I thought last weekend’s preparation to donate some supplies for Zoe’s Brownie troop would be a quick fun adventure for us. Little did I know, I had a girl on a mission with a much bigger plan. I think I have rubbed off a little. We started with a trip to Michaels that ended up being the longest receipt that employee had ever seen.
When we got home, she started out by creating patterns for felt stitched ornaments using a recycled cereal box. She designed a Christmas tree, a stocking and a star. She cut them out to test them on the felt.
She stitched the together around the sides, using the two stitches that she know. Our secret trick to stitching (for kids) is to staple the pieces together and then once the stitching is done take the staples out.
Once she was happy with her three complete designs, we made 20 kits of each for the girls in her troop…an assembly line of crafty creative fun.
While we were doing this part, Daddy was threading 20 needles with matching embroidery floss so they would be ready to go for the meeting and the girls wouldn’t have to wait for help to get started.
Here are the final ornaments custom created by one talented eight year old. To embellish the stitched together ornaments, we added pom poms, buttons and bells along with some ribbon using hot glue.
Her troop did an amazing job, some girls learning to stitch for the first time. A highlight of the meeting was one of the moms sticking around to learn to stitch for the first time. We are never to old to learn!!!
They completed 42 hand stitched ornaments to distribute while caroling at a retirement home!
She wanted to share her patterns so she created a pattern sheet. You can download her free PDF here.
I love her patterns and her side notes too!
Here they are…60 stitching kits ready to go!
Let us know if you like her projects and if you plan to use her patterns to create your own ornaments or fun. We would love it if you shared.
Girls Can Do Anything!
Laura (and Zoe)