Thursday, November 12, 2009

I Just Couldn't leave it alone!

The pattern I recently won at Today's Creative Blog by Skip To My Lou. It sat idle for less than twenty four hours! It took a couple days to do because I had to wait until Wednesday was sleeping and she recently fell ill with a cough but I finished it! And here is the finished product!

Brown bag Lunch Anyone?

I actually had all the colours of felt to make this little project. (Having all the materials is so rare for me!) Between the thrifted felt remnants, Eco Spun store bought felt and the wool felt remnant oh and the corn batting this was a very eco friendly project. I could say it was a use what you got type project too. But in all honesty I am most happy about having a present made for Wednesday. It seems I keep adding to my list of homemade gifts for her and this was the first one I could check off. Just the sort of motivation I need to get me further in gear. Truth be told I am scared to look up how many weeks are left before C-Day! But like the Little Engine that Could, so can I!

I am also officially addicted to making felt food. It was so easy, so cute and thanks to my super duper sewing machine I don't have to do a lot by hand, which is nice because my hand stitching skills leave a lot to be desired. But I am okay with that. To help me on my way I have been googling free felt food patterns and have come across some most ingenious and absolutely adorable blog posts. Here is a sample of my favourites:

One Inch World has a few great tutes, I particularly love the lollipops and bow tie pasta, both for their sheer cuteness and crazy simplicity! This is also a wonderfully child friendly crafty blog you should spend some time surfing!

Here is the pattern for a super simple peelable banana from Deviant Art user starxxlight who also has the most adorable marshmallow plushie on her homepage.

This is a tutorial for felt corn stalks that I can't wait to make the cobs from by Cupkateer.

I found this soft serve waffle cone and it instantly made me hungry by Flickr user Hannah Hoosier.

And last but not least (and definitely not the last of links I have bookmarked) here is a quick tute for some felt sushi by http://hoogliart.wordpress.com/.

The list just keeps going but these were some of my favourites and 'fer sure gonna do's' and I thought I would share. There are so many more inspiration sites to choose from on Flickr and Etsy. And really, a peek in your own fridge and pantry just might be the inspiration you need!

Happy crafting!~

5 comments:

Lisa said...

too cute!

Katherine said...

Thanks so much for your sweet words about my blog! (OneInchWorld.com - I still haven't gotten OpenID to work right...)

Rebecca said...

Great job mama! I always admire felt play food but I haven't tried it myself yet...

Donna said...

Gosh Melissa..what a great thing to sew and you did a fantastic job! I could have used this when the kids were learning the multiplication tables. They earned a 'part' of a hamburger at McDonald's (oh yeah..meat's a no-no :o)) for every times table they learned. When they made all the layers (and learned their tables) they got the hamburger. This would be a great manipulative for school purposes!

americanfeltandcraft said...

Happened upon your blog and thought I would share that my blog- AmericanFeltandCraft- The Blog has a felt food 101 series that might be helpful we also have a bunch a free tutorials. Your stuff turned out great!