Friday, October 29, 2010

stuff your stockings: i love felt food!

I'm so excited to have Susan here today.  Susan is a felt food artist.  You've just got to check out her skills at her Etsy shop.  She makes felt look so good I could eat it!  Felt food would make a super fun stocking stuffer.  I had to chuckle when Susan sent me her tutorial for felt bacon.  I've been a vegetarian for 21 years, so the last time I had actual bacon was around the age of 11.  BUT I eat vegetarian bacon (yes, there is actually such a thing), and it is yummy.  So I can't wait to make my own felt vegetarian bacon!

Susan is offering the best giveaway so that you can make it or win it . . . or your choice of "it" from who Etsy shop, so don't forget to enter at the bottom of the post! 

Hi! I am Susan from Chasing Marcus and owner of the Etsy shop, The Felted Pear. On Chasing Marcus, I blog about the day to day activities with 2.5 year old daughter and our crafting adventures. In my Etsy shop, The Felted Pear, you will find handcrafted felt food made from Eco-fi felt and stuffed with bamboo fiber stuffing.

Recently, I have been combining the two, for a blog series So, You Think You Can Felt Food, where I have been posting different tips, tricks and tutorials for making your own felt food.

My husband and I have commited to a handmade Christmas, and our daughters stocking will be filled with felt food. I was so excited when I saw that Elizabeth was doing a Saturday Series on Stocking Stuffers and am honored to be a part of it. Today I will be sharing with you how to make posable felt bacon strips. Combine these with the fried egg tutorial on Chasing Marcus and the Strawberry and Bread tutorials here on 12 Crafts and you have a complete breakfast meal!

So, here are the details:

1. Gather your materials. You need:

  • Printed Pattern (found here)
  • 1 sheet Ruby Red Felt
  • 1 sheet Cashmere Felt
  • Embroidery Floss to match Cashmere Felt (I use DMC 437)
  • DMC Wired Color Infusions Embroidery Thread (I used the brown)
  • Needles-Regular sewing and a VERY large eye needle
  • Scissors
  • Disappearing Ink Marker
2. Trace Pattern onto double thickness of Ruby Red Felt and then cut them out. Be sure to cut out two identical pieces for each slice of bacon.

3. Trace pattern onto a single thickness of Cashmere felt and cut out.

4. Cut the cashmere felt vertically into 4-5 equal sections. Be sure to follow the natural curves of the bacon.

5. Lay 2 strips on the Ruby Red Felt, and trim excess felt.

6. Stitch down cashmere felt with a running stitch.


7. Thread Large Eye Needle with Color Infusion Wire wrapped Embroidery Thread. I had to use a yarn needle. Tie a knot in the end as small as you can. This thread is pretty bulky so you will want to make your knot as small as possible to avoid bulk in your bacon slice. I needed about 18 inches of thread per bacon slice.

8. Stitch a running stitch along the outer edges of the bacon. Don't be afraid to pull--you will have to pull quite hard in order for the thread to go in and out. My felt did not stretch out even though I thought it would torn to shreds, because I was pulling so hard =)


9. Once all four sides are stitched together, tie off the thread and hide the knot and you are done!

Your bacon slices will be posable and look like just cooked crisp bacon. "Tasty!" as my daughter would say.


You have got to check out The Felted Pear

Susan is giveaway a felt grocery bag AND a $10.00 credit to her Etsy store! 

I so wish I could enter my own giveaway! 

Now, here's how you can win:
*Leave one comment for each entry.*

1)  Be or become a follower of twelve crafts.

2)  Head on over to The Felted Pear and leave a comment here telling me what you would pick if you won.

3)  Be or become a follower of Chasing Marcus.

4)  Leave any ole comment you want.  ;)

Giveaway will be open for entries until Friday, November 5, 2010 @ 11:59 PM (CST).

**Also, I've started announcing winners of these Saturday giveaways up at the top of the blog rather than in a separate post.  I also contact winners, so the winners do not have to contact me to claim their prizes.**

Craft on!

108 comments:

Mandy said...

Follower, of course

Mandy said...

I'd pick the sandwich and chips - but there were so many fun choices!

Anne said...

I'm a follower. :) (Google Reader counts, right?)

Mandy said...

any ole comment - thanks for the chance - - here's to hoping for a low number at random.org!

Anne said...

I love the pumpkin - so perfect for my autumn table!

Anne said...

I love love love felt food - since I don't have kids I use it in centerpieces and decorations for my kitchen and dining room. :)

greetingarts said...

