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Felt potatoes

This was  so so easy. I draw a oval, cut two, stitched almost all the way flipped right side out, Stuffed, then using same thread starting from inside stitched one stitch alternating sides and pulling down to create eyes. Then still using same thread stitched closed.

 

Its not fancy, but…looks like a potato.

Felt Squash

I did this free hand, I’m enjoying making my own patterns, its really not as hard and I had once thought. I guess its kinda like riding a bike, seems impossible but then its seems so easy.

Anyway I really like the way this one turned out.

The top was…interesting. I made a square. folded it down and stitched in generally to that shape, then whip stitched it to the squash after it was stuffed. The main body was two pieces in a squash like shape.

I’m really getting there with Pumpkin’s Birthday project. I can’t wait to share the play kitchen were making, I also can’t wait to finish it!

Felt Bread

Another free hand trial. I actually grabbed a piece of my husbands bread (I’m gluten free so no bread for me) and traced it.

I cut out two white and then two long strips of tan.

I think its a bit over stuffed, I plan on trying again slightly differently but you get the idea/ first draft view.

Felt Banana

This is another free hand, “lets see it if works idea”. I drew a general banana shape (cut two) and an ovalish shape the same length (cut one) for the banana in the off yellow color. Then for peel I used same pattern just slightly larger cut in white and yellow.

I sewed the yellow up to a point and matched that same level on white. Then put the sewn sides together so that the outside looks nice and smooth. Then in yellow thread I sewed the two together, trimming white as needed.

The banana actually peels.

And the banana comes out!

Though I think it looks better in as the banana ended up being fatter and less bananaee then I would have liked.

And now you have Fruit!!

Felt Apple

This was fun. I totally just guessed with this one. I drew an oval thing like this, that when sewn together makes a ball and hoped it would work.

I made the stem by rolling up a rectangle piece of brown and sewing shut and the leaf was free hand. I did stitch a line down the center of leaf  to make it look more real.

At first it was very..um..bally so I sewed a couple of pieces of thread straight through the entire apple top to bottom and back to create a dent in center.

Here you can see dent in bottom…sort of

So not perfect but I can’t wait to try again!

Felt Bacon and Eggs

These were actually the first felt foods I ever made. I made them a while ago and they were from other blog people so I’ll link you to their awesome tutorials.

First is the egg, I plan on making more, maybe even a super big one with two yolks.

Also, I didn’t print her pattern, rather I free handed mine

Here is the link

She also made orange slices, which I haven’t tried

Bacon!!!

We eat turkey bacon pretty often so Pumpkin loves these. The other day I found them in a (clean pan) on my stove. I had left the pan because I was going to make breakfast and Bug needed a diaper. Pumpkin is going to love his birthday present!

I got this idea from a tutorial, but the blog is now gone…Here is a blog with a similar idea, but I used pipe cleaners, which I sewed to the bacon while sewing the lighter color on killing two birds with one stone, instead of the cord, which looks like it would also work great.

I like the pipe cleaners because they make the bacon so much cooler and bendy as you can see in picture above (one crumpled, one not.) Also, the tip about tracing light color from same pattern so that when cut into fours its already the right shape is awesome, because of this plan on making two pieces of same pattern. I only put lighter color on one side.

Pretty great breakfast don’t you think?!

Felt donuts

Donuts are amazingly easy to make and very satisfying as they look really good. The first I made isn’t as good as the next two, but its a process right. Anyway I made a full tutorial.

You’ll need

scissors, needle

matching embroidery thread for felts chosen

Donut main color, icing color

CD

Trace your CD and center.

Cut and cut center just a little larger than traced hole, it seems small but you will see from my first donut small works! Here you can see three two of my chosen donut one of my icing

Next you have a couple of choices, In my other donuts I cut in a random pattern drippy icing, in this donut I wanted to do a drizzle so I trimed my icing down to show more of the donut.

Here’s the cut drizzle.

Embroider your top decoration to top portion of donut. First I did icing, then drizzle, another option would be sprinkles.

Here you can see the back after I sewed it.

Now sew the outside ring of right sides (side you want showing) together. I use a blanket stitch.

Then turn your donut right side out through the hole in the middle.

When I sew the middle I only go through the dount color as you can see in the above picture of back of donut there is room to do this. Otherwise your thread would show on one side of the other. Again I use blanket stitch, half way through stitch I stuff the first half then stitch another quarter, stuff then stuff and close.

I like how the drizzle goes down into the hole a bit.

This was my first you can see the hole is too big, still looks good though.

This was my favorite (hah out of two) until I did the drizzle one.

Pretty Awesome!

I want mine with Cocoa!!!