I decided it was time for Greta to have some of her own fabric food to play with. She loves to stir, drink imaginary liquids from play cups, and cook invisible foods. I could watch her pretend for days on end – it is fascinating to me and I wonder where she gets her ideas from.
This set is made from recycled, or upcycled fabric. The bacon is from an old felted sweater and the eggs and bread from old tee shirts. The only new material is the ric-rac ribbon on the bacon.
I used a maroon felted sweater, cut it into strips, and sewed white and pink ric-rac onto the surface to make the bacon strips. The nice thing about felted wool is that the edges do not fray or unravel and it is a substantial fabric, so it can stand up to some abuse from kids.
Then, I used the bacon strips to scale the rest of the food items. I used a beige colored tee shirt to created the slices of bread. Before cutting out the fabric for the bread, I used the bacon slices to trace around for the proper length. I folded the fabric in half so I would be able to cut more symmetrical shapes of bread.
Next, I sewed the pieces of bread along one side and the curved top edge, leaving one side open and not sewing on the fold. I flipped it inside out, added some a very small amount of batting, and sewed the slice of bread shut.
I decided to use an orange zig zag stitch for the bread for a little variety. The batting added just a tad of depth to the bread.
For the eggs, I used an old white tee shirt and cut out two organic blob-like shapes from white fabric. Then, I cut out a yellow circle, for the yolk, also from a tee shirt. First, I sewed the yolk down to a single piece of the white fabric.
I then sewed both pieces of white fabric together. I opted not to fill the yolks on these eggs like I did on previous fabric eggs
because I wanted them to fit inside plastic Easter eggs.
This way, Greta can crack eggs into a pan and then fry them. She has been walking around all morning mouthing the word egg and opening and shutting these eggs.
Here is her finished breakfast platter, minus one egg. I am not sure where the second egg ended up, maybe it went to nap with her. Check in later for more fabric food – this is only the beginning! I gladly take suggestions and will do commissions as well. 🙂
Happy Saturday, y’all! Get some crafting done today.