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Singer Stylist 7258 Sewing Machine Review: Sewing Machine For Kids & Adults

said on March 28th, 2016 filed under: Sewing, Sewing Workshops

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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!

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Make Your Own American Girl Doll Yoga Mat

said on March 20th, 2016 filed under: 18'' Doll Accessory Workshops, Crafting, Dolls, Events & Party Ideas

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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!

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DIY American Girl Doll Bathtub Craft

said on March 17th, 2016 filed under: 18'' Doll Accessory Workshops, Crafting, Dolls, Events & Party Ideas

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Does your American Girl doll need a little relaxation?  Craft her an awesome bath tub! Supplies: silver baking tray (we found ours from Dollar Tree) gems/stones (from Michaels in a big tub) assorted craft materials for the bath accessories:  craft foam, Crayola model magic, mini plastic baggies, sponges, washcloths, mini clear containers/bottles etc. scissors, tacky glue, markers etc. Make It! We gave the girls individual cups of the gems and stones so they all had their own.  They used them to embellish the tub on the edges!  Use tacky glue (or hot glue with adult help.) We found these craft foam shapes for a bath mat and the girls loved to glue those on the bottom.  You can always use stickers too. After we decorated the tub we gave...Continue Reading!

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DIY Bath Salt Recipe For Kids: Spa Birthday Party or Girl Scout Spa Event Ideas

said on March 15th, 2016 filed under: Crafting, Events & Party Ideas, Girl Scout, Science Experiments/Potions

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We recently hosted a spa class at our studio in Aldie, Virginia and the girls loved making these bath salts! Check out our recipe below to make some of your own!  This is an easy recipe to use at a spa birthday party or spa themed Girl Scout event.  Grab some paper bags or plastic bags and the girls get to make their own "take-home" bag! Supplies: Epsom Salt (2 cups per girl) table salt or kosher salt (2 spoonfuls per girl) baking soda (2 spoonfuls per girl) few drops of vanilla scent or vanilla extract (you can buy all different kind of scents in craft store in the candle section OR just use vanilla extract) paper or plastic bags or containers to put the bath salts in big...Continue Reading!

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Girl Scout Sew For Service Project: DIY Dog Heating Pads For Animal Shelter Donations

said on February 29th, 2016 filed under: Crafting, Girl Scout, Girl Scout Workshops, Sewing, Volunteer/Service Project

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We recently hosted a really fun animal themed sewing and crafting class for a local GSCNC Daisy Girl Scout troop near our studio here in Aldie, Virginia! The girls learned how to hand sew and each made themselves a small kitty cat stuffed animal to take home.  Since the girls are working on their animal journey we thought it would be fun to work together and sew two dog heating pads to be donated to a local animal shelter.  So we did just that!  Then we got a bunch of dog and cat toys from the Dollar Tree (and a big box of Scooby Snacks!) and put together a big basket (along with a poster and group picture signed by all of...Continue Reading!

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St. Patrick’s Day Kids Craft: Mini Green Drink: Girl Scout SWAP Idea Too!

said on February 20th, 2016 filed under: 18'' Doll Craft Kits, Crafting, Girl Scout

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St. Patty's Day is coming up and we have a very fun craft for you to make!  This miniature green pretend drink is perfect size for your American Girl Doll.  It also doubles as a fun SWAP idea.  Hot glue a safety pin on it and you are good to go!   Supplies: small cup (these clear cups are communion cups and you can get them in bulk on Amazon...also Party City carries slightly bigger shot glass size cups) tacky glue scissors small piece of green craft foam one small gem handful of green pony beads straw 3 heart shaped beads for the clover top Make It! Start by putting your straw in the cup first.  Then fill up your cup with beads.  Be sure to leave a little room on top...Continue Reading!

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Kids Easter Spring Crafts: Mini Bunny House & Miniature Furniture Crafting Projects

said on February 19th, 2016 filed under: Crafting, Recycled Crafting

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We recently had a Mini Bunny Hutch Crafting Class at our studio here in Aldie, Virginia.  We thought it would be fun to share this idea with others!  This is great for spring and Easter themed parties, Girl Scout meetings or home school activities. You can get really creative with this project and use just about anything!  We went to Dollar Tree, World Market and OrientalTrading.com and scored a bunch of crafting goodies.  Another idea is to integrate recycled materials into these projects (bottlecaps, vitamin boxes, makeup containers, mini cups, etc.)  Recycled materials make great mini furniture.         Handy tips: WHERE TO BUY BUNNIES:  We bought a big bag from Oriental Trading.  Dollar Tree also has some for $1 each.  And they also have...Continue Reading!

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Custom Made Girl Scout Inspired Thin Mint & Samoa Pillows: Thin Mint Sprint Pillow Stuffed Animals

said on January 28th, 2016 filed under: Crafting, Events & Party Ideas, Girl Scout, Girl Scout Workshops, Sewing

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We recently were asking by some troop leaders from Girl Scouts of Central Texas to create four custom Thin Mint pillows for an upcoming Girl Scout Thin Mint Sprint Event they had. We were given their Thin Mint Sprint logo they created and asked to make something similar (had the green sweatband and the "2016" etc.) If you have an upcoming Girl Scout cookie themed event we can try to work with you to create custom handmade Thin Mint or Samoa pillows!  Pricing and shipping will vary depending on project.  Contact us at: cupcakesandlace@gmail.com for inquires! We are official Premier Program Partners for our local council here in the Northern Virginia area- GSCNC (Girl Scouts Nations Capital).  We offer crafting and sewing classes...Continue Reading!

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Miniature Paint Palette Craft: Add On Activity For Girl Scout Brownie Painter Badge

said on January 28th, 2016 filed under: 18'' Doll Accessory Workshops, Crafting, Dolls, Events & Party Ideas, Girl Scout, Girl Scout Workshops

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Working on your Girl Scout Painter Brownie badge?  (This makes a great add on for that badge!)  Love making mini items for your American Girl Doll?  Enjoy anything art related?  Then you will love this mini sized pretend paint palette tutorial below!  You can also buy the mini paint palette like we have in the photo.  We found ours at Michaels in the $1.50 bin.  It came with 3 mini canvas each (they were not actual canvas but thin cardboard).  They also sell them at WalMart for a fair price.  If you find the empty ones you can always add your own white "canvas".  I have also seen them at Dollar Tree from time to time for only $1 each.       Supplies: White...Continue Reading!

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DIY Kids & Tween Emoji Necklace Craft: Jeweler Junior Badge Craft Idea

said on January 25th, 2016 filed under: Crafting, DIY Girls Jewelry, Events & Party Ideas, Girl Scout

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Everyone loves Emojis!  We have a fun tutorial to learn how to make an Emoji necklace! This is a great craft to make when working towards your Jeweler Junior Girl Scout badge or just for fun!  You only need a few supplies.  Note that we used felt for the Emoji face, but you can use cardstock or craft foam too. Supplies: small piece of yellow, red, and black felt metal washer (find at Home Depot, Lowes etc.) jewelry string (ours is about 2 feet long) scissors hot glue pen How to Make: Start by tying your jewelry string onto your washer. Next using the metal washer trace your Emoji face (cut 2 if you want double sided) with a pen on the yellow felt. Cut out your circles. Now cut out your emotion.  We chose...Continue Reading!

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