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Craft Your Own American Girl Doll Bedroom Vanity

said on November 14th, 2015 filed under: 18'' Doll Accessory Workshops, Crafting, Dolls, Recycled Crafting

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In one of our recent American Girl Doll Crafting classes here in Northern Virginia we used recycled boxes and turned them into bedroom vanity sets for our dolls! Check out this tutorial to make one for your doll! Supplies: Recycled detergent box to similar box that has a back to it and an opening in the front (we got ours from Costco) spray paint (with adult help) OR use duck tape! or use washable paint to paint a few coats of a dark color  stickers, gems, paper cut outs for decoration small mirror (we found these metal frames that look like mirrors from Michaels and then used foil to create the inner part of the mirror) glue gun or duck tape for attaching the mirror to the...Continue Reading!

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Hooray! We are now Premier Program Partners for Girl Scouts Nations Capital (GSCNC)!

said on November 10th, 2015 filed under: 18'' Doll Accessory Workshops, Crafting, Devon's Workshops, Events & Party Ideas, Girl Scout, Girl Scout Workshops, Sewing Workshops

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Cupcakes and Lace just made 'premier' Program Partners for Girl Scouts Nations Capital council!  We are super excited!  We have been partners with the council for several years but recently made the premier status! If you are a local Girl Scout troop we would love to have your troop in for a private troop workshop.  We can do workshops for Daisys all the way to Cadettes.   If you contact us we can send you a list of what badge workshops, crafting classes, or sewing classes we currently offer for your level.  Make sure to include the number of girls in your troop along with the Girl Scout level you have. We have tons of fun themes ranging from the rare and...Continue Reading!

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Little Crafty Girl On The Prairie: Our New Kids Crafting Prairie Activity Book

said on October 26th, 2015 filed under: Crafting, Dolls, Girl Scout

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We are excited to announce our new kids crafting and activity booklet called Little Crafty Girl On The Prairie! Girls pack your covered wagon and experience a fun time learning about life on the prairie! Our 10 page booklet includes instructions and pictures to teach kids about what life was like during the pioneer times.  Through the use of a fun "way back then" game, two crafting projects (make a clothespin doll and a rag doll!), and homemade butter recipe kids will experience a taste of the Laura Ingalls Wilder days. Maybe you are a Junior Girl Scout troop working towards your Playing the Past badge (this is a great supplement or add on to that badge!), a homeschooling family wanting to try something...Continue Reading!

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Kids Sewing Project: Make Emoji Pillows

said on October 20th, 2015 filed under: Crafting, Sewing, Sewing Workshops

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In last weeks After School Sewing Class here in Aldie, Virginia we taught the girls how to make Emoji pillows! Here is some inspiration to make one of your own.  The best part is you can really make this any size and any emotion! Supplies:   yellow cotton flannel, fleece or felt (our circle was about 12.5 by 12.5 inches) red, pink, black, white felt squares/scraps for the faces posterboard if you wish to pre-cut patterns for the kids  (see photo) sewing supplies:  pins, fabric scissors, sewing machine or needle/thread to hand sew the emoji pillow poly fiber fill hot glue gun (for gluing on faces) unless you wish to pre sew on the face before sewing the two yellow circle together Make It: Start by cutting out your circle with...Continue Reading!

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How To Make A Minion Stuffed Animal!

said on October 15th, 2015 filed under: Crafting, Sewing, Sewing Workshops

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In one of our recent sewing classes in Aldie, Virginia the kiddos learned how to make a minion stuffed animal! If you know how to hand sew or machine sew (or have someone who can teach you!) here are some ideas and inspiration to make one of your own. We hand sewed this cute minion stuffed animals then used cutting and hot glue (with adult help) to decorate the minions clothes and eyes.       Supplies: yellow felt (we made ours about 12 by 12 in an oval egg shape)  You can buy 3 felt squares from craft store and use the two squares for the body and the third square to cut out legs and arms one blue felt square black felt (scraps) white felt (scraps) grey felt (scraps) small piece of...Continue Reading!

