Huzzah! I finally busted out the DSLR camera my mother gave us for our baby shower and started trying to really play with it. I took it on a test run by trying to take pictures of my latest felt food play set that I made for Etsy. I got the idea because my baby niece (is she still a baby if she turns five in two weeks?) used to LOVE playing with her tea set. The whole family got to enjoy cup after cup of pretend tea from her cute little face as she gleefully ran over and asked us if we wanted another cup. The set contains four tea bags with different colored tabs attached to the tea sachets by embroidery thread. Each one is filled with loose pieces of tea leaves in varying shades of green and brown that are secured to the felt bag by a piece of cream tulle to add detailing to the tea bags. The macarons are made by gathering circle of felt together, stuffing it with fiberfill to get that proper puffy macaron shape and sewing it to another circle of felt. Do this twice and you have your sandwich cookie. The filling is made by attaching each side of the cookie to a piece of white felt, trimming to size and sewing the white felt circles together with a whip stitch. I finished the edges of the cookies by trimming them with a pair of pinking shears for a nice and crinkly edge. As always, the felt food sets are handstitched with cotton embroidery thread and crafted from eco-felt, an environmentally friendly felt made from post-consumer water bottles/plastic waste.