I've wanted to make the girls felt food for some time as they are really into playing restaurant and kitchen games.
I hadn't done it because the thought of all the hand-sewing involved really put me off. Then a couple of nights ago I had a look around Flickr and Etsy and found all sorts of great felt food that didn't appear to be hand sewn.
Googling 'felt food tutorial' found me lots more examples of food to make and so I decided to give it a go.
I knew what shape I wanted the bread to be so just freehand drew the template then cut out a long strip for the crust. I stuffed them gently with polyfil.
Eggs and bacon were the same - a few rough sketches til I was happy with what I had then cut and sew. Easy peasy!
Each of the girls has two eggs, two pieces of toast buttered on one side and one rasher of bacon ( I ran out of the burgundy coloured felt!).
I sat them on a plate when they came out for breakfast and I have to say I don't think they mind the less than perfect sewing or occasionally choppy cutting.
So I am letting go, understanding that all doesn't have to be perfect, that for some things (and I stress I can only do this with some!) a little wonkiness is OK.