Sunday, January 10, 2010

TUTORIAL Teensy Tiny Tea Party Cookie

The idea for tiny came when me and my daughters were trying to have a girly tea party and eat our delicious plastic food, but the cookies were just too big for our tiny tea party plates!

We decided that we should make some tiny cookies that would be a better fit for the plates, but also the right size for our dolls and animals that were invited to the parties each week.
It is really hard for a 15 inch doll to eat a cookie the size of her body.

Play food is used best when your child is old enough to understand that it is play food and they won't put it in their mouth. You know your child best but usually it is around 3+ years.

In this project you will need:
Scissors, needle and thread,
Cookie colored felt cut into circles (about silver dollar sized 1.5 - 2 inches across),
tiny beads for sprinkles, and stuffing to fill the cookies.

I used dark brown felt and white thread so that you can see clearly.

1. Once you have your supplies in order you will want to sew some "sprinkles" onto one side of a felt circle.

Cut a string of thread. One arms length thread will make one tiny cookie. Start sprinkling!

You can reinforce the "sprinkles" with an extra stitch to keep them from being eaten off the cookie. :)

2. Tie a knot, but don't cut the thread!

3. You can then start right into sewing the cookie together. Place your sprinkled felt circle onto another and start a simple stitch around the edge. You can also use a blanket stitch if you would like for a nicer look, but these cookies are tiny enough that for durability they just need a continued stitch around the edge for a scalloped home made look.

4. Leave a space large enough to fill the cookie with batting.

5. Fill it up!

6. Continue sewing the rest of the cookie. When you reach the point where you began, "trace" over 2-3 of your previous stitches.

7. Once you have stitched over your first 2-3 stitches, poke the needle right into the cookie so that it comes out somewhere in the center.

8. Pull the thread tight. The cookie will pucker.

9. Tie a knot with the cookie still puckered. Cup the thread close to your knot and re-shape your tiny cookie. The knot should pop right into the middle of the cookie never to be seen again!

Tah-dah! You are done! Now you have some tiny scrumptious looking pretend treats to make those tea party's even more memorable! sugar or two?



Anonymous said...

haha oh my sooooo cute. u amaze me girl. creative lil girl u. xo winter

Ky said...

Alright, a step-by-step tutorial! This is great. Thanks for all the pictures and instructions!

Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma said...

I thought these were real!!! I have a sweet treat party going on, and I think these would be a hit with my crafty readers...

Pretty please link up to my winter blues link party "Indulge Your Sweet Tooth"