August 25 ~ Hand Sewing Photo of the Day

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Wool Felt Play Food
By April, Enchanted Dandelions

April writes, “I began making the felt food for my little ones, as I try to provide toys that encourage open-ended play and imagination. I also sold quite a few sets in my Etsy shop, before moving on to other projects. Making the play food was so much fun, though. It only takes a bit of hand-stitching to turn sheets of wool felt into an endless array of yummy fruits and veggies.”

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95 Responses to August 25 ~ Hand Sewing Photo of the Day

  1. Looks yummy and fun!

  2. Kathleen says:

    I need to do this!

  3. Trish James says:

    These are just fantastic, I love them! I’m thinking of making some for Christmas gifts! Yours look great. Thanks for a fab idea! x

  4. Amber W says:

    so cute. I’ve been meaning try out making some felt food for my little guy.

  5. Brooke says:

    How much fun is this! My girls would LOVE it!

  6. Shelley says:

    I would start on my own plate of food right now, but it’s nearing bedtime…I will instead dream of all the options. Thank you!

  7. Maria says:

    Love the felted food! I’ve been wanting to make some yummy play food for my kids.

  8. Cindy says:

    I made some felt foody things for my sons play house and he loved them, I showed him the picture of these and now he wants some like yours. They are adorable. Thanks for sharing

  9. That’s so cute!! I’m inspired.

  10. Carrie S says:

    ooo I love it! I can’t wait to make some for my little girls-very inspirational!! thanks for sharing

  11. Sara says:

    The carrots look good enough to eat!

  12. Wendy says:

    That is just too cute! I know a little girl that would just love a set.

  13. MamaRuck says:

    I just got started on my own felt food. Well, I should say my son’s felt food. I whipped up a quick batch of bowtie pasta with some felt scraps. It was fun and surprisingly zen.

  14. Ilona says:

    Love these felt foods! Have been eyeing them on Etsy last week, probably your shop too 🙂

  15. Virginia says:

    Those are adorable!

  16. Rita says:

    I really love these. I can’t wait to make some for me, I mean, my kids.

  17. Antonia S-H says:

    I love the Queen Anne’s Lace embroidery, although here in the UK, we call it cow parsley. It’s one of my favourite flowers and grows everywhere at the side of the road.

  18. liz says:

    i’ve been meaning to do this. so fun!

  19. Kelly W says:

    I have to start making felt food for my kids! Thats awesome 🙂

  20. Rebe says:

    This is so cute. I can’t wait to make some for my son.

  21. Beal says:

    So charming and clever!

  22. megan says:

    love the food, i am going to make some for my niece for christmas along with a little chefs hat and an apron. there is such a vast array of ideas out there, thanks for a few more

  23. Shellie says:

    This is such a cool idea. I never would have thought of doing something like this but I think my kids would love it. I’ll have to give something like this a try when I get a chance.

  24. Andi says:

    I think that the felt food is fabulous. I have got to take some time to make these cute little foods for my daughter!! These are so much better then buying plastic toys from the store…

  25. shelle says:

    Perfect! My daughters kindergarten has a great kitchen area but very little food. Thank you!

  26. Katie says:

    So cute! I am really starting to get interested in making these!

  27. rosa souza says:

    WOW! It made me think about give a go and make my little girl some felt food! I’m pretty sure she will love it!

  28. Debbie says:

    Very clever!

  29. Nicole says:

    I love felt food. Her work is very nice.
    My daughter would love those pancakes – I have to make her a set.

  30. aSprinkling says:

    I’ve never been a fan of hand sewing, but this play food is really tempting me to give it a go.

  31. Ramona says:

    I love these. My kids are to big but they would be fun to make for other kids as gifts.

  32. Lisa says:

    Ok this is the second site you posted with felt foods… Now as a good grandmother I must made some of these for the two youngest granddaughters for christmas…

  33. Kadybug says:

    suh wonderful ideas, Thanks for sharing.

  34. Amy says:

    This has inspired me to make felt food for my little “chef.” Thanks for the great inspiration!!!!


  35. Collette says:

    These are really great looking. Thanks for the ideas!

  36. Sandra Chavez says:

    What wonderful looking “food” — my daughter, who is a preschool teacher, thinks this is a wonderful tool for her preschoolers, washable too!!

  37. KZ says:

    Really fun and oh so cute!

  38. ashley says:

    I love the versatility of felt! I made a few felt veggies for my daughter’s shopping cart and then, a little discouraged at the difference between the ones I made and those that experts like April craft, I decided to just stick to making felt flower headbands and clippies for her!

  39. Grace Wong says:

    that’s really cool!

  40. Dena says:

    This would be a fun project to do with my grandchildren. Thank you.

  41. Amy says:

    Felt food is such and obsession for me. I make them all the time for my nieces and nephews, but I know when I have my own kids I will not have the time. Well, perhaps I will still be able to squeeze in the occasional pie or cake in with the other sewing! 😀

  42. Felt food is so cute!

  43. Stacy says:

    What a lovely playset! I especially like the idea of being able to make your own pizza… over, and over, and no messy sauce to clean up.