I'm definitely a follower of 12 crafts!

greetingarts said...

I like all the felt foods at The Felted Pair, but that California Artichoke is amazing!

greetingarts said...

That tutorial on Chasing Marcus for the pineapple slices was cute!

Lu said...

So fun. Definitely headed over to check out the tips!

Lu said...

I love that she has a felt jar of vegemite... but I love LOVE the felt cans that kids can open and close and take the food out. Such a cute idea!

Lu said...

And I'm a follower... :)

dianne said...

I am a follower and would choose one of the cans of food. Thanks.

Jami Schoettler said...

I'm a follower!!

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Jami Schoettler said...

We are doing a handmade Christmas this year and I have been making tons of felt food! It's so fun.

Jami Schoettler said...

I love the peelable banana!

Jami Schoettler said...

I'm now a follower of Chasing Marcus.

Kim @ craftyNHmom said...

I checked out the shop. So many great gifts there. I'd pick the pizza!

Kim @ craftyNHmom said...

I'm a follower of 12 Crafts!

Cupcake Dessert said...

I am a follower of 12 crafts!!!

Cupcake Dessert said...

I think I would pick those cute little cherries if I won. Sew cute hehe...

Cupcake Dessert said...

I am a NEW follower of Chasing Marcus... her site is adorable!!

Cupcake Dessert said...

I am such a fan of felt food!! And my baby is way too young for it. I want to start him a collection so when he is old enough he has plenty lol. If I don't wear it out playing with it myself lol.

Brook Holden said...

follower of 12 crafts till christmas
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Brook Holden said...

If I won, I would pick the Felt Food Canned Peaches 6 Piece Interactive Set.
brookt_99(at)yahoo(dot)com

Brook Holden said...

I'm new follower of chasing marcus
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Brook Holden said...

I hope I win this giveaway! I think the felt canned food is sooooo cute. This would be a great addition to my classroom. They are sooooo cute!
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Julie said...

It takes some serious creativity to come up with all of these felt food items! WOW

Julie said...

I follow 12 crafts!

Julie said...

I would get the gallon of milk :) My kids would love putting that in their fridge!

Mama Rockwell said...

I'm a follower

Mama Rockwell said...

I'd get the banana. My daughter loves them and we're getting her a play kitchen for Christmas.

Mama Rockwell said...

I'm a new follower of Chasing Marcus

Mama Rockwell said...

Your blog has inspired me to make gifts for my girls this Christmas. I love all your ideas! Thanks!!

Cerise said...

Totally already a follower!

Cerise said...

There are so many cute foods to choose from! I'm in the mood for breakfast at the moment so I'm going to go with the adorable Omelet set. :o)

Cerise said...

I am now following Chasing Marcus!

Patty said...

I am a follower of 12 crafts!

Patty said...

I am also a new follower of Chasing Marcus. Those canned veggies are so stinkin' cute!

JJ said...

I follow 12 Crafts

JJ said...

If I win I'll probably get the sandwich with chips or the rainbows of fruit and veggies!

Lyndee said...

Her stuff is so cute, I honestly thought I was going to cry. I really like the canned vegetables, but my favorite is the refrigerated food set. Now I want to make all this stuff for my daughter. SO CUTE!!!!

Lyndee said...

I'm a follower of 12 crafts and can't wait to try some of these ideas out!

Lyndee said...

I am now a follower of Chasing Marcus. I can't wait to take a look and see what else I can attempt.

Lyndee said...

My budget is on a complete freeze, but I've got a craft room full of stuff. I can't wait to adapt some of your ideas with stuff I already have.

Olive's mum said...

I am a follower of Chasing Marcus!

princess granola said...

i check your blog so many times a day just in case my reader doesn't update fast enough...

princess granola said...

the fettucine pasta set!!!

princess granola said...

follower.

Sandra said...

follow you :)

Sims Family said...

I am a follower of twelve crafts!

Sims Family said...

I love the cherries and the artichokes!

Sims Family said...

I am now a follower of Chasing Marcus, too!

Sims Family said...

Thanks for all the fun things you do. It really helps me get ready for Christmas!

Jill said...

12 crafts follower

Jill said...

I was eyeing her Indian corn earlier today. Awesome!I reserve the right to change my mind, though. Everything is so cute!

Jill said...

I already follow chasing marcus -- I was so glad she decided to do a couple of tutorials for the rest of us crafty people!

Jill said...

I am so glad to see another giveaway! I was 'turned on' to felt food because of a giveaway on a blog I read from Susan's store. I am thrilled to be giving my daughter something homemade for Christmas!

