Riverton

Heretofore, we have donated primarily to large, high-risk hospitals and regional support organizations that service multiple facilities.  It hasn't been intentional; it's just the way it's worked out so far.  Many hospitals (I would venture to say most hospitals) do not need a gargantuan supply of micropreemie diapers for their bereavement needs.  This little batch of 24 diapers will be donated to the Labor and Delivery Unit of Riverton Hospital.  It will meet their needs for quite some time.  
The bunny fabric was dropped off on my doorstep anonymously one night and I think the pattern is so cute.

Terrah's Scraps

My friend Terrah saw the diapering possibilities in leftover flannel fabric that she had purchased for another project. She dropped her stash off on my doorstep and I was able to turn them into 16 diapers (8 tiny ones and 8 "big" ones) for Utah Share of Davis County.  A little fabric goes a long way!  Thank you, Terrah!

Teeny Tears Nappies!

A wonderful organization based in the United Kingdom sent me an email last week indicating their desire to incorporate Teeny Tears diapers into angel packages for families suffering the loss of babies from early miscarriage all the way through the neonatal period.  Upon Butterfly Wings has shared the pattern with their bereavement crafters; Teeny Tears diapers nappies will now make their way into hospitals and funeral homes for tiny angels across the pond!

One of my new British friends, Pinks, sews for Upon Butterfly Wings through her own organization, Little Baby and Co.  She focuses on providing keepsake boxes for parents who have been affected by early miscarriage.

She was able to shrink the Teeny Tears pattern down to a quarter of the normal size for this purpose. While babies born small enough and early enough to fit this diaper are generally too delicate to dress for burial beyond a bunting, this tiny little diaper will be absolutely perfect for Pinks' keepsake memory boxes.

You can see the difference in size. The top diaper is the very very very small diaper, the bottom diaper is our small pattern. Pinks made the diapers out of a ribbed jersey fabric.
Thank you, Lucy and Pinks!

Night of Service

My friend Stacie invited me to speak to the women of her church congregation for a Relief Society Night of Service. We enjoyed a dinner of fake Cafe Rio deliciousness, I spoke for about 20 minutes, and then the ladies fired up their sewing machines to make 108 diapers for families serviced by the Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah!  They were able to finish 75 onsite; volunteers collected the rest to finish at home during the week.
Of course, I can't go anywhere without my trusty assistant.  It was really nice for her to catch up with a friend.... and make tortilla snowflakes.
Several women donated flannel; aren't they so adorable?  A little fabric goes a long way!  Did you know that (if you are very very extremely careful) you can make 8 "big" diapers and 8 tiny diapers with just one yard of fabric???  That's what my sister was able to pull off, though I can't claim to have had the same success...
One of the evening's Super Sewers works as a nurse in the Labor and Delivery unit at IMC.  She delivered all the diapers to IMC herself and knows just how needful they are for the tiny angels and their families.  I am so glad we could be a part of Service Night!  Thank you, Stacie, for the kind invitation, amazing food, and wonderful evening with your neighbors!