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Singer Stylist 7258 Sewing Machine Review: Great Kid & Adult Sewing Machine!

said on January 23rd, 2018 filed under: Crafting, Sewing, Sewing Workshops

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We often get asked what sewing machine we recommend for our kiddo students (and adult students!).  In our classes here in Northern Virginia, we use the Singer Styist 7258 sewing machine.  We would strongly recommend these little work horses for any beginner or even intermediate sewer wanted to purchase a new machine. There are many things we love about these machines.  It is sometimes hard to find an affordable machine (they just don't make machines like they used to!) that wont break on you, or give you bobbin troubles. For my personal sewing I love my Bernina I bought about 15 years ago, as well as my Grandmas Singer Featherweight from about 60 years ago! But for beginner sewers (and even intermediate and advanced...Continue Reading!

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DIY Kids Clothespin Dolls: Girl Scout Projects: Playing the Past Junior Badge: Prairie Fun Patch Kit

said on January 10th, 2018 filed under: Crafting, Events & Party Ideas, Girl Scout, Patch Kits

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Here at Cupcakes and Lace we love teaching crafts inspired by the past!  Clothespin dolls are one of our ultimate favorite! You can use this craft at school when learning about the prairie days, Laura Ingalls Wilder, or when working towards a Girl Scout badge or Journey.  Think Playing the Past Junior badge! Also to supplement this activity you may want to check out our Prairie Fun Patch Kit!  Each patch kit contains a learning segment, fun game, craft activity (instructions and patterns for these clothespin dolls and rag dolls) and a fun DIY cooking segment.  You only need one patch kit for group/troop and then it comes with one fun patch. You can purchase additional patches based on your needs. Here are some...Continue Reading!

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Joann Fabrics & Girl Scouts: Patch Kits & Sewing Classes For Girl Scouts in Northern Virginia Loudoun County

said on January 2nd, 2018 filed under: Crafting, Girl Scout, Girl Scout Workshops, Patch Kits, Sewing, Sewing Workshops

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Have you seen the awesome new partnership and licensed fabric that Girl Scouts USA and JoAnn Fabrics has?! We love it so much!  As a GSCNC Premier Program Partner with our local council here in Northern Virginia we offer sewing and crafting classes just for Girl Scouts.  We have been teaching them for many years now.  We are so excited that they now have the cutest fabrics at JoAnn's just for Girl Scouts! The badge printed fabric is really great when we make our Thin Mint cookie plushies with sashes! They can just cut out the little badges and add them to the sashes.   The GS fleece is super soft and the prints are adorable. We have been teaching the girls how...Continue Reading!

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Peter Pan Neverland Inspired Birthday Party, Bridal Shower Ideas

said on July 26th, 2017 filed under: Birthday Parties, Crafting, DIY Wedding, Events & Party Ideas

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Mrs. K has a few friends getting married in the next few months.  She is in charge of the decor for her one friends bridal shower and is hosting it at Cupcakes and Lace. You can easily turn this props and decor into your childs Peter Pan or Neverland themed birthday party or event!  Here are some ideas on how to make awesome decor. Hook inspired props...Crocodiles!  We found these big ones from Dollar Tree and spray painted them silver.  You can keep as is but its always more fun to jazz them up with colors.  We also found these little clock pendants at Michaels in scrapbook section.   Look for little ship naval stickers too.  How perfect is that! Dollar...Continue Reading!

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Make Your Own Unicorn Treat: Homemade Unicorn Bark Party Idea

said on July 20th, 2017 filed under: Birthday Parties, Cooking & Edible Crafting, Cooking with the Kiddos, Events & Party Ideas

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We love unicorns and we REALLY love this unicorn bark.  I mean how pretty is this!  Make this at your next birthday party! Supplies: 3 melting chocolate packets (you can buy this easy melting chocolate or grab some white chocolate chips) food coloring spoons sprinkles fruit loops or any fun topping! baking sheet preferable with sides Make it!  Follow directions on back of melting chocolate package. Use the food coloring to color your chocolate.  Use three different bowls and pre color them before the next step. Use big spoonfuls to put the different color chocolate onto the empty baking sheet.  Make sure to mix it up so there are not to many spoonfuls of the SAME color next to each other. Using...Continue Reading!

