Friday, August 22, 2014

"Miles OF Pillowcase Smiles" Challenge!

September is almost upon us, which means the wonderful folks at Conkerr Cancer will be kicking off their "Miles Of Pillowcase Smiles" Campaign in honor of Childhood Cancer Month. 

We'd like to help them reach their goal of making 44,000 bright & cheerful pillowcases (20 miles), each one representing a child currently in treatment, by hosting a pillowcase drive.   The recipient of this drive will be the Conkerr Cancer chapter in Milwaukee, WI. To enter, all you have to do is make two pillowcases per Conkerr Cancer's specifications, and send them to us here at Arrow.  This time we are offering first, second and third place prizes!  Our first prize winner will receive one of our adorable thread caddies, and the two runners-up will receive a rolling tote!

We have listed the complete rules below, please read them over carefully, and if you have any questions, email us at

With your help, we know that we can make lots of smiles for some sick kids!

The Rules (please read carefully):
1.  Make two pillowcases following the guidelines posted here on the ConKerr Cancer website:    Remember, these are for kids, so they should be bright and cheery (you may think that rose print fabric is the bomb, but trust us, the kids won't)!

2.  Wash your cases, seal them in a ziploc bag, and mail them to us at:
Arrow Cabinets
PO Box 410
Elkhorn, WI 53121
Please make sure you include your name and return address!  Pillowcases from pet-friendly homes are great, just make sure you bag them immediately after they are washed and dried.
3.  Cases need to be received by Tuesday, Sept. 23rd, 2014 to be eligible.

4.  We will select a one random winner from the eligible entries to receive a thread caddy, and two random winners will each receive a new rolling tote!

If you can swing it, we'd love to get some pictures of you with your finished pillowcases to post on our Facebook page ( this is not a requirement for entering).  Please feel free to share this contest with all of your sewing friends, we'd love to have to rent a truck to deliver these!  
If you'd like more information on ConKerr Cancer, please visit their website at

Friday, August 15, 2014

Pinterest Procrastination: Punching In The Dark!

What do you do when you're at work, it's raining outside, and you can't get anything accomplished because the power is out so you have no phones or computers?  Well, here at Arrow, we punch!   We decided it would be a great time to cross another Pinterest project off of our list, so we all gathered by the window and worked on Hether's project - punch needle.

We used our cabinet with a clear blank in the opening, and a placed a battery-operated light on the platform to create a light box to transfer our designs onto weavers cloth.

We have to give a big shout-out to our friends at Clover, who generously provided us with our punching supplies! 

We punched away for about an hour and a half, but didn't have time to finish before the lights came back on.  We'll post pics of our projects as soon as we get them done!

If you are forever pinning projects and never getting around to trying them, join the Pinterest Procrastination Challenge with us (check out our pins here: and send us some pics as you complete your pins.  Post them on your board and include the hashtag #PinterestProcrastinationChallenge, or email them to us at