Monday, April 23, 2012

Cases for Smiles

Usually Fridays are date nights around these parts, but it was not to work out that way this weekend - perfect actually because I had signed up over at Handmade by Heidi to participate in the 'Friday Night Sew-In.'  This time it was sewing with a cause.
She had partnered with Arrow Sewing Cabinets and ConKerr Cancer to make pillowcases for children cancer patients.
Handmade by Heidi
The part in her post that kept popping out at me was the need for pillow cases for teenage children.  I make plenty of smaller children items, so I wanted to fulfill part of that need.

Although I do not have a teenager in this house, the 10 year old boy liked the black and white swirly fabric.
We are a sports family as well, so these appliques were a great way to embellish the pillow case and keep it from become too 'little.'
 And really what girl doesn't love flowers?  I would even like this one myself!
In some small way I hope that these pillow cases will bring a smile to those who are hurting, and make their days happier as they battle their cancer.  Be tough my friends, and fight on.
 Here is a shot of it on the bed. (I ended up changing out the flower for 3, and it is so much better that way!)

So many of the others have made many more than I have, but for now this was all the time I had to put into them - hopefully in the future I will find the time to make a few more.
Also in fun new around this little blog:
-my scooter made into craftgawker this past Friday! Seriously made my weekend.
-the lunch bag below is being featured at Momnivore's Dilemma today!

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