We recently enjoyed a fun day of all things magical by participating in the Cinderella Tea! The Cinderella Tea is an annual mother-daughter event held at the National Convention Center in Leesburg, Va. All the proceeds from the event go to the Blue Ridge Speech and Hearing Center. Girls ages 2-10 come dressed as their favorite Disney princess and enjoy a fun afternoon sipping tea and eating goodies! The tea event included a theatrical princess show full of singing and dancing, a horse drawn carriage, and the Bibbity Bobbity Boutique. This boutique consisted of businesses that offer products, services or fun goodies that cater to young girls. We had the opportunity to participate for the day and show these imaginative and...Continue Reading!
At one of our recent 18'' Doll Accessory workshops we had tons of fun with all things related to dogs and pets! The girls spent one of their recent days off from school crafting up tons of mini items for their dolls! They each received a mommy plush dog and a puppy. The girls then turned a simple box into an adorable dog house, made pretend bones and food for their dogs, leashes, collars and more. After they created a cozy home for their dogs it was was time to make mini birds and birdhouses, as well as bunny rabbits and a bunny home! You can create your own dog house for your American Girl Doll or 18'' doll too! We took big...Continue Reading!
My love for sewing, and dolls goes back a few generations. My grandmother, who taught my mother and myself how to sew, has always loved dolls. Back in the 1960's when my mother was a little girl my Grandma used to sew doll clothes as a way to earn money to buy Christmas presents for her kids. Then when the grand-kids were born she would make us the most adorable doll clothes for our own dolls. When I was little I was so excited to visit Grandmas house and look through her vast wall collections of dolls. Then after a successful career as a Nurse and Nursing Professor she re-discovered her passion for dolls. At age 83 Grandma decided to start her own mini business....Continue Reading!
Our 18'' Doll Accessory Workshops are tons of fun for young girls! At one of our recent doll accessory workshops we taught the girls how to make mini three tiered treat stands, complete with pretend goodies! Do you or your child have a passion for all things mini? If so then this is just the craft project for you! Three Tiered Stand Supplies: Scissors Glue Card stock Craft foam Straw Clay Magic (or anything similar) Mini candy (OPTIONAL- we used the mini mints found in the wedding section of a craft store) Three Tiered Stand Directions: 1. Cut three circle out of the card stock. Each circle has to be a slightly different size to give it the same effect we had. Our largest circle is about 2.5 inches in diameter, middle circle...Continue Reading!