Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Much to Audrey's dismay, this set was made as a birthday gift for Hannah's kinder friend. Lucky for Audrey I'm loving making felt food and will be making a second set for keeps.
If you're after a sandwich tutorial, I found this one on Snazzle Craft. I didn't end up using the tutorial though, just winged it with my own bread, cheese and ham shapes. The cheese and ham slices are needle felted together, both for speed and to test out my new toy. For the tomato slice I followed the tutorial found on One Inch World. I love how it turned out!
The apple gets the most love though.
I could look at that apple all day. It lived on top of my sewing machine for a few days. When walking past I couldn't help smiling at it and squeezing it. Is that cause for concern?? Audrey loved hugging an armful of 'soft food' too. So much nicer than the plastic play food.
I used a Japanese pattern from the Honda Quilt fair. To make the stem I rolled up a piece of brown felt. On the base of the apple there is a little star shaped piece of brown felt pulled in to make the leftover flowery bits.
Anyway ... I think I'm addicted. This isn't the last you'll see of felt food in this neck of the woods.
P.S. I couldn't resist this blurry photo of the gift giver. Hannah was given the task of decorating a brown lunch bag to pack the lunch into. You can probably tell that she's quite pleased with her writing these days.