Is there anything in the world more awesome than dumplings? That was totally a trick question, OF COURSE there's not!
So. Pierogies (actually at my house they're called "Pierogies... mmm") My bear is an enormous fan and he happens to have a play kitchen that needs stocking. So I whipped up a plate of felt Pierogies...mmm for him.
They were crazy-super simple and they could do double duty as Ravioli or Jiaozi or Gyoza depending on how you roll.
- Some cream-ish felt (I use eco-felt for most everything, it's cheap and it does the job)
- Some fiber fill. (I actually cannibalized a dollar store camping pillow for mine - lots of stuffing for dirt cheap)
- Co-ordinating thread
You could make these with a sewing machine in seconds, but they're almost as quick to hand sew.
First you'll need to cut a circle of felt, (mine is 2.5", I drew around a cup). I used my pinking shears 'cause I think it looks cute, but it's not essential.
Next up is Char Siu Bao. mmm. huh. I don't seem to be cruising past this dumpling thing.... mmm.