30 January 2012

Felt Baking Kits–Hearts!

Recently I created these homemade felt baking kits for my two little munchkins. They were a hit!

It would make a super cute Valentine’s gift for the mini-mes in your life and there is still time to make it happen before the 14th of February.

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Here is the whole kit. But I’ll show you some details…

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The ‘dough’ that gets rolled out is two layers of tan felt. I doubled the felt so that it would feel less flimsy than a single layer. It would definitely work with one layer also. I spent most of my time zig-zagging around the edge of these pieces and if I’d only done one layer, it wouldn’t have been necessary to zig-zag at all.

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Using a cookie cutter as your pattern, cut the shapes out of the felt with a sharp razor blade. That way your little baker can cut and re-cut the perfect shapes each time.

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The pan and spatula were bargains and I added my own details…

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I love tiny details. And these small details help to keep the whole set along the same theme and make it easy to identify that it’s not my spatula that I suddenly find missing when I’m trying to scramble eggs. But it also makes it possible to distinguish her rolling pin from his rolling pin, if you know what I mean and if you understand the importance of being able to distinguish! the two. Two bakers fighting over whose rolling pin is whose are not happy bakers. (Yes, I made a boy set too!)

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I covered a bargain hot pad with my accent fabric and trimmed the edge with pinking shears. Easy peazy.

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Who wants a cookie without toppings? Okay, I’ll take a cookie any ol’ way, but it’s more fun with icing and sprinkles!

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Perfect!

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I also included this sweet apron. It was mine when I was tiny, but it wouldn’t be hard to create your own.

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Lastly, I sewed this cute bag to gather all the bits and bobs.

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Here’s the boy kit. It’s so manly, eh? His apron is a dish towel with a length of black binding tape quickly sewed onto the top. He looks oh-so-handsome with it on too!

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And here are the little details on the boy set. So fun.

In closing, I have a Warning: DON’T attempt stars unless you’re really committed… it was much more difficult to zig-zag these felt shapes than the hearts. I really wish I’d just chosen a circle or something, anything without 10 sides!

My kids love these sets. I have even hauled them to church as a quiet activity and it worked. My happy little bakers baked away. Until my littlest baker started hitting her spatula on anything hard that made a noise. Oops. What are you gonna do? She’s two! I still called it a success!

So there ya have it…

Felt Baking Kit

mop it up mondays

6 comments:

  1. Suz, this is AMAZING! Whyyyyy don't we live in the same town so you can show me your sewing skills and share these gems of joy with me?!

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  2. What an adorable idea! I am so doing this for my grand-daughter Lucy! Thank you for the inspiration. ~Kelly

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  3. These are AdOrAbLe!! Sad that my kiddos are almost outgrowing this kinda fun stuff. I think they would also look adorable in a display in a pretty cake plate! Would be delighted if you'd link up to my brand new party:
    http://www.ishouldbemoppingthefloor.com/2012/01/mop-it-up-mondays-party-1.html
    {HUGS},
    kristi

    (your newest follower)

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  4. Oh my! These are so beautiful! Great job! I love your blog!

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  5. These are still on my brain! I featured you today at http://www.ishouldbemoppingthefloor.com/2012/02/mop-it-up-mondays-party-2.html.

    Would love for you to link up any other projects you have: new or old! Hope you're having a great "solo trip"...I love those!!

    {HUGS},
    kristi

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