Today is a rest day in 'The Tour De Fleece' so I decided to put thought into action and as a tribute to the birth of my 'early bird' make my first item for premature babies. Oh yes, what with baby doll and pretty little hats this broody hen is starting to cluck! I just have to keep reminding myself that babies = hard work and less crafting time! I would also need to find a 'new man' as my existing one would have a fit if we ever found out we were expecting again!
Teresa Kasner (my lovely Blog Buddy) left a comment suggesting an 'In the sky' style call to arms and an 'Idea was born'. I would be truly delighted if you would join me in this idea. If you would make and share photographs of items to donate to your local hospital for premature babies, or I would be 'over the moon happy' to receive any items and deliver them on your behalf to 'The Worcester Royal Hospital' where Euan was born and I will dedicate a page for the 'Gallery' and it would be fantastic to review this on July 10th next year. I wonder how much we could achieve together in twelve months? I appreciate many of you are prolific 'Charity Crafters already, if you don't have time to join me, just keep up your good work! xxx
I will build a Blog Page with links to patterns too. There seem to be far more knitting patterns for premature babies than crochet patterns. If you have any favourite, tried and tested crochet/knitting patterns please share.
Chalky's World where Linda has written a really easy to follow tutorial for this pretty little flower. I know hospitals prefer not to have cotton or wool garments for premature babies and have a preference for acrylic. It is warm and washable.
I have one more favour to ask of you on this fine July 10th. This 'project' could do with a name. All suggestions would be gratefully received.
Thank you. xxx