Oct 6, 2012

Sewing Some Service

For the past few weeks two years I've been busy coordinating a big service project at my church. We are sewing pillowcases as part of the Million Pillowcase Challenge. I'm really excited about the project and am hoping that a lot of ladies (and young ladies) will come and participate.

My little invites
I made a gazillion invitations hoping all the ladies would take extras for their friends (the more the merrier, right?) but I ended up with lots of extras.

My little invites were inspired by the super cute tags made by Jaime from Raising Up Rubies. She makes/sells the cutest things.
Raising Up Rubies Tags
My niece helped my stamp the fun images on the fronts and backs. We used different color inks and different images to mix it up.

my little invites backs
 I also used different vintage sheet scraps and cupcake wrappers.
more little invites
If you are in/near Orange County, California Tuesday night and want to help sew pillowcases, email me for details. We are going to eat dinner and then get to work. Lots of ladies (young and older) don't know how to sew so I will be matching them up with seasoned sewers.

my little invite
I'm used to chopping up pillowcases, not creating them so it should be fun. The pillowcases will be donated to local charities that help needy children. Most likely they will go to help children with cancer or foster children.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today. Oh, and if you have a little time this weekend, stop by Jaime's blog. She has a little giveaway.


Michele said...

If I weren't so far away, I'd definitely join you.

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Adorable invites for a worthy cause! ♥

Kathy Gordon said...

Love the cute labels.....very creative and inspiring.

Brittany_Va-VoomVintage said...

Your invitations are the cutest! Those would make darling gift tags for the holidays too. If I were in the area, I would definitely come sew some pillowcases! :) x

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

How sweet! Have fun making (hopefully) lots of pillowcases!! And your tags are soo cute! xo Holly

Tammy Chrzan said...

Gorgeous! I had to pin these!

Holly said...

So cute!! Where did you find that adorable sewing machine stamp??

Heather Grow said...

Thanks for all your sweet comments. Holly, I bought the TPC stamp set on Etsy. https://www.etsy.com/transaction/95599811 The seller is Remembering Tuesday and she has some really cute stamp sets.

vintage grey said...

Love these! So sweet! xo Heather

The Plum Verbena said...

I love love these!! So cute!! I am in charge of all the invites/posters for RS at church too. Among other things... This gave me some great ideas!! Thanks for sharing! Your blog is adorable!!