Thursday, June 16, 2011
I have listed a few more sets in the shop as well as these . . .
For those of you who don't knit, or don't have time, it's a chance to give something handmade to a babe in need. I could make them for less but the truth is that the bamboo/silk blend that I use really is so modern and a bit of a luxury that I really want these to be just like my bigger ones for sale. Also it's a great blend because it is so soft on a little one's head and also great for the insulation that they need so very badly.
Hoping that getting a few of these out the door and onto the heads of those in need will boost the spirits of the families who receive them and my karma rating, a win/win right.
Saturday, June 11, 2011
I sometimes need to remember though that everything evolves, and so does the project. Just got some great items up in the shop, or each item sold a hat will be donated to a neo-natal unit so go take a peek!
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
The other day on Facebook my favourite photographer Melissa posted that she was finally ready to help a charity that has been the cataylist for her becoming a photographer in the first place. It fit perfectly with me wanting to do something and so here it is!
Melissa has generously decided to donate her time and her talent to the Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep Foundation. And what a cause it is. Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep Foundation gently provides a helping hand and a healing heart. For families overcome by grief and pain, the idea of photographing their baby may not immediately occur to them. Offering gentle and beautiful photography services in a compassionate and sensitive manner is the heart of this organization. The soft, gentle heirloom photographs of these beautiful babies are an important part of the healing process. They allow families to honor and cherish their babies, and share the spirits of their lives.
The NILMDTS mission statement is to introduce remembrance photography to parents suffering the loss of a baby with the gift of professional portraiture. We believe these images serve as an important step in the family's healing process by honoring their child's legacy.The Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep Foundation (NILMDTS) administers a network of more than 7,000 volunteer photographers in the United States and 25 countries. At a family's request, a NILMDTS Affiliated Photographer will come to your hospital or hospice location and conduct a sensitive and private portrait session. The portraits are then professionally retouched and presented to the families on an archival DVD or CD that can be used to print portraits of their cherished baby.Our entire network of affiliated photographers graciously donate their time and talents to our families and we are proud to be able to offer our services at no cost.
My contribution, to knit blankets for Melissa to take to the families to use in photographs and then to give them as a keepsake of their little one. The blanket is about 15x17 but I'd like to square it up a bit. I'm still working on the perfect pattern but I'm sure the ones along the way will find a use as well. There is always something we can do to help others . . . I will be working on a pattern and then post it up here, you can visit the NILMDTS site and find a photographer in your area who you might be able to help out with a few donations yourself.
Saturday, February 12, 2011
The tickle today came from Ladybug Quilting and it's wonderful owner Linda. I had entered a giveaway over at her blog (you must go too! quick) and was in awe of the e-mail she sent back offering to help out the project with a couple charm packs!
Linda's blog is full of eye candy, including this!
I mean really, who gets to have a stash of Neptune like this other than Tula Pink herself! Linda has a wonderful sense of colour and pattern and she's not afriad to try anything, quilts, clutches, etc. etc. etc. I could go on forever. So drop by her blog, give her some love for me and make sure you pass her address on to someone else!