Sunday, November 21, 2010

Felt Hell

So my mom makes tons of sugar cookies every holiday season and some in between and we always called it “cookie hell”… well now I am in “felt hell” for Lola and partly me since I am obsessed with the pretend felt foods… I thought it would make super girly-cute and cheap Christmas gifts for Lola- but maybe I am making them for my inner 5 year old girl self….  and it is certainly cheap unless you go felt overboard.  Smile 

Thanks to Gulf Coast Cottage on Etsy I found cheap patterns to start with… they really, really help and give you a good place to start and then with some creativity you can tweak them a little or a lot and even learn to make new things!

I originally was going to put these in her stocking, but now most may be actual gifts!

First up- Pies: Pumpkin Pie, Strawberry Pie, Cherry and Blueberry Pie, Key Lime Pie, and Apple Pie  (I bought the cake pan at Dollar Tree and it was just about perfect!)



I tweaked the Strawberry Pattern and like it way better! 





I have also made breakfast foods and the start of fruits and veggies… it’s pretty addicting and pretty portable… when Clay and I were out the other night I took the cut pieces of felt and needle and thread so I could use driving time to stitch it all up which worked out great!


So this little diva apparently has me forgetting that Christmas presents really aren’t that big of a deal to 20 month old.  (Clay and I took her to the Dollar Tree the other day and she fell in love with two ugly babies there and had to have them and then I wondered why I got such a cute, pricey one for Christmas when $1 babies made her really happy?)  Got to love that simplicity thing they have going for them.

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P.S.  November has been a wonderful month for us and I am full of thankfulness… more to come.


*Courtney* said...

You did a great job on the felt food! I'm dying to get a new sewing machine...then we can have a sewing get-together and make stuff for the kids. :)

Interested to see what makes November more thankful to ya'll.....

Carole said...

They are so cute!!! You talented thing you.....Give Lola hugs from me!

Anonymous said...

It took me a few minutes to get the 'Felt Hell' meaning. I was taking it literally! lol
Beautiful work Natalie!!

Cindy said...

It brings a smile to my face to know you are surrounded with happiness and joy!