Thursday, November 7, 2013

For the Boys Hop - My Day


Thanks to Amy and Mdm Samm as always for including me in another fun hop.  They are so good to keep offering up fun design prompts and keeping us organized and on the proper days!!  And the inspiration, ah, well...you all know what fun it is to see all the different projects on these hops...

So, onto mine...

First off, an apology...I had visions of 9 18" finished blocks in a finished quilt top...it.didn't.happen....I only have 4 blocks done and life got in the way...unfortunately.  I hope to show it soon but it's just not in the cards for today.

So, I have a fun project to show you instead that I think little boys would find to be fun to play with...if the way to a man's heart is his stomach...the way to a little boys may well be through pretend food!  You can find the pattern and directions here
 As you can see, I have a little bakery box to put this felt cherry pie in...

And the lattice crust adds an extra fancy touch.  I have made many of these for nieces and nephews and took to reducing the pattern down so that I could put them in mini metal tart pans purchased at the store.

P.S. this makes a fun pincushion too!

I hate to say anything because it looks like she's shut her business down from the search I did but this pie originally comes from this lovely business and below are a couple other things made with her patterns...I suppose you could still make them with your own inspiration as she has beautiful pics here....I wish I had bought more of her patterns while she was in business.  I've made boxes of this type of play food for nieces and nephews and it has always been a hit.  The boys especially like the pancakes, bacon, and fried eggs, I've found :)  Another special request I have had is Chicken Mcnuggets which I suggest if you make these to get a container from McD's to put them in as they look like something else otherwise....ummmm, nuff said!!
 Peanut butter and jelly sandwich with a slice of cake...

Peanut butter and jelly sandwich!

Thanks for letting me show an oldie but goodie from my past crafting!

And, please visit everyone else who is posting today...


November 7th



 

58 comments:

Pat Broe said...

Sew cute! The PB&J is my favorite. Thanks for sharing ... :)

Carla said...

Food is always fun to play with. That sandwich looks real. Fun projects.

Amy said...

Love all your cute little food for play. They are all just adorable!

Heidi said...

Great idea for pretend treats! Love that the sandwich is a build-your-own.

Baa. xxx said...

Yummy - that chocolate cake looks good to me... and that pie is so nice with its lattice top. Great things to share.

Shanna said...

What an excellent idea, play food! That is what I love about blog hops, you never know what might fit into the theme, you certainly came up with something clever! And you did not give up; when your first post did not turn out as planned, you came up with something fun to share that was still in the theme, very well done of you! I have actually looked at that lady's store too! I was bummed her site seems to be down too. I was looking to make food for my daughter and she popped up in searching.

Britt-Inger said...

Your idea is wonderful with play food. I could imagine that the boys will love to play with the toys.
Thanks for sharing and being part of this hop.


Pam @Threading My Way said...

Kids love felt play food. Your fabulous food will no doubt provide endless hours of play.

charlotte said...

Cute stuff, Kris.

JoyceLM said...

My great nephew has some play-food erasers. I think his mom would prefer these, not so dangerous to nibble on. Thanks for sharing.

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Very cute! I love the pie.

Connie said...

What cute little food Chris, perfect for kids to play with!

Mdm Samm said...

ok, i get it….how to get to a man is through is its tummy lol I adopt that policy each day ….
I don't think my hubby will like the taste though lol

Thearica said...

My grandson loves to play with his cousins kitchen stuff so well that his mommy bought him his own stove set. he would love these food things.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Kris these are darling! I bet the little ones love them. :) blessings, marlene

Leanne Parsons said...

Really, really cute! I think the sandwich is my favourite.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Oh toooooo funny!! What a great project.

Joyce Carter said...

Wow! These are very cute. I really love the pie-looks good enough to eat. Thank you for sharing.

Vickie said...

What cute toys...they are very realistic....pie please !

Renea said...

My son works in a grocery store and his son loves to play with "play" food. Thanks for sharing! How rude when life gets in the way of quilting! :)

Valerie Reynolds said...

