Stop Hating, Start Baking

Just finished this cross stitch project that’s now hanging in my kitchen. As they say in the ‘hood, “ Stop Hating, Start Baking”.  If you want one of your own, you can buy the pattern on etsy at https://www.etsy.com/listing/181591669/stop-hating-start-baking-cross-stitch?ref=shop_home_active_1

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Another Way to Make Food – Part 4: Cake and Doughnuts

After working my way through making felt afternoon tea treats and drinks, fruits and veggies, and sushi, I finished off with crafting felt doughnuts and a gorgeous cake.  Felt patterns are for sale at Ume Crafts (http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/home/umecrafts).

Doughnuts

Back row (left to right): Banana Chocolate Doughnut, Pon De Ring Doughnut
Front row: Strawberry Doughnut

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Back row (left to right): Nut Crunch Doughnut, Oreo Chocolate Chip Doughnut
Front row: Chocolate Pon De Ring Doughnut

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Cake

The cake is 6 individual slices of deliciousness.  The fruit toppings (bananas, strawberries, kiwi, pineapple, mandarin oranges, and mango) are removable and interchangeable.

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A close up of a slice of cake topped with kiwi.

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Another Way to Make Food – Part 3: Sushi

Who knew that sushi made from felt could look so cute and tasty?  This “sushi” is made from craft felt and polyfill stuffing.  Felt patterns are available for purchase from Ume Crafts (http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/home/umecrafts).

Left to right – Ginger Rose, Plate with Soy Sauce with Leaf-shaped Wasabi , Various Maki Sushi Rolls (wrapped in seaweed)

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Egg Sushi

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Salmon Nigiri Sushi

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Scallop Nigiri Sushi

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Left to right – Giant Clam Nigiri Sushi, Prawn Nigiri Sushi

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Octopus Nigiri Sushi

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Another Way to Make Food – Part 2: Fruits and Veggies

Continuing on the subject of making adorable food from felt, I made some fruits and veggies from craft felt and polyfill stuffing.  The patterns are available for purchase from Ume Crafts (http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/home/umecrafts)

Every Day Fruits
Back row (left to right) – Banana, Pear, Apple, Watermelon
Front row (left to right) – Orange, Strawberries, Peach

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 Tropical Fruits (left to right) – Pineapple, Mangosteen, Persimmon

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Citrus  – Lime and Lemon)

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 Veggies (left to right) – Daikon radish, Tomato, Red radish, Garlic, Eggplant, Carrot

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Daikon radish

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Tomato

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Red radish

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Eggplant

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Another Way to Make Food – Part 1: Afternoon Tea/Coffee

Sometimes food doesn’t have to be edible to be amazing.  Ume Crafts (http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/home/umecrafts) sells some adorable patterns for making food from felt.  I made some sweets and and drinks for a play-time afternoon tea.  Everything was sewn by hand using every day craft felt and polyfill stuffing.  The patterns are quite detailed, and as you can see below, the coffee drinks are even topped with milk “foam” and the hot chocolate has mini marshmallows.

Coffee and Hot Chocolate

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Chocolates

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Tea Sandwiches

Ham and cheese sandwich on wheat bread

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Roast beef with cheese sandwich with lettuce on white bread

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Desserts

Brownie with vanilla ice cream, Strawberry-vanilla swirled pound cake, and Chocolate swirled pound cake

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Chocolate cupcake with vanilla buttercream frosting

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