Saturday, August 21, 2010

Craft Hope: ConKerr Cancer

I know I have a ton of blogging about our adventures to catch up on, but I wanted to slip in this post.

I LOVE Craft Hope. If you're a sewer/knitter and you wish you could find a charitable outlet for your talents, this is the place for you. Currently they are on Project 9: ConKerr Cancer. ConKerr Cancer is a 2 year old non-profit that delivers beautiful, handmade pillowcases to seriously ill children to brighten their hospital rooms.

This is their Regional Directory. There are participating hospitals all over the US so you can all join in if you have the time! You don't need to be a sewer to participate. You can decorate a NEW standard size pillow case with embroidery or other embellishment.

Craft Hope encourages donations for teenagers and boys. Donations typically lean towards little kids (girls especially), but ConKerr delivers to children of all ages- which means teens too! My sister sent me a remnant of gorgeous fabric a few months ago that I stashed away for just the right occasion. Hopefully it will fit the bill for a teenage girl. I used the Cottage Home's sleepover pillowcase tutorial. Easy and so cute!


Here are some other tutorials you can use:
ConKerr Cancer Pillowcase (EASY!!)
The Lazy Organizer Two Pillowcases (More difficult but would really be something special!)
Little Birdie Secrets Novelty Pillowcase
JCaroline Pillowcase

For more inspiration you can check at Craft Hope's Flickr Page. If you join in, make sure to send me a pick of your creations!


  1. Love it!! And I'm so glad to see the remnant went to such good use...I knew you'd be able to find a home for it!

  2. Oh my gosh, that looks so totally adorable! I love, love, love the fabrics you have chosen - they look amazing. Thank you so much for sending me the link to this post. Great job!

    Have a great night,

  3. I found your blog through a Google search, looking for inspiration for the ConKerr cancer pillow cases. Your ruffled case is darling! What a sweet detail and I love the fabrics you used!