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post #61 of 100
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Originally Posted by Jess A View Post
Can you do these without a sewing machine? I can sew a simple stitch, but I don't have a sewing machine.
Yes. "My" sewing machine is almost 100 miles away (It's my mom's hand-me-down machine, but she borrowed it back for something unbeknownst to me - I never noticed, oops).
I use a needle and embroidery floss. I do divide the floss up - I only use 3 strands (out of the 6) for the felt food I've done.
post #62 of 100
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Originally Posted by KariM View Post
Hopefully this link will let y'all view my felt food creations:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/8092797@N06/
Those fortune cookies are so cool!!
post #63 of 100
Thanks! My local 24 hour stores don't carry embroidery floss (Wal Mart and Meijer) so I made a carrot using regular thread last night. It took no time and my dd loved chewing on it today. My next projects will probably be using the embroidery thread, I think it will look better. Hope everyone has a great holiday, thanks for all the help and inspiration, wish I'd seen this sooner, I could've did her entire Christmas, lol!
Amy
post #64 of 100
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Originally Posted by MSUmama View Post
Thanks! My local 24 hour stores don't carry embroidery floss (Wal Mart and Meijer) so I made a carrot using regular thread last night. It took no time and my dd loved chewing on it today. My next projects will probably be using the embroidery thread, I think it will look better. Hope everyone has a great holiday, thanks for all the help and inspiration, wish I'd seen this sooner, I could've did her entire Christmas, lol!
Amy
That's strange that Walmart doesn't have embroidery floss. Do they have a craft section (I thought I heard they were going to phase some fabric out in some stores, but maybe they phased the whole craft section out in yours). The embroidery floss was by the knitting/cross-stitch stuff in my walmart. I don't remember if my Meijer has floss, but I never looked for it there.
post #65 of 100
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Originally Posted by MSUmama View Post
Thanks! My local 24 hour stores don't carry embroidery floss (Wal Mart and Meijer) so I made a carrot using regular thread last night. It took no time and my dd loved chewing on it today. My next projects will probably be using the embroidery thread, I think it will look better. Hope everyone has a great holiday, thanks for all the help and inspiration, wish I'd seen this sooner, I could've did her entire Christmas, lol!
Amy
That's strange that Walmart doesn't have embroidery floss. Do they have a craft section (I thought I heard they were going to phase some fabric out in some stores, but maybe they phased the whole craft section out in yours). The embroidery floss was by the knitting/cross-stitch stuff in my walmart. I don't remember if my Meijer has floss, but I never looked for it there.

Glad the regular thread worked for you.
post #66 of 100
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Originally Posted by kmcmommyto3 View Post
That's strange that Walmart doesn't have embroidery floss. Do they have a craft section (I thought I heard they were going to phase some fabric out in some stores, but maybe they phased the whole craft section out in yours). The embroidery floss was by the knitting/cross-stitch stuff in my walmart. I don't remember if my Meijer has floss, but I never looked for it there.
My Walmart (well, the one 15 minutes away) stopped carrying embroidery floss last year. I was hunting for it and actually found someone in a smock working there in the fabric dept.

So, our Michael's and Jo-Ann's and Hancock Fabric (I think, I haven't checked there in a long while) have embroidery thread.
post #67 of 100

Cute idea

Hi! I posted this on the other board as well, but I saw a cute idea on Craftster! The gal making felt gingerbread kids used a few whole cloves inside hers to make them smell yummy too. Have not gotten the chance to try it myself, but I love the thought. I got some cute, but expensive ones on etsy. Did not mind the price so much since it was etsy and not a store.
post #68 of 100
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Originally Posted by kmcmommyto3 View Post
That's strange that Walmart doesn't have embroidery floss. Do they have a craft section (I thought I heard they were going to phase some fabric out in some stores, but maybe they phased the whole craft section out in yours). The embroidery floss was by the knitting/cross-stitch stuff in my walmart. I don't remember if my Meijer has floss, but I never looked for it there.

Glad the regular thread worked for you.

