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post #81 of 99
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Originally Posted by Bayleesan View Post
I'd love to switch to the recycled felt!! Any clue where to get it? I am emailing them now but I do not see a list of retailers.
This recycled felt? Here.

There's also a pattern for making cute felt baby shoes on the site.
post #82 of 99
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Originally Posted by Kodachrome View Post
^ The orange slices are my favorite. Lovely work.
Thanks so much! I made some more this week: mushrooms, a cucumber slice, apple slices, pizza, watermelon slices, whole banana. Here are some more pictures:

http://s200.photobucket.com/albums/aa147/mom2005z/


For the cucumber slice, I took 2 white circles and one green strip long enough to cover the outer edges. The green strip was as wide as the 2 pieces of white were thick. Then I just blanket stitched the circles together, with the green strip ending up inbetween the circles and the stitch. Its not actually stitched down. Man that is hard to explain.
post #83 of 99
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Originally Posted by Tilia View Post
Man that is hard to explain.
It made sense, at least!

Cute!! I love the cucumber & mushrooms!!
post #84 of 99
for me i dis-like plastic just because, it is pastic. if you can make only not, for those can, do and for those how can not, buy walmart. i take great pride in the toys my mother made me and still have all of them.
post #85 of 99
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Originally Posted by sothisislove View Post
I just stumbled upon this thread and my hands are literally twitchy with an urge to go buy some felt and make some of those adorable toys for my son....cousins...friends' kids!

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?

Based on what I've read briefly here, it sounds like you have a great philosophy. Is there a link you can direct me to? I'd like to be educated! Thanks so much!
i have been watching this site for a while and learning a lot. i would read back there are some great tips that some of the other mommy's have found that will anwer alot of question.
about plactic vs. home made: those how can make, those how can not walmart.
i think also that felt can be washed just like clothes??? but not dryed
good luck
post #86 of 99
All so cute!!! Wow!
post #87 of 99
I just bought some of the ecospun recycled felt at Walmart for $3.77/yard. It's pretty nice actually. Not wool, but that's not always practical for things.
post #88 of 99
Don't have time to read the thread right now but i've always wanted to do this so I'm :
post #89 of 99
We have an all natural play food swap going right now in the swap boards. Come join us! Most of the stuff is made of wool, so far.
post #90 of 99
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Originally Posted by Tilia View Post
We have an all natural play food swap going right now in the swap boards. Come join us! Most of the stuff is made of wool, so far.
Ummm...where are the swap boards?
post #91 of 99
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Originally Posted by moonfairy View Post
Ummm...where are the swap boards?
I think it's 6 months and 50 posts before you can access the Trading Post, where the swap and co-op boards are located.
post #92 of 99
I am so excited about this! I am wanting to do felt food for DD now that she is getting a bit bigger and you all make the cutest stuff!!
post #93 of 99
I'm gonna start these this weekend. I'm so excited!
post #94 of 99
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Originally Posted by tinasquirrel View Post
I think it's 6 months and 50 posts before you can access the Trading Post, where the swap and co-op boards are located.
Tinasquirrel, I just looked at your blog, and I think your bunny is cute! Mine will probably look like that also. I am not so good at knitting toys with little needles.
post #95 of 99
Tilia what materials are you using for your foods? They are adorable!
post #96 of 99
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Tilia... How did you make that waffle? I've been tossing around ideas for doing a waffle, but I haven't come up with anything good. Yours is GORGEOUS!! ~TIA
post #97 of 99
I've made a egg so far. I'm working on a piece of bacon right now. I really enjoy making felt food. All my family thinks it's cute.
post #98 of 99
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Originally Posted by MertMomma View Post
Tilia... How did you make that waffle? I've been tossing around ideas for doing a waffle, but I haven't come up with anything good. Yours is GORGEOUS!! ~TIA
Thanks you guys! I use 100% wool sweaters that I find at Goodwill and other thrift stores. I wash the sweaters on hot to make felt. Then I shave it with a sweater shaver. You never really know how thick or stretchy the wool is going to turn out. It has been fun looking for different colors for realistic food. I use the cotton perle embroidery thread in a natural color. I like the contrasting color. I buy that at Joann's and I use the whole strand, I don't divide it.

For the waffle, I found a tan wool sweater with a really wide and chunky knit look. When I washed it, it didn't really felt all the way and you could still see the knit stitches. It was really an accident! I showed my sister the sweater and she said it looked like waffles with all the square bumps.
post #99 of 99

wool felt scrap bags

Weir Dolls and Crafts have wool felt scrap bags on sale right now:

http://www.weirdollsandcrafts.com/sale/sale.html

I thought I'd be able to find wool sweaters at the Goodwill to felt and make into playfood, but apparently no one in my town (beach community) wears wool (duh), so I'm ordering a few squares (which also are on sale), a bag of scraps, and see where that takes me. Just thought I'd share in case anyone was needing wool felt to add to their stash!
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