Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Teeny Tears Update

I have taken a brief hiatus in talking about diapers, but don't worry, I'm still working on them. We had a mini diaper party the other week and we made over 200! Thanks Mom, Christine, Nina, Kim,  and McKenna. My faithful diaper cutters, Angie and Kaysha, were hiding for the picture, but they were there helping too.



We have delivered diapers to 3 local hospitals, a NILMDTS photographer, and mailed some out to organizations that are established in hospitals and make care packages for parents who have lost a child. I have also had the honor and privilege to send diapers to two different Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome groups. Something obviously very close to our hearts as this is what we went through with our boys.




Altogether we have donated around 500 diapers! This does not include the many, many other people who are a part of Teeny Tears who have donated thousands of diapers all over the country.



Fall is coming and if you need a project I know of a really good one! Even if you aren't able to sew there are still lots of ways to help out. Let me know if you are interested.

 {These little diapers are part of a set sent to Skagit Valley Hospital. They were all donated in memory of local babies}

Many, many, MANY thanks to my diaper slaves crew who have cut out, turned, ironed, and sewed hundreds of little diapers. This would not be possible without all of you and I love having this to work on in memory of Carter and all the other babies who we don't get to have here with us. It has been such a healing project for me and I hope it can bring a little bit of comfort to other grieving families. Oh, and don't worry, we aren't finished yet. I have a small mountain of flannel just waiting to turn into diapers and blankets.

5 comments:

  1. Would love to chat with you sometime about getting these in the NICU's our project is serving. We have a few moms helping out who have lost children and I know they'd really like this idea. Let's talk soon :) PS- These are just so cute!

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    1. Awesome! Feel free to email me anytime :)

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  2. I love all of the little diapers and what a wonderful project. I have a few diapers made, with plans to make more. I now have a flannel pile just for them! I also love the little blanket wraps, are there instructions somewhere for them?

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    1. Yes! Here is a link to the instructions and patterns! There is also a Teeny Tears facebook group you are more than welcome to join. It's a great place to ask questions and there are a lot of wonderful people all making diapers. If you have a place in mind that you would like to donate them to, we can help you get in contact with the hospital/organization! https://www.facebook.com/groups/265720320185783/

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