If you are a Junior Girl Scout troop working on your Jeweler Junior badge we have a great activity for you! This cool thread spool necklace is also a great way to recycled thread spool and use buttons in a unique way! Plus it is pretty inexpensive and not messy. Supplies: buttons! any colors and sizes thread spool any size and color washi tape necklace string (make sure it is thin enough to fit through the button holes) Make It: First we decorated our thread spools with washi tape. We used 3 different kinds and wrapped it around the middle of the spool. You can get a pack of washi tape from the craft store. Put your thread spool on your jewelry string. Next string your buttons on!...Continue Reading!
Summer is almost here and why not celebrate by making mini beach themed items for miniature stuffed animals like this cute teddy bear! Moms, this is a great activity to do as a birthday party or just to beat the summer heat. You can purchase this teddy's in bulk on Oriental Trading or Amazon. Hey, if you want to make even more mini teddy beach themed items check out this post too! Mini Surfboard & Camera Supplies: Mini cardstock sheet with cameras on it (we found this for 40 cents at AC Moore in scrapbook paper section) craft foam (surfboard) measures about 6 inches by 4 inches stickers, gems, markers etc. scissors tacky glue or hot glue with adult help small piece of yarn (about 5 inches long) Lets Make...Continue Reading!
We host a really fun Mini Teddy Bear Beach Crafting party here in Loudoun County Virginia (Aldie) for crafty kiddos! We wanted to share a few DIY posts on how to make some mini beach theme items for your mini stuffed animals. Hey, this is a great party idea to do at home. You can get these little teddy bears for about $12-$15 for a dozen of them. We get ours from Oriental Trading and Amazon. See below to make the mini BBQ grill! This can also be made smaller to use for Barbies! Supplies: Mini cup (we found ours at Dollar Tree for 3 for $1!) sticky back craft foam (black, orange and red) crepe paper or tissue paper in yellow, and red Crayola Model Magic...Continue Reading!
We wanted to share these adorable felt food plushies we taught the girls to make at a recent sewing class here in Aldie, Virginia. We made our own patterns ahead of time with poster board. You can really make these any size. Poster board patterns are great for kids because they are sturdy and easy for them to trace onto the fabric. The possibilities are endless with felt veggies and junk food! We created Popsicle, donuts, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower and french fries. The girls even wanted to add hummus, ranch, ketchup and mustard. So we gave them little condiment cups and felt scraps to create those cute little dipping sauces. If you are interested in a sewing kit that is prepackaged with all...Continue Reading!
Are you a Junior Girl Scout troop working on your Jeweler Badge? A Brownie troop working on the Painting badge? This project would be great to use for either badge! Also if you have a multi level of Brownie to Cadettes it would be great for all of those levels! Grab some paint, jewelry string and wooden beads and enjoy! Supplies: Wooden beads (you can find a pack of these in the wood section at Michaels) acrylic paint and paintbrush jewelry string painters tape paper plate or something for your beads to dry on How to Make: Start by taking your painters tape and taping your beads-covering only half of the bead. Tape all of your beads BEFORE starting to paint. It will be much easier this way! Paint your beads...Continue Reading!
Are you looking for a fun and unique birthday party for your daughter? Come to our sewing studio in Aldie, Virginia and celebrate your big day by learning to sew! Girls in 2nd grade and up can experience one of our sewing parties! The younger girls can learn hand sewing techniques and make some groovy owl plushies. The older girls (4th grade and up) can learn how to work the sewing machine and choose from several themes like Emoji pillows, skirts, or reversible tote bags. Bring pizza, cupcakes or any desired snacks and goodies! We carve out about 20-3o minutes for the girls to take a food break and enjoy some yummy goodies. If it is nice weather you have the option...Continue Reading!
In one of our recent after school sewing classes here in Aldie, Virginia we taught the girls how to make mini monster babies! This is a fun project to make with your little sewer or at your child's next birthday party! The best part about this craft is how inexpensive it is! Most of these supplies are from Dollar Tree. Most Dollar Trees even sell felt packs and googley eyes...so you could most likely get all of the supplies from the store. Supplies: small piece of felt (our babies are each about 3 inches long) mini carriages (we found this in a 3 pack from Dollar Tree!) mini bottles and rocking horses (pack of about 12-18 from Dollar Tree) scissors needle and thread tacky glue or hot glue with...Continue Reading!
At our sewing and crafting studio for kids in Aldie, Virginia we recently hosted a Junior Drawing badge for a local GSCNC troop! If you are local and interested in earning this badge with us let us know! We would love to schedule a private troop workshop. We are official premier program partners with our council GSCNC. If you are not local we have some ideas to share with you that may help you teach the girls the drawing badge. NOTE: We thought it would be fun to put a little unique twist on the badge and add some painting to the final project. If you are a Brownie troop earning your Painting badge you can take some inspiration from #5 to help...Continue Reading!
We recently bought a bunch of new sewing machine for our sewing studio here in Aldie, Virginia and the Singer Stylist 7258 is our new favorite! 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 sewers!) this gem sews wonderfully! To be honest there are many newer Singers that are just not made the way they used to be years ago. When I discovered this Singer on Amazon, I was pleasantly surprised. It exceeded my expectations. It is great for kids especially with the first feature I listed below, and it is great for a seasoned sewer...Continue Reading!
We recently hosted a super fun American Girl Doll Yoga & Spa themed crafting class! The girls loved doing yoga poses alongside their AG dolls so we wanted to share the idea with you. AG Doll Yoga Mat: Real adult size yoga mat cut to about 18 inches long by 12 inches inches wide (we found one big yoga mat for $5 from 5 Below and you can get 6 doll sized mats out of one big one) Make It: If you are doing this for a big group (maybe a party favor for a spa themed AG Doll party!) like we said above you can get 6 doll sized mats out of one adult one. If you don't have a 5 Below store near...Continue Reading!