Monday, January 5, 2015
Bizzy Pillows N Pockets
suffered with Dementia/Alzheimer's disease.
The Pillows are created to stimulate their brains. All our lives, we learn
to tie bows, work buttons, play with beads, use beads for counting, etc.
These pillows will give the patients something to do with their hands and
thus stimulate the brains...
*** NO this is not a cure for these patients, this is only something to keep
their hands bizzy & stimulate their brains at the same time
I personally like using the Crochet Granny Squares. However, you can use
knitted squares as well. Make 2 (13x13) or (14"x14"). At the very top of my
pillow you'll see a pink bow tied, it un-ties and now you have a pocket to
add a pillow if desired. or use for keeping PJ's in, or just leave empty.. Add
pockets, ribbons, bells, toys, beads, zippers etc. to 1 side only.
Place both wrong sides together, I used a shell border around mine. You
can do whatever you feel is best for you... Tuck in your ends...
These can be made from a blanket, I highly reccomend using:
Suzies Stuff rectangler lapghan pattern for this:
I have made Bizzy Pillow's by using this pattern and working 12 complete
rows around, folded it in 1/2 and sew up both sides and trim along top for pillow..
*ALOS, if you'll notice, I use the BRIGHT RED to catch their attention
with pockets, ties etc., Red stimulates the brain.