Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Monday, July 26, 2010
- muggle trash
- water balloon
- edible plant
- creature that lives in the lake
- bird feather
- Hogwarts/House pride item
- a bathing suit (and extra magical kudos if it's a bathing suit on the headmistress!) ;)
Monday, July 19, 2010
Thursday, July 15, 2010
~ Take part in the weekly activity,
~ Post to your blog, and
~ Check in on your cabin blog and/or with your counselor on your kit progress.
We will be drawing 2 names each week. Good luck!
Monday, July 12, 2010
Lazing by the summer lake and keeping the mosquitoes at bay. Sipping lemonade and telling ghost stories --with the ghosts present to make sure you tell the story right! These are the days of summer.
For our kits this summer, the same relaxed but important tone follows.
Each kit should include:
1- A smaller handmade item that incorporates the theme. The kit descriptions page has beginning examples to get you started. Basically, your handmade item should take a minimum of 1-2 hours to complete. Remember, you only have 5 weeks to make and mail your kit, so save those cool time consuming patterns for HSKS12.
2- Yarn and a pattern that fits in with your spoilees' favorites and that fits the theme!
3- Small items to complete the kit of things your spoilee loves. Chocolate or tea perhaps? A set of stitch markers or a tape measure maybe? Your imagination sets the limit!
Of course, your Cabin Counselor is here for you! Showing off your kit in your private cabin and getting feedback from fellow Cabinmates always helps. And, the communication between you and your spoilee will really help you to customize it all.
Questions? Leave them here in the comments or post them on Ravelry.
Wisteria and Siobhan
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Monday, July 5, 2010
Friday, July 2, 2010
● A Critter Kit
● A Snack Kit
● A Games Kit
● A Crafts Kit
● A Nature Kit
When you sign up, you will be allowed to choose three types kits that you would like to receive. Please pick them in the order you prefer. Your spoiler will choose from the ones you select.
For the person doing the spoiling, we’ve compiled a few ideas of things that could be in these types of kits. Of course, the best way to begin forming your kit would be to stalk your spoilee and see what kinds of things they would like.
Some suggestions to get you started are:
● A Critter Kit: Think of all the critters you might find at summer camp, both big and small. You could knit or crochet a critter such as a squirrel or an owl. Make an insect box. You could sew a small bag out of dragonfly fabric. Knit dragonfly or snake in the grass socks. Make a sand casted starfish. There are also many wonderful amigurumi patterns, both crocheted and knit on Ravelry.
● A Snack Kit: We all love snacks! How about a picnic cloth and napkins? You could sew, knit or crochet a sweet little tea towel or dish cloth for wiping hands. Amigurumi snack food or a knitted fruit sock for real food. A recipe book of camp/summer foods… A water bottle holder. Favorite edibles or homemade trail mix recipes could be added to the kit as well.
● A Games Kit: What are your favorite games? Would your spoilee like a knit pouch with marbles? A jacks bag with jacks? Pickup Sticks? Checker board and a bag for the pieces? Tic Tac Toe? Game-day mitts? Game book for rainy days?
● A Crafts Kit: Haven’t we all done crafts at camp? Braided lanyards or friendship bracelets. Beaded necklaces, paper-covered journals, origami books, pinwheels and picture frames. There are many crocheted and knitted patterns on here to choose from, or, if your spoilee loves to shrinky-dink things or beading or painting… there are endless options!
● A Nature Kit: What would camp be without nature? Wouldn’t it be fun to wrap yourself in a leaf shawl? A Leaves of grass scarf? How about a sun catcher? A small sack for gathering treasures while on a nature walk? An acorn project or trees of the seasons are always nice.
The bottom line on kits such as these will primarly be about getting to know your spoilee. Asking questions and sleuthing around their blog and Ravelry will flesh your kit out to the point of idea explosion! :-)
Additionally, adding your own favorite items such as yarns, patterns, projects, designers, colors, snacks, music, activities, etc. to your Rav profile or Blog page will help your spoiler in forming your own kit. If they have nothing to go by, how good will your kit be?
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
More details to follow, but these are the dates to look for!
Signups will run from: Monday, July 5th, 7:00 a.m. PST to Friday, July 9th 10:00 p.m. PST The portkey for signups will be on this blog.
Term Begins: Monday, July 12th
Term Ends: Friday, August 20th
Wisteria Lovegood, Camp Director
Siobhan Mooney, Assistant Director