This year in addition to making all of my SWAPS, the camp director asked me to make some for her. I agreed to make them, as long as they were easy SWAPS. I knew I would not have time to crochet 200 Texas stars, sew tacos, or paint light sabers.
Just for her, I re-designed my Sock Monkey SWAP from a few years back. I began with plastic teddy bear cupcake picks I found at the local dollar store. Using a pair of scissors I was able to remove the pick and save the adorable teddy bear. The bears fit nicely into the 1.5×3 inch bags that she provided me.
If you would like to make some of these for your own use, here is the downloadable pdf SWAP tag…
This year for our AHG troop ornament exchange I created paint brush snowmen. These charming snowmen were a huge hit. And no one knew how easy and affordable they were to make. Continue reading
This weeks knitting project is an adorable Bluebird.
The wonderful thing about SWAPS is they can match any mood, personality, or theme. Today’s SWAP is dedicated to the 1001 silly jokes that the girls have shared driving to and from camp. Continue reading
I previously shared my recipe for Sweet Potato Casserole (here), but wanted to update the recipe to show how it can be made with real / fresh sweet potatoes.
When searching for patterns I stumbled upon this adorable alien. Who could not love this little guy. I knew he was a must knit. Continue reading
This summer our camp theme centered around creations. We explored God’s creation in a beautiful mountain setting. But we also studied modern inventions. Since our Pioneer and Patriots attend a longer camp than our Tenderhearts and Explorers, I wanted to develop a SWAP just for the older girls.
Have you heard about the Jesus Nut? No, not that crazy bible thumbing guy on the corner, yelling at everyone who walks by – the helicopter part. A Jesus Nut is a slang term used to describe the part of the helicopter that hold the propellers onto the helicopter. Soldiers and mechanics realized very quickly that this small part, that fits into the palm of your hand, was crucial to the flight. If the part were to come loose, the helicopter would crash and there was little chance of surviving. All that was left for the crew to do was pray. Continue reading