Why I decided 8 months pregnant would be a good time to make some of Ava’s Christmas presents is a mystery! I cannot say it has not been fun and I must also add that I am quite proud of the finished products.
Ava’s first gift this year was the Melissa and Doug shopping cart, with two felt grocery bags that I filled with handmade felt food. I had planned on making the grocery bags as well but will admit that I resorted to buying them from an etsy shop, kiddycouture!
Ava already had quite a selection of wood food from Melissa and Doug and Plan Toys so I made only what I felt was lacking in her kitchen. I LOVE felt food! I also love wood food however, especially the cutting sets that allow for more manipulation so a mix of each is perfect! I took ideas from several sites none of which had patterns which was fine I prefer to create my own. The most helpful site I found was http://www.homemadebyjill.blogspot.com. Not only did she share several wonderful examples but also links to several other sites that I found helpful. Here are my creations: