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#61 of 128 Old 04-05-2007, 08:26 PM
 
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Here are some things that I have made lately:

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Here are some things that I have made lately:

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Those donuts made my mouth water!
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If the cost of wool felt is prohibitive, what about felting/fulling (shrinking) thrifted wool sweaters? I made a felt sandwich using a combination of wool from felted thrifted sweaters and wool pieces I knit myself and then felted (shrank) in the washer. I then used embroidery thread stitching and needle-felted wool for various embellishments (pickle seeds, lettuce veins, etc.)

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Here are some things that I have made lately:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index...848#msg1560848
Great job momma! They look good enough to eat!
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I use felted sweaters alot and LOVE the process! Shopping in the summer is great because they are CHEAP! You can get all kinds, too- thick sweates felt up really nicely, and thin becomes very pliable and soft. These would be perfect for play food. Plus- it's animal friendly. You aren't supporting the wool industry but you still get to use the sheeps wonderful fibers!
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I use felted sweaters alot and LOVE the process! Shopping in the summer is great because they are CHEAP! You can get all kinds, too- thick sweates felt up really nicely, and thin becomes very pliable and soft. These would be perfect for play food. Plus- it's animal friendly. You aren't supporting the wool industry but you still get to use the sheeps wonderful fibers!
do you have any pics of food you have made out of fulled sweaters?? i'd love to see them!
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do you have any pics of food you have made out of fulled sweaters?? i'd love to see them!
I've used them to make dolls, crowns and bean bag type things. Have yet to make any playfood! That may be next! I think it would b fun because of the millions of colors of used sweaters you can find.

HERE are some sweater crowns I've made. and HERE is a simple little doll.

Here are some ouchie pillows/ bean bags!
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HERE are some sweater crowns I've made.

"Some" sweater crowns you've made---that's a whole bunch! Wow, you were busy!
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Cute birthday crowns!
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Thank you! Super easy to make! These were party favors.
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Do you prewash your felt?
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Do you prewash your felt?
I do prewash the felt to, well, felt it! I buy thrift store wool sweaters and wash them on hot then throw them in the dryer to felt them up. THen craft away.

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Do you prewash your felt?
I bought acrylic/polyester felt to save money on making Christmas gifts and did not prewash it.

My mom and I are off to the craft store today to buy brown wool yarn and knit large rectangles out of it, then felt it and cut out shapes to make gingerbread men!

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Do you prewash your felt?

I do prewash the wool blend felt, like the ones from Marcus Brothers:
http://www.tryourdesigns.com/marcus_..._wool_felt.htm. It gives it a nice, soft look and feel. Sometimes I just soak it in hot water for a bit, and then dry.
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I got wool/rayon felt from Joann's fabric store. It is a 20% wool 80 % rayon blend.. and says dry clean only.. wonder if I should/could wash that?

Too bad there isnt' a wholesale felt place.. this stuff is pricey!!
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So stinking cute!

Especially love the raviolis.
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Here's my version of felt sushi.
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Here's my version of felt sushi.
Oh wow! I love it!

I want to make DS felt play food for Christmas this year, but I am not sure how I am going to find the time. I do have all the supplies though. I bought 100% wool felt from Weir Dolls, and even have wool batting, and everything else. Sigh. Maybe I can find time to at least make a few things.

Btw, I don't plan on pre-washing anything. It's already felted.
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If you buy wool blend felt, where do you get it? I got some colors from Joann's but they don't have orange or yellow.. I want to make some bananas, corn, pumpkins etc.. I don't want to pay over $8 per yard.. plus add shipping and it is costly
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I have been buying 35% wool fewlt at JoAnn's. It's the highest percentage I can get locally. Should I wash/dry it first?

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I have been buying 35% wool fewlt at JoAnn's. It's the highest percentage I can get locally. Should I wash/dry it first?
I am getting the same.. i haven't washed it first.. it says dry clean only..
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Not sure what it is made out of, I'm sure synthetic, but felt at Michael's is 20 cents per sheet. The sheets are not large, but I can usually get two or three food items out of a single sheet, and they have lots and lots of colors. My 2-year-old daughter loves to come with me to buy it because she can point at the display and name the colors. Then when we bring our BIG stack home, she can stack and restack the pieces, looking at all the colors. She calls it the rainbow.
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A friend just sent me this link. This lady sells e-patterns for felt food, and she even sends you a free pattern if you sign up for her newsletter...
http://www.feltcuisine.com

I think this is the free pattern she gives out for strawberries...
www.FeltCuisine.com/free/strawberry.exe

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There is also a tutorial for strawberries on flickr

Her stuff is nice. I've been getting a lot of inspiration from my kitchen. I finally figured out cupcakes by cutting apart a cupcake paper cup.. worked like a charm!! lol
I've done, pancakes, eggs, bacon, toast, cupcakes, muffins, tea, cookies, large cake with cut out piece, piece of pie, turkey drumstick, mashed potatos with butter and gravy, orange slices, banana with removable peel, strawberries, 2 different types of ice cream cones, ice cream sandwich. I've lots more ideas for more food, just have to sit down and draft out the patterns
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*Must stop looking at felt food*

Ack...I'm addicted! Ds2 already had quite a bit, and then I participated in the recent play food swap, so he'll have even more after Christmas. It's all just soooo cute!

For those of you looking for a good wool blend, if you have a Ben Franklin Craft Store around, they have a nice 75-80% wool blend. It's what I use most of the time for felt projects.

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my first post here... but you all have inspired me!

here's a few things i've made: http://amanda.smugmug.com/gallery/3871772

those were just my first attempts, with cheap craft felt.

i just got some 100% wool felt that i ordered, but it was so expensive i'm afraid to cut it in case I screw up! our local craft stores don't have many colors, so i had to order from nova natural. it's so pretty.... what should I use to stuff these with? thanks in advance, i love looking at all your yummy food!

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here's a few things i've made: http://amanda.smugmug.com/gallery/3871772
Adorable!!

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These are awesome! There is a play food swap open now if any of you want to join.

I love the bowtie pasta and sushi. So cute!
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