Saturday, February 24, 2007

Busy Daisy

Wow time flies quick before I knew it February had turned the corner and was on full tilt headed to March. Its Feb 24th today - Girl Scouts the World over are celebrating thinking day. In Canada, many years ago I learned about Lord and Lady Baden Powell who commenced the guiding movement.... and now in the US I'm learning about Juliette Low. Thinking Day is observed Feb 22 - but usually celebrated on the closest weekend. The little Daisies in our group were invited to observe Thinking Day events with a Global Safari theme - which the older girls (Brownies, guides, Junior Aides and Rangers maybe) in our local community put together with a lot of help from their leaders and parents and volunteers. It was awesome and great to see our lone Daisy troop (though there is another one nearby) accepted by the bigger kids and helped to enjoy the festivities!

12 days ago my dd joined our local Daisy troop which had already been in session for a couple months anyway! All the girls have earned most of their badges, but we're just commencing our journey there. DD has earned 4 of her daisy patches. In an effort to keep her interest, we have commenced with a number of neat crafts in order to help her learn what it is all about.

We visited and got many of our ideas there - with a few changes here and there, this is what we've come up with......

A Daisy Law Necklace. Each coloured bead represents a petal on the daisy - and portion of the Law that she must learn.

Home made Daisy Shirt.

We've done a few others as well but haven't got photos yet.

Friday, February 09, 2007

Flannel Pants

I've fallen in love with flannel pants, they're just comfies for wearing around the house, but on those cold evenings its nice to snuggle up in a pair of soft pants that are warm and cozy. I figured my dd would like a pair too and bought a pattern a few weeks ago and finally got around to making them.

Simplicity 5271 (I think)

After a morning of baking Vegan Twinkies and some Wacky Cake muffins for our Valentine's Day party Saturday, I rounded out the afternoon by making M a pair of pants, and working on the Knit pants I have on the go for S.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

What does Your Birthday Mean?

Your Birthdate: September 25

You excel at anything difficult or high tech.
In other words, you're a total (brilliant) geek.
It's difficult for you to find people worth spending time with.
Which is probably why you'll take over the world with your evil robots!

Your strength: Your unfailing logic

Your weakness: Loving machines more than people

Your power color: Tan

Your power symbol: Pi

Your power month: July

Monday, February 05, 2007

Aperture and Pants

So on with the learning about the camera.... here is my lesson in aperture..... if you look at the photos you can see the background becoming clear... It stops being really noticeable at F 1/11 but if I'd used a different subject or been closure you might have seen more! Oh well it was a neat exercise!
In the mean time for you non-camera / non-scrapbook folks, I worked up a pair of Longies for little S. The pattern is Tiny Birds Longies and the yarn is Lion Felting Wool.... I just loved the colours and couldn't resist! :)