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DIY Painted Bead Necklace: Girl Scout Junior Jeweler Badge Project & Brownie Painting Badge Idea

said on April 26th, 2016 filed under: Crafting, DIY Girls Jewelry, Girl Scout, Girl Scout Workshops

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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!

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Kids Sewing Birthday Parties In Northern Virginia: Aldie Virginia, Loudoun County

said on April 15th, 2016 filed under: Birthday Parties, Crafting, Events & Party Ideas, Sewing

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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!

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Kids Sewing Project Idea: Cute Monster Babies & Mini Baby Carriages-Dollar Tree Craft

said on April 5th, 2016 filed under: Birthday Parties, Crafting, Dolls, Sewing

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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!

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Girl Scout Junior Drawing Badge Ideas & Projects: Also Brownie Painting Badge Ideas

said on March 29th, 2016 filed under: Crafting, Girl Scout, Girl Scout Workshops

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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!

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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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