  44. PenguitoSmile says:

    I adore felt food, but haven’t tried to make any yet! I know my daughter will love it, so its on my list of projects–maybe a christmas or birthday present…3 in October! The years do fly by!

  45. Mrs. Pear says:

    I love these! Such creativity!

  46. Jackie Davis says:

    Oh wow, sew talented! I want to do this for the kids! better and might save money for their toys! How fun!!! thanks for sharing.

  47. Celeste says:


  48. Margaret says:

    These are super entertaining — I’ve been planning on knitting a farm play mat for my kid(s) at some point, but this strikes the same chord in me and I might need to do this in addition/instead!

  49. Megan Kinyon says:

    Very cute! I want to make some. Another thing goes on my list of what to do . . .

  50. Jennie says:

    April, you are so creative! Fantastic job! I love the carrot tops and the strawberries. Yummy!

  51. Andi says:

    Wow, it looks great! I may just be inspired… 😉

  52. suzi says:

    I love love love these. This has been on my list to do all summer. I really need to get to making these.

  53. MaryAnn says:

    These are great and so colourful! I love the carrot tops!

  54. Lola Jo says:

    I just love felt food! I wish I had more time for this kind of work. My kids love them and they are just adorable.

  55. Amy Smith says:

    I love this. I can’t wait to make these.

  56. Julia M. in MI says:

    Very cute. Great idea.

  57. all8garden says:

    That pickle is just the cutest! So are the tomatoes, and the strawberries, and the carrots, and the ………

  58. Julie says:

    So cute, I love them! 🙂

  59. Erin H. says:

    I love the idea of making the pancakes and the maple syrup separately—more fun to play with that way!

  60. Candice says:

    They are adorable, and I’m sure a HIT with children!

  61. Rebecca says:

    My daughters would love this! And it would make a good project to make with them.

  62. RLM says:

    These are so adorable!

  63. Sara Hemmeke says:

    This reminds me of fabric burritos I saw in a children’s museum once. All the ingredients were fabric, including the tortilla – the kids had a blast!

  64. Lisa says:

    It’s breakfast time around here, and this just made me really hungry. I think I have to make these. Great way to make me want to head to the supply store for more felt too.

  65. Erin says:

    Wow – beautiful. Those strawberries look like they were pretty tricky.

  66. emily e. says:

    I am wanting to make some of these for my daughter…thanks for the ideas!

  67. Ellen says:

    These are so neat!

  68. Amy Hodge says:

    Love the bacon, eggs, and pancakes!

  69. Wendy says:

    This is adorable. I’ve been wanting to try this for a while now.

  70. Helena says:

    How yummy. Love the breakfast. cute idea.

  71. Lori says:

    I’ll have 2 eggs, sunny side up, bacon, and 2 pieces of buttered toast please. Everyone is so creative, your ideas put me to shame.

  72. jennsquared says:

    That looks so real! I’m getting hungry just looking at it!

  73. Nicole says:

    It makes me want to try my hand at making some of these yummy playthings!

  74. Krystina says:

    My sister just gave me a bunch of yellow felt… Maybe I could make scrambled eggs with it? I really like the idea of giving kids toys that encourage them to play pretend.

  75. Annalee says:

    I love sets like these – and so do my kids!

  76. Elizabeth says:

    Cute! I know some kids who would love playing with these 🙂

  77. Lisa says:

    I just started making felt food for my 2.5 year old daughter’s ‘tea parties.’ She loves them!

  78. MamaBee says:

    Lovely play food!

  79. Stacy says:

    Those are so cute. My little ones love playing with their felt playfood. I’ll have to try my hand at making some, as soon as I can find where to buy some wool felt sheets!

  80. Natalie says:

    We are big fans of stitching up our play-food… and these are beautiful examples of what’s possible.

  81. Greeblygreebly says:

    How fun! And adorable.

  82. Sarah E. says:

    SOOOO cute! I love them!

  83. Nichole says:

    Cute! Love the felt food.

  84. Margie says:

    Aw they are so cute. They look so real!

  85. Amy says:

    Adorable. I’m tempted to try my hand at felt food for Christmas. Love that pickle!

  86. Grace says:

    Wow! That is a nice looking spread!

  87. Need to Sew says:

    That is randomly awesome! Wish my girl was little enough to play with it.

  88. Marilyn says:

    Looks yummy and fun!

  89. Christine B says:

    What inspriation! My friend and I are going to start working on little wool food – thishas given us lots of ideas – thank you!

  90. Beth says:

    How cute!! If I wasn’t beyond this stage with my kids, I would make these pronto!

  91. Nicole says:

    Wonderful, yummy food! I have been anxiously waiting for the right opportunity (and wiggle room in the budget) to put together some felt food – my little girl’s kitchen is in desperate need of some and I do so watch to love her imagination unfold! Thanks for the inspiration!

  92. Wendy says:

    Very lovely play food. I attempted one set for a friend’s little girl and I enjoyed making it. Going to start on some for my own gals.

  93. Andi says:

    Too cute! Love all the details that make the food look realistic!

  94. Bonnie Tucker says:

    WOW What talent

  95. Kerneknop says:

    I love the look of felted food – have plans of filling my kids room with things like this when I someday get kids. Perhaps I should just start making them for myself…?

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