Monday, February 22, 2010

Piece de Resistance.

Once I started down my felt food fascination, a google search revealed lots of free patterns and tutorials online. Additionally, there were quite a few sellers on Etsy who were also offering adorable patterns. One such seller is Sweetie Pie Bakery. I immediately bought a couple of her patterns immediately.

Using her highly detailed, well-designed pattern, I made this:

Donut Box 01

I'm ridiculously and unabashedly proud.

Donut Box 05

It's so adorable, and really wasn't that difficult. Nor did it take a ridiculous amount of time.

Inside there are 3 varieties of donuts: frosted with sprinkles, a jelly donut, and a long john.

Donut Box 04

Donuts 01

If you want to make one, you can purchase the pattern here. The only conscious change I made to the pattern was to use craft foam rather than card stock for the inside of the box. I'm not sure that it makes much difference.

I made one unintentional change to. See the lettering on the box:

Donut Box 06

It's supposed to go on the front of the top. I accidentally put it on the bottom. I didn't realize this until I was completely finished. I threw a fit. It was late and I was a wee bit frustrated. Rykert suggested that make another front piece with the lettering and sew it to the top. As much as it kills me to admit, it was a perfect fix. So my box as lettering on the front of the top and bottom. It was basically an extra hours worth of work, but it was imperative that the lettering be on the front of the top.

Again, I don't know what I'm going to do with it. The pattern is intended to be a toy. But I might just sit in on a shelf and admire it.

6 comment(s). Tell me what you think!:

Knittripps said...

I love them! They are all so adorable. I can see how you might become addicted to making them. I could see asking the question "Gee...what can I make next?" I suppose that would then lead to to "Gee...what am I going to do with these?" I think it best not to answer the second question :)

RadioactiveUnicorn said...

Wow, that's awesome.

MamaLizKnits said...

These are all SO great. I am going to attempt to make some felt food for Tommy. What a great idea! THANKS for all the details and inspiration!

Abby said...

That is AWESOME!!! I have a few patterns I should send you - for cakes - that I bought a couple of years ago and then never did anything with them. I'll dig them out...

L said...

@Knittripps and @RadioactiveUnicorn - Thank you for the comments!

@MamaLizKnits - you absolutely should make some. It's so easy, and I think for the time and materials involved packs a big punch. I remember that I LOVED play food when I was a kid.

@Abby - Let me know. I've been on a spending spree on Etsy buying a few patterns. So there'll be more felt food in my future.

Meagan said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE these. I may just have to learn how to do this so my kiddos have felt food to play with when they are old enough - way more fun than that old plastic stuff we used to have. Wonder if you could sew something up on the donuts to make them smell like a fresh donut? Or put a strawberry smell in a strawberry? You could have a whole line of scented food!!

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