One of Rose’s favourite games at the moment is to make me lunch in her little kitchen. She is very attentive and always asks if i’ve had enough and does the washing up for me. She also likes to help in the real kitchen, buttering her toast and grating cheese.
We bought her a very sweet little toaster for her birthday, and i thought it would be nice for her to have some cheese and a little grater of her own so she can make cheese on toast in her kitchen whenever she likes.
I decided to have a go at some felt craft for this little project as the colours are so nice and they make lovely tactile toys.
For the grater and cheese i needed:
Light grey, black and yellow felt
A black fabric pen
Ruler, pencil, paper, pins
Grey and yellow threads and a needle
I made up some little paper templates and cut out my felt pieces as follows:
For the grater: i needed two grey pieces 14cm x 9cm for the front and back and two pieces 14cm x 5cm for the sides. I used black felt for the top and bottom these were two pieces 9cm x 5cm.
I drew my cheese grater design onto the front and back and sides using my fabric pen. My pen was a dylon pen and needed a hot iron to set it. i was a little bit worried about how the felt would survive a hot iron but it was fine and the pen has worked really well.
For the cheese: i cut out two 8cm x 8cm squares for the top and bottom and then marked 2cm down from one corner and drew and cut along this line to create a diagonal edge (as if it had been grated away!). The side pieces i cut out were 3 pieces 8cm x 4cm, and one piece 6cm x 4cm.
I stitched all of my pieces together using blanket stitch on the outside of my pieces (with wrong sides together) making sure that my stitches were about 3 – 5mm from the edge of the felt and about 5mm apart.
I also used a bit of my yellow felt to make some little grated cheese pieces – i am not really sure how long those will last before going up the hoover though!
Rose was absolutely delighted with her little toaster (toasty as she says) and knows exactly what her cheese and grater are for. It’s a lovely time when we have tea at Rose’s.