Saturday, 24 September 2011

Felt cakes


I decided to try my hand at making felt food, I'd seen a few tuturials (thanks to you tube) but didn't like the idea of gluing felt or using card. So I ordered some pure wool felt (recycled too),  a very soft felt, thicker than nylon and no heavy chemical smell either. I tried out a few designs first making them out of paper then worked my way up to slices of cake...

a piece of cake....


 Yes, ok so I went a bit mad as I began to think of all my favouite cake varieties!!!



 I had to teach myself a few new techniques ( up until this point I only knew tacking and back stitch!!!) Pretty soon I mastered the french knot!!! Hoorah!


 Then came the fruit....


 I decided these would all make fab pin cushions... then I began to think about the pins to stick in them, inspired buy a few blog ideas I had a go at decorative pins too...

My first pin topper turned out to rather more fiddly than I'd expected...... They looked quite pretty in the cake slice cushion!!!





 I even tried a Christmas design.. dancing gingerbread man and sugar canes....



all this, and no calories!



1 comment:

Janelle said...

These are adorable. They're TOO cute. Great job.