Thursday, July 10, 2008

What is normal?

Do normal people stay up to all hours of the night making felt food? I guess that depends on your definition of "normal". Anyway, here is the fruits (and veggies) of my labor.

I have wanted to make felt food for a while now. It is all the craze out there in the cyber crafting world. Just do a search on Etsy and you will find felt food by the grocery cart full. This stuff is just way too cute and these people are way too talented. I even bought myself a book in Japanese about making felt food. (And, no, I do not know a lick of Japanese.) I have no intentions of selling the food - I just want to play and have fun! So I tucked away my book because life has been so busy that every time I looked at it laying on my sewing table, I was depressed that I had no time to work on it. Yesterday I was inspired by Laura's creations to grab my stuff and start stitching! And, oh, is it fun! And easy! And cute! Really, I still have no more time for sewing than I did several weeks ago. I just made a choice. I know I will not spend my time crafting all day, everyday. But I have to choose to do it some time - for my sake and for my children's. I think it is good for them to see their mother being creative and using her gifts and working with her hands in a joyful way.

This is such a fun craft to work on. And it is so easy to do! It really took very little time to make the strawberries and lettuce and tomato slices. And the rewards are so great - so darned cute!!!! It is a very forgiving craft, too. There is little precision or exactness needed. If you've ever wanted to try it, I encourage you to get your needle and felt and embroidery floss and get started. Too fun!

Next on the agenda - ravioli and marinara sauce. At some point, I will have to go buy more felt. Right now I am seeing what I can make with what I have in my stash.

Happy day!


Melissa said...

Celeste, those really are too cute! You are so talented. I, too, was inspired by Laura's creations, but fear I lack the materials and know-how to craft such darling creations. If you make any more, please post pictures! :)

Hope you're enjoying your day!

Laura said...


I agree that felt food is SO MUCH FUN!! I don't know how you did the strawberries~ wow! I have to stick to the 'flat food', but it's like you said...I think it's nice for my children to see me create and home made toys for my children to play with and use their imagination with is very high on my list!

home made + cuteness = fun for Mom and fun for children :)

Thank you for sharing....look forward to seeing more :)

mom-in-training said...

How cute!!! I didn't even know that was the new craze; I'm really not up on anything right now. ;) I just love them and am so glad you made time for yourself to indulge in a fun craft. I, too, think it's good for our kids to see us being creative. I should try it more often!!!

I can't wait to see the ravioli and marinara sauce! Have fun!

Jill said...

Love the strawberries!
I'm glad you have fun with these things and I think you are completely normal...if not, it's a 'good not normal.' :)

Kimberlee said...

Those are really sweet and I'm sure your children love playing with them!

Jen said...

That is way too cute. I can see why you stayed up. I can't wait to see the ravioli and marinara sauce!