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Project: Felt Food — Apple & Tomato

January 23, 2010
My little guy loves apples…or, as he calls them, “Bapples.”  I love the way he eats them — little bites scattered all over the surface of the apple, like the craters on the surface of the moon.  We went apple picking a few times this past fall, and he’d be chowing down on apples, one after another, pulled fresh from the trees.
I’ve been searching around online for a pattern for making felt apples for a while now, and was at the point where I thought I was going to have to wing it, and then I stumbled across a tutorial for making felt apple pin cushions.  When I sat down to write this post I realized I never bookmarked the webpage, and Google is not being my friend today.

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.

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Edited on 12/13/10 to add that a reader named Lucy shared this apple pin cushion tutorial with me.  It’s been so long that I don’t recall for sure, but this was probably the tutorial I followed to make Shane’s felt apple.


Here’s Shane’s first completed apple.  Photobucket

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.


4 Comments leave one →
  1. mommyinmotion permalink
    January 30, 2010 12:57 am

    This is such a cute project! I am not crafty at all, but I love this. I wish I could make things like it!

  2. Lucy permalink
    November 29, 2010 3:22 pm

    Is this the apple pin cushion pattern that you used?

    • December 13, 2010 12:37 pm

      That looks very similar to what I remember using, but it’s been so long that I’m not sure. Thank you so much for commenting, I’m going to edit my post to include this link!


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