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Cupcake Cottage and Little Girl Dolls

By on Thursday, March 26th, 2009

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Cupcake Cottage and Little Girl Dolls $5.99

*** Pattern and instructions only ***

Welcome to the Cupcake Cottage ~ where life is sweet, and friendship is bountiful! Lilly and Violet are the tiny friends who reside here, spending their days playing games and baking cupcakes of course.

With this pattern you can make:

Cupcake Cottage with opening door & storage inside – approx finished size 9.5″ tall, and 5.5″ wide at base

Tiny Girl Dolls- 3.75″ tall

This listing is for PDF patterns and instructions only. Not the finished product. Pattern will be emailed within 24 hours of cleared payment.

*** All patterns are copyright protected. Not to be distributed, transferred, or sold in any form. For personal use only. You may NOT make items for sale or profit.***

Available at Gulf Coast Cottage.

The CupCakery Card Table Playhouse

By on Sunday, March 22nd, 2009

I saw an etsy shop a few months ago that made custom cardtable playhouses, so I requested a custom cupcakery. Here is the cupcakery that I am getting for my daughters…

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The CupCakery Card Table Playhouse, Custom Order, Personalized, 40 removable and replaceable pieces $115.00

Yummy! Please welcome this special edition Cupcakery Playhouse to our Playhouse Neighborhood!

This listing is for a playhouse that fits over your own card table. I will make it to fit the measurments of your card table exactly. It can also be customized to fit any size table. (There is an extra charge for tables over 38″. The extra charge is determined by the size of your table. Please send me a conversation for details) The felt it is made with is very eco-friendly, manufactured from post consumer plastic bottles.

THIS PLAYHOUSE CAN BE REMOVED, FOLDED, AND STORED IN SMALL SPACES!!! I even include a matching fabric bag to store it in.

Every neighborhood needs a bakery, but the bakery in our Playhouse Neighborhood is extra special, and makes the most delicious cupcakes around! The cookies are the sweetest, the cake is the yummiest, and the chocolate covered strawberries are divine!

This playhouse is extra, extra special because it comes with FORTY removable/replaceable pieces! All of the sweets can be moved around, and the decorations on the cake can be changed, too! There are even three cupcakes that can be “decorated”! You can even remove the teapot and teacups and pour your guests a cup of tea! And, as always, there are 4 special letters to put in the mailbox, and a cute little watering can for watering the flowers in the window box. The window has a sparkly striped awning, and the tables have sparkly “marble” tops. The fancy chalkboard lists the daily specials under the name of your Cupcakery! This is not your average bakery!

This playhouse:

*Promotes imaginative play. Deliver the mail to the mailbox! Water the flowers in the windowbox! Pretend you are the baker, and fill the bakery case with all of the special goodies. Decorate the birthday/wedding cake! Peek through the windows and say hello to your friends! Play “house”! Use as an extra special space for quiet time, story time or even nap time. Excellent for “me myself time”.

*Aids number recognition with an address above the door. For no charge, the playhouse can be customized with your child’s own address to help his/her memorization skills. I also provide a welcome sign beside the door, which can say anything you choose. Some examples are “Welcome to Katie’s Cupcakery”, “Kathryn’s Bakery”, etc.

*Assists children in learning colors and shapes. Name the colors of the flowers in the window box! Name the shapes inside the flowers! What shape is on the watering can? What color is the watering can?

Some special notes about this playhouse:

The entire playhouse is sewn. NO glue is used. Side and
door seams are double stitched for durability. All of the removable pieces attach to the playhouse with velcro that has been sewn on. Guaranteed to last through years of magical play! These playhouses have been kid tested over the years by many of my nieces and nephews, and now by my own children, Billy, age 3 and Katie, age 2.

I do not recommend placing this item in the wash machine. It can be hand washed and laid flat to dry.

Want another color? Send me a conversation for color information.

I welcome custom orders and if you need a custom playhouse quickly for a gift or special occasion, please contact me and we can try to work something out for immediate shipping.

My studio is completely smoke and pet free.

