Saturday, December 27, 2008

Sandwich and Chips - Felt Play Food



I am so excited to present my first felt play food! I have made a sandwich and a bag of chips! All the pieces were constructed using my own pattern and just your cheapy felt sheets from the craft store. Every piece was handstitched using two strands of embroidery thread.

For the sandwich I made two pieces of bread, a piece of lettuce, a tomato slice, a piece of bologna, a piece of swiss cheese and a piece of American cheese. I also made some peanut butter and jelly for the sandwich.






For the bag of chips I created "ridged" chips my stitching two sheets of felt together, running stitching lines evenly spaced apart and then cutting out the chip shapes. The I made the chip bag from felt and hand-stitched it together with embroidery thread too!





I want to make a banana next and then make this like a sack lunch set. I am on the fence as to whether I should sell felt play food or if I should just post free patterns on this blog. Let me know what you think!

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love your food! Did you use a pattern? If so, can you tell me where/how I can get one!!
Thanks!

Trish said...

Your felt food is fabulous! Maybe you could sell it and post free patterns, who doesn't like free patterns?

Kylie's Mom said...

People love felt food...from one mom to another, if you have the opportunity to sell your wares, sell them!!!

Amanda S. said...

I started working on finishing the pattern for this today! I am almost done. I just have to add the pattern for the chips and the chip bag. I will post it as soon as I can.

Thanks for all the great comments!
~Amanda~
Owner of snazzlecraft.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Ummmm... free please! But you should really sell as well! Best of both worlds! And by the way I love you blog music :)

Kristi

hellesbelles86 said...

Oh wow these are truly beautiful! I found you through One Pretty thing and I'm enjoying trolling through your pages.

Cathy said...

Love your food - I have 4 month old twin granddaughters and have so many
plans on making things - I will be
in big trouble- but enjoy every minute of it. Thanks for the patterns and ideas.
cathy

Joi said...

I just found your site and I love it! You are so very talented. I would like to make this with my daughter. I was wondering what kind of felt you used. Was it the kind that you get by the yard or the single pieces you can buy?

Thank you in advance for your help.

P.S. My daughter was very excited when she first saw your food.

Amanda S. said...

Joi~

I just used the small sheets of acrylic felt that you find at just about every craft store. But the felt on the bolts would work too! Or even wool felt!

~Amanda~
Owner of snazzlecraft.blogspot.com

Billy said...

I have had a blast making similar projects. It is totally up to you weather or not to sell them. I am very excited to fnd them for free. My cute niece paid for my other patterns. I am glad to find another to go along with the others. Thank you

Anonymous said...

Love the felt food! Kudos! Avoid the potato chips, however. They small enough to be a potential choking hazard.

Amanda - Snazzlecraft said...

Anonymous wrote: "Avoid the potato chips, however. They small enough to be a potential choking hazard"

I realize that the size "could" be considered a choking hazard but that also depends on the child. My son, for example, never went through the phase of putting things into his mouth. My 22-month old daughter, however, is STILL in that phase and will put anything and everything in her mouth.

The key is knowing your own CHILD well enough to know what are appropriate/safe toys and those that are not. I put up the bag of chips I made for the time being due to my daughter but will certainly bring them back out when she is past the phase of putting things in her mouth.

Common-sense should always be something taken into consideration when it comes to children's things.

Dagny said...

OK, I LOVE these! I loved play food when I was little and I can't wait to make a set for my son, or several sets for any other children I can think of.

Claudia (Living with PDD-NOS) said...

Thanks so much for this tutorial! I am a parent to a child with autism and used your tutorial to make him a sandwich. I still haven't finished making the entire set, but plan on it.

Here is a link to a blog entry that I shared with my readers about your tutorial:
http://livingwithpddnos.blogspot.com/2010/08/diy-felt-food-patterns.html

Hope you get a chance to check out the link and thanks again!

Meisha Joy said...

It would be wonderful to have both. Sell your wonderful felt lunch and offer a pattern that someone else can tweak a little. Like corn chips, wheat bread and other sandwich toppings. Just a thought. Thank you so much for this post.

Anonymous said...

You could sell the pattern

Julie said...

I just ran across your blog and am in the mood for making felt food. Wonderful instructions and great post!

As to your question, you could actually do both! For those DYI inclined, the patterns help immensely. For those not so handy or don't have the time, being able to buy the finished product is a perfect solution.

Good luck!

Anonymous said...

You could even add a strip of velcro along the top edge, so when they pull the bag of chips apart it sounds like a real bag of chips...just a thought! I have 8 children, 5 who are girls 8 and under. They love to play make believe So I'm thinking about making them these felt food pieces. The only thing is I don't own a sewing machine at the moment...I'm pretty good with a needle and thread and these don't seem to be that difficult to sew :) anyways great job, can't wait to see a tutorial on here!