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I'm writing this sitting in the garden in the shade on a very warm September day.
This year so far has been busy regarding the headset covers and I am nearing my 1000 item being made! Far more than I thought would be made when I started.

As well as making headset covers and top covers I've  begun to make face masks as friends thought it would be a good way to support Help for Heroes (HfH). On my 3rd pattern now and I think I've got the right shape. These sell for  £5 with the money going to HfH. Why not have a mask and headset covers from the same fabric maybe also a small bag to keep them in...

Earlier in the year fabric was hard to purchase but now fabrics are plentiful online.
Christmas patterns are in stock (although these have not been over popular with headset covers). With masks being worn more frequently maybe people will want to compliment their Christmas jumper outfit with a Christmas themed mask? Just a thought.🎅

Thank you to everyone who has bought a set of headset covers, a top cover or a mask to help to support HfH who do such a fantastic job of looking after injured service personnel.







Normally I make up to 30 items in a month - I know it's not many items but in fairness I am retired. In July I made 46 items, it was a mix of face masks and headset covers and an excellent way of coping with being shielded and unable to go out! The peace of the garden was only shattered by my machining. I am very grateful to everyone who ordered either headset covers or masks last month. 

I'm also grateful to the person who suggested I used twitter, a kind thought but I don't know much about twitter however, he had heard about the headset covers via twitter so I now think it's marvellous.








Hello 

Yesterday we had rain for the first time in a long time, I'm so glad as the water butts needed filling. 

I am including a copy of the letter I sent to HfH along with a cheque for £400.00 which has been raised so far this year through the making and selling of headset  covers, masks, etc.

A big thank you to anyone who has ordered products this year.

29th May 2020
Dear Friends,
Headsets Covers (16)
    Reference: 


In spite of the strange times in which we live making headset covers for Air Traffic Controllers goes on. I have had several enquiries and orders over the last few months and also a request for a different pattern of headset cover. 

I keep updating the blog monthly which allows me to let people know the latest developments. I’ve also been supporting the NHS at this difficult time, making scrub bags for my local hospital and this has led to Air Traffic Controllers asking me to make masks for them. 

I had hoped that after 7 years of doing this I would have raised more money but this money does take my total to £2900.00 and I will continue to make headset covers and support your great charity.

I have enclosed a cheque for £400.00 and hope this will prove useful to Help for Heroes.

Please would you send either a letter or email for me to record the receipt of this letter?

Yours sincerely,

Keep safe and keep supporting HfH.  Regards, Moira
Here we are in April almost in May. In the depths of the country we have been enjoying good weather for some time now. The greenhouse is full of plants growing for produce later in the season. The weeds are growing faster than the plants at present despite my weeding every day. We miss our family as many do but we are keeping busy.

April has been a quiet month for headset covers. However, someone suggested I make scrubs for NHS staff (they did not know me well for no one would wear any clothes I made)! I decided instead to make some scrub bags for Hereford Hospital and  also a headband and bag for a friends daughter who is a physio. Photos below. I hadn't made French seams since O Levels and I still don't like them. I'm intending to make more bags and headbands to support the NHS workers.

I hope everyone who reads this stays safe wherever they are and also keeps busy, either at work or with a hobby. I'm off to collect my food delivery - from the door - thank you Mr Tesco!  

PS - the next day
Had a message from my youngest asking for masks... made 5! Thank goodness for my fabric stash which is separate from the HFH fabric.












Best Wishes, Moira
Hi

I have been asked  if I could make a headset cover which has only one side elasticated (rather like the old white covers supplied by the RAF some years ago).

After a couple of trials and quite a lot of fabric thrown out and a lot of feedback from the Air Traffic Controller who requested them I have come up with a design.

This design does use more fabric and also more time to make this will be reflected in the price - Design 2 will be £7.50 per pair.

The photograph also shows a top cover (price still £5) which a few people have ordered in the past.

I do like feedback from people as this is the best way to move forward. Thank you to everyone who has left some feedback.



More new fabric,
Blue Giraffes  and Orange and Yellow Giraffes
Kind Regards
Moira
Hello all avid readers,

I've had lots of orders this month, so far, which has been great, thank you to everyone who has ordered. There are now a few changes as I have run out of some fabrics which are no longer available - M&Ms and Cartoon Characters are now out of stock
Helen, who does the website, is not available at the moment so I've decided to photo some  of the new fabrics and then you could order them if you so wished, they will go on the website when Helen is available.
If you want to order any of the fabrics below for your headset covers let me know...

Left to Right
Yachts, Butterflies, Pale Pink Hearts, Footballs, Planets

Left- Right
Superman, Climbing Superman Marvel Heroes

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Small Cartoon Characters, Big M&Ms, Elephants, Large colourful stripes


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Saltire, Galaxy Spacemen, Colourful Jets, DC3

Moira
Happy New Year 

Thanks to the people who started the New Year by ordering headset covers.

Up to the end of December 2019 I have made 864 pairs of headset covers, something I'm proud of doing. I would like to reach 1,000 pairs by the end of this year if possible. I suppose that is my New Years Resolution although I don't normally make New Year resolutions.

Sadly two of the fabric companies I use for fabric have closed down since my last blog - a sad sign of the times. There are still plenty of places which sell fabrics and don't forget you can use your own choice of fabric for headset covers if you so wish.

My thanks to Helen who has been working on the website over the Christmas break.