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Love Bugs!!

Strong mental health is a stepping stone to setting up today’s children for tomorrow’s success. Learning a practical skill, such as sewing or cooking, exposes children of all ages and backgrounds to coping mechanisms and problem solving skills in ways they can carry with them forever.   Once a child has learned to create, they have endless potential to support themselves throughout their life, both emotionally and financially, and they are less susceptible to things like:

- Homelessness
- Drugs / Gangs
- The School to Prison Pipeline
- Human Trafficking


What is the Love Bug program?

It has been such a difficult year for children all over the world with schools and activities cancelled because of the COVID pandemic. Their mental health has been tested and Love Bugs might just become the only Bug they want to catch.  Did you know that most children in foster programs only have enough possessions to fit in a single bag or pillowcase?  A child receiving a Love Bug not only gets a stuffed friend of their own, but receives that reinforcement that someone in their community sees and cares about them.

The Love Bug Pattern  is a perfect beginner sewing project, which began as a ‘Keep One, Donate One’ sewing project with a group of Girl Scouts.  The pattern uses 5 Fat Quarters, a bit of ric rac/ribbon/bias for legs, buttons or scraps for eyes, and stuffing.

Learn more about the Creativity Shell here:

- May is Mental Heath Awareness Month, but make Love Bugs a whole summer program to continue bringing children into the shop for classes and Love Bug pickups.




Class fee is $15.00 includes fat quarter kit of 5 fat quarters, ric rac and the pattern.

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.

Our address is 7327 Peppers Ferry Blvd., Fairlawn, VA 24141. If you have any questions, please email us at
  • Phone 540-639-1138

  • 7327 Peppers Ferry Blvd. Suite A
    Fairlawn, VA 24141
    • Monday-Friday: 10am - 6pm
    • Saturday: 10am - 5pm
    • Sunday: 1pm - 5pm