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Stocking Up the Play Kitchen with Handmade

Our granddaughter, Katie, got a new play kitchen for Christmas, and I couldn’t resist filling it up with handmade play food! My 15-year-old daughter, Samantha, teamed up with me to make this set. She did the knitting while I did the sewing, and since much of our play food has seen its better days, we made a matching set for our youngest son, too.

Samantha knitted each item using cotton yarn and stuffed them with polyfil so that they’ll be washable — just in case. She started with oranges knit from this pattern: The Fruit Bowl – OrangesShe added strawberries from this pattern: Strawberries by pezdiva.From Deborah’s Knitting, these chocolate chip cookies look good enough to eat! Chocolate Chip CookiesShe used Bee Knit’s Cupcake Pattern for the cake part of these cupcakes. It includes a pattern for the cupcake liners, but Samantha wanted to knit them in the round, so she drafted a quick pattern for these liners herself. I love that the cupcakes and liners are separate!No play kitchen could be complete without pizza, right? This pattern is from Bittersweet Blog: Pizza Party!I used self-drafted patterns, cotton quilting fabric, polyfil and bit of felt to sew this pair of apples . . .. . . and this bunch of bananas.Finally, the Stuffed Carrots tutorial from Clares Craftroom turned out the cutest pile of handmade carrots ever!That should be enough to keep a couple of little chefs busy cooking for quite some time!

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One Response to Stocking Up the Play Kitchen with Handmade

  • Margo says:

    Those are all so cute!! Now I’m inspired to make some play food for my little one! That knitted pizza slice cracks me up.

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