Love all the food patterns....but mostly love how honest you were about your finish. I finished my quilt top...but didn't get it quilted. Love the deadline of a bloghop...love the people...but sometimes...life gets busy. Thanks for sharing cute stuff. Be looking forward to your quilt top finish.

Kathy H said...

Love those pretend food projects. My kids loved to play with those, mostly plastic ones in their day though. Now that I have a grandbaby, I thought I should make some fabric ones. Thanks for sharing those.

Sandy Rowe said...

Great little projects. Thanks for the pattern. Hope life settles down for you!

Quiltsmiles said...

Great toys for boys and pin cushions for the quilters! Jane

Carol said...

Cute ideas for play food and so fun! Life does get in the way sometimes...I hope things get better so you can finish that "vision" of a quilt. :O)

Joan Kawano said...

I spy PBJ... Who wouldn't love to play with PBJ! :-)

patchouli moon studio said...

Yum and no calories either!

Tinliz said...

My grandson would like these, but by the time I got them finished.......lol

Tiffany said...

How cute! My boys would love these!

withajoyfulheart said...

Felt food...what fun!

JanesQuilting said...

PB & J...can't ever go wrong with that. Everyday my son was in grade school bhevpackef his lunch and all he ever wanted was PB & J. No matter how we tried to get him to eat other things. Guess it could have been worse. You did a terrific job with them all.

Rose Best said...

A very neat idea, I could use a peanut better sandwich right now..Thanks for sharing

Susan said...

Cute idea and it does fit in with the theme in my humble opinion. Thanks for the cute ideas.

SIMPLESEW said...

these are fun, my grandson and I designed some too.. He loved it.

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

The PB & J looks good enough to eat :)

Createology said...

Your pretend food "For the Boys" is very clever. I should have pretend cake as I am certain it has zero calories and fat. :o) Thanks for hopping. Creative Stitching Bliss...

Debby said...

Fun food. Wow - that has no calories. Can I have some? Loved seeing all of it. Thanks for sharing.

gpc said...

What a clever idea and you're right, food is the perfect choice for boys! :)

tink's mom said...

Great idea for entertaining little boys and little girls for that matter. Looking forward to your quilt. It is disheartening when life gets in the way but we've all had it happen. So thanks for coming to the party anyhow.

CeLynn said...

Love the pretend food,and you know all men start out as boys ;)

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

What fun…and kids get to play with their 'food' :) Thanks for sharing!!

maggie said...

Very, very cute! I love it all. What fun.
cheers
maggie

maggiemine42@gmail.com

LJ said...

All kids love 'cooking' and serving all that yummy pretend food. Your pieces are adorable - love the piece of cake and the pb&j sandwich.

Linda J said...

Cute stuff, Kris. Yes, life does get in the way in spite of us so we will look forward to see what you did have in mind.

Joanne said...

These are adorable and I totally agree that any youngster would love to play with them. Heck! I want to play with them. Thanks for sharing your creations today. :-)

evelyn said...

Great save! I love the pb and j.

Just Quilt It said...

Cute project and a great toy for using one's imagination! Thanks for sharing!

Malini said...

Oh these are fun projects. My little one loves beacon.

Kirsten said...

These look amazing - such a fun idea!

Quilt n Queen said...

Fun food...every kid loves to pretend...it fuels their imagination. Thanks for sharing!! Happy stitching, Pauline

Robin said...

Hahahaha, I love it! Any kid would love to have a toy box full of that stuff!!!

Bobbie said...

Love the play food- my nephews are always cooking- and they don't have "food" they use whatever is on hand, "here this car is your cake..." I believe I need to make a sandwich - way too cool!

Lana said...

Such a good idea! It's so funny, but kids/boys really do love those!

Kristen King said...

What great projects and so well made. Live does get crazy sometimes and we all understand! Hope things settle down a bit for you now!

Sallie said...

Delicious! Thanks for sharing!

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

Funny food, perfect to play with for boys (and girls ;-)
I do look forward to see the quilt you've planned for this hop.
Wish you a nice day!

Linda said...

Perfect! Boys love food! Great idea!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

What fun! I loveeeeeeeee Cherry Pie.....:)