I thought that making bread from felt would be easier than baking bread from flour. I was wrong . . . very, very, very wrong. Originally, my over-achieving self was going to repurpose a Sara Lee bread bag by filling it with a dozen or so slices of felt bread. I can say that after one night of making felt bread that my girls will be lucky to get four pieces of bread total - enough for each to make a sandwich. I worked for over an hour, and this is as far as I got.
Yes, that's one side of one piece of bread stitched to the crust about a fourth of the way around. That's what I have to show for 70 minutes of my life . . . yikes!
Here are a few more pictures of my 70 minutes of bread making:
This is me actually tracing a piece of bread to get the shape of my felt pieces. I can honestly say that I've never had a reason to trace food before, so this was kind of fun. (And yes, I did put the bread back in the bag afterwards. Shhh . . . don't tell my husband.) I had just enough oatmeal colored felt to make two pieces. Looks like I will be making another trip to the craft store at some point.
If you've been reading along since January, you know my struggle with using a rotary cutter. If you haven't, let me catch you up to speed . . . I have serious trouble using a rotary cutter. There, you're caught up. But I managed to use one tonight to make my crust. I measured out a half-inch and used a few of the tricks that many of you passed on to me in January during my angst-filled introduction to the rotary cutter and cutting mat, and the crust piece turned out almost straight. Little victories!
I try to teach my kids good manners. I'm not sure how successful I've been though. But when I hear them say "please" or "thank you", I know my persistence is paying off. I try to use good manners on my blog too . . . giving credit where credit is due by linking back to projects or ideas from other crafty bloggers. I ask you to do the same. If, in some rare instance, you are inspired enough to blog about something I tried or use an idea you find here, please link back to me (if it's my idea) or the original blogger. Feel free to use my original ideas and tutorials for personal use only (gifts or self) not for profit!