Friday, November 30, 2012

Girl Scout logo in Plastic Canvas

While looking through some beaded craft designs online, I found a beaded barrette of the girl scout logo that made me smile. I was a girl scout when I was young, and seeing the  logo brought back some of the memories.
I immediately came up with my own pattern of the logo, and decided to do something with it. I quickly stitched up a couple items using plastic canvas. I had also been wanting to experiment with backing materials for plastic canvas, so this was the perfect opportunity!
On the back of one, I stitched felt to the back of it, just pushing my needle through it when doing the edging. On the back of the other one, I did the same, only using foam. They look OK, but me being the perfectionist that I am, I wasn't thrilled with them.
I didn't know what to do with either of them, but a friend of mine that I work with is active with the girl scouts with her daughter, so I gave them both to her as coasters.

I kept thinking of something else I might be able to do with this logo, and it hit me. I can use it to make a pocket folder like the flower ones that I had made! I got to work right away, and even personalized it (even though the pink yarn I used to personalize it doesn't look quite right).

I am very pleased with the way the folder came out. I think in the future, though, I will use a different color for the name.

1 comment:

  1. Ah, the memories of Girl Scouts... selling cookies, learning skills, riding insane ponies at the camp... Well, let's ignore that last one. I think your coasters look pretty awesome and your pocket folder is such a nifty idea!