Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Breakfast is served - my new obsession

I had a little chat with Santa Claus last week on HootOwl’s behalf in regards to her Christmas present.  We discussed the options and it has been decided that Santa is bringing a play kitchen.  We are still in negotiations which one to get, but we are sure that it will be a kitchen.
So, in anticipation of the new kitchen, I started shopping around for some things to fill the cupboards with.  Well, needless to say, there are a lot of really cool things out there.  And I love every single scrap of food and cutlery and cookware out there for her little play kitchen.  You should probably know why I love the play food so much.  When I was a little girl, I had a truck load of toys over the course of my childhood.  I especially loved dolls and books, but I had a million stuffed animals, games, Barbies – my toy box was even peppered with action figures, cars and trucks.  The one thing I always wanted and never had was a whole supermarket of play food.  So I have loved looking at all of the play food that Amazon has to offer…  Garrett rolls his eyes and says, “How much?” as I window shop away.
As I shopped, I stumbled upon a little sandwich by HABA toys – it was made of felt and had all the fixings to make a ham sammie – meat, cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, all between two soft little slices of bread.  It was all made of fabric and seemed so great for a little chef like Hoot.  But it was nearly $30!!  For one sandwich!  Even someone like myself with a love of play food that is bordering on obsessive cannot fathom paying $30 for one little sandwich.
So I changed courses – I went from shopping to planning and researching.  Turns out that felt food is pretty easy to make. 
I went to Michael’s yesterday and I spent $20 on supplies – enough supplies to make enough food to fill the little kitchen cupboards all the way up. This I came home and I made these:

Hayden and I are going to Portland tomorrow morning, and I should be doing laundry and packing, but all I really want to do is  make lunch….  ;)



  1. That little food is so cute! What a great job! We are planning to get our little guy a play kitchen for either his birthday or Christmas also and I'm thinking I may have to go your route too. Was it difficult?

  2. You know not at all! I just looked at some pictures on the internet and kind of winged it! And it is so fun!!

  3. Awwww!! That is way cute- nice job:) Click on my page to see my reminds me of your Hoots.