Sunday, June 14, 2015

Camp Blanket


Late this afternoon, Lily returned from her first Girl Guide summer campout at Camp Samac. It was the first time she slept in a tent, started her own fire, and cooked her own food on open flame. She had a great time.


She has had a successful year at Girl Guides and collected many badges for her sash.


I have been working on this camp blanket for awhile. It has our family badges from the 1950s, 60s, 70s, and early 80s, and now a few from 2015 from three generations of guides. I used a Hudson Bay Company fleece pointe blanket. Once Lily finishes Guides, the badges from her sash will be transferred to the blanket.


Here is a close up of a few of the badges from the 1950-60s that belonged to my aunt.


I also thought I would share the “sitapon” Lily made for camp circles. It is made from an old rice bag filled with newspapers and sealed with duct tape.  She said it worked perfectly.


I also made her a pillowcase using Peanuts campfire fabric.


Have a great week and thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Women’s World Cup 2015: To a greater goal

IMG_2781 I love repurposing sports memorabilia (eg. the hockey sweater). For this project, I repurposed a Hudson’s Bay Canada Olympic mitten who was missing a mate.
I was able to open up the mitten and preserve the maple leaf. I used some red jersey and  the Scientific Seamstress’ doll t-shirt pattern to create a Canada jersey.
For the shorts, I adapted this free pants pattern by Milo Mila. I used maple leaf grosgrain ribbon to embellish the shirt and shorts. The soccer cleats are from Michaels (Springfield Dolls) –use your 50% off coupon. These Springfield cleats fit AG doll feet.
Another useful shorts pattern is this free one by GiGi doll creations. Here is an example stitched by my sewing pal.
[When printing out the pattern be sure to turn any scaling off, otherwise the fit will be too small.] I recommend 10 inch elastic for AG dolls. 
Let the games begin - Go Canada!