Thursday, November 5, 2009

My Creative Space: Let’s Do Lunch



A while ago, Gina at Clutterpunk was de-clutter(punk?)ing and we scored her breadmaking machine. It makes delicious stuff with the kind of freshly baked aroma that sells houses. After querying reimbursement, she ‘Pffft-ed’ with her hand and said “Oh, bake me a loaf of bread.” I took liberties and baked her a sandwich...

1. Take two slices of the finest wholemeal:



2. Some quality swiss:



3. A lettuce leaf...



...with veiny bits:



4. A couple of slices of tomato:



5. Put it together, sandwich style:



6. Wrap in greaseproof paper, package in a brown paper bag, ready to go:



I didn’t use a pattern – it was a fun, easy throw-together with a cut-up piece of foam, hand-dyed, 100% wool felt (just feels so much lovelier than the alternative) and some therapeutic hand stitchery. If you would like the recipe, pop by in a day or two and I’ll have it posted on the sidebar.

While you’re busy with lunch, hop on over to Kirsty’s for many more Creative Spaces...

68 comments:

Kirsty said...

Utterly gorgeous! Best ever bakery you've got there.

M* (Melanie) said...

Oh wow. You won me over with the veiny bits. How divine! It's gorgeous

kirsten said...

wow! and you just 'winged' it?! imrpessive, to say the least.
[and i'm with M* - those veiny bits are the best]

Barbara said...

Ohh I love that!!
Thanks for the recipe!!!

V for Violet said...

Just gorgeous - hope she liked it! x

Miss Muggins said...

That is super inspired!

beck said...

So tasty, and good for you too! All the fibre! Yes please, I would love to make my own sandwich. Actually I could make the kids one each and they could have them everyday!! xo

yael said...

these felties look amasing - and without even one calory - devine (-:

suesueb said...

just precious!!

Kylie said...

Just fabulous! Good enough to eat, I say! :) K

peppermintpatcher said...

You are a clever crafter!

Aussie-waffler said...

Faaaaaabulous, I adore the lettuce leaf & the tomato slices. So, so clever.

Katie B. said...

That is SO. CUTE. And no calories!

Amanda said...

That is insanely cool..I bet you could sell these...Oh and I have started using my breadmaker a lot lately too..The smell is SOOOO yummy :)

Cherry said...

Oh yum! What a great sandwich

m.e (Cathie) said...

YUM!!! i have never seen a better looking sandwich!!!!

Cathy (Tinniegirl) said...

Be still my beating heart. You are absolutely amazing.

Emjie said...

Oh, this is ingenious. I love it! And now I am feeling ravenous. Must go and eat something.

Sue said...

Great sanger!

katiecrackernuts said...

And it's fat free.

Vic said...

Oh! Oh! Oh!

You are my new hero!

I started making Punky a sandwich, oh, I don't know... 6 weeks ago...?! I've gotten as far as one finished slice of bread & the makings of another... no sign of the filling any time soon either!

Cass said...

Recipe I think you should sell these. I'd definitely buy some my girls would love them

Karen said...

Love it - and I am sure Gina's boys will too.
I made some felt food recently and it is a huge hit, though I wish the inhouse restaurant would serve me something other than bacon and eggs!

One Flew Over said...

Amazing! Love the home/hand made sandwhich!! Are you procastinating on the bugs?? :)

quirkygranolagirl said...

I have a weakness for felt food, but the perfect crust on your bread and the veiny lettuce leaf is just gorgeous! I never knew a sandwich could be so pretty!

Mel said...

Oh this takes delicious to a whole new level! That is divine Tania! Love the lettuce ... and the tomato .. the whole lot really!

I'm thinking S@C baby.I'll fly down just to get some of them!

Bek said...

I don't think it can be said enough- that lettuce is awesome. I would be interested to see what my kids would do with this lovely sandwich- they each steer clear of tomato and lettuce in real life. Perhaps it would be good desensitization therapy?

Liesl (Hoppo Bumpo) said...

That's ace! You've invented the school lunch that you can make 6 months ahead and won't squash in the school bag.

The detail all looks amazing - you're very clever!

Cath from chunkychooky said...

ok... now my foam/ felt camera looks a bit pathetic...! i love it!

created by Kylie said...

fun and beautiful

midge said...

that is so lovely, you did a great job. now, whats for dessert?

