Monday, July 26, 2010

Heartfelt Cookies



You have been so sweet to "suffer" through my recent devotional series on suffering that I thought I would take a break to share some fun treats I have been working on this summer. I enjoyed exploring the world of felt food for a recent Christian Woman article. Appreciated for its aesthetic appeal and environmental friendliness, felt food is just plain fun.



These sweet little felt cookies are so simple to make. I was able to make the three cookies pictured from one sheet of off-white felt and scraps of pink felt. I used a blue fabric pin to trace circles (two per cookie) onto the felt. A white ramekin from my kitchen gave me a good size circle and afterward served as storage for the pink, green and turquoise beads I used as sprinkles. I cut out all the white circles, then cut icing shapes from the pink felt. Then I stitched a variety of beads onto the pink felt icing before stitching the pink felt to a white circle. Next I stitched the two circles together (right sides out), leaving a small opening. Finally, I stuffed the cookie with batting and stitched the hole closed. I rinsed the blue pen marks away, and these precious little cookies were ready for playtime.

Your comments are such a treat! Leave one below to enter to win some felt cookies of your own, and I will announce the winner later this week.

37 comments:

Julie Isa said...

super sweet! you and the cookies! take care.

Sue said...

These are adorable, and I love them! Take Care:) XO

Anonymous said...

Oh, how sweet and what a good idea!

marbo73@hotmail.com

Paula said...

They look lovely. I made some of these for my children a while ago. I haven't got around to it yet, but I plan to trace around a gingerbread cutter on to brown felt and make felt gingerbread boys and girls. I will decorate them with beads (eyes), buttons, rik rak (for 'icing')and embroidery. I also quite fancy making some felt cupcakes...they always look good enough to eat and there seem to be a fair number of online tutorials for them.

Praying for your recovery.
Best wishes,
Paula (a reader in the UK)

Heather L. said...

Those are so cute! I wonder if I can make some for my little boy? Maybe in a different color? My girls are older (7 and 11) and I don't think they would play with them anymore =(

Sonja said...

ADORABLE COOKIES!

Even when you're down with your back, a girl HAS to do something, doesn't she?! :)

Love these, as I love all your ideas.

Sonja

Rach said...

Before I started reading I thought to myself, "Those cookies look good and I wonder where she got those shiny sprinkles?" LOL! They look amazing!!

Jan's Blog said...

I'm just in awe. With all your pain and suffering you still manage to make these adorable cookies. You are amazing. And, you are very humble. In my suffering all I can manage is to watch a television with mindless programs. I truly don't know how you do it.

Lots of prayers still headed your way!

Anonymous said...

YEA! It made me feel better seeing that you were able to do a little something of what you love to do. Those cookies area adorable and I would love to win the giveaway.

Prayed for you again this AM. Take care.

Debbi

Jenny Crill said...

These are precious. My little girls are at the age where they love to play in their kitchen with toy food. We're praying for your recovery.

Jennifer

Jan said...

So happy you were able to sneak a little stitching time into your recovery. Hope it made you smile as much as seeing those sweet little cookies made me smile!

Glenda said...

So sweet and even fat-free! I know some little girls who would love these!

Laura said...

LOVE me some felt cookies! No calories!!

Love Being a Nonny said...

So sweet that even in your weakness, you are strong.

Thank you for trying to keep your mind off of how you feel by blessing your children, and US, with thses precious felt cookies!

Red said...

Those are adorable. Makes me wonder what other food stuff could be made that cute. Would be super fun for when they are playing grocery store or restraunt.

GWENDOLYN said...

I just love cookies with no calories!
Blessings:)
Gwen

April Allen said...

Those are ADORABLE! My little girl would love those (for her upcoming birthday!!!) Thanks for sharing!! Hope your doing better ~ Praying for a quick recovery for you!

April Allen

Kristen said...

Those are darling (and guilt free!) What's not to love! Hope you are doing okay...

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Now those are just the sweetest little cookies -- my grandgirls would have the best times with those and pretending to have tea! Hope you're feeling better and stronger each day.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Melissa, it is an absolute joy to visit you at your blog, and I appreciate you entering my name for your cookie. I won a few things recently and was not entering drawings, but I'm making an exception for my birthday week. LOL! Those are too cute. :-)

I thought about you the other day. We had cupcakes that were the most delicious flavor... lemon and ginger. I'm telling you, I thought my eyes would roll into the back of my head for sure.

XOXOXO,

Sheila :-)

Shannon@Idylwild said...

Those are too, too precious! I've been looking at felt foods for ages, but now I am inspired to stop looking and make some!
The lessons on suffering have been quite inspirational too...the devotions and the example you set. I love coming here for inspiration...the darling parties, the pretty crafts...but also because your sweet spirit and love for your family really shines through.

Sue said...

The cookies are adorable! I have a few food items in felt for my grands, and just love them.
You are still in my prayers for a complete recovery!

The BirdHouse said...

You are ridiculously talented. You can cook, bake and cake decorate (ooh, that almost rymes) and throw the most elegant parties and I adore all of the sweet little dresses and outfits you make your girls! Now we can add toymaker to your list of talents! sooooo cute!

Carmen said...

I'm thinkin easter baskets!! Wouldn't they be fun to put in grandbabies baskets? Gotta try these...thanks for the fun idea!

LeeAnne said...

The cookies are adorable! I hope your recovery continues to improve, albeit slowly. I think of you and pray for you often!

Susan said...

Such sweetness! I recently purchased a pink retro kitchen set for my grandaughter. I think these cookies would be the perfect treat for imaginary tea time!
Blessings!

hilary said...

Thank you for sharing your talent with us even in your suffering. Thank you. The cookies are precious! Praying for your recovery.

CB said...

These are super cute. You are so talented. Glad you are feeling better~

Sugar Petite Designs said...

So cute! My granddaughters would love them. May you continue to heal swiftly!

Mommy2CVC said...

I love reading your blog. I hope you are feeling better. Prayers!

Renee said...

Dear Melissa;

I haven't commented in a while and wanted to send you a note via the comment section here today. Your recent blog posts on suffering have been a tremendous help to us here in our home, especially when I read them to my husband who suffers from a lung disease with a lousy prognosis and he suffers too this time of year just to breathe.

I've been praying for you, and will continue to uphold you in our Father's arms, wrapping you tenderly in his perfect care with his perfect plan for your recovery in his vision. Bless you as you struggle with all things aside from your own suffering, as well as your other family members. I so appreciate you sharing here. Thank you

As an aside, these cookies are so incredibly cute! I love them. Will you offer a bit of a tutorial someday? You know, when you're better? grin,grin.

odomfamilyfun said...

These are darling! Thanks for the fun ideas-always amazing, always :)

Elisabeth Rose said...

These are beautifully hand-stitched. Perfect for a sugar-free tea party!I hope your back pain is improving; it is so hard to rest with kids.

Nicole B. said...

Figure I'd throw my hat in the ring as this post has inspired me to learn as much about this craft as I can. Thanks for the links!

Kristy S. said...

Love these - they are adorable. Praying for your speedy recovery.

Livin' the Yeh Life! said...

They look so yummy! My girls would enjoy having them at their tea parties! Hope you're feeling better.

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