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« on: May 06, 2007 10:30:10 PM »

Hi!  Man, I sure had fun with this project! 

I'm in the middle of a move, so a lot of my "packing time" became "felt picnic time" really quick!  If I would have been able to devote more time, there's lots of things I thought would have been neat!  Maybe I'll continue adding to this set and give it to my second cousin for his 6th birthday! 

Ok, without any further hesitation, I present to you, the Yummy Felt Picnic:




Mmm!  Sandwich, a pickle, chips, watermelon, fruit salad, and two cookies!!  Sounds like my kind of lunch!!


Ham and smoked cheddar cheese, tomato slices, and a little mustard on whole grain white bread.  (The mustard is needle felted on, as well as a little natural creme roving on the outside of the bread to give the grainy texture.  The tomatoes were punched on both sides with the felting needles until the red felt started to poke out through the white portions of the tomato sections.)


Oops, I already took a bite out of the pickle wedge.  I got hungry.


Now with even more chips!


Watermelon is definitely my favorite summer fruit.  This one happens to have seeds, but I usually get the seedless kind. (Light green stripes on the bottom are needle felted on)


The fruit salad consists of bananas, peach, pineapple, red apple, blueberries, and kiwi.  Mmm.


And for dessert, a double stuffed chocolate sandwich cookie and a sugar cookie with icing and sprinkles!


A close-up of the strip-woven basket.


Everything nestled in its little basket, awaiting finding the perfect park and a good book. Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2007 11:16:15 PM »

I love your picnic! Pretend food is a favourite of mine.
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« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2007 03:41:33 AM »

What a great idea! I love the crisps ... It's like a real pic-nic where someone else has packed it for you... all the surprise foods!!! Love it Smiley Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2007 03:53:53 AM »

Oh my gosh - the detail in this is amazin! Esp with all the little fruit pieces! And the mustard on the sandwhich! And how did you get the chips to curve like that?

Amazing work! Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2007 04:00:22 AM »

the needle-felted detail is especially great!  and it all looks yummy!
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« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2007 07:26:35 AM »

Oh my gosh - the detail in this is amazin! Esp with all the little fruit pieces! And the mustard on the sandwhich! And how did you get the chips to curve like that?

Amazing work! Smiley

If you cut little circles the size you want the chips, and putting your fingers from each hand next to each other on the edges, pull apart.  This stretches the felt so that it curves and gives the chips their wavy edge.  Sweet Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2007 08:45:36 AM »

You have so much stuff here. It looks amazing! I know how time-consuming those little pieces can be. Wink
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« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2007 12:46:01 PM »

I adore things made in miniature!  You achieved terrific detail.  I love the way you even made the potato chips curl. 
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« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2007 06:15:15 PM »

The detail is... Shocked I'm speechless! I love this so much!
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« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2007 06:16:48 PM »

That's all so wonderful!
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« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2007 07:41:26 PM »

Amazing detail. I keep thinking I know which one is my favorite -- all the felt entries are so fabulous but this picnic is just amazing. I love all the little details and components.
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« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2007 10:15:11 PM »

You guys are all so flattering!  I guess I can stop kicking myself for not completing the few last items I intended on doing to finish off the set now, huh?

I still think i'll make a few more things for the set, like a red and white checkered picnic blanket with a parade of embroidered ants, a piece of chocolate cake, and some lemon slices with a slit for placing on the rim of say, a pretend glass of iced tea? 

I've also decided that I'm definitely gonna give it to my cousin's son, even if he does just destroy it!  I think toys unloved are sad toys indeed.
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« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2007 10:07:05 AM »

Wow!  I'm almost speechless, or typeless as the case may be.  You did a really-super-good job on these.  I was wondering if the red on the front of your tomato is blanket-stitched to the white, and then backed with another piece of red, before you needle punched it?  It looks so good and I can't for the life o' me figure out how you did it.
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« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2007 10:18:19 AM »

Wow, the potato chips are amazing and everything just has so much detail!! I LOVE the sandwich... and your needle felting is spot on! Great job!!
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« Reply #14 on: May 08, 2007 10:24:42 AM »

Too cute!
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« Reply #15 on: May 08, 2007 10:27:44 AM »

I love felt food, its so cute! and your picnic is very cute indeed, gotta love the potato chips.
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« Reply #16 on: May 08, 2007 05:10:49 PM »

this is incredible, i can't imagine how long all of it must have taken!
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« Reply #17 on: May 08, 2007 05:42:49 PM »

Wow!  I'm almost speechless, or typeless as the case may be.  You did a really-super-good job on these.  I was wondering if the red on the front of your tomato is blanket-stitched to the white, and then backed with another piece of red, before you needle punched it?  It looks so good and I can't for the life o' me figure out how you did it.

Basically, the tomato slices are made as such:

cut a half circle of red, then blanket stitch on teardrop shaped sections in white on both sides, believe it or not. 

Then, needle felt the crap out of it!!  The red felt that is sandwiched in the middle eventually starts to poke out and meld together with the white, producing that neat little i'm-red-but-not-very-red effect.

I wanted the centers to be lighter, but not white all over.  I love that acrylic felt still works like wool felt, for the most part, and locks itself together most of the way. 
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« Reply #18 on: May 11, 2007 08:14:45 AM »

this is so awesome!
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« Reply #19 on: May 11, 2007 11:41:34 AM »

WAHOO ! I love food pretend and real lol I hit the THIS ROCKS button. Your technique came out the way my brain thinks but my hands can't quite accomplish.
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« Reply #20 on: May 13, 2007 04:23:33 PM »

you got my vote! it's adorable. i love your attention to details. amazing.
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« Reply #21 on: May 13, 2007 08:08:28 PM »

That is gorgeous. My favourites would have to be the stripey watermelon rind and cookie with sprinkles. Fantastic details. Shocked
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« Reply #22 on: May 14, 2007 09:39:54 AM »

Oh, thankyou very much for the tomato tips.  Super clever of you!  I've always found it troubling when another color pokes through when I'm felting and here you've gone and made good use of it. 
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« Reply #23 on: May 30, 2007 02:57:20 AM »

Oh, damn, this made me want to have a picnic... and EAT.  Grin
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« Reply #24 on: June 17, 2007 07:51:30 PM »

it looks delicious!!
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« Reply #25 on: June 19, 2007 04:19:56 AM »

I WANT THAT ORANGE SLICE!
God this all looks yummy and very well-made!
Great work.
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« Reply #26 on: June 22, 2007 02:15:10 AM »

it looks sooooo tasty Grin i realllly want the sugar-cookies and the pickle
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« Reply #27 on: June 27, 2007 07:00:31 PM »

I love all the details... the chips, the pickle, the tomato.  YUMMY and so much fun.
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« Reply #28 on: July 19, 2007 03:29:33 PM »

just amazing.
i love how you detailed everything; and i especially like your picnic backet



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« Reply #29 on: July 23, 2007 07:06:47 PM »

eep! fruit salad!!!
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