Play Food Felt-A-Long Week 1: Let's Make Breakfast!

Play Food Felt-A-Long Week 1: Let's Make Breakfast!

Carrie McBride
Nov 10, 2014
(Image credit: Carrie McBride)

Hello again and welcome to Apartment Therapy's Play Food Felt-a-Long where we're buddying up to make a mini feast of play food in time for the holidays. We're starting with the most important meal of the day: breakfast.

I'm working a week ahead of you to keep me on my toes and so I can point out anything helpful I encounter along the way. What you see above is the hearty breakfast I've made. It is not the lightest of breakfasts and, I realized after I'd finished it, that I've essentially made a Denny's Grand Slam. In fact, the fruit was an afterthought and born out of my motherly instinct to include something healthy on the plate.

(Image credit: Carrie McBride)

As you can see, I made pancakes (3) with syrup and butter, two fried eggs, two sausage links, two strips of bendable bacon, three kiwi slices and three strawberries. I chose tutorials from Our Gigantic List of Free Online Tutorials & Patterns and, in a few places, went a bit off map to tweak something to my liking (or, to be honest, my skill set). For example, the kiwi slices tutorial used French knots for the seeds which I don't know how to do so I made up something approximating a French knot).

Week 1 Assignment:

1. Make breakfast items from the list of tutorials (or buy a pattern on Etsy or make something up yourself). Make as much or as little as you want. An egg or two is great. Moons Over My Hammy - awesome.

2. (optional) Share/show off your work by tagging your food photos with #atfeltalong on Instagram or Twitter or email them to me and, if we get enough, I'll round them all up into a post.

3. Pat yourself on the back or toot your own horn, whichever you prefer.


If you're brand new to this, my suggestion is to start with bacon and eggs. Both are simple and look even more realistic if they're not perfect.

If you get hung up, email me for help and I'll do my best. Remember, I'm not a sewing expert but my meal turned out pretty good - you can do this, too.

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