Leonie Guld said...

I LOVE it!!! Gee your smart!!

Christie said...

oh
my
gosh!

love it!

Tracey said...

wow! You are such a neat hand sewer! I especially adore the veiny lettuce. Is it iceberg? x

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

HeeHeeHee !!
I'm more a breakfast person .I'd like a couple of Weetabix and a soft-boiled egg , please .

Tam @ 1/4 of an inch said...

Loooooooove...you clever girl you!

A boiled egg in an egg cup for me please:)

Tam xo

Hayley Egan said...

This is quite awesome Tania. About as many nutrients as the real thing, these days.You should make an installation where you get a cafe to serve them to people for a day.

Karin said...

Tania, this is the best sandwich ever. I am sure Gina will love it!

Sandrine said...

Careful it look so real you may find the little one could try and put it in their mouth!
Bravo!!! love the cheese, the lettuce...love it all really;)

CurlyPops said...

That looks so real...the lettuce is amazing!

yardage girl said...

That is really clever and witty - Gina will love it!

elk said...

what a marvel you are...the sequence of images had me smiling...so realistic!

Sarah Lou said...

Oh That lettuce is amazing - the whole thing is but teh lettuce takes my breath away!!!

Alisa : Ink Caravan said...

Oh that is too cute! Love, love, love that lettuce leaf! Oh, I do wish you'd put just the tiniest little organic garden grub in there : )

Lucette said...

Absolutely stunning. You are very clever.

AJ said...

very cool! thank you for the inspiration, just in time for the holidays!

elly bee said...

I opt for a pizza (with tomato, morzarella and mushrooms).... and something green! thank you
eb xx

vadjutka said...

AMAZING, I am just drooling!
My fave is the piece of cheese - genius!

Kathrin said...

Thats really cool. i habe to do some of these for my little daughters kitchen...

Kathrin

Andi said...

Now that I've had a good look myself, I agree with Fi. Make kits and sell 'em!!!

Jo James said...

YUM!

Holly said...

I do love me some felt food!

It was great to meet you last night (I was one of the two crazy gluers down the end of the table - red hair, white dress, crazy glue-fume glaze to her eyes). You're the chickummyjig lady! Good to put a face to a name :)

Holly xx

http://twocheeseplease.livejournal.com

Kuka said...

ah! your sandwich looks ace!
I especially love the lettuce and cheese! =)

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Wow Tania - you have raised the bar on felt food!! The lettuce is especially awesome.

Cindy said...

I so have to make this for Poppy's picnic basket for Christmas. Then I can explain to her what lettuce and tomato are as she probably hasn't laid eyes on them before! Sad but true. I so love the detail of it all. I will be bringing along suppies to Perle 8 soon

pennygj said...

Oh dear, now I feel hungry! Just toooo realistic Tania, amazing!

Madeline said...

Lately, I've been stitching up some felt food for Levi. It's really such fun, and for the most part easy to do pattern free. I love yours...especially the lettuce...the veining makes it very nice. Where do you get your wool felt?

Kaylovesvintage said...

I need that, I could loose some weight, just looking at it,lol

thea said...

You're a genius!!
I bet she loved it ;)

thea.
Xx

Karin said...

Fantastic! Love the lettuce. :-) A comrade felt food-y!

Clementine's Shoes said...

LOVE this. Yes, must add "Felt Play Food" to the crafty to-do list...
Great work.

Anonymous said...

I love your sandwich it is fantastic. Bread, cheese, tomato and the lettuce is so cool. You never cease to amaze me the things you come up with.

Ruth said...

Thanks very much for sharing this tutorial! I am definitely making this soon! (Found you via whipup this morning).

Tatiana Landim said...

Fantastic! I'll post it on my blog. Hope have no problem.

kirsten schueler said...
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kirsten schueler said...

I made one! Such a great project!

http://greenisthenewblue.blogspot.com/2010/01/felty-food.html

GUGAW said...

this. is. amazing! i have major sandwich and blanket stitch envy.

Lisa said...

Hi!
Greetings from Finland! :)
Oh this sandwich is so nice, I have to say I love it! Thanks for the idea!
Have a nice week!
-Lisa