Monday, January 24, 2011

Felt Chinese Food and Giveaway winner

Miss Lily is really into "playing restaurant" now. It gives her a chance to practice her "sight words" and  printing on a notepad at the same time as playing pretend, which she enjoys far more than printing and sight words. I wanted to expand her menu, so I added a little Chinese Take Out.

I made the dumplings using Tea Rose Home' felt pot sucker tutorial; the spring rolls are very similar to Pink and Green Mama (but they are not closed on one end and I hand-stitched) and you can find a no-sew Chinese broccoli there too - or add a stitch like I did via Elemental Stitches -  (the flecks of white are snow - I took the photo outside!).

I posted about the felt fortune cookies last year. Just add some chop sticks and a steamer and you are finished.  The Chinese Take Out table cloth was a wonderful Value Village find. We use this table cloth every time we get take out.  I plan to add some chicken balls because those are Miss Lily's favourite right now.

This project is linked to the Weekend Wrap Up

{If you need CNY crafting ideas, I have posted about the following projects(kumquat thumprint art, Koi Kites, Glass Lanterns, and Paper Tube Fire Crackers, CNY Drama Centre, and Lacing Paper Fortune Cookies}


And finally, thank you for your kind comments on the Kumquat Thumbprint post and to Craft Gossip's Lesson Plans for featuring it.  My girls were very upset that only could pick one winner, so I allowed them to draw one # each.  Congratulations to

I love your kumquat thumbprint art. Such a great New Year's project for kids. Love that craft punch too, what a thoughtful gift.
I really like kumquats. They're great candied too.

and to Lynn over at the Great Wall of Waiting said...

We have 2 Chinese girls and celebrate Chinese New Year. I would love to win and have never had a kumquat.

{Lynn - I don't think I have an address for you, could you please give me a shout at letsgoflyakite2010 AT gmail DOT com to connect?}
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See you tomorrow,


  1. Your craftiness is so inspiring. I can't wait to try making these felt foods for Josie's pretend wok. Fabulous ideas.

  2. Your Chinese take away is inspired, and I love the styling too!

  3. Wow! Love this! I have never really ventured into making fabric food (felt food) although I never fail to look at other people's magnificent projects including pretend food. And I also have a list of what I would love to make. Sometimes... who knows when "sometimes" is???

  4. Cute felt food set, KJ. I especially like the spring rolls. I made a bunch of felt food about two years ago, but I need to add to the collection. I'm keeping this set in mind.

  5. Everything looks yummy!! You did a wonderful job! Congrats to the winner!

  6. I'd love for you to come link up at Inspire Me Mondays

  7. Wow these are awesome. I don't see google friend connect on your sidebar (maybe my smartphone is being dumb) but I am adding your blog to my google reader to follow you that way. My hubby is Taiwanese so I have been looking for CNY ideas for our oldest, who's 2. Thanks for the inspiration!

  8. I featured this post in my Fave Five Friday post that will be up tomorrow morning so please stop by if you can :) If you would rather I didn't use a picture, please let me know and I will just use a text link. I also have a featured button if you would like to use it. Thanks for sharing a great idea!


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