Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

Looking to celebrate Saint Patrick's Day with a special Irish supper?

Well, you're in luck!

Ivers has put together a wonderful tutorial on making Corned Beef and Cabbage.

And for dessert you will have to stop over at her Etsy shop to check out her adorable St. Patrick's Day cookies! So cute!

Monday, March 8, 2010


What better way to start a Monday morning than with a doughnut....

I used the template on Skip to My Lou to cut out the frosting, but I found the doughnut template was too small compared to the frosting, so I traced a CD instead.

I love the look of the blanket stitch for "baked goods" so I used it to attach the frosting to the top doughnut piece.

I then used my sewing machine to sew the two brown doughnut pieces together inside out.

Next I flipped it right-side out and used the blanket stitch on the middle to close the doughnut up.

I stopped a few stitches from the end and stuffed it full. I think it is pretty cute!

Small Sale Alert...

I found these felt colors clearanced at Walmart for $0.10 each instead of the normal $0.25 (or $0.29 at Jo-Ann and Michaels). I used the brown and pink for my doughnut and picked up some yellow for a future banana. Hopefully they have the clearance at your Walmart too!

Saturday, March 6, 2010


I am excited to announce that the Felt Vegetables page in the right sidebar is now complete with pictures for all the links!! I am so visual; I just love to see the pictures on there!

Thanks to everyone for your permission to use the photos!!!

And remember to check back to the link on the sidebar as I hope to keep the list growing!

Felt Vegetables:

Bell Peppers Slices - Helping Little Hands

Carrot - i make stuff

Carrot and Potato (cut apart) - American Felt and Craft The Blog

Corn in husk - Just Stuff

Farmer's Market Set - Shelley Inspired

Lettuce Leaf - One Inch World

Lettuce Leaf (Romaine) - Helping Little Hands

Onion Slices - Helping Little Hands

Peas - mr.monkeysuit

Tomato Slice - Helping Little Hands

Tomato Slice - One Crafty Mumma

Tomato Slice - One Inch World

Friday, March 5, 2010


When I first started looking for felt fruit patterns online, I didn't see very many, so I took the plunge and bought a set of patterns.

Unfortunately, my apple turned out like a tomato...

And my pear looks like an overgrown green head of garlic...

I'm sure it's not the pattern's fault, as the seller's pictures looked very nice. Still, I knew there had to be something better out there for me. I went in search of the perfect pear tutorial and I found it!!

Pear Tutorial

When you open the web page you will see several pictures of different pears she has made. Scroll down into the comment section and you will find the instructions along with a printable pattern.

I am SO happy with this new pear. Thanks so much craftster and spidermonkey!!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


In the short time I have been making felt food, I have come to realize that there are two distinct styles.

Hand-sewn: with the decorative stitches showing (so cute!)
Machine-sewn: with nice clean lines (since the stitches are on the inside)

Both have a wonderful place in the world of felt food!

I decided to try a project done almost entirely on a sewing machine and found these great felt carrots from i make stuff.

Carrot Tutorial

Machine sewing was much faster for me than hand sewing and I was able to make each carrot in about 15 minutes!

I tried a couple different carrot tops and a couple different colors of green... now I will have to decide which is my favorite!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Large Felt Food Tutorial Lists

I have been scouring the web for all the best felt food tutorials out there to make a birthday set for my daughter. I was so excited with all the wonderful examples that I wanted to compile them in one place.

What I found has been organized into 7 categories on the right sidebar:
I hope to add photos as I receive permission and also update the lists as new tutorials are added. Please leave a comment if you know of any other great felt food tutorials out there. Enjoy!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Felt Food 101

If you are new to felt food, like me, you will truly appreciate all the information provided in the Felt Food 101 lessons put together by American Felt and Craft The Blog

They covered just about everything I wanted to know about felt food and I think you will find them helpful too!

Check them out:
American Felt & Craft also has an online store and I have found that they have some of the best prices for Wool/Rayon felt and 15 pages of color choices... wow!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Iced Sugar Cookies

Next up, iced sugar cookies, a necessity for every tea party!

I found this wonderful tutorial from Bug Bites Play Food. And be sure to check out her Etsy shop; so many cute creations!

I decorated my cookies with different sprinkles:

straight stitches

french knots

This video was very helpful in learning how to do french knots.

For the stitching around the icing and outside of the cookie I used a blanket stitch, which can be found here.

I also made some cookie dough... I think I will now need to make a cookie without frosting and a rolling pin!

Friday, February 26, 2010


My first felt food project!

Felt Strawberry Tutorial from mr.monkeysuit

This was a wonderful tutorial and I couldn't have asked for a better first project. They are very simple to make; yet very rewarding.

The tutorial recommends making circles 3 to 4 inches big for the strawberries, which is a very cute size. My husband wanted to see some larger ones, so I made a few 4.5 to 5 inches and they are much more life size. They are all so cute... I need a whole basketful!

Other Strawberry Tutorials:

Felt Food

This last week I discovered felt food and there is no going back! It has become a wonderful new obsession of mine. There are so many wonderful ideas online and so many wonderful treats to make. I am hoping to use this blog to grow a large collection of great links to all the amazing creations out there. I hope you find inspiration for cooking up some fun for your little ones!