Thursday, April 10, 2008

Some Girl Scout S.W.A.P.S


Just wanted to post the S.W.A.P.S. that my little Peanut girl scout made for her S.W.A.P. and bingo party. We had to make a total of nine. I got out all the felt and the googly eyes. She told me what she wanted to make and I helped her cut them out. Some of them she cut out herself. She glued on the googly eyes and added the smiles. The mini popsicle sticks were stir sticks courtesy of Starbucks. She even sewed the little red flower all by herself. I am so proud. The hot coco came out looking a little wonky but what do you do? They had a great time at the S.W.A.P. and bingo. The one down-side to the whole thing was that the council had set out trail mix complete with peanuts. I try not to panic but my Peanut and I both are super allergic. We always carry our epi-pens and benadryl, but it still makes me a little panicky when I start to get asthma and have trouble breathing. Luckily, we have the BEST troop leader ever and she quickly removed the ones that were at our table and assisted my little Peanut in gathering her S.W.A.P.S from the other kids and promptly put them into a little baggy. I was sad that my little Peanut couldn't keep her S.W.A.P.S from the other kids but we both couldn't chance touching them after they had been touched with kids eating peanuts. She was o.k. with it though because she got to stay with her friends and play bingo. She also won a raffle prize of a cool paint set (right up her alley)! One of my favorite S.W.A.P.S. that the Peanut got that night was a thin mint Christmas ornament made of polymer clay with the troop number and the year. She also got a bingo dabber that one of the girls had made out of a pom-pom and foam. Very creative!

3 comments:

Bitterbetty said...

Hello! I got your nomination and I am so sorry I haven't got my act together to acknowledge how fantastic and sweet that was! I swear... I will. I am in the middle of the most amazing chaos at the moment, but you are in my thoughts!

Thanks so much. I will stop by again next week and address this with the respect it deserves! Thanks, you are the best!

Melissa H said...

Hey, I love swaps so that post brought back memories :) Thanks for the lead on the scrapbooking store. I have a friend who's really into scrapping so it'll be fun to go check it out with her.

Peptogirl said...

Those little felt guys are SO cute! Reminds me of the felt brooches and appliques I was making awhile back.

I knew you were allergic to peanuts but not that you couldn't even be around them. I will do my best to make sure there's no peanuts at any future craft mafia meetings. That's really scary!