Sunday, May 29, 2011

Pillow fight--For a Cause~Part 1

Looking for the PILLOW FIGHTYou can enter your pillows HERE!
Ladybird Ln
As my readers know, every month on our blog, we feature a charity, service organization, or project to spotlight during the month!  This month I am doing a contest called, Pillow Fight--For a Cause, to help a wonderful project my friend Malynn is doing.
This is a project very near and dear to my heart.  My friend Malynn, 14 years old has had to endured a lot, the last few months.  But first, let me tell you a little about her... She loves horses, and sewing.  She is an INCREDIBLE seamstress, she started a little sewing business called the Spotted Apple, and sews custom purses!  I have to showoff some of her creations!


This girl is legit!
Darling, Malynn made this purse with the pattern 'My Favorite Bag' by Kati Cupcake!  Malynn introduced me to these guys, and I was told that Kati Cupcake is kind of like Taylor Swift... only with a sewing machine!  Kati Cupcake has graciously agreed to be a sponsor for this event--even more reason to love her!

This is a darling snap purse Malynn makes... You could WIN one like this in our Pillow Fight--For a Cause Contest!

OK, back to the story, Malynn has undergone some 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 might 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 has a great talent for sewing. She has made it a goal to donate 100 bright cheerful pillow cases to Primary Childrens Medical Center, to brighten up the patients rooms!  Malynn thought it was so helpful to have her own pillowcase in the hospital to cheer up the room, and make it seem more like home!
So here on Ladybird Ln, we want to help Malynn out, we are going to have a friendly PILLOW FIGHT!,  Pillow Fight--For a Cause! Who doesn't love a good pillow fight right?  Essentially this is a pillow fight is a contest where you can enter your homemade ruffly throw pillows, your sweet decorative pillows, your bedazzled pillow cases... pretty much anything pillow related, that you made. THE CLINCHER IS, for every entry you put in you MUST donate a  pillowcase. A bright, cheery, fun pillow case! You can either send it to me, and I will let Malynn donate it, or you can donate it to a local hospital, womens shelter, etc. You just have to let me know that you donated one!  We have some fabulous judges, and incredible sponsors, to help with this event.. Doesn't this pillow fight sound fun?  OK, lets get to the knitty gritty!

CONTEST RULES

  1. You can link up ANY pillow related post to our link party here at Ladybird Ln, from June 15-22.  You can link up HERE! Examples, throw pillows, decorative pillows, ruffly pillows, fancy pillow cases, etc.  It does not need to be the pillow case you donate.
  2. For every post you link up, you MUST donate a pillow case.  Don't sweat if, pillowcases are EASY to make, for a complete tutorial click HERE! You can donate your pillowcase locally to a hospital or women's shelter.  Or you can send it to me, and I will let Malynn donate it to Primary Childrens Hospital in Salt Lake City.  You will need to fill out a simple entry form at the Pillow Link up Party.  Email me at ladybirdln10(at)gmail(dot)com, with anyquestions You can send the pillowcase to this address:                                             
                                          Candice Sanders
                                          Re: Pillow Fight For a Cause
                                          160 E 200 N
                                          Mt. Pleasant, Ut 84647
          Note:  This is a friends business address, I am leery of posting my address on the web.
  
     3.  Please include the Pillow Fight--For a cause button on your post, or in your sidebar.  We would
          like as many people to be involved as possible. Code found at bottom of post.
     4.  Must be a resident of USA or Canada, or willing to pay shipping and handling fees!
     5.  If you do not have a blog, you can still participate by downloading a picture and description of
          your pillow on an online photo album such as Flickr, or Photobucket, and linking that to the party.
     6.  Please support our blog! We hope you love this contest, and our blog!  If you do please consider following!


Judges:
     We have some super fun judges to help us keep this competition interesting and fun.   We have four judges that will help us narrow the competition down to ten pillows.  From their it will be up to a vote!  The judges will determine will base their decision on creativity, originality, and quality.  Our fabulous guest judges are:
      The girl behind it all~Malynn and Her Mom JoAnne!
      Michelle of Someday Crafts-Huge kudos to her, her baby is due the end of June!
      The fabulous Emily aka The Decor Chick!
      The always fun, Kori and Tara, Mom's of All Trade!
    
PRIZES:
 The top three pillows will receive some amazing prizes, and we even have a couple random prizes for anyone who link up!. 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.  Prizes are not exactly set in stone, so it may change a bit over the next couple weeks, but here is a general idea!  I am blown away by all the support we have received from this project, which means amazing prizes for you!!

                                           First Place Prize Package! 
                          Darling Snap purse from Spotted Apple (A bag made by Malynn!)
                          Fat Quarter Bundle from Kati Cupcake
                         $30 Vinylize It Gift Card!
                          $40 gift certificate from Cap Creations
                          Pattern from Sew Obsessed
                          Pattern from Naptime Crafters, etsy shop!
                          Pattern from Kati Cupcake
                          Adorable bow from Funky Polkadot Giraffe etsy Shop!
                          Custom graphic art from Ladybird Ln of your choice!
                                

                                          Second Place Prize Package!
                           Darling Snap purse from Spotted Apple (A bag made by Malynn!)
                           Fat Quarter Bundle from Sew Obsessed
                           Pattern from Sew Obsessed
                           Pattern from Naptime Crafters, etsy shop!
                           Pattern from Kati Cupcake
                           Adorable bow from Funky Polkadot Giraffe etsy Shop!
                           Custom graphic art from Ladybird Ln of your choice!
  
