forgiving of my "skills" .

ETA: I did it!
post #60 of 100
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Do you use regular thread? I could whip up a few of these in the next few days they way everyone is talking about them, I'm just going to have to try...I LOVE the fortune cookie!
Amy
Amy,

I've used regular sewing thread and also embroidery floss. These days I'm using the embroidery floss because it allows me to closer match the colors and I also like the look a little better.
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