© 2008, 2009 All Rights Reserved
Trademark and Design Patents Pending

Available at Imaginative Play Toys.

Handmade Toys & More affected by new law

By on Monday, January 19th, 2009

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(Pictured above…Pretty in Pink Cupcake Bear Plush by Paper Girl Productions, Sweetest Little Cupcake Name Bracelet by Sweetie Kai, Girls Child-Size Apron Set by The Diaper Bag Wrangler, Cupcake Cutie Soother Pacifier clip by Krafty Creations, Monogrammed Pink and Brown Dot Birthday Cupcake Onesie Tutu Set by avannabelbaby, and Yummy cupcake clippie by scrap-n-scribe)

I just wanted to share this post from the Muddy’s Bake Shop Blog

In 2007, large toy manufacturers who outsource their production to China etc, sold toys with high lead content, unsafe parts, and made from dangerous chemicals. In response, Congress passed the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) , which among other things, mandates third-party testing and certification for all toys. This testing will be easy for large corporations who churn out thousands of each toy a year.

However, the way the current act is written, it puts most small toy-making businesses out of business. All the Etsy sellers, crafts fair artisans, etc in America would also have to pay the $300-$4,000 fee for third-party testing for EACH toy that they make. This makes the crafts-fair toymaker extinct while Mattel and Bratz prosper.

Please visit the Handmade Toy Alliance for more information, including a sample letter and a list of state representatives and their contact information:
www.handmadetoyalliance.org

You can also sign the Handmade Toy Alliance petition here:
petition

Crayon Roll and Paper for Little Artists

By on Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

Crayon Roll and Paper for Little Artists $9.50

It’s hard to tell if kids enjoy using the crayons or slidng them in and out and organizing their very own crayon roll more!

This crayon keeper compactly and securely holds the 8 brightly colored Crayola crayons and 3″ x 5″ notepad included. Made from a sweet cupcake fabric in pink and lined in a coordinating pink and white stripe. Slip the crayons into the slots, put the notepad away and roll and tie with the attached ribbon so everything stays neatly in place until next time. Perfect for the purse or backpack to keep little hands busy during a waiting room visit or plane ride, at a restaurant or driving in the car! Measures 12″ x 5″ when flat.

Available at ae baby.

Crazy for Cupcakes Toys

By on Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

Crazy for Cupcakes – Batch 1 $13.00

An all-new line of customizable cupcakes and unique accessories that are fun for kids ages 3 and up. Three scented cupcakes each separate into 4 pieces for mix n’ match fun!

Also available…

Available at Shopatron, Inc. and Action Products International.

American Girl SWEET TREATS BAKERY CASE

By on Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

American Girl SWEET TREATS BAKERY CASE $174.99

Pretending to run a bakery was never so much fun. Your favorite girl and her doll can open shop with all these playful items.

Everything’s here to get her bakery up and running:

  • A wooden bakery case with a faux-marble top
  • An assortment of pretend sweets to sample: a round pan of frosted cinnamon rolls, a tray of doughnuts, a tray of heart-shaped sugar cookies decorated with red and white frosting, brownies, and sprinkled cupcakes that come out of the pan
  • A printed linen for display, a pastry box for carry-outs, and a covered cake stand that opens to reveal a pretend layer cake on a fancy doily.

W: 7 3/4″ x H: 9 1/2″ x L: 13 1/2″

This darling bakery case and treats is new, never removed from box and comes in original American Girl box for easy gift giving.

Available at Konacollectibles.

Sweet Baking Set

By on Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

Sweet Baking Set $80.00

Little bakers love this yummy set. They get a food mixer with rotating whisk, rolling pin, knife and baking tray, plus canvas and gingham apron with cupcake motif (not shown). The tiny teacakes have interchangeable toppings and the swiss roll cake can be sliced (thanks to Velcro®). A cake stand displays the goodies. For reference, mixer is 9″L x 5″W x 9″H. Ages 3 and up. Wood. Non-toxic. Imported.

Available at Chasing Fireflies.