                                           Third Place prize Package!
                           Darling Snap Purse from Spotted Apple (A bag made by Malynn!)
                           Pattern from Sew Obsessed
                           Pattern from Naptime Crafters, etsy shop!
                           Pattern from Kati Cupcake
                           Adorable bow from Funky Polkadot Giraffe etsy Shop!
                           Custom graphic art from Ladybird Ln of your choice!
                                           
                                      Random Prize Drawings (Anyone who links up can Win!)
                            Signed copy of Kati Cupcakes new book! (WOWsers)

Thank you so much to all of our INCREDIBLE sponsors!  Man I wish I could enter, those are some FABULOUS prizes!
                          
                        
Are you stressing out about making and donating a pillowcase?  Please don't pillowcases are fun, and would be a fabulous beginner project.. Or maybe a project you can do this summer with your daughter to  help her learn how to sew!  Below are some pillowcases I have made, or homemade pillowcases that have been given to me for my kids!  For a complete tutorial on how to make a pillowcase click HERE!



Please come join the Pillow Fight--For a Cause, on our blog! You can link up your pillow creations
June 15-22! Much more information will be coming on my blog! 

Please help me get the word out by posting this button on your blog!  I am so excited for this pillow fight,  lets donate 100 pillowcases to cheer up kids in the hospital!






Ladybird Ln


30 comments:

  1. I shared this post on my blog: http://koolbeenz-blog.blogspot.com/2011/05/pillow-fight-for-cause-organized-by.html

    I also put the button on my left sidebar. I found you via KatiCupcake.

    http://KoolBeenz-blog.blogspot.com

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  2. What a lovely story! She certainly is a talented seamstress! Good luck with your pillowcase appeal!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  3. Fabulous! I haven't made pillows but I love making pillowcases. I posted about this on my little blog.
    http://harriethomemakerstrikesagain.blogspot.com/2011/05/new-pillowcase-cause.html

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  4. Learned of your effort from KatiCupcake and love what you are doing! I will be sharing about it on my blog this week!

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  5. Very excited for this!!! Getting pillows ready as we speak! :)

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  6. Hope you girls are ready for a pillow fight! This is going to be so fun!

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  7. I love this idea! So neat. Just shared it on my FB page.

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  8. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I am up for the challenge! I will be adding your button, I will twitter it, facebook it and start making my pillow cases! Good for you I am excited to do this!

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  9. Count me in!!! As soon as blogger lets me post again (what the heck is up with Blogger anyways...geesh!) I will share this event on my blog, fb & twitter. I love what you are doing for such a remarkable young lady!
    Thanks for visiting Frilly Lilly!

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  10. I haven't donated but I was going to make them some hats in the fall. I'd love to donate some of my work for any of your future efforts. SugarDoodle on FB sent me. My blog is yarnandstring.blogspot.com if you wanted me to donate anything for you in the future. I think you guys are amazing and wonderful inspirations!

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  11. does she have a site to purchase the purses. those are so darling!

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  12. Every year we take our YW to our bishops cabin for a three day excursion, one of the things we do while on our little trip is a service project. I think making pillow cases for Primary childrens would be a great thing for our girls to do year! We go the end of June so I would not be able to get the pillow cases to you till the first of July, not sure when she is turning them in so I'm wondering if that would be too late?

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  13. Count me in. I'll participate and do a post about this. Thank you for sharing.

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  14. What a talented little girl! And a great event! Thanks for linking it up!

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  15. I did a post of this on my very small blog. I think it is great! I hope you get lots of cases.

    Kadie @ Seven Alive

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  16. I love seeing kids step up and serve others. I'm going to tweet and fb this for www.kidzrap.com

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  17. This is such a wonderful event and cause! Malynn sounds like an amazing a talented young woman.

    While I don't have any pillow posts of my own, I'm spreading the word about Pillow Fight for the Cause on FB and Twitter.

    Best,
    Jenn

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  18. I've been thinking about doing this since I first saw it - I think it was on @prils bog (KoolBeenz). I've been leery of entering because I have 3 kids under 5 and that makes deadlines difficult. BUT, I've been gathering my fabrics (I have some really fun ideas!) and I'm just about ready to roll. (Honestly, I'm not sure that I'm going to get a pillow done for the fight, but I'll get the kiddos ones done first and see what time I have left!) Game ON!

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  19. Posted about this on my blog at the quiltingranny. Thanks for offering such a great opportunity to help others!

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  20. Primary Childrens hospital is fantastic. They certainly took care of our son..a diabetic, and daughter..who was involved in a vehicle rollover. I donate quilts to them often.. But will be adding pillowcases to my list of items. Thanks for the reminder.

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  21. This is a great idea, read about this over at cap creations!

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  22. What an inspiring young lady. I wish I could sew like that!

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  23. Cap creations sent me. Great ideas.

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  24. I am so excited to be able to contribute to such a great cause! Here is my link: http://thevintagescavenger.blogspot.com/2011/06/pillow-fight.html

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  25. What a fabulous idea. And a very inspirational girl (who is super talented, by the way). Found you through Tip Junkie.

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  26. What a great idea! Primary Children's hospital has helped my family more than once. I am working on my pillowcase to send you and I added your pillow fight button to my personal blog! thanks for doing this great project!-

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  27. Came over from Cap Creations! What a wonderful idea.

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  28. What a great idea, a talented girl. I don't have any pillow post on my own, but I'll just tell my friends and family about pillow fight (FB and Twitter).
    Thanks for sharing

    Children Pillows

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  29. Here's my link back http://viewsfromtheporch.blogspot.com/2011/07/pillow-fight.html

    It was quite a journey!

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  30. Real intriguing article transport you , i never realized this was the case and am dilettanteish to take a cot mattress so provide be reminiscent of this.

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