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« on: January 11, 2010 08:45:22 PM »

I honestly couldn't figure out what section to put these in...

I made these for an off-forum swap.  I love buttered toast, and I think people all should have one.  These are good year round, not just during the holiday season. Cheesy  They could also double up as gift tags, too.

I included a small tutorial -- sorry if it's Captain Obvious. :B  But just in case since I'm someone who ends up asking a billion questions.

Here are the materials needed:
- Small piece of cardboard or an index card
- Small pieces of felt; I used eco-felt.
- Embroidery scissors
- Invisible marker/chalk pen
- Embroidery floss
- Embroidery needle
- Ric rac/rick rack
- Fabric glue
- Q-tip
- Dry/chalk pastel

1. Draw a toast shape on the index card. Draw another toast shape slightly bigger than the first toast shape as well. Cut. The smaller toast shape will be the inside of your bread; the bigger toast shape will be the crust.
2. Trace each pattern piece twice onto the corresponding color of felt; I traced the smaller toast shape onto cream felt and the bigger toast shape onto brown felt. I cut small squares from yellow felt for butter pats. You can forgo the butter if you like.
3. Embroider features onto your toast. I used three strands of tan DMC. For the eyes, I used French knots, and for the mouth, backstitch. If you want a pat of butter on your ornament, applique it to the inside bread piece now.
4. Position the inside of the bread onto the crust piece of felt. Use a running stitch to secure it.
5. Repeat (4) to create a back side for your ornament.
6. Bring both pieces together, wrong sides together. If pieces do not fit, you can trim the edges of the crust piece, so that they fit! Just dont cut too much off or there will be no crust, unless you barely want any crust. Set aside.
7. Cut your ric rac! Theres no precise measurement. I just eyeballed it. Im not too crazy about long hangers, but if you like them, go for it. If it's "too long," no worries; just position the ric rac lower into the ornament.  You do want to ensure that the ric rac is long enough so that the hanger is reinforced inside the ornament.
8. Begin to the glue edges of your sandwich. When you get to the top, add a dollop of glue and lay one end of the ric rac in it. Add another dollop of glue, work the other end into it, and press down on felt. Make sure that there is glue in between the ric rac. Mind the gap! Let it dry.
9. Shave off some dry pastel. Dip q-tip into the dust and press for color on the cheeks. Repeat for more color; you can also keep blotting the color, so that the edge is blurred.
10. When fully dry, hang it up! Voila, you have cute toast!

You can also make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, plain toast Whatever your toast loving heart desires!

My toast ornaments were about 2.5″ tall without the hanger. Make them bigger or make them smaller. Hooray for toast!

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« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2010 08:54:17 PM »

These are the bees knees!  I love rosy cheeks.

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« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2010 09:03:13 PM »


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« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2010 09:13:02 PM »

So cute!!

« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2010 09:22:32 PM »

I love these! 

My family actually makes fun of my fun food obsession, I'm glad to see I'm not the only one!  lol 

Thanks for the tute too!  I'm going to have to try and make some of these this weekend.

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« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2010 09:58:38 PM »

The rosy cheeks and stitching are just wonderful! I'm a stickler for toast with a face Cheesy (really! my wist has at least one!)
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2010 11:40:08 PM »

They are really cute with them rosey cheeks!  I've never actually made any felt food anything..  But these are so darn cute!  Can't wait until I go back to my parent's house to show these happy toast to my baby brother, he loves elephants and cute food items!  And these fit the bill, great job!

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« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2010 01:11:42 AM »

This is cute! I love crafted play foods and the like.
I've always wondered how people got the 'blush' affect on their toys and crafts! Quite clever. (: Thank you for sharing!

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« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2010 06:09:50 AM »

Ha ha!  Those are so cute.

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« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2010 06:28:29 AM »

I've got one thing to say:

 Awesome, these are delicious I mean, these are brilliant! Cheesy

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