Friday, September 10, 2010

Fabulous Friday Follow
September 10-14th
Happy Friday! Every Friday begins with Fabulous Friday Follow Blog Hop
here at
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XOXO, Laura and Sarah
P.S. What is a blog hop you ask!?!?
A Blog Hop, also known as blog hopping, is to move from one blog to another, reading posts or to leaving comments. Where the mission is to gain more followers on your blog!
It's 100% for FUN!

I hope everyone had a wonderful week and is ready for what the weekend has in store!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

A Case for Smiles...Pillowcase that is!

Have you ever made a pillowcase? I hadn't until last night. And I didn't make just one, but 5! It took less than an hour and I made them for a very special cause...for children...children who are battling cancer.

September is pediatric cancer awareness month and Craft Hope is working in conjunction with ConKerr Cancer to bring smiles to the faces of children with life threatening illnesses. ConKerr Cancer was founded 2 years ago by Cindy Kerr, who's son was diagnosed with cancer in 2002. She began making pillowcases to brighten his hospital room. Since 2008, ConKerr cancer has delivered over 240,000 pillowcases to children in hospitals in five countries. Their goal is to deliver a bright, colorful pillowcase to every child, in North America, battling an illness by 2012. Will you help them reach their goal? If you sew get to it! If you are just beginning to sew, this is the perfect project for you.

This is what you need...
sewing machine
scissors/rotary board/rotary cutter
3/4 of a yard of bright, colorful fabric (cotton or flannel) for the body of the pillow
1/3 of a yard of bright, colorful fabric (cotton or flannel) for the border of the pillow

Wash and iron your fabric and you're ready to begin!
There are many pillowcase tutorials out there, but I used the pillowcase tutorial by Dana from made. It has step-by-step directions, with easy to follow photographs.

After you finish use the directory to find a ConKerr Representative near you.

My mom made 5 pillowcases too! I am going to solicit my friends as well...maybe we will have a pillowcase party!

Here are some pictures of our pillowcases!
My little helper...catching minos in the background.
I took Carson with me to pick out the fabric. She chose the beach club print, dinosaurs and Ariel fabrics.
I think the dinosaurs are my favorite...since I have two girls I don't make a lot of things with dinosaurs...but I should. Girls can like dinosaurs too...right?!
My mom used mainly flannel fabrics with colorful prints (cars, superman, flowers).
I love the Superman fabric. What child doesn't love, or want to feel like a super hero?
I hope our pillowcases bring a little joy and happiness to these brave children. They are the true super heroes!

Monday, September 6, 2010


I have always been fascinated by twins. When I was younger, I wanted to be a twin. But since that was not going to happen...I did the next best thing and asked for twin cabbage patch dolls. I received them for Christmas and named Samantha and Amanda. I remember them vividly. They had long, red hair and freckles. As I grew older I thought I would want to have twins...for a while...until I had one baby. I can't imagine having two at the same time! However, many people do it and do it well. I know of a few!

There have been many sets of twins in my life just in the past couple years. I have a cousin who has twins. I haven't met them in person yet, but have watched them grow and change via the Internet! Technology is so nice!

I also have two sorority sisters/friends who have twins and another just announced she too will be having twins this spring! Twins are everywhere! And there are some really cute items out there just for twins!

Aren't these pink and blue owl hats adorable!? They would be perfect for a boy and girl twins! You can find them over at Unique Kidz.

And these I found over at Pink Crocodile Designs. I just loved them! I loved how one wasn't complete without the other.

I thought I would put my own little spin on the idea and made them Gator style. I have a friend who has twin boys that I thought would look adorable in these! Massie, they are in the mail!

I was also asked to make boy/girl twin gator outfits...Kristin, I can't wait to see them on Ross and Ivey!

You can't forget mom! I love necklaces that have children's names engraved on them. Here are two different styles especially for moms with twins...
One from Loved Stamped.

and one from Say Anything Jewelry.

Do you have twins? Or know of any cute items for twins?

For the Horse Lover...

My niece turns 7 tomorrow. We celebrated her birthday today. She loves horses. Ever since she was little she has had a fascination with them. It's funny because my sister used to ride horses and now she has a daughter following in her footsteps. So, I found this fabric and made her a skirt...with what else...horses!

This adorable corduroy fabric is from JoAnn fabrics. The galloping, horses are tan in color and embroidered. I think it's the perfect fall fabric. I made the skirt using the Turkey Dressing skirt pattern (AKA Can-Can Skirt) over at MADE. I left off the chiffon ruffles.

I paired it with a pink shirt (pink is her favorite color) and included her monogram in brown.

I also made her a Hobo sack from the MADE tutorial list. It was a quick and easy bag that she can use to store all of those horse figurines!

I lined it with pink corduroy and used the same pink for the straps.
Happy 7th birthday Paige! I hope you enjoy it!
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