So, when I found pictures, ideas and a couple free tutorials for felt food - ideal for playing house if you are ages 2-6 as my grands are - I was inspired.
So this weekend I spent hand-stitching and machine stitching a variety of delights. Here's a few cake doughnuts, including one I couldn't resist.
I really liked how my banana turned out - it doesn't come apart, but is oh so peel-able.
The free tute from American Felt for a cut-up-able carrot was fun, but I like the more realistic whole carrots too.
I plan to make more whole veggies - so the girls can pretend shop and fill their grocery bags with healthy stuff, just like Mother. My eggplant turned out great - sure glad I found the purple felt a the bottom of my felt box.
I also made a fried egg, and tried for a hard-boiled egg - though it's not realistic enough for my taste. I'm sure the girls won't care.
My favorites are the strawberries and the soda crackers, also from American Felt. They turned out pretty realistic. Thanks to a blog by Kari called UCreate
One Inch World. She's got great ideas and more tutorials for felt food, including needle-felted food. I've been resisting needle felting, but now I must try it, just so I can make felt tomato slices.