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…. ;)