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Girl Scout Brownie Painter Badge Ideas & Tips: Paint Your Own Umbrellas!

said on July 12th, 2017 filed under: Crafting, Events & Party Ideas, Girl Scout, Girl Scout Workshops, Summer Camp

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Here at Cupcakes and Lace in Loudoun County, we love helping our local GSCNC Girl Scouts learn new things and earn their badges!  We really love the painter brownie badge.  We recently held a summer camp where the girls did tons of painting and earned this badge...but with a fun twist! If you are a leader or Girl Scout mom (or you don't even have to be in Girl Scouts to get inspiration from this post) you will like these ideas on earning your painter badge. We like to put a fun twist on the badges so for the painter badge we always call it "Slice of Cake!" and it has a sweet treats theme! Some tips:  The best and fastest place for...Continue Reading!

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DIY Kids Craft: Disney Moana Flower Crown Headband

said on July 7th, 2017 filed under: Birthday Parties, Crafting, Events & Party Ideas, Summer Camp

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Pretty much every girl we come across loves Disney's Moana!  We wanted to share this super fun Moana inspired headband we made at a recent Moana summer camp here in Northern Virginia. Supplies: Fake flowers (craft store or Dollar Tree!) Green card stock or thick paper (half sheet) scotch tape or duck tape hot glue (with adult help) scissors  flower cutters 1 sheet of green felt Make It! Start by folding your card stock paper in half hot dog style.  Cut on the fold line. (You only need half a sheet.) Then fold your paper again and cut on the fold.  Now you have two skinny even pieces. Tape the two pieces together to form a long rectangle.  Form into a circle...Continue Reading!

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Sewing & Crafting Kits For Girls: Birthday Party Gifts, Girl Scout Craft Project Ideas

said on June 15th, 2017 filed under: Crafting, Dolls, Events & Party Ideas, Girl Scout, Sewing, Sewing Kits

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If your daughter is into anything crafty you will love our Cupcakes and Lace original crafting, sewing, and patch kits for girls! Here locally in Northern Virginia we have an adorable sewing studio where we offer year round classes, summer camps, birthday parties and private sewing lessons...all focuses on sewing, art and crafting. We developed this crafting kits for folks that do not live near us.  We wanted you to enjoy the crafty fun anywhere in the US! Our Teddy Bear Crafting Kit is great fun and comes with an adorable GUND brand teddy bear too!  This is even a good gift for a crafty boy too! If your daughter is into all things Fashion she would enjoy or Fabulous Paper Doll Kit.  Each...Continue Reading!

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Sewing & Art Summer Camps & Classes For Kids: Northern Virginia Loudoun County Aldie Virginia

said on June 5th, 2017 filed under: Crafting, Devon's Workshops, Dolls, Events & Party Ideas, Sewing, Sewing Workshops, Summer Camp

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Hi local Northern Virginia parents of young girls in Kindergarten to 8th grade!  Check out our super fun summer day camps!  Our sewing studio located in beautiful Aldie Virginia (Loudoun County) is the perfect spot for your daughter to keep busy (and learn a life skill!) this summer 2017! Offering a variety of themes and options Cupcakes and Lace offers day long camps.  The girls will complete several projects each day.  Most camps are just one day long so you have the option to sign up for as many (or as little) days as you like. We also offer American Girl Doll crafting camps, art and crafting camps and tons more! Birthday parties and private sewing lessons are available too! Some themes include: Fashionista...Continue Reading!

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American Girl Doll Skiis Crafting Project: AG Doll Crafting Project

said on March 8th, 2017 filed under: 18'' Doll Accessory Workshops, 18'' Doll Craft Kits, Crafting, Dolls

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Here in Northern Virginia, we just had our first snow for the season (even though it is March!) so we are still thinking about these American Girl Doll ski's! If you like American Girl Doll crafting projects you will love this!  You may a little adult help with cutting them out but it is tons of fun! Supplies: white foam core board two thin pieces of elastic (about 4 inches long each) scissors or box cutter with adult help ruler and pencil paint/markers/stickers/craft gems! hot glue with adult help bamboo skewers and craft foam (2 of them for the poles) super thin elastic or elastic jewelry cord for the pole loops (at top of the poles for the doll to hold on...Continue Reading!

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