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post #42 of 99
Sancta, I like the tomato with the darker insides better.... did you handsew it all? and PLEASE share how you made the slice of bread!
post #43 of 99
need to sub!
post #44 of 99
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Originally Posted by alaska View Post
Sancta, I like the tomato with the darker insides better.... did you handsew it all? and PLEASE share how you made the slice of bread!
I used brown terry cloth (just picked up some towels and cut them up). Sewed them into a square-ish shape, wrong sides out. Left a bit of a hole to turn them right-side-out, then stuffed them with some cotton batting - you know - the kind that's like a blanket (all flat).

Then I cut a strip of felt about 1/2-3/4 " wide and whipstitched it all around the stitching on the terry cloth. As you go it pushes in the sewn terry sides and gives it "sides". Does that make even a bit of sense? Because I can't think right now.
post #45 of 99
Oh my gosh! I gotta learn to make felt food now! I just saw some in the Land of Nod catalog and I fell in love...

How do I make a felt cabbage? I must know!
post #46 of 99
Thanks mamas for posting your pics! After hitting the Moonlight Madness sale at Joann's this week and aquiring about 15 different colors of felt, last night I made pancakes, bacon, fried eggs, strawberries, donuts, and bagels. They look remarkably like the ones that have been posted already, so I'll spare you the photo! Tonight I'm going to try making a pizza. If it comes out reasonably well, I'll post a photo!
post #47 of 99
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Originally Posted by amberthesugarcat View Post
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 pop tarts!
post #48 of 99
I have been so inspired by this thread! I have been making lots of food, and I want to post pictures (the watermelon isn't done because I ran out of green.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/robotba...7602476458132/

Hmmm...that is the first link I have used inserted, I hope it came out right. Anyway, it is funny someone else is making a pizza. I saw the Melissa and Doug pizza set somewhere and was inspired. I left all my topping unattached so my son can add them, but I'm not sure how that will work yet.

I have also attempted a cupcake, but that one isn't really working yet, it looks very bizarre and un-cupcakelike.
post #49 of 99
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i love the pop tarts!
In fact, I love them so much I'm working on one tonight....
post #50 of 99
Last night I made a pizza. It took a little longer than I thought it would, but it came out so cute! I sewed all the toppings on because as much as my kids would like them detached, I don't want to have to constantly be picking them up from off the rug and out of the toy box! So far I've made donuts, bagels, bacon, pancakes, strawberries, and last night's pizza. It's so much fun to work on!

Hopefully this link works:

http://www1.snapfish.com/thumbnailsh...15/t_=24585915
post #51 of 99
I love your tomato! Did you machine sew the pieces wrong sides together? Did you have any issues turning it right side out? Your carrot is adorable to. So many cute ideas!

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I have been so inspired by this thread! I have been making lots of food, and I want to post pictures (the watermelon isn't done because I ran out of green.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/robotba...7602476458132/

Hmmm...that is the first link I have used inserted, I hope it came out right. Anyway, it is funny someone else is making a pizza. I saw the Melissa and Doug pizza set somewhere and was inspired. I left all my topping unattached so my son can add them, but I'm not sure how that will work yet.

I have also attempted a cupcake, but that one isn't really working yet, it looks very bizarre and un-cupcakelike.
post #52 of 99
My tomato is less impressive when you know it was supposed to be an apple. It really didn't look like one, so I made it into a tomato. I hand-sewed the wrong sides together. Turning it rightside-out went pretty well, but it was a little tricky to close up the opening. I just turned the edges under and whip-stitched (that may or may not be the right word) the hole closed. Then I covered any unsightly messes with the green top.

Today I finished a "slab" of peanut butter. Everybody else has lunchmeat, but ds doesn't like lunchmeat, so I wanted his sandwish topping of choice. I'm also making a piece of swiss cheese, because the picture someone posted was just too cute.
post #53 of 99
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Originally Posted by sothisislove View Post
But I have a few questions...I'm wondering what are your reasons for being anti-plastic? How do you wash these felt toys....wouldn't they get soaked with drool? (My ds is just 5 mo.) Why is wool felt better than the stuff you can buy at Wal-mart...acrylic?
Check out these articles for starters:
http://www.ecocycle.org/askeco-cycle/2005/0318.cfm
http://www.kidsorganics.com/Dangers%20of%20Plastics.htm

Also the most recent, just shipped copy of Mothering magazine has a whole article about it.

In a very small nut shell: Plastic toys are made of all kinds of horrible chemicals that leach or basically deposit themselves in little mouths. So when your child goes to suck on a peice of pretend plastic food, they are getting a whole lot more than just make-believe in their mouth.
post #54 of 99
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I have also attempted a cupcake, but that one isn't really working yet, it looks very bizarre and un-cupcakelike.
MomAndOliver, I had to smile when I read this! I saw a great blog (I forget the addy off the top of my head, but there is a link in my "me" link) with fabulous cupcakes and had to give it a try. My DD saw the page and begged me to make a cupcake for her. Mine turned out... well... she was very happy with it and has played with it a lot. But, it is the ugliest darn cupcake I have ever seen The next few turned out better.

I have a slightly OT question for you guys; would you give these items as gifts to other people's kids? I think all of your items look fantastic!! I was going to make some felt/crocheted food for my DD and my neices, but DH said it was not something other people would like because it is home made. I am sad about that, I think that the girls would like them and my SIL would appreciate the fact I spent time and effort rather than just running out and buying something.
post #55 of 99
I am planning on giving breakfast sets and sandwich sets to the two nieces and two nephews on my side of the family. On my husband's side of the family.... I'm not sure yet. I'll probably run it by my Dh's sister and see if it's something that she thinks the kids would like or if she has something else in mind that she would like us to give her kids for Christmas.

Serenetabbie - If you find the link for the cupcakes, I'd love to see it. I couldn't seem to find it in the "me" link.
post #56 of 99
My local Joanns has 100% wool in stock....I don't know if this is old news, but I did a happy dance in the store when I saw it today
post #57 of 99
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Originally Posted by serenetabbie View Post
I have a slightly OT question for you guys; would you give these items as gifts to other people's kids? I think all of your items look fantastic!! I was going to make some felt/crocheted food for my DD and my neices, but DH said it was not something other people would like because it is home made. I am sad about that, I think that the girls would like them and my SIL would appreciate the fact I spent time and effort rather than just running out and buying something.
I just had to pop in and say I would LOOOOOVE somebody to give my DS this for a gift! Anything homemade would be very special.

I'm lurking in this thread, trying to gather up the courage to try making some felt food. DS is getting a kitchen for Christmas this year. I am not much of a sewer.
post #58 of 99
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mmomosedc
If you find the link for the cupcakes, I'd love to see it. I couldn't seem to find it in the "me" link.
Ah, sorry. It's in the post with the photo of the uglycake, but I forgot to make that a link to the post instead of to her blog's main page! I am sure she will not mind if I link her directly
here you go; cupcake tutorial
ETA; I made it a link on my blog also, incase you all still want to go and laugh at my poor uglycake
post #59 of 99
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Originally Posted by serenetabbie View Post
Ah, sorry. It's in the post with the photo of the uglycake, but I forgot to make that a link to the post instead of to her blog's main page! I am sure she will not mind if I link her directly
here you go; cupcake tutorial
ETA; I made it a link on my blog also, incase you all still want to go and laugh at my poor uglycake
Love that tutorial! Thanks!
post #60 of 99
No problem at all I cannot wait to see all the cool cupcakes that come from it!
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