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    Help Christmas Shine Bright With Starlight Children's Foundation

    Help Christmas Shine Bright With Starlight Children's Foundation

    As Christmas approaches we look back at what may be one of the most difficult years for everyone. Scorching bushfires, followed by floods and then a global pandemic, 2020 marks one gruelling year for so many of us. 
    Although Australia has done an outstanding job overcoming 2020's horrible hurdles, thousands of seriously-ill children will be forced to spend the Christmas season isolated in hospital causing even more pain and suffering. Many hospitals are restricting visitors to just one family members which only adds to the stress and sadness of serious illness.

    The Starlight Children's Foundation team are the heroes that are stepping up to bring these kids the gift of love, laughter and joy this Christmas by visiting their wards, virtual visits, gifting surprise Christmas packs of fun and games, and focusing on what they do best - bringing positivity to sick kids in any way they can because now, more than ever, happiness matters. 
    With current COVID-19 restrictions on hospital visitors, the need for Starlight this Christmas has never been greater.



    This is why La La Land is donating proceeds from our Christmas cards and special Starlight baubles to the Starlight Children's Foundation so they can provide the joy and positive distraction that is vital to help sick kids cope with the fear and isolation of hospital.  

    You can shop the Starlight Charity range HERE and help us bring happiness to those who feel hopeless this Christmas.

    You can donate directly to the Starlight Children's Charity Christmas Appeal HERE.

    Make Your Own La La Land Mask

    Make Your Own La La Land Mask

    Stand against the ordinary with your very own La La Land mask! We used our cotton-linen blend tea towels for the outer layer to create COVID safe medical-grade masks.

     

    What you will need:

    • Fabric Scissors
    • One La La Land tea towel - the more illustration the better! 
    • 30x40cms of plain cotton fabric or polypropylene  
    • 30 cms of elastic - you may want to have a little extra for larger heads
    • Polyester or cotton thread
    • Sewing Machine

     

    Print This Template:

       

     

    FABRIC CUT GUIDE:

     

     

     

    INSTRUCTIONS:

    1. Use the CUT GUIDE and template provided to cut out fabric for one mask.

    2. Cut two 15cm lengths of elastic. (You may want to add additional 1-2cms depending on head size).

    3. Pin the two printed fabric pieces right side together along the FRONT CURVE and sew the curve.

    4. Place two pieces of plain fabric right sides together. Stack the remaining two pieces on either side so they sandwich the first two pieces. Pin and sew through all four layers along the FRONT CURVE.

    5. Pin the ends of the elastic to the right side of the printed fabric at the circles marked on the template. Baste so raw edges line up.

    6. Open the fabric pieces and place right sides of plain and patterned pieces together.

    7. Pin around edges making sure not to catch elastic loop and sew leaving a 4cm gap at the bottom of the mask.

    8. Turn right side out so print it on one side, plain in the other and elastic loops on either end.

    9. Turn gap in on itself and topstitch around the edge of the mask to secure.

    10. Wash mask with regular laundry soap or by hand with soap and allow to dry completely before wearing.

    11. Wash your hands, with soap, or use disinfectant with at least 60% alcohol then pick up the mask and place it over your mouth and nose catching the loops over your ears to hold it in place.

     

     

    This mask was created by Artist, Lilly Perrott's Mum - Mandy Perrott! Thank you Mandy!

     

    PLEASE NOTE: Keep up to date with the latest health advice provided by the Government and the World Health Organisation in regards to cleanliness, hygiene and how to properly wear a mask.

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