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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

pillowcase party {craft hope}

Have you heard of Craft Hope?

This is what they are all about:
Craft Hope is a love inspired project designed to share handmade crafts with those who need them. It is our hope to combine our love for crafting and desire to help others into a project to make a difference around the world.

Isn't that such an awesome idea!??

I started looking through the Craft Hope blog a few weeks ago. When I found out their latest project was joining with ConKerr Cancer to make pillowcases for Pediatric Cancer Awareness month, I knew I wanted to help.

I e-mailed all my sewing friends and invited them over for a pillowcase party.
It was a very last minute party because the pillowcases needed 
to be mailed by the end of the week to get there in time.

I dug through my fabric supply and prayed 
that a few friends would be able to join me.

And of course they did!
Four of my friends showed up that morning and we got busy cutting out our fabric.

I have never had a "sewing party" before.
It was really fun and I learned a few things too.

We the girls worked really hard all morning.
I tried to.

Did I mention Levi was at the pillowcase party too?
He was supposed to take a nap,
but decided to scream instead.
I guess he doesn't like to miss a party!

I am so thankful for these friends who helped me show love to others.
Thanks for helping me girls!

By the afternoon we had finished twelve pretty pillowcases.

I packaged them all up and sent them off to Kansas City.
I am praying that each one will be a huge blessing to a little boy or girl.

Did you know their is a Craft Hope book too?
I haven't seen it yet,
but I think I am going to add it to my wish list.

Unfortunately the pillowcase project is complete... 
 check out Craft Hope for more information on future projects.


Blogger Marla Taviano said...

I love this, Jess!! Those are beautiful!!

September 21, 2010 at 9:10 PM  
Blogger Melissa B. said...

Thanks for sharing! I have been wanting to get involved with something that allows me to do something for others with my skills.. or skills that are still developing. I don't have a lot of money but time i do have.. I am looking forward to upcoming projects!

September 21, 2010 at 10:02 PM  
Anonymous Jenae {I can teach my child} said...

What a great idea! And thank you for sharing about Craft Hope--that will be something I definitely look into!

September 21, 2010 at 10:06 PM  
Blogger Bethany said...

What a great group! I'm can't wait to get involved.

September 21, 2010 at 10:11 PM  
Blogger Amber said...

What a great idea! I love that you grabbed a few crafty friends spontaneously and blessed others with your creativity.

September 21, 2010 at 10:23 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

It was SO fun to do this with you! Thanks for asking us!

September 21, 2010 at 10:28 PM  
Blogger Missy Locklear said...

The owl pillowcase is my favorite! Great work!

September 21, 2010 at 11:42 PM  
Blogger Stef said...

Jess, you look fabulous! Looks like you've been losing weight - good for you.
The picture of Levi = adorable. I love that color on him.

The pillow cases are SO cute! Loved them all. you've inspired me.

September 22, 2010 at 1:11 AM  
Blogger Micah said...

What a great idea!! I'm bummed that you didn't post this sooner! i would have loved to have had my own little party!

September 22, 2010 at 7:15 AM  
Blogger Kristi REDISKE said...

What a great thing-I am so glad you shared this..Your pillowcases were so cute-such cute fabric for them, the kids will love them. I never find cute fabric like that-where do you get it? I am going to watch for the next project and hope to be a part of it next time.

September 22, 2010 at 7:49 AM  
Blogger Janel said...

I love the pillow cases! I think you should add them to Cora's too!

And Mr Levi, can he get any cuter?? he is delectable... :)

September 22, 2010 at 8:14 AM  
Blogger Lauren said...

Such a SWEET idea!!!!!!!

September 22, 2010 at 8:36 AM  
Blogger Rach said...

What a great idea. You are so blessed with great friends! Love those patterns!

September 22, 2010 at 9:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is Great Jess! But, can I just say that I Love your new hair, so chic so cute!

September 22, 2010 at 10:38 AM  
Blogger merlin said...

This is practical and thoughtful. I know the project is over, but can you post how to make the pillowcase. I couldn't find instructions on the craft hope site. Our local hospital accepts quilts and prayer shawls, I'm thinking they'd take pillowcases as well but I've never made one and I'd need instructions.

September 22, 2010 at 10:58 AM  
Blogger Beki - TheRustedChain said...

That is so sweet!

You are adorable.

September 22, 2010 at 3:08 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

That is so cool! And I love all that fabric.
I'm just learning how to sew and can't wait to go check out the Craft Hope site.
Levi is the cutest!

September 22, 2010 at 3:56 PM  
Blogger Sharon said...

What an awesome idea and all your pillowcases came out wonderfully!

September 22, 2010 at 4:57 PM  
Blogger Taking Heart said...

I bookmarked the site. You are such a sweet soul... and a woman after my own heart!

September 22, 2010 at 6:40 PM  
Blogger meg duerksen said...

let's do it again so i can come this time.

julie's friend in CA was doing this at julie's when i was sewing my quilt. it was so simple and cool. i wanted to make 100 right then and there!
i didn't make any....of course.

September 23, 2010 at 3:28 PM  
Blogger Katy said...

Neat pillowcases for a great cause! Love all of the fun fabric

September 23, 2010 at 3:55 PM  
Blogger The Schilling's from Cimarron said...


How are you? It sounds like you are crazzzyyy busy like always! It has been so great to keep up with you on this blog! and I am so jealous you got to see Laura and the boys..... I just wanted to say HI..... we are good and busy too.... Kali is a freshman and playing volleyball.... and Blake is in Flag Football.... and yes Jaylee is talking and walking and bossing and on doing great!

We miss you all soooo much and keep up the great ways of "giving"..... you are always so sweet!

Tell everyone hello! And YES squeeze little Levi for me! and Kiss those chunkkkkyyyy cheeks! :)

love to all!

September 24, 2010 at 10:28 AM  
Anonymous Claire said...

I'm also wondering - where do you get your amazing fabrics?? Fabric stores in my area don't have such cute designs!

September 24, 2010 at 11:34 AM  
Blogger Rachel said...

That is such a neat idea! Thank you for blessing little ones with these super cute pillowcases! You are inspiring!

September 24, 2010 at 9:49 PM  
Blogger vera said...

Those pillowcases are so precious! When my daughter was in the hospital, we always brought pillowcases and sheets for her bed with fun prints on them to try to cheer her up. My seven month old little boy has a magic radar - if I pull the sewing machine up (even way late at night when he normally sleeps) he decides it's time to scream. Stinker!

September 25, 2010 at 1:40 PM  
Anonymous marimekko pillows said...

I love what your doing. Really, Helping others or sharing what you have by the way that you know best. You could earn money through those projects but you chose to give it to help children. You're one of those modern day heroes.

September 26, 2010 at 10:13 AM  
Anonymous Nan said...

Love this idea. And what cuteness!! You have the best taste in fabrics.

September 26, 2010 at 5:48 PM  

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