Monday, February 25, 2008

Obsession of the day

So, I have a confession...I think I am developing an obsession with felt food! I was tooling around the blogosphere a few weeks ago and ran into this awesome, crafty blog called: homemade by jill
She has the neatest craft ideas and sometimes tutorials or links to such things. Anyway, she likes to make felt food, and I LOVE it! It is so cute! And I think I could probably figure it out. The creative possibilities are practically endless!

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So I went in search of fun pictures for ideas and information that I could find on the topic. If you are interested, here is what I have found.

Two adorable sites that sell the food for those of us who don't know what we're doing quite yet:
Lily Bean Market
Mahar Drygoods

A site that sells patterns/tutorials for all kinds of yummy creations.

One lady's amazing directions on what she has crafted

A tutorial for some adorable fortune cookies!!!

More tutorials

Felt cupcakes, donuts and more.

And if you really think you might like to tackle this project, here are some beginner's basics:

This first one shows how to hand stitch felt.

and, though this one is how to make a little ladybug, it shows how to use a technique called needle felting--which I think is used in making little raspberries and other fun food.

Tell me what you think, and if you have any experience making such morsels I'd love to hear about it! :)


Peter said...

These are really cute. If only I had owned felt food as a child, then I could have played with my food and not gotten in trouble. : )


felicitouschick said...

Agreed! :) The teacher in me thinks it will be fun for an economics unit...a.k.a. "playing store."