Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Mr. McGregor's Carrots

I really love the whole carrot crafting trend {e.g. Lori over at Be Different Act Normal has posted about a number of carrot crafting ideas here,  here,  here and here.}

I feel very blessed to have kids who eat their veggies, including carrots.  Sadly, the girls' play kitchen is lacking in the veggie department, so I was really happy to stumble upon Kara's fabric tutorial.   I used orange quilting fabric leftover from my fabric pumpkins. The greenery springs are from dollar shop artificial turf (@$2 a square foot - I actually purchased it for another future project, umm ... I hope you'll stay tuned). 

The carrot boutonniere is inspired by this post on Aesthetic Outburst .

The day I made these carrots, I was so inspired that I got my Japanese mandolin out and made some carrot slaw (the mandolin frightens me, it's been in the cupboard for 2 years) and we re-read my original 1974 childhood copies of Beatrix Potter's The Tale of Peter Rabbit & Benjamin Bunny!

So that's the scoop - I hope you are having a lovely week!
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  1. They turned out wonderfully! I love the greenery you used.

  2. I loved the fabric that you used on your carrots. I was so inspired with felt food after your initial post a few months ago, that I whipped up felt carrots for Josie's Chinese New Year food. I need to get her cooking again. I still need to make felt chocolate rabbits too.


  3. fabric carrots: perfect for Easter! orange is so warm and sunny and I look forward to seeing what more you do with this fabric!

  4. oh my lordy those carrots are cute but seriously those pumpkins! I can't stand how cute they are! I am pumpkin crazzzzzzzzzzzzzy!


  5. Oh.. I love the fabric you used for the carrots!!

  6. SO precious. Love the little carrot on her shoulder.

  7. The carrots are adorable, but the boutonniere is too sweet! I love Benjamin Bunny and his little clogs :)

  8. I like how you incorporated the artificial turf into the carrots. Very clever.

  9. So adorable! Bookmarking this so I can make it for my little guy next week! Stopping by from Tatertots and Jello


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