Sewing Kits for Operation Christmas Child

American Heritage Girls is proud to support Samaritan’s Purse and Operation Christmas Child in bringing the good news of Christ to children all over the world.

In order to complete the Textile Arts merit badge, my daughter organized a service project, for her unit, to make sewing kits to include in our troop’s OCC boxes. sewing-kit-2 Continue reading “Sewing Kits for Operation Christmas Child”


Knitting SWAP

Just in case you have not figured it out by now, YES I AM CRAZY!!!  And I love creating SWAPS for multi-troop events.  To go with my PiPa Needle Arts Badge this summer, I made a knitting SWAP.

I got a few questions about these SWAPS?

  • You mean you can knit with toothpicks?  Yes, you can knit with just about any two round pointy objects.  (I have even seen a pair of square needles, but did not tell them that).
  • Did this take you forever to do?  It did take more time than I usually spend on my SWAPS.  This is definitely not a last-minute SWAP idea.
  • WHY would you do this?  1) I’m crazy. 2) My passion for knitting overflows into every area of my life. 3) Why not!!!

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Easy Eyeglass case

Lately I have been busy getting ready to teach the Needle Arts badge to a group of PiPas.  I’m excited to share my love of knitting with them.

I am designing a set of simple projects for them to complete.  Keep in mind that most of them do know know the difference between knitting and crochet (Did I just hear you scream through my computer?)

For “newbies” I have created a basic eyeglass case pattern. It only requires three skills – cast on, knit and cast off.

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