November 4, 2011

School of Crafts goes scouting!

 I was asked at the beginning of the school year to come up with a fun sewing activity for a local Girl Scout Troop.  I jumped at the chance!  I always wanted to be a brownie or girl scout, but for some reason my parents never signed me up.  Must be that by the time the third one (me) rolled around they were just getting a little tired, haha. 

Since they only had an hour long meeting the month of September I thought fun felt pillows would be a great hand project that could be conquered by all.  I created small kits with different colored felt, needles, and colored DMC thread.  
The girls were able to choose any design they wanted to give their pillow.  My example was made with the girl scouts symbol.  

Many of them were able to finish embellishing their pillow tops, but only a few started their whip stitching all around to actually put their pillow together.  It was all ok because they were able to take home their kits.  Many of them later on told me they were able to finish them up later that evening.  

It was so much fun to see the girls at work!!
Thank you Girl Scouts for letting me be a part of a fun Girl Scouting adventure :)

Take care mucho,


  1. this looks so much fun! I was a brownie, way back in my day!

    hope you're feeling good and ready for baby! we've missed you at the dc modern meetings!

  2. I was hoping to see your prego belly picture!!!

    I was never a girl scout. I wanted to just never the funds.

  3. I heard through the grapevine that someone has arrived! Hope he's looking adorable in all your knitted apparel!

  4. Hi! How are you?
    Has mr. L come out to play yet? I hope so!!!!
    Anyway thinking of you!

  5. I work with children in Winston-Salem, NC and would love to do a felt pillow activity with the kids. The ages range from 4 - 12. Would you be willing to send me more detailed instructions? or recommend a tutorial online?

    Thank you!