Wednesday, May 23, 2012

SWAPS, Kiwi Style

As patrol leader of her Guide troop, The Fashionista had to take patrol time this week.  One of the clauses in her book suggested making something for a girl to give away at an international event she was attending.

Thus, she decided to have her unit make SWAPS.  SWAPS stands for Special Whatchamacallits Affectionately Pinned Somewhere or Share With A Pal and are a wee homemade item that usually represents the person giving them, or their unit or even the event, that ythey can pin to their hat (or vest, etc.).

So with the help of her brilliant mother ... ahem, she came up with these very Kiwi SWAPS.

She took some little brown pom poms, cut out some beaks and feet from gold felt and glued them onto the pom poms. She also glued on some plastic, twirly eyes and a pin to the back of the pom poms.

Some of the finished results that the patrol made, are very funny as the placement of the eyes really gives these little fellas a distinct personality.

You also usually pin a wee tag to the SWAP which tells your patrol number and name. The girls didn't add these as they thought the person who would be taking them overseas might like to do that.

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