Saturday, July 25, 2009

I Made This - Felt Food

Some time ago I began telling you about how I had stated that I could "most definitely make felt food" and of my subsequent desperate search for felt food patterns and ideas.

I loosely followed the patterns and suggested designs from Hiromi Hughes - Felt Cuisine for the pizza, the pikelets and berries and the cake.

How would you like to have some nice warm piklets with strawberries, raspberries and blueberries on a chilly winter's day?
Would you like a slice of "The Lot"?

Or perhaps some Strawberry Cake?

This little Corn Cob is all of my own designing and doing! I definitely Made This

I needle felted a cylindrical shape then needle felted it over with yellow corriedale wool. I then 'divided the corn cob from end to end with embroidery cotton until I had divided into 16ths.
I then back stitched my way around the corn from the top to the bottom to make the 'kernels'.
It took forever! And nearly a whole skein of cotton but I am very pleased with it.

Can you pick the 'impostor?'
I also figured it really couldn't be too hard to make fried eggs and a 'bit of steak'.
I simply cut out a wobbly 'egg white', sewed it(with the machine!) and turned right way out, then I blanket stitched the yolk on and lightly stuffed both the white and the yolk.

The steak was the tricky one, it took me ages to come up with this - I needled felted a 'rough ' steak shape then covered it with the red wool felt. I then sewed on the 'fat' with the white wool felt.
So there you have it. Sometimes I tell semi-truths that turn out to be 'truths'. Sometimes I learn a hard lesson about telling such semi-truths but mostly I am amazed at what I can actually do when I put my mind to it (especially when there is a witness to my "sure I can" response!).
This 'play' food will be going to the small girl's Kindergarten and I get to have a 'bit o play money in return'.
Have a great play today!

10 comments:

Melinda @ Here We Go Loopy Lou said...

These are good enough to eat and sell!!

Gina said...

Oh, I love all of this. Sadly, it's making me drool on the keyboard!

faithhopeandawholelottalove said...

Oh I love them!! so unique - & any little one wold love to play with them!! Good job!!

Michelle said...

Fantastic work...
just so gorgeous...
the kids will love them...
and I'm sure all the mums will be putting in orders for some for there kids to have at home...
love play food...great ideas...

Sandrine said...

WOW peta, this is excellent!!!I remember my girls going to playgroups and day care etc...and they use to LOVE playing with the Kitchen station!You did a FABULOUS job! you will have to include a Warning sign that it is not REAL;)))
I wish you lots of coming orders for more now!

Thea said...

These are so good! I especially love the cake... yum.

Ammie said...

These are fantastic! Thanks for sharing these beautiful foodies. (I found you from your Meet Me at Mike's comment! My link was http://skemommlenskedaddle.blogspot.com/2009/07/papery-pottery-and-weavery.html)

floortje said...

wow...the felt food looks really nice..I think i will make my boys some plyfood as well....love the cake and of course the corn!!

Tania said...

Conversations with wee one:

What would you like for breakfast?
I ha cake.
Come and help me make a snack.
I make cake.
Good morning. Happy birthday two year old!
I ha make cake breakbist.

Gotta make that excellent strawberry cake...

tea with lucy said...

Clever. Cool. Fun. I want!