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Fire camp poncho

Hey! how are you guys doing??! I’m back from my trip 🙂 I had a blast! I’m so lucky to have a dear friend like  her (hi Kim!)! but more on that later as I need to edit my pictures…

Camille changed group with the scouts and is now with the older kids (called the Louveteaux in french, age 10-12) and she needed a fire camp poncho for her fall day camp. Usually I’m not a procrastinator on things like that but I just couldn’t bring myself to just do it lol!

So I found some minky throws in the sale bin at Walmart for 10$. Bought one for Camille and one for my son as he will need one too. Waited ’til the last minute and finally got around it!

fire camp poncho

As you could imagine I started by cutting the head hole too big *sigh*. The minky stuff was shedding everywhere and I ended up being covered in purple fluffy bunnies. It took me forever to sew the bias tape (and it’s not that well looking so just skip it!). I thought as I was binding the neck hole to put a cording so now it’s adjustable and I think finally it was a good thing since it’ll be very useful.

fire camp poncho

I was all happy to show Camille I had sew a pocket with a side strap for her flashlight! And her saying she wanted me to remove it because, you know, it’s not girly enough… I can tell you, it’s STAYING there… (pocket as you guessed, from cargo pants)

fire camp poncho

I’m happy I got to use that cute hand embroidery I made, I just added her initials.

All in all, I think it’s not looking that bad 🙂 Maybe I’ll throw a tutorial when I’ll be making one for my son, now that I know where I’m going…

 

Camille avait besoin d’un poncho pour le feu de camp pour les scouts… après quelques aventures (couper le trou trop gros, avoir des bilous mauves partout, et coudre un appliqué croche) J’en suis finalement venu à bout! 

Planting trees…

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Scouts tree planting

The kids had an activity with the Scouts saturday, and I went along with Rachel!

Scouts tree planting

They had to plant trees for a company and in return this company is giving money back to finance their summer camp.

Scouts tree planting

It was a BIG  job!

Scouts tree planting

2600 small white spruces had to be grounded…

Scouts tree planting

in a soil made exclusively of rocks and clay. 😦 I felt like I was weighting 20 pounds more, because of all the soil that was adhering to my shoes…

Scouts tree planting

the kids couldn’t dig themselves, it had to be done by adults, and it was hard.

Scouts tree planting

And the field to cover quite big!

Scouts tree planting

We were about 80 persons to do the job (4 Scouts group and parents)

Scouts tree planting

But WE DID IT!

Scouts tree planting

Man, I was pooped when we came back home and just crushed on the sofa for a while lol! It was a hard work out!  But worth it 😉

Scouts tree planting