I am so excited about this week’s gardening theme!  Today I will show you how to make a super easy vegetable and sandwich trays and a salad for your dolls to enjoy.

 These cute food items couldn’t be prepared without a little work in the garden!  I am in love with this garden set from the Lemon Bay Doll Company.  Here is the link to their garden set that is pictured:  https://www.etsy.com/listing/225884167/doll-garden-for-american-girl-18-inch?ref=shop_home_feat_1.  All of the veggies are very will stitched.  You can easily move the veggies around the garden in the raised bed.  The tomato trellis is very realistic.  The seed packets sound like there are seeds in them when shook.  My daughters can’t wait to use this is a farm scene with their pioneer dolls.

Vegetable Tray:

The tray is a bead container (with the lid removed) from Michael’s.

Carrots: Orange thick foam paper cut into 1 inch thin strips.

Celery: Green thick foam paper cut into 1 inch thin strips.

Radishes: ½ inch round ball painted red.  White fabric paint was used on either end for circle tips.

Broccoli: 1 ¾ Shaker Peg was used. Cut off using a coping saw with a fine tooth.  Each was painted green. Then a dark green maker was used at head of stem to make tiny accent circles.

Cauliflower: 1 ¾ Shaker Peg was used. Cut off using a coping saw with a fine tooth.  Each was painted white.  Then white fabric paint was dabbed over head for accents.

Green Olives: 3/8 inch round bead painted green.  Took a toothpick and shoved in a tiny piece of red foam paper to create the pimento.

Black Olives:  3/8 inch round bead painted black.

Pickles: Dark and light green foam cut into spears and layered on top of each other.  Then I took a green Sharpie maker to add seed details.

Dip:  Cap to a travel mouthwash lid. Filled with hot glue and let to dry.  Went over with white fabric paint and sprinkled very fine dark green paper on top.

Sandwich Tray:

Ham Slice: rounded off 1 inch square of pink foam paper.

Cheese:  1 inch square of orange felt.

Tomato: ¾ inch circle of red foam paper.  Then I took a red Sharpie marker to add details.

Lettuce: 1 inch oblong shaped green felt.

Onion: ¾ inch circle of off white foam paper.  I took a purple Sharpie marker to add details.

Bread:   1 inch square of thick white foam paper.  Then I used a tan Sharpie marker to the sides for crust.

Salad:     Irregular cut pieces of light and medium green felt.

Food tongs are actually tweezers that were from mini sewing kits found in the dollar bins at Michael’s.

Craft on!