I made these miniature wool felted food sets for our gnome swap. I figured everyone was probably going to be making little gnomies, so why not do something different? Don't gnomes need to eat too?
First I was thinking of making a little table and chairs from wood and boiled linseed oil. This would've been too bulky to send 5 sets to the hostess. Besides, a lot of little one's either have little doll tables or improvised tables. Then it came to me...gnome food, to go on those tables. Yeah! So I ended up wet felting some of the fruit and needle felting the rest. It was fairly simple to do. I must say they came out pretty good, considering this is my 4th felting project, since I started a few months ago. I LOVE felting. It really is fun and very forgiving. If you haven't yet, check out your local waldorf school store for materials. Another great place that a girlfriend of mine gets her goodies at is http://www.weirdolls.com/ Lot's of natural goodness! Check out their website if you get a chance. They even have an entire section on "Crafting with Kids"!
On a completely different subject, we got our pics back from a session back in Jan/Feb. I'm so excited! They came out great. I posted one of them as my profile pic. I just had to share it. It's one of my fave's. Aaah...such precious moments!