I just couldn't wait to show you. I know I should've waited just another week but, well, I couldn't.
It's all I can talk about, these little lunches. Talking to a friend on the phone about something entirely unrelated, I will interupt her to tell her, yet again, about these little lunches. "Did I tell you that the sandwiches are only 1/2 inch?!"
These little lunches are my contribution to Club Little House's second round, which is just wrapping up now. And I can't take full credit for creativity. I found instructions for these little lunches in American Girl's book, Tiny Treasures
In fact, you can click here to get the instructions for making the sandwich yourself.
I made a few modifications. For instance, I couldn't find the expandable sponges that were flat enough to be bread for a 1/2 inch sandwich. So I used felt. It's more of a Wonder bread look. Also, I didn't have a green plastic bag to use for lettuce so I used a green tissue-like paper. Cut up rubber bands, indeed, made the most wonderful ham and cheese. I set up a little bit of an assembly-line. When you have 12 sandwiches to make, big or tiny, doesn't it make sense to do it that way?
In the book it says to make french fries by cutting up a toothpick. Believe it or not, a toothpick made french fries that were too big for this sandwich. If you know nothing about me, you must know that I'm resourceful, right? Well, I chopped off a small handful of broom straws and cut them into the tiniest of tiny french fries. I took a tiny red thread and glued it on top as ketchup.
And for dessert, are you ready?
Miniature pies. From the same book. The very best part? They are made in a bottlecap! Don't you just love that idea? I am so very pleased with how they turned out and mostly about how very fun and easy they were to make. So easy, in fact, that a child could make them easily. Easy as pie!
The felt that I used for the piecrust was a bit on the doughy, uncooked end of the spectrum so I lightly dusted them with Distress Ink and Voila! blue-ribbon worthy golden pie crust!