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Brownie Badges

So, the other day I found this scrap of yellow felt in my room (not an uncommon occurrence), and for some reason I started to cut miniature badges out of it. I made sure the badges were doll sized, then cut out some circles. And so began my latest project . . .

Brownie Badges!!

I know, I know, I didn’t think things through, but this project has actually been a lot of fun, so I don’t really mind.

After cutting out the circle badges, I looked in my closet at my old Girl Guide sashes, to figure out whether I was making Brownie badges or Guide ones. I have been a passionate Girl Guide since third grade so I thought it would be really cool to make miniature badges.

All of the Guide badges have a navy background, but the Brownie ones are many different colours and I decided that’s what I would make. I fished out more colours of felt and, after cutting the badges into a octagonal shape like the real badges, I got to work.

Now, these are the old program; for those of you who didn’t know, Girl Guides of Canada made a new program for all the branches (levels) this year, but the new program is all online and I didn’t easily have access to it whenever I was sewing.

Yes, I have hand stitched the pictures on each badge, something that is really intricate and small, yet weirdly fun.

the Be Aware badge
Hurrah for Reading badge

So far, I’ve only made badges that were found on my badge sash from Brownies, although I did ask my younger sister to borrow the old program book, which makes things a little easier. (Before I was just guessing as to what any of the badges were actually for!)

I still have to finish some of the badges, and I have yet to make the pins, title tape and patrol badge. I’m not quite sure how to make the pins, as they are metal, so if you have any ideas, I’d love to hear them. I’ll update you on this project when I finish it!

-ForestPoodle88 🐩


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