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Friday, April 27, 2012

The 1,2,3s and A,B,Cs of Making Pillowcases

Making pillowcases can be very fun and rewarding; however, it is important that you follow the directions properly - especially if you are planning on donating your pillowcases to a hospital. I have set out below some easy how-to steps for creating a beautiful, child friendly pilowcase which will brighten the walls of any drab looking hospital room.

Step One: Go with your partner or friends to somewhere that sells fabric. This can be a nice outing to go on as it is fun to pick out all of the different combinations of fabric that you want to use.

Step Two: Make tea/coffee to help motivate your husband to continue cutting up all of the fabric into pillowcase bodies and ends.

Step Three: Match up bodies with ends and give husband a back rub as he slaves over the sewing machine, stitching them together.

Step Four: Take photos of your newest creations and share them with others by posting them on your blog.

Step Five: After your husband has washed, ironed and packaged the pillowcases, place a couple of stamps on your gift box and pop it in the post. 

Monday, April 23, 2012

How our pillowcases are being used

Today we received an email from the Operations Manager at the Royal Alex Children's Hospital following her conversaiton with the Matrons on the wards. In her email, she explained how our pillowcases are being used and we were told that they are being given to children in the in-patient and high dependency wards, especially to those receiving long term care who are in need of "an extra little something". We were so very touched to receive this email and glad that we started this project.

Sunday, April 22, 2012


I am delighted to announce that, having now completed 50 pillowcases, we are half way to reaching our 100 pillowcase goal!

Here is a photo of the latest 5 designs.

These past few months have certainly been a steep learning curve for me and so far there has only been one personal injury 'incident' - always make sure you take your foot off the foot pedal when threading the needle by the way. Mark has taught me a lot and we are blessed by the knowledge he has gained from his mum - not to mention the sewing machine he brought over with him from America! Together we continue to work hard and expand our knowledge and ability.

And, for all you scrap owl fans, I can confirm that 3 more are in progress...!

Thank you again to all of those still checking up on us - so far we have had over 2200 visitors.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

A productive weekend

Here is a snap of our latest 5 pillowcases:

..... Nearly at fifty!!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Off to post the next 20 pillowcases!

We are making good progress and at this rate are managing to send out 20 pillowcases a month.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Thank you to the editors of The Lawyer magazine

We are very grateful to The Lawyer for publishing an article on Love, The Tanguays.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Second batch complete!

We have now made 40 pillowcases and so are nearly ready to send out the second batch of 20 cases! Just need to finish washing and ironing the last few and then we can get them boxed up and sent out.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Sewing temporarily suspended for Easter weekend mash up

This weekend Laura's brother is coming to stay to celebrate his 21st birthday with us! In order to maximise the space in our 3ft by 3ft flat we have had to pack up our sewing station to make way for our guest.

Looking forward to having you, Adam - we have some real cultural treats lined up for you (Romford massive).

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Our latest 5 designs

Only two more to go and then we will be in a position to post the next 20 pillowcases to the hospital.