12 April 2008

Much more than cookies...


Girl Scout Troop 1637 is currently working on a Art to Wear Badge. As a portion of the badge work they have already completed a study of fashion through the ages and investigated fashions from afar. So when I was invited to talk to them about working for myself creating small pieces of fashion, I was delighted. Although I buy Girl Scout Cookies each year, this seemed like a much more personal way to support the Girl Scouts.

After a recitation of the Girl Scout Pledge and a few announcements, the troop leader Mrs. Baker introduced me. I talked with the girls briefly about creating things to wear and sell on consignment as well as on Etsy at http://laalicia.etsy.com. We began our hands-on project by picking a cigar box to make a purse. We talked about the importance of recycling things and got about the business of figuring out how to create a handle and decorate our boxes. I was impressed by their enthusiasm and willingness to try something new. I think they are a troop of very creative girls. Check them out showing off their new purses.

6 comments:

Rosebud Collection said...

Good job..I find it so exciting when you get children excited to make things..makes you feel you are doing a really good job and you are.

La Alicia said...

Thanks Rosebud! I totally enjoyed the Girl Scout adventure! I encourage other creatives to share their time with young people. It's uber important. :)

Allison said...

What a fabulous participation idea!

Helen said...

Oh this is so brings back memories of my Girl Scout days. It also brings back the memories of everything we made from cigar boxes! I still have a cigar box decorated with macaroni and painted gold! Thanks for the trip down memory lane :)

Dallas Designing-Diva said...

Awesome. I'm a Cookie Mom and do a lot with my daughter's Girl Scout Troop. It is amazing what children can do if given the opportunity!

Erin said...

What a wonderful opportunity. The girls will always remember you taking the time to teach them & making the purses.

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