Crafty Goodness

The snow day continues so a chance to do some craft albeit all for Senior Section Lone fun. First to be done is the penguin for Lones. This was a kit from Crafty Little Bugs so it was easy and quick to do.

From bits to penguin in about five minutes.

Second on the list was the Lone Christmas tree decoration swap.  I bought some wooden decorations from Tesco.

Then I carefully traced around the decoration onto the left over Centenary wrapping paper. Then cut it out – one for each side.

Finally I added a Centenary sticker to the decoration.

So now each of the girls will get a wee centenary reminder for their tree. I think that’s a nice reminder of a wonderful year.

Shrink Plastic fun

jigsaw For a Senior Section craft I was making a charm bracelet using Shrink Plastic.

I had some spare so I decided to make myself a pair of jigsaw earrings to wear at Capital Jig in October.

I used 2mm link chain. I picture makes them look much darker than they really are – I used crayola metalic pens to colour in the jigsaw peices.

Guiding History

I just read “The Story of The Girl Guides in Scotland: 1908 -2000” by Elizabeth Robertson.

It’s easy to read, interesting and informative though a tad erratic in it’s inclusion policy.  My favourite facts were:

The girl pictured here is Allison Cargill who was the first girl in Scotland to attempt Girl Scouting. She joined in with a local Scout troop and her and her friends called themselves the Cuckoo Patrol.

Senior Section first appeared in 1916 in Scotland (known as Senior Guides).

Lones in Scotland first appeared in 1919 (though apart from a couple of camp references and a couple of Queen’s Guides little mention is made).

The original cooks badge required you to either skin and cook a rabbit or pluck, truss and cook a chicken.

The first Scottish Commissioner (known at the time as Deputy Chief Commissioner) was Loelia Buchan-Hepburn – she was 19 when she took on the role.

5 minute necklace

I made this necklace as a kit to go out in the Lones newsletter. It was so fast to do I thought I’d share.

You’ll need: adhesive transfer sheet, acrylic pendant, jump ring and cord.

Remove the protective plastic covers from the acrylic pendant.

Get the adhesive sheet (Herma Transfer Adhesive Sheet) and remove the backing paper. Press the pendant onto the glue dots.

Carefully re-lift the pendant – it is now evenly covered in glue dots (which are easily visible).

Position the pendant over the paper image you wish to use and press down evenly.

Carefully trim off excess paper (you might find using a craft knife makes this easier and neater).

Pierce a hole carefully through the paper inline with the one in the pendant.

Thread a jump ring through and close (you’ll need pliers for this bit).

Thread a cord through the jump ring and wear.

NB: To improve the life span of your pendant carefully apply clear nail varnish or PVA to the back of your picture.