Thursday, May 20

And more strawberries... long-lasting ones

For my budding chef... a few more strawberries for her to enjoy.  I really liked how these turned out.  And watching her play with them bring back memories of her first strawberry picking experience last year when I kept catching her squatting in-between the rows, eating more berries with the juices running down her chin.  She was a strawberry lover at an early age.

Want to make your own?

  • Felt, Red and Green
  • Embroidery Floss, Red, Green, and Yellow
  • Cotton Batting
  • Needle and Scissors
  1. Cut out a 3 1/2" semi-circle from the red felt.  Freehand cut a green topper.  (You can hold off cutting out the green piece until step 4 if you want a better gauge of the appropriate size.
  2. Wrap the semi circle into a cone.  Using the matching red floss, stitch the cone closed.
  3. Freehand stitch "seeds" on the red cone with the yellow embroidery floss.
  4. Run the thread loosely in and out along the open top of the strawberry (like a drawstring for a pouch).  Stuff the strawberry with cotton batting.  Pull the thread so that the strawberry closes (like a drawstring).
  5. Stitch the green felt piece on top of the red berry.
  6. Repeat until you have as many as you want.

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Amy @ Positively Splendid said...

These are absolutely darling!!

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rachel said...

Stopping by from New Friend Friday :)

These are simply darling! I am a strawberry junkie, myself... so I might be dabbling in your jam-making sometime soon.

Brittany@twocrazycupcakes said...

LOVE your blog and all the strawberries! I'm your newest follower from new friend fridays!

the lovely paper blog said...

love your blog!! so cute!

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happy new friend friday!

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [21 May 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

MandeeFranee said...

I found you through New Friend Friday on The Girl Creative! :) Love the little felt strawberries! ADORABLE!

Katie said...

These turned out so cute! YOu'll have to try chocolate covered strawberries, Mia LOVED them!

A 2 Z said...

My daughter worked at Incredible Edibles and came back with a super load of strawberries that was meant for the garbage. I looked them over and they were fine. I made a super batch of strawberry sauce. Its almost all gone now. I loved all your posts on strawberries. Passing by from FF. Thanks for sharing. I'm a new follower.

Anne-Marie said...

Adorable and great how to photos! I'm going to link this up on my crafty linking party today, but would love it if you'd stop by too! all the best, Sara

Laura said...

These are adorable. I'm not good with felt but I actually think I could make these. I'm a new follower too!

Feel free to stop by my blog and check out what I'm working on!

Kaysi said...

Those are adorable! I love the stitches for seeds! said...

Well done! Those look good enough to eat! Thanks for sharing ... I've posted a link.

Jenn @ Delicious Ambiguity said...

Yum! Those looks great! I host a link up party every Tuesday called Tot Tuesdays where you can link up crafts, activities, teaching resources, parenting stories or tips, recipes and things you’ve made for your toddler. I’d love it if you’d stop by sometime & link up!


Joyfulmama said...

Hi CJ! Just to let you know that I used this tut to make a strawberry topper for a creamy felt cupcake! I linked backed to your tutorial from my blog,

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