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Minion Inspired Kids Jewelry Craft: Jeweler Junior Badge Idea

said on October 10th, 2015 filed under: Crafting, DIY Girls Jewelry, Events & Party Ideas, Girl Scout

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We have a super fun Minion inspired kids jewelry craft that you can make with your friends or use it to work towards your Jeweler Junior badge! Supplies: blue pony beads yellow pony beads thin elastic jewelry string bottle cap (with holes drilled on the side-can find these at the craft store) large googley eye (or a large circle wooden ring you can glue the eye on top of that instead) glue gun or tacky glue (with adult help) Minion Eye Necklace Directions: Start by cutting your jewelry string to the desired length.  Make sure to leave some room to knot it together when you are done! First using adult help with the glue gun glue your googley eye to your bottle cap or wooden ring. Next start to string your...Continue Reading!

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DIY Kids Minion Chocolate Treats! Kids Minion Birthday Party Idea!

said on October 5th, 2015 filed under: Cooking & Edible Crafting, Cooking with the Kiddos, Crafting, Devon's Workshops, Events & Party Ideas

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Inspired by one of our recent kids sewing & crafting classes in Northern Virginia we whipped up some yummy (and adorable!) minion chocolate treats!   We wanted to share the idea with you.  See below to make some at your house, for a minion party or at your next Girl Scout meeting! What you will need: Wilton Chocolate Melts (yellow and blue) edible googley eyes Minion candy (see picture below-found at Michaels, AC Moore or JoAnns) Waffle square shaped pretelzs (you could use circle instead) microwave safe bowl spoon paper plates Lets Make It! Start by laying out some bowls of pretzels, minion candy, and edible googley eyes.  If you are doing this with a few kids it is easier to lay everything out in separate bowls.  Then have paper plates...Continue Reading!

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Girl Scout Sewing Ideas: Girl Scout Cookie Samoa & Thin Mint Pillow Stuffed Animals and More!

said on September 29th, 2015 filed under: Devon's Workshops, Girl Scout, Girl Scout Workshops, Patch Kits

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Running out of fun ideas to do with your Girl Scout troop?  We have a few things in mind! Girl Scout Cookie Pillows: If you know how to sew this is a super fun sewing project to do:  Samoa and Thin Mint stuffed animal pillows!  The pillows we make in our sewing classes are about 12 inches by 12 inches.  You can pre-cut the circles then have the girls sew and stuff!  Then have scrap fabrics and embellishments ready for them to decorate.  These would be great to make and have at your next cookie booth.  They would definitely draw attention! Our Patch Kits:  These are great for leaders to have on hand.  Each kit comes with instructions, craft supply list, learning...Continue Reading!

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Northern Virginia Kids and Adult Sewing and Crafting Studio in Aldie, Virginia! Girl Scout Workshops, Summer Camps and Kids Birthday Parties!

said on September 29th, 2015 filed under: 18'' Doll Accessory Workshops, Birthday Parties, Craft Kits, Crafting, Dolls, Events & Party Ideas, Girl Scout, Girl Scout Workshops, Sewing, Sewing Workshops, Summer Camp

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Cupcakes and Lace Sewing Studio for kids and adults is happy to announce our grand opening in Aldie, Virginia!   We would love to see you at the studio for a future class!  We offer kids sewing, crafting, girl scout badge workshops, private lessons and birthday parties.  We also offer adult sip and sew parties, bachelorette, bridal shower events, and private sewing lessons.  During the summer months we have sewing and crafting camps for the girls! We can also travel to you (depending on location) for birthday parties and private troop workshops.  We are official GSCNC program partners so we would love to come to your troop location or better yet come to us and see the new studio! Check out the current workshop...Continue Reading!

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American Girl Doll Craft Kit: 18” Doll Birthday Party Crafting Kit For Kids

said on September 29th, 2015 filed under: 18'' Doll Accessory Workshops, 18'' Doll Craft Kits, Birthday Parties, Craft Kits, Crafting, Dolls, Events & Party Ideas

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Does your daughter love American Girl Dolls?  Have an upcoming birthday party to celebrate?  Need a gift for that little granddaughter in your life?  Our original 18'' Doll Party Crafting Kit is so fun! Our doll kit is a unique and inexpensive gift  or party activity to do with those doll lovers at your daughters next party. Each kit comes in a cute metallic box with all supplies (individually bagged) and pretty instructions.  This activity doubles as the crafting segment as well as the party favors for your little guests.  The girls can complete the crafts at the party then carry them home in the pink box.  They will each complete a party hat, camera necklace (the pictures actually change!), and a cake ice...Continue Reading!

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