Our WM does have a large fabric and craft section. As much as I loathe shopping there, I did find super cute fabric for my oldest dd's french memo board there. My Jo Anns is a good size and they had no fabric that would have worked and the same print I bought at WM was twice the $$ at Hobby Lobby. I hate being a slave to price but this time of year, it's a must. Hope everyone is enjoying their holiday!

Amy
post #69 of 100
I made felt food for my toddlers this Christmas

I used wool felt after I figured out what I was doing (I didn't use patterns just trial and error) - my LO's loved them - I was so happy.
I want to learn how to make more involved foods now.
post #70 of 100
Does anyone know where you can get cruelty free wool felt?


Jo
post #71 of 100
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Does anyone know where you can get cruelty free wool felt?


Jo
I got wool felt from weirdollsandcrafts.com. I would hope that they are cruelty free since they are a smaller family run place, but I don't know for sure. They are recommended here on MDC a lot and they are advertised in Living Crafts magazine, which I would think they would only want responsible companies in their magazine.
post #72 of 100
Thank you!

Another mum in another thread posted this:
http://www.kuninfelt.com

They use recycled plastics!
post #73 of 100
I just started making flet food this past week, and now I am completly addicted! Here are some good links:

Etsy shop selling felt food patterns:http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id...ion_id=5308214

Mahar drygoods:http://www.mahardrygoods.com/item.ph...category_id=46

lily Bean market: http://www.lillybeanmarket.com/

Blog with some easy tutorials, great for first foods. :http://melissagoodsell.typepad.com/d...sliced-orange/

Crafster also had a lot of tutorials on it if you search for felt food.
post #74 of 100
This is great! I love all the ideas gonna go work on some myself! I'll SNS after I'm done!
post #75 of 100
Subbing.
post #76 of 100
Ladies, thank you all so much! I was inspired by this thread and all of your wonderful ideas to make felt food for my daughter for Christmas, I'm filling a wicker basket for her to play with in her new wooden kitchen that Santa is bringing.

It's going well so far, I've made pizza, sandwiches, veggies, fruit, pasta and cakes! Here's some pics!

I'll be adding more pics to my flickr account as I get more ideas (and more spare time, whatever that is!), wish me luck, the basket is only 1/4 full yet! Not long till Christmas, better get sewing Thanks again for the inspiration!
post #77 of 100
Me again, thought I'd also share the pile of reference material I'm using for inspiration. Some have been cobbled together from this thread, some from google, and many came from etsy, craftster & flickr searches, hope this inspires someone else to start making felt food (it's very satisfying watching it all take shape) :

- Random fruits, vegetables & salad leaves:
Inspired by: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Tutorials: Onion, Strawberry, Orange slice


- Sandwiches & pitta pockets
Inspired: by 1, 2, 3, 4
Tutorial: Bread


-Pizza, in slices with a base, a tomato sauce layer, a spinach layer, a hummus layer and removable bits such as mushrooms, sliced peppers
Inspired by: 1, 2 (scroll down), 3

-Cakes, buns & cookies
Inspired by: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Tutorials: donut, cupcake, fortune cookies (video), cake-slice, Oreo cookie


Sushi (fish free in our case!)
Inspired by: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Tutorial: avocado maki


Pasta shapes and noodles, stirfry with tofu
Inspired by: 1, 2, 3
Tutorial: ravioli


Veggie/Bean burgers, with buns & toppings
Inspired by: 1 (scroll down)
post #78 of 100
WOW! so much fun.. i haven't been crafting much, what with 3 kiddos and a busy life,. but im wanting to make some gifts for birthdays and solstice, so im getting some great ideas from here!! i posted here ages ago, but i guess ill be peeking in on here more often! :
post #79 of 100
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Originally Posted by NoliMum View Post
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!
What do you do with the sweaters once you get them home? How do you prepare them to felt with them?
post #80 of 100
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Originally Posted by jennaba View Post
What do you do with the sweaters once you get them home? How do you prepare them to felt with them?
One can turn 100% wool sweaters into felt simply by washing them in hot water,with lots of detergent, on high agitation, and a cold water rince. After washing them throw them in the dryer.
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