Thursday, April 09, 2009

Crafting

My Easter craft project was a bevy of sock bunnies to go to all of the nieces and nephews (11 in all). I started with 6, to make sure I didn't suck at it before I doubled the crowd. I'm almost done with the second set, but first, these sweet things have already gone truckin' to Nolan's cousins far and wide. . .


But before THAT project, I spent nigh unto 3 months crafting felt food for Aubrey's birthday. She turned 2 the end of March, and a basket of food to go with her play kitchen is her birthday gift (though she's yet to receive it, as we haven't seen her. That will be remedied this weekend) Since Aubrey doesn't read my blog, I don't think it will ruin the surprise to show them to you all:

Sandwich, with ham, cheese, lettuce, and egg
Chocolate covered strawberries

Cupcakes (of course)

Pizza with pepperoni
(the toppings are interchangeable, but I shot them on top of the pizza each time. . .)

Pizza with tomatoes and green peppers

Pizza with green peppers, mushrooms, and onions

Hopefully Aubrey will enjoy playing with them. . . Nolan needs a set now, as he has had a great time playing with them while I tried to pack them up for her.

21 comments:

The Cohen's said...

How talented!!! Seriously! I'm amazed by all the "Felt food" and then the sock bunnies? What an awesome idea!!!!

Kalli Ko said...

melanie melanie melanie

i NEED to make those sock bunnies. like tomorrow. they are INCREDIBLE!

Can you email me some directives on your genius?

And the felt food? I want to make that too. Maybe when I'm feeling REALLY ambitious.

You are so smart.

Marianne said...

That food is awesome! I hope someday she appreciates all the work that went into them.

Heidi said...

I love the sock bunnies! the patterned socks you used really make the whole thing. And the felt food--oh my gosh, I about died when I saw the green pepper rings. They are AWESOME!

Michelle said...

Wow! I am really impressed! I love the sock bunnies, and the food is amazing.

Stef said...

You are SUPER talented!! My REALLY food doesn't look that good! Thanks again for the adorable blanket you made for Scarlet...she is going to LOVE it!

mflott said...

Mel
That is fantastic! I'm going to make DD some food and that has been some inspiration! Thanks for sharing!

Stefanie said...

Oh my goodness, you have another friend named 'Stef'. I got really scared when I read her comment because I was 'sure' I hadn't commented yet.... WEIRD!

Seriously, if you don't do cupcakes, you should do the Mel & Ben felt food series (like Melissa and Doug). You are so talented!

Aurora Raine said...

Wow, great felt food and bunnies! I love it!

Furrow said...

Sock monkeys?! So cute! And that food? Fantastic. You are so talented!! Nolan is lucky to have such a crafty mom. And you're lucky to have a toddler who who takes long, long naps, apparently ;).

Melanie said...

Ha! If only. Why do you think the food took so long? All of that was done at night after the boy was in bed. And it's the reason I have gone to bed too late for months.

sarraphim said...

Those are amazingly cute! (the food and the bunnies) Truly talented! :D

megan said...

girl, you keep outdoing yourself. The bunnies are absolutely darling! And the food, how did you come up with that, it's brilliant! That's some lucky lucky nieces and nephews! You are too fabulous.

Tiffany said...

Move over Martha! Melanie seriously these are soo cute! I wish you lived closer so you could show me how you did it. My girls are going to die when they see the bunny soo cute.
Happy Easter!

Susanna said...

What on earth!? Where did you come from? That is so adorable... and time-consuming. Do you sleep?

I'm impressed.

It was so great to see you guys. I still need your address. Will you please send it to me??

Melanee Raynes said...

Love. Love. Love.

Bonnie said...

Ooh. . . Those sock bunnies look GREAT!!! I'll have to try to make some. Where can I find directions?

Jenee Zirker said...

Oh my goodness you are very clever. I'm not a huge stuffed animal fan but those sock bunnies are some of the cutest things I've seen in a very long time. You have some lucky nieces and nephews.

Beth said...

Ummmm... Those are AMAZING! How cute is all that food. I love it all. Nice Job!!!

Megan said...

Amazing!!! Wow - way to go, you crafty chica!

Emily S. said...

oh i am WAY late to this party...

But the felt food looks incredible. Truly!! And the sock bunnies? Make my heart skip a beat.