Between a week of shuttling my son an hour each way for his special needs summer daycamp, discussing a potential move Down Under with my husband, finishing up the demands of my summer semester of college work and my regular life....I realized late Wednesday that I needed a gift for a Friday morning birthday party, with no time for a store trip.
Then I remembered I know how to crochet. I have been wanting to try my hand at playfood, so I tried out a hodgepodge of patterns for my friend's 4yo little girlie. Since it was such a mashup of foods, I threw it all in a Whole Foods grocery bag and hoped it would be well received.
Ice cream cone...it came out a tad large for my tastes. I'll probably try to make it more kid-sized next time.
Cupcake w/ cherry. Super cute, maybe next time slightly less psychedelic frosting.
Carrot. This pattern confounded me, so I just started to wing it and I think it turned out a bit lumpy, but we'll just call that "handmade character."
Oreos. How cute are these? So simple, too!
Strawberries, got a bit confusing on the greenery but I think I pulled it off.
Next time I might plan better and do a more coordinated gift, like a dozen assorted cookies, fruit salad or a picnic lunch. Lots of potential for cute kid gifts though. As long as the kids and parents don't mind a little "character."