Play with your food!

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Love, love, love to make crochet play food. The cuteness, the absurdness and the just plain fun! “yum yum dim sum” is one one my favourite books for toddlers and I have made many dim sum play sets with the darling wee dumplings, sweet little egg tarts and teeny-tiny spring rolls.

Fruit covered cakes, frosted cupcakes and yarn cookies make lovely teatime playthings. And who could resist a plate of crocheted sushi that has Tuna and Salmon Sashimi nested with California and Dynamite Rolls? Nom, nom, nom!

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I do think, though, that it is the crochet vegetables that really have my heart. Soft and cuddly carrots, cunning little cauliflowers, squishy cabbages and the adorable little radishes!

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So sweet to watch the little people prepare play-meals and pack a fanciful picnic for their teddy. Then there are the extra-adorable little tea parties (or birthday parties or any party really). Crocheted fruits and vegetables even make a nifty little display when placed in a pretty basket or bowl. They have the added bonus of looking lovely even when they are scattered around the house. The same cannot be said for a lot kid type messes.

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It is difficult to tear myself away from making all the shapes and forms of super cute vegetables.

I do, sadly, have lots of “real” work to do (well maybe just a couple more plump little purple eggplants… then I will wash up that sink full of dishes… for sure).