Thursday, April 29, 2010

felt food again: a children's lunch classic

One more day of my ninth craft till Christmas, and I suddenly went into a panic attack when I read this comment made by Polly from Helping Little Hands, "Wow! Your bread turned out fantastic! Felt food is so addicting! What's your May craft going to be?"  At first, I was just plain excited for getting a compliment on my bread from someone who I consider a felt-food genius.  After I got over myself, I noticed her question, "What's your May craft going to be?" 

Aaack!  What IS my May craft going to be?  For some reason, I spent so much time marveling over how fast April went, that it didn't occur to me that I needed to figure out what my eighth craft till Christmas is going to be.  So . . . I have one day to narrow down all the projects on my "someday list" to one for May.  

In the meantime, I'm still showing off my felt foods . . . which brings me to my Monkey's favorite food.  For her, a set of play felt food would not be complete without a children's classic - PB & J.  Yes, that's right . . . if I ask her what she wants to eat - whether it be breakfast, snack time, lunch or dinner - her instant reply is, "peeent bahtar and jally".  (Her sister, on the other hand, groans every time a PB & J sandwich finds itself on a plate in front of her.)

This was so easy.  The result wasn't pretty, (I'm much happier with the peanut butter) but I think it will work for a two year old . . . her standards for felt peanut butter and jelly are probably pretty low.  

1)  I cut 1 bread shaped piece out in purple (for grape jelly).  I used a brownish orange color for peanut butter.  

2)  Next I cut out a few blob-like shapes and arranged them on the purple bread shape to make a "spreadable" effect.

3)  Then I used my sewing machine to attach these blob-like shapes to the bread shape.  I didn't really have a rhyme or reason for the sewing.  I just did swirls and flowy shapes until the blob pieces were securely attached to the bread shaped piece.  I used a contrasting thread, but I may try it again with matching thread to see if I like that effect better.  

4)  Repeat with brownish orange for peanut butter. 

Craft on!


Polly @ Pieces by Polly said...

Hahaha...I knew as much or less about felt food 3 months ago than you did when you in three months you'll be a genious too. Thanks for the compliment.

Great job with the PB&J too!

elizabeth @ twelvecrafts said...

Thanks Polly! :)

Anonymous said...

Great ideas to play with my grandchildren... Thanks a lot, Lina

Mirian Sábio said...

Beautifoul!!!! I´m a Brazilian Crafter, and loves your works!!!! (sorry, my english is very bad...) Congratulations!!!!!

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