One of my friends is super talented and has created one of those ratty-old-cabinet to schmazing-dream-playkitchen that you see on Pinterest for her daughter. She sanded and painted and stitched away for weeks on it till it’s looking like something I wish my kitchen looked like.
For Christmas I thought that some felt play food would be in order to add to this little play kitchen of dreams so I grabbed my basket of felt scraps and put my mind to work.
In this post I’m going to show you how I made slices of bread…perfect for little hands to practice making sandwiches and toast.
Firstly I drew a bread slice shape onto a piece of card and used it as a template. I always make templates as I find it so much easier than cutting freehand as I always manage to muck it up! I cut 4 light brown bread slices.
I also cut two really long thin ribbons of darker brown felt for the crust.
I laid two light brown slices together and stitched them together, using the dark brown felt like bias binding, covering the edges. This ensured the bread was nice and thick and not floppy. Who likes floppy bread eh? No-one.
I did this as one process rather than two to save me time as I was handstitching. This could of course be done on a machine, but I liked the rougher look.
I stitched the entire way round, over lapping the felt crust slightly on one edge and stitching it securely.
This barely took any time and was quite theraputic!
How about teaming this with some square slices of yellow felt with holes cut in for Swiss cheese, some circles of pink for ham and some green lettuce leaf shapes?
Anyone else hungry now?