Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Swaps for Our Girl Scouts Camping Trip

Photo © Melissa Camacho
I'm gearing up for a camping trip with my oldest girl for our Girl Scout Troop. One of the traditions in the camping trip is to create a little souvenir (ideally something you can do with your child) that you exchange with other girl scouts who are also attending the trip. These little charms are called "swaps". If you want to check out the many cute ideas of these little charms, search the web with "girl scout swaps". We have to make between 50-60 and this is my work in progress. I was laying these petals out on my work table to make sure that I had enough to swap. I liked how they looked . So here it is on my blog. LOL! Will share my final creations soon.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Color Story from My Home to Yours

Photo © Melissa Camacho
I like to surround myself with color and pattern. Sometimes you can find inspiration for color combos in your own home. Here is a photo of a vibrant coral hued gerber daisy from a bouquet I got from my friends when I was recovering from surgery. I have it on top of this cobalt blue and taupe batik tablecloth that my mom gave me from the Philippines. Saw this unexpected color combo and had to take a pic. Hope to use this color combo on a surface pattern someday and maybe you like it too and use for a creative project.