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Brownie Girl Scouts Earned Their Stitch-It-Together Try-It!

said on December 3rd, 2012 filed under: Crafting, Devon's Workshops, Girl Scout Workshops, Sewing, Sewing Kits, Sewing Workshops

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This past weekend at our Stitch It Together Workshop here in Northern Virginia, the Girl Scout brownies learned how to sew! The brownies earned their stitch-it-together try-it by completing a few fun sewing projects!  First the girls learned a little about safety with needles and scissors then we jumped right into the fun stuff!  They made a felt bookmark and sewed a cute felt flower button on it.  Their favorite project was a mini Christmas inspired stuffed creature!  They learned a whip stitch and sewed up this cute little creature, then used tons of embellishments to make it fun and cuddly! If you are looking for fun sewing projects or ideas for your troop you might want to check out our Lucy Alien...Continue Reading!

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Kids Christmas Candy Craft–Gingerbread House!

said on December 2nd, 2012 filed under: Cooking & Edible Crafting, Cooking with the Kiddos, Crafting

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Who doesn't love a good homemade gingerbread house during the holiday season?! Here at Cupcakes and Lace we LOVE crafting, colors, and fun...and this gingerbread candy house is all of the above!  This Christmas craft is always a big hit with the kiddos. Believe it or not you don't need to spend to much money to make a great gingerbread house!  We decided to take a trip inside the kitchen pantry for most of the items such as:  graham crackers, icing, food coloring, and sprinkles.  We then got a few "movie" size boxes of candy from the grocery story for only $1 per box!  After we had all the supplies we went candy crazy with creativity.  We created little people, fishing hole with a pond and...Continue Reading!

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Fun Kids Nature Craft Idea- Acorn Lady Necklace!

said on December 1st, 2012 filed under: Crafting, Girl Scout Workshops, Nature Crafting

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This is a great craft idea for the Jeweler Junior Girl Scout badge or for anyone with a passion for crafting with materials found in nature! At our upcoming Girl Scout Jeweler Badge Workshop here in Northern Virginia, we are going to be making this cute acorn nature necklace!  We got inspired by all the leaves and acorns on the ground that we decided we should come up with a fun nature jewelry craft for the workshop!  In the workshop the girls will be earning their Jeweler Junior Girl Scout badge by creating TONS of fun jewelry   We will teach them about jewelry from other countries, and use unique materials to create necklaces and bracelets. Below is a fun and easy craft idea you can do with...Continue Reading!

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18” DOLL PRINCESS DRESS SHOP! At Our 12/8 AG Christmas Workshop!

said on November 28th, 2012 filed under: 18'' Doll Accessory Workshops, Crafting, Dolls

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At our upcoming Doll Accessory Christmas Tree & Fireplace Workshop in Northern Virginia, we will be having our 3rd annual 18'' Doll Holiday Princess Dress shop! The girls will be having loads of fun on December 8th crafting tons of mini Christmas themed items for their doll.  We will be teaching the girls how to make mini Christmas trees complete with tiny ornaments, mini candy canes, presents and more.  They will also be making an 18'' doll size brick fireplace complete with hanging stockings, pretend logs and flames! Our Holiday 18'' Doll Princess shop will be held from 3:50pm-4:15pm.   We will hold the shop in a room separate from the girls so parents may pick out surprise Christmas gifts.  During this time parents will have the chance to shop for...Continue Reading!

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Make Your Own Spatacular Sugar Scrub!

said on November 27th, 2012 filed under: Crafting, Girl Scout Workshops

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At one of our recent Girl Scout badge workshops in Northern Virginia, the girls had a fun day of all things spa! The SPAtacular Me try-it workshop was a fun filled class where the girls learned about relaxation with deep breathing and music, made homemade spa products, and decorated sleepy eye masks! One of the spa products the girls learned how to make was sugar scrub.  Sugar scrub is super easy to make, smells great and is a great skin moisturizer!  Follow the recipe below to make some of your own.       Cupcakes and Lace Sugar Scrub Recipe Supplies: 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup canola oil (you can really use any oil such as canola, olive, grape-seed etc.) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (OR 1 teaspoon lemon extract for a lemon scent) big...Continue Reading!

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Unique Holiday Gift – Teddy Bear Picnic Crafting Kit

said on November 26th, 2012 filed under: Craft Kits, Crafting

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Our new Teddy Bear Picnic Crafting kit makes a great holiday gift for that special little crafter in your life! If you have a young child that has a love for crafting, mini items or Teddy bears then this is the perfect gift!   Each kit comes with a cuddly GUND teddy bear, detailed instructions and all supplies to complete a mini picnic.  When Teddy arrives at your home he will need a new friend to help him start a camp fire, cook up some bacon and eggs, squeeze some lemons for lemonade, make a turkey sandwich and pick some wildflowers!  Each mini item in the craft kit comes individually bagged, with a colorful photo of the completed craft and easy to...Continue Reading!

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Cinderella Tea & Bibbity Bobbity Boutique

said on November 25th, 2012 filed under: Craft Fairs, Dolls, Sewing

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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!

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18″ Doll Pets and Dog Accessory Workshop!

said on November 21st, 2012 filed under: 18'' Doll Accessory Workshops

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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!

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Sewing, Dolls, and Grandma’s New Business

said on November 17th, 2012 filed under: Dolls

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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!

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Make Your Own 18″ Doll Treats

said on November 12th, 2012 filed under: Crafting, Dolls

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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!

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