Thursday, July 15, 2010

Lydia's Kitchen and My Felt Food

This is Lydia's new (used) kitchen. I have been searching craigslist for one that isn't too pricey. I was prepared to drive 6 hours round trip to get one in Kentucky, and then I walked into our local thrift store and there was this kitchen. Well, not exactly this kitchen. It was in perfect condition, but those primary plastic colors that they make many kids toys...blue top...yellow door. none of it was damaged, but it just wasn't what i had in mind. So I bought a can of spray paint made to bond with plastic and went to town. Word of warning! They say it bonds to any plastic, but I can already scratch at it and get the paint to come off. Hrrrumphhhhh! It looks good for the moment, but time will tell if Lydia is harder on the new paint than my fingernail was.
I also picked up these cute small canisters at the thrift store. They were a really dirty looking dark wood, but I sprayed them too. I decided they would make great storage for the felt food I have been sewing for Lydia. That's bacon on the left. I used elastic to create the fatty parts and to make it curl and ripple. On the right is an orange wedge and some strawberries.
The corn and carrot started basically the same way, as fat rectangles. I sewed a tube for the corn and a cone for the carrot. Both were gathered at the top. The carrot got some green leaves added and it was finished. I gathered the yellow in several strips to create the texture of kernels and then finished up with some long leaves.
I have also made a fried eggs, two pieces of toast, some lettuce and a slice of tomato. The felt is so easy to work with and I have been enjoying thinking about how to sculpt various food shapes, that Lydia will actually recognize, and want to pretend with. She is having fun and I am having fun. It's a win/win.

1 comment:

Laura CheBirba said...

Hi...I'm Laura from Italy! I love your blog!
I'd like to invite you to visite also my blog, I also made felt food! :D
Laura from Italy http://chebirba.blogspot.com