After Christmas and the party season ...?
But it has been a while since I made some play-food for my grandchildren - see these posts for the felt-food I made previously:
Fruit&Veg (& some food I bought)
Mugs of Coffee, Tea etc (scroll through towards the end of that post).
They both still love playing with all that fake food so out came the patterns and bits of felt and I've been stitching up some more vegetables ...
|Mushroom and brown Onion|
I'm particularly proud of the onion - added lots of machine stitching and used the thread ends to make some dry 'roots'.
A big green capsicum or sweet pepper.
And a couple of lettuce leaves - and these do look good put between the 'slices of bread' that I'd made before.
The pattern for this tart is also on Etsy - FairyFox
I used plastic rather than card as the stiffener so the 'food' can be washed.
Here is the slice o'tart base sitting on the plastic that is all cut for the rest of the tart - lots of holes punched through so that I can stitch through the plastic to the top layer of felt - see those cute dimples?
And here are all the parts for the slice o'tart ... I had to dye the 'custard' myself as the shops had only really bright 'fluro' yellow felts! which would not be very appetising. I'm quite proud of the colour I managed to dye :-)
OK - who can resist an opportunity like this?!
And the rest of the tart - with all the blueberries & the 'cream' on ... Pretty with all the different shades of purple ...
One last picture of the finished tart
With all that food around I don't understand why my dear ole' Cornish Rex was sitting by her plate & giving me her best "I'm being really really patient but ..." face.
|"My plate is empty ..."|