My first attempt at making toys was to create pretend play food out of felt. At the time I didn’t know how to use a sewing machine, so I opted to hand stitch all of the toys and get patterns online. They took a ridiculously long time to make and the first attempt, the lemon -literally- in the picture came out really badly.
The banana is my own design and even though the peel doesn’t line up correctly, it is the only one of these toys that my son plays with. He loves to take out the banana from the peel.