I’m Mindy. I am an Editor of FaveCrafts.com and I am a crafting novice. My knowledge begins and ends with the two scrapbooks I have made – one as a graduation gift for a high school friend and the other as a Valentine’s present for my boyfriend (As it turns out, men do like scrapbooks!). Since the world of crafting is so new to me, I started scouring the internet to get an idea of what the hardcore crafters are doing, what kinds of projects are popular and how easy it will be to jump into the arena with almost no experience.
On this morning’s perusal through Etsy, I came across something of particular interest… felt food needlecraft. To give you a quick history (and help you understand why synthetic sushi made me pause), my background is in food writing. I am enamored with all things epicurean. I have written about some of the country’s top restaurants and chefs. I follow the latest culinary trends. And I own enough kitchen gadgets to fill two Smart Cars. So it’s no surprise that I was instantly drawn to these elaborate needlecraft projects, some of which I have posted below.
BuggaBugs devotes herself almost entirely to food-themed needlecraft and does incredible work. She takes the time to create a very realistic product, not leaving out a single detail. And the good news is that she is offering up her patterns so you can tackle these projects yourself. She won me over with her Chinese Take Out pattern (and not just because I’ve been craving dumplings for two days straight).
I couldn’t resist posting another one of her projects. I’m pretty sure one of those cinnamon rolls would be halfway in my mouth before I realized it was made of felt.
A sucker for sushi, this is one of my favorites. manGoavocaDo created an entire handmade sushi platter right down to the ikura yolks (Ikura is another word for salmon roe, which is another word for salmon eggs, which are those little orange balls wrapped in felt seaweed.)
You can find these and many more needlecraft food patterns on Etsy – covering everything from a vegetable tray to a Happy Meal. Check them out and get cooking!