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post #21 of 99
great thread my kiddos are getting a grocery cart and some new play foods (made by moi) for xmas.

here is a blog I like to drool over sometimes
http://softiescentral.typepad.com/bl...ars/index.html
ETA-the cookies halfway down this page is something I'm making too for the play food stash (they are adorable!) but it's crochet!

sothisislove-wool is a natural fiber that's why alot of folks prefer it over plastic (acrylic is plastic). I like it too (wool) but it's more expensive and I have to order it special. I use whatever I have on hand personally.
post #22 of 99
here's some older threads with ideas too
http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=625936
http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=397422
http://www.mothering.com/discussions...highlight=food
http://www.mothering.com/discussions...highlight=food

btw if there's any interest I'd volunteer to run a play food swap in time for the holidays!



ETA- just posted a link on the swap board to see if there's any interest!
post #23 of 99
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here is a blog I like to drool over sometimes
http://softiescentral.typepad.com/bl...ars/index.html
OMG! :
post #24 of 99
Thread Starter 
My son is just getting out of the everything-in-the-mouth stage, but I'd imagine these could be hand washed with warm water and gentle soap. I don't know about felted ones, as I haven't tried that yet.

I am trying to limit my use of petroleum-based products, and acrylic is one of those. Besides furthering dependence on foreign oil, it never biodegrades, so once it's thrown away it just sits in the landfill for 1000+ years. I'd rather avoid that if possible, and natural products like wool help to do that.Here's a good thread on why to avoid plastics. That said, I'd rather my kiddo play with handmade acrylic than mass-market junk, and acrylic is much more readily available. You have to go with what works best for you.
post #25 of 99

Upcoming sale on felt

Hey there felt foodies...

Just got my JoAnn circular in the mail today and...

Oct. 6-8 JoAnn stores will be having a sale on 9"x12" felt sheets – 10 for $1! There are 30 colors to choose from.

I'm sure they're not 100% wool – probably acrylic.
post #26 of 99
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Hey there felt foodies...

Just got my JoAnn circular in the mail today and...

Oct. 6-8 JoAnn stores will be having a sale on 9"x12" felt sheets – 10 for $1! There are 30 colors to choose from.

I'm sure they're not 100% wool – probably acrylic.
Jo-Anns also has 72" wide felt on sale right now for $2.99/yard. Not sure if that's both online and in stores though. It's normally $4.99/yard.

http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog.j...RODID=prd10007
post #27 of 99
Where does one buy 100% wool felt; somewhere that has a good color selection?

woops, nevermind, i found answers in this post; http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=757988
post #28 of 99
what a good idea! i got my felt yesterday...wish me luck! i think i'm going to make her an apron to go with her kitchen and food for xmas. thanks for the good ideas!
post #29 of 99
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Momaste, your food looks great! I esp. love your carrot.

I was inspired to make my own felt food for my niece and nephew and ds's after seeing some posted here, on Diaper Sewing Divas, and Craftster. It is as easy as everyone says! I basically copied the food at www.lillybeanmarket.com . I made a grand slam breakfast tonight with cheap acrylic felt ($5/yard, 72 inches wide!) and my sewing machine, and used embroidery thread to embellish. Everything is just zigzagged together on the edges (I stuff with stuffing when it is on my machine, just before I sew it closed) except the strawberry which is turned and stitched closed. I have never used felt or sewn food until this week, so anyone can do it!!!

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y24...mBreakfast.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y24...tclose-ups.jpg
I love the poptart!!! That is soooo cute! I like the idea of zigzagging the edges. I tried to just straight sew mine and they turned out ugly and uneven in the stitches. I've been handsewing mine.
post #30 of 99
What cute ideas and links!! Thanks ladies!
post #31 of 99
For those that hand stitch them (my machine broke) what type of needle do you use and what thread? I'd be using acrylic felt sheets since I have a million of them laying around.
post #32 of 99
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For those that hand stitch them (my machine broke) what type of needle do you use and what thread? I'd be using acrylic felt sheets since I have a million of them laying around.
I have never done it by hand, but I came across this blog awhile back and bookmarked it. http://www.futuregirl.com/craft_blog...-sew-felt.html

BTW, hi again Nature! I keep running into you all over the boards. :
post #33 of 99
I use regular thread for the structure, and embriodery thread for the details, my machine is broke too, so I do it all by hand. I'm not good with a machine anyway, since I'm more of a paint/sculpt kinda gal.
post #34 of 99
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I have never done it by hand, but I came across this blog awhile back and bookmarked it. http://www.futuregirl.com/craft_blog...-sew-felt.html

BTW, hi again Nature! I keep running into you all over the boards. :
Thank you! and Hello to you too! Someone remembered me!

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I use regular thread for the structure, and embriodery thread for the details, my machine is broke too, so I do it all by hand. I'm not good with a machine anyway, since I'm more of a paint/sculpt kinda gal.
I haven't had a machine in years now. I miss mine though.
post #35 of 99
Thread Starter 
I use embroidery floss pulled apart to two threads. I haven't been pinning them in shape like the tutorial, but I can see the advantage of that. Her knotting ideas are good, too.
post #36 of 99
I use three threads of embroidery floss, and have been blanket stitching the edges. I think it looks very cute with the blanket stitch. I've broken my camera so I can't post pics, but hopefully by later this week, I can.
post #37 of 99
: I am planning on making some food for kids too for x-mas. Just planned on sewing it by hand. The ones shown here are super cute, it looks easy too!

They are getting a kitchen and of course need food to go with it

Can't wait to check out some of the links and see what else you ladies come up with~!!
post #38 of 99
So far I've made an fried egg and bacon. Planning on pancakes tonight. What foods have you made?
post #39 of 99
Here are mine so far: http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g2...bies/food2.jpg

For Christmas this year, dd is getting a Daddy-made kitchen and some Mommy-made food. I am SO excited!

I can't make up my mind which tomato slice I like best. Any thoughts?
post #40 of 99
Momaste, your felt food turned out so cute!! I love your sandwich
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