'Take some more tea,' the March Hare said to Alice, very earnestly.
'I've had nothing yet,' Alice replied in an offended tone, 'so I can't take more.'
'You mean you can't take LESS,' said the Hatter: 'it's very easy to take MORE than nothing.'
~ Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Evenings around here have fallen into a certain routine. At 7:00 it is time for my son's last feeding. At 7:30 he goes to bed. Then we start the evening routine for my daughter (more info here). Around 8pm she is in bed. Once I pick-up the house, clean the kitchen, prep and package the bottles for the next day (and thawing milk if needed), make lunches, and lay out our bags for the next morning, I flop into a chair in the living room and start making felt food. Ah... relaxation.
I discovered felt food in December while looking for stocking stuffers, and my daughter loved them. And I loved making them. So, I made her food on our post-Christmas trip to the beach. And I made her food when we got home. And I made food for her friend's birthday present. It became an addiction. Now I have plans to make her a special food for every holiday this year.
The great thing about this project is that it is so easy. I say that as someone who cannot sew. Seriously, I can't even thread the machine. It is on my list of skills to learn. However, even I, with my completely inept sewing skills, can do the basic stitches needed to make this food.
To kick-off the series of Felt Food Tutorials, let's begin with the simple Sugar Cookie.
FELT SUGAR COOKIES HOW-TO
Note: The supplies can vary based on how you want to decorate your cookies. However, I am going to provide instructions for a simple "sprinkle" cookie.
- 2 pieces of felt, one a cream color and one the icing color (pink in this case)
- Embroidery Floss to match the felt (cream and pale pink)
- Cotton Balls (Batting would probably be better, but I have cotton balls laying around)
- Card Stock (or paper or cardboard; this is just for the template)
- Something to outline your cookie shape... a cookie cutter, a glass, whatever you want
Obviously you can do hearts for Valentine's Day. Maybe clover cookies for St. Patrick's Day, or egg shapes for Easter, or trees for Christmas. This could be way too much fun!
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