Wednesday, June 8, 2011

We Have a Guest Blogger - With A Challenge!!

Ladybird Ln

I am so excited to be here at Confessions of a Fabric Addict, WHOOP WHOOP! My name is Carlee and I am a fabric addict!  On my blog Ladybird Ln I share recipes, crafts, and sewing projects!  I am always super excited when I do sewing projects so I can join the Can I get a WHOOP WHOOP party!  I love to see all of the inspiration, I feel like I am maybe an intermediate sewer, and I love all of the comments and tips I get from you advanced sewers!

Ladybird Ln
Today, I am going to talk about a FUN pillow contest, for charity I am having on my blog, Pillow Fight--For a Cause!

Every month on our blog, we feature a charity, service organization, etc... and a project we crafters/bloggers can unite in to help with that cause!  This project was actually inspired by Cathy here at Cap Creations, the very first project I spotlighted was the Bring Brady Home project.  I was amazed at Cathy's generosity, and thought I wanted my blog to help out in some way.  It has been a lot of fun to feature monthly service projects, and find ways we can all help! 
This month I am featuring a project very near and dear to my heart. I have a great friend, Malynn, who is 14 years old, and has undergone some tough TOUGH medical stuff recently. She has been in and out of the hospital for the past 6 months. One might expect after all the medical problems she has endured she would be bitter and resolved. But not Malynn, she is amazing in so many ways. Instead of focusing on her issues she wants to help others. Malynn is an incredible seamstress, at the age of 14 she far surpasses my sewing ability!  Just look at one of her latest purses..
Yup, she is amazing!  With her incredible sewing talent, she has made it a goal to donate 100 bright cheerful pillow cases to Primary Childrens Medical Center, to brighten up the patients rooms!  When she was in the hospital it was so comforting to have her own pillow.  

I decided I wanted to help her out with this great cause.... and what better way than a
PILLOW FIGHT!  It is called Pillow Fight--For a Cause! Essentially this is a pillow contest where you can enter  ANY handmade pillow.  You can enter your homemade ruffly throw pillows, your sweet decorative pillows, your fleecy flower pillows, your bedazzled pillowcases... pretty much anything pillow related, that you have made. THE CLINCHER IS, in order to enter this contest you must donate one pillowcase  per entry! A bright, cheery, fun pillow case, to brighten up the day of someone in need. You can either send it to me, and I will let Malynn donate it to Primary Childrens Medical Center (Salt Lake City), or you can donate it to a local hospital, womens shelter, etc. You just have to let me know that you donated one!  You can enter at my blog from June 15-22.

We have some FABULOUS prizes for this contest. HUNDREDS of dollars worth of prizes!  We will have guest judges narrow down the pillow field to ten, and then open it up to voting. The top three pillows will receive some amazing prizes.  Honestly, if you are a sewer, their are so many fun prizes, fat quarter bundles, and tons of patterns! Sponsors for this event include... Kati Cupcake, Cap Creations, Sew Obsessed, Vinylize It, Funky Polkadot Giraffe, Naptime Crafters... And Malynn and I are even going to throw in some prizes. We will also have one random prize for anyone who links up--sound terrific, we think so!  For more information click HERE!

I am sure if you are reading this blog, you are probably a pretty serious sewer! Their are dozens of different ways to make a pillowcase, you can make the pillowcase any way you would like.  I shared a tutorial HERE for an easy basic pillowcase!

Here is a little pillowcase inspiration!  These are all homemade pillowcases made by me or given to me by family members!

Please come join the Pillow Fight, on our blog! You can link up your pillow creations
June 15-22!

I would love to donate 100 pillow cases! I can't imagine how hard it would be to have a child in a hospital for long periods of time.  I hope in some small way these pillowcases can be a comfort, and reminder of home.

I am trying to spread the word about this contest.  Please put a button on your blog, or contact me, I would love to come to your place and guest post about it!

Ladybird Ln

Thank you so much for letting me crash your fabulous blog today, and please consider entering this fun contest!!


  1. I would love to help!
    Jacque in SC

  2. Awesome~! Primary Children's is our go-to-hospital in our regional area. I have had lots of friends that have used their services. I am heading out to rifle through my stash right now. Thanks for sharing this Sarah~!

  3. Question: can you donate a vintage pillowcase or do you have to make it yourself?

  4. Thank you so much for helping me spread the word about this! I love your blog!


  5. LOVE your new header! It's so peaceful.


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