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I have been trying my hand all different types of crafts lately to keep myself busy.  I was attending graduate school and I am no longer attending classes which is great, but it frees up a lot of time in the evenings and I don’t really care to watch tv and there are really only so many hours you should spend exercising.  😉   Not to mention the fact that times are really tough and handmade gifts seem to be the way to go these days.  So, I decided to try a few different projects and I have been having so much fun with them!

One of the newest things I have been doing is using felt to make fun stuff as Christmas gifts.  I couldn’t post the cute little ornaments and other fun items that I made this year for Christmas until after the holiday was over. I didn’t want anyone to know what I was up to.  

These German inspired felt heart ornaments were for my sister who spent time in Germany and loves it.   I got the idea from madewithlovebyhannah.com – http://madewithlovebyhannah.com/WordPress/?p=96. Hers are even cuter, but they were fun and frugal gift to make. Plus, my sister loved them.

I also made all kinds of felt food for my 7 year old daughter and other little girls I know who would enjoy them.  I made chicken nuggets and ketchup, bowtie pasta with marinara and assorted cookies.  I found cute little boxes windows at Big Lots that are supposed to be used for real cookies.  I stuck the cookies in them so that you could see the icing through the window and gave them to the different little girls this way.  The cost was less than $2 each time because the felt was purchased for $.25 per sheet and the boxes were the costly item at a dollar each.  I am continuing to work on more felt projects just for the fun of it.  These are all so cute and little girls love them!  I found a lot of ideas just by Googling “felt food.”