Project: Felt Food — Apple & Tomato
If anyone comes across the website where this tutorial was found, please leave me a comment with a link, because I’d really like to give credit to whoever originally shared this pattern.
Here’s Shane’s first completed apple.
I’m going to try to make two more before his birthday — one each in green and yellow. He hasn’t played with it yet, I’ve squirreled it away for his birthday. I’m hoping to fill a little wicker basket with a variety of fruits & veggies (I only have just shy of two weeks…so I really need to get a move on!)
I tweaked the pattern just a bit to make a tomato (stuffed it a bit less, and sewed through the middle a few times to make it a bit “squatter” than the apple, and cut out a green felt starburst for the leaves on top). Another of Shane’s absolute favorite foods are tomatoes, which he’ll eat whole, just like apples. In fact, according to him, these are also known as “bapples.” Before the tomatoes in our garden last summer started rotting right on the vine from late blight, Shane was our little tomato fiend. We’d be out in the garden, and he’d pluck them off the vine whenever we weren’t looking and then run away, giggling, with a single ripe tomato clutched in his hands and the juice dribbling off his chin.