Dawn said...

i'm a follower of your blog

Dawn said...

my kids would love the felt pizza

Dawn said...

i'm a follower of Chasing Marcus

Dawn said...

some felt food for my kids is on my list for Christmas making-better get going!

Whitney said...

I am a follower!

Whitney Drew said...

This would be a great addition to the felt food I'm giving my girl for Christmas this year!

VickiT said...

I am a follower of Twelve Crafts via email subscrption

VickiT said...

There are so many super cute foods it's hard to choose. I think though, if I were to win I would have to get the Felt Food Sandwich and Chips Set. I LOVE that one. Just too cute. I'm sure my granddaughter would love playing restaurant with her food.

VickiT said...

And for my 'just any ole comment' .... these are all so cute that almost any child would have a blast playing with those. My dream is to give my Granddaughter her own little kitchen complete with the play foods, pots, pans, dishes etc. These would be perfect for that. Thank you so much for the great tutorial as well.

VickiT said...

I just became a follower via RSS feed to IE at Chasing Marcus.

Bellgirl said...

Poseable bacon, yeah! My son loves selling toy food in his cafe and shop, this is quite a lot nicer than the plastic shrimps and meatballs we've got now.

Bellgirl said...

...and I'm a follower!

Bellgirl said...

I just adore the refrigerator set, it's amazing!

Bellgirl said...

...and I'm a follower of Chasing Marcus, and I'm off to have a much closer look byeeee!

Shannon said...

super cute. Im a follower. mamatkins@hotmail.com

Laura said...

I'm a follower!

Laura said...

I love the little pumpkin!

Laura said...

I hope you and your family had a wonderful Halloween!

Maroesja said...

I am a follower :)

Maroesja said...

I think I'd choose the omelet, but the pizza looks great to... Difficult choice ;)

Rescued Goods said...

I am a follower-Yeah!

Rescued Goods said...

Mmmmm. Felt food. I would pick some pizza! Yum!

Rescued Goods said...

Oh, now I just found the cherries-I think I would pick them because they are so darn cute!

Hallie said...

I am already a follower! :)

Hallie said...

I wold pick the green beans in a heat beat! Those are too cute and I know my girls would love them!

janimal said...

I'm a follower of yours!

janimal said...

The canned peaches set is AWESOME!

janimal said...

Thanks for linking to Chasing Marcus - now I'm a new follower and am looking forward to seeing more felt food posts!

cjameliamom said...

oh, I love felt food also! How cute is the refrigerated set with milk, eggs, and butter! Love it!

cjameliamom said...

I follow 12 crafts! Love it!

cjameliamom said...

I'm now following Chasing Marcus also!

cjameliamom said...

My daughter just got a play kitchen for her 2nd birthday and has spent all day today playing with it and some of the felt food I made for her a while ago! How cool if I won some more for her! If not, I'll either have to buy her some more or get in gear and make more!

Katie said...

I follow chasing Marcus

Katie
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Katie said...

I now follow this blog

Katie
aclassofherown(at)gmail(dot)com

Katie said...

I think I would get the indian corn, because I want stuff for Thanksgiving

Katie
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Katie said...

I love the demos that she is doing on her site, so helpful and kind!

Katie
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Ginny said...

I follow twelve crafts

Ginny said...

I think I'd buy the eggs & chicken drumstick

Ginny said...

follower of Chasing Marcus

Ginny said...

4th entry ~ I just have to say 1. I love your blog 2. I am adoring that milk jug felt food!

Moe said...

I am a follower of 12 Crafts :) :)

This giveaway is soooo fun!!!

Moe said...

I love the felt Vegemite but I'd have to say I'd love to have the milk!

Mary said...

Hi! Just started following you after I found you via Mod Podge Rocks! Love love love your little chef's hat, apron, etc. set. Very very cute! For the felt stuff, I'm torn between the harvest pears and the cherries! What a fun blog & giveaway!

Megan said...

I love the sandwich and chips!

Megan said...

My any ol' comment is that I just found your blog and it's so fun! :)

Amanda said...

No good! I need *less* things to try to make.. and more time to craft!

Lisa said...

I follow you via Bloglines!

Lisa said...

I love the canned goods! What creativity!

Lisa said...

I follow Chasing Marcus via Bloglines.

Lisa said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win this felt good giveaway! I wish I had the creative juices you all do with blogging, but I don't have the time either. I'll just follow you instead! ;-)

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