Friday, April 17, 2015

"The Butcher Block"

 … so named by hospital staff.

An aid designed for a paraplegic, 
to support a leg that is in a cast, 
so that he/she can continue to use his/her own wheelchair, 
while the leg heals from a break.

The block sits on the footrest, kept in place with velcro.
The block can be easily removed from the footrest 
and then put back in place when needed,
thus allowing for transfer to vehicle, toilet, or bed.

For more photos and measurements of the block 
see the Adaptive Aids & Clothing page.



Thursday, April 9, 2015

If you like lobster...

PEI Lobster Cushions


Concept by Deb MacLeod 
owner of 
St. Peters PEI Canada

To purchase see
or contact 
Louise MacAdam at sewinglouisemacadam@gmail.com


Lobster design and stencil work 
by Ian Paul MacAdam

 Lobster pillows are 18" x 18"
and have zippers.
The fabric is a sturdy medium weight 
washable poly-cotton.

 Some have plain piping,

Some have plain piping,
 and some have coloured piping,

 A red lobster ready to eat.

 Sometimes a blue lobster is seen in nature

… in different shades.

 Often a brown lobster is seen in the water.

  A green lobster stencilled on burlap….


 … or an orange lobster, 
with a fringed finish.


 Bright orange with green...


 And what has this one been taking?

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Protective Ankle Support

Protective Ankle Boot 
With Wedge 

Designed to take pressure off a sore on the ankle, 
to allow it to heal.
Made from layers of 3/4" foam, 
a sturdy knit fabric, velcro tapes.


A hole and graduated area around the hole 
allows the ankle to rest in place 
without any pressure on it or the surrounding area.  

 The outside view, with the velcro straps.

 View from the knee end.  
The heel fits into the left side of the sunken area.

The velcro straps are held back in place - 
each has a tab of velcro to keep it held down, while one fits the boot.
 The heel is placed in the depression - 
as seen in the first photo.

 The boot closed - 
the velcro allows adjustment for snugness 
around each area of the leg and ankle.

 The ankle bone seen through the opening - 
allowing fingers to monitor 
contact with the boot surface.







 A wedge made from foam, with a velcro strip added…



...to place alongside the boot.  






The position of the wedge is adjustable
 as the velcro goes right around the boot.

 The wedge stops the leg from rotating outward 
 thus keeping pressure off the ankle area.



Thursday, April 2, 2015

Lobster Bike Basket Covers


PEI Lobster

Bike Basket Covers


Concept by Deb MacLeod 
owner of 
St. Peters PEI Canada

To purchase see
or contact 
Louise MacAdam at sewinglouisemacadam@gmail.com
 PEI lobster logo
designed by Ian Paul MacAdam.

 A red canvas lobster appliquĂ©  
couched in a heavy tan thread,

 coordinates with outdoor binding that finishes 
 top, back, sides and bottom edges.

 This PEI lobster is couched 
with turquoise thread...

 …and finished with matching binding.

The crisp waterproof outdoor fabric…

 …has a wipeable, clean look…

 …inside and out.

PEI Potato Bag
Bike Basket Covers

Concept by Deb MacLeod 
owner of 
St. Peters PEI Canada

To purchase see
or contact 
Louise MacAdam at sewinglouisemacadam@gmail.com
PEI Potato Bag with ears, 
attached to the liner with velcro.

 Press the small red button and the basket detaches quickly so you can carry it with you.
The bracket remains on the bike handle bars.

 Made from 100% cotton pre-washed cotton twill 
- a sturdy denim weight.

 Choose a flat style logo, sewn on or…

 …attached with velcro, 
removable to allow cleaning of the liner.

The liner fastens on the sides 
and on the bottom with velcro.
Red outdoor bias tape finishes 
the top and lower edge of the liner.