I have really been enjoying the opportunity to grow food lately, in both the edible and felt varieties.
We’ve had this raised garden bed in our backyard since we re-did the backyard over a year ago, and just last month I finally had some time to plant in it. There are six different kinds of Bell Peppers, Banana Peppers, Zucchini, Green Onions, Chives, Mint, and three different kinds of Basil.
The Zucchini just started to flower and the Bell Peppers aren’t far behind.
In a large pot near by are three different kinds of Tomato plants in varying sizes and a Tomatillo plant.
All of the plants in the container have flowers and two of them have a bunch of babies. It’s fun to watch the babies grow!
There are also some Strawberries in the yard that are having fruit, but the slugs are enjoying them.
Just about all of the flowers have started to bloom in the yard. There are a bunch of pictures in the Backyard Spring 2010 Album, but this one was my favorite:
Felt Food (Play Food)
My latest hobby has been making play food out of Felt. Here is a basket of what I have created so far.
From left to right there is a sliced Kiwi, Avocado, Lemon, Orange slices, sliced Grapefruit, and a peel-able Banana.
Here is the Banana being peeled, the top stems each have Velcro on them:
Here is a better picture of the Orange slices (I will be making the peel soon):
My favorite food item I have made was a 1st Birthday Cake for Emily’s Birthday, because it is super girly with Pink and Lavender frosting, candle and a Purple Flower in the middle. It is fun to make girly things sometimes. Here is a picture of Emily holding it:
There are more close-up photos in the Felt Food Album. Many people ask me why I have started to make Felt Food, and the main reason for me is that I remember how much fun it was as a kid to pretend with fake food. I think when Samuel is old enough he might enjoy it as well, but in the meantime it is a fun thing to make and is something that works well with my skill set – I only know how to sew by hand.