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.