I’ve been busy the past few weeks trying to complete my charity sewing. After finishing up some Wee Care gowns for our SAGA group, I moved on to sewing diapers to match the gowns. I signed up to work in conjunction with Teeny Tears – another organization that provides tiny diapers to hospitals all over the country. They send the diapers in pairs so that there is one for the baby to wear and another for a keepsake. The little diapers are darling!
I completed 20 sets of these diapers to co-ordinate with the SAGA gowns that we were sending to Camp LeJeune!!! These are fun to make and don’t take much time or fabric. If you’re interested in an easy ministry to be involved in, I’d highly recommend Teeny Tears. If you don’t sew but still want to participate, they accept donations as well. 🙂
Being on the Teeny Tears Facebook page, I saw how pretty so many of the ladies package their items to send to the hospitals and I immediately brought my suggestion to our local Dogwood chapter to improve our presentation. All members agreed, so we purchased organza bags for the gowns/diapers and I repackaged all of our gowns from their ziplock bags to the organza ones. Now families will receive this pretty package of handmade items.
As I worked on all of these SAGA things and reorganized them, I discovered that the SAGA gown also comes in a very tiny size – under 1 lb.! How have I not realized in all these years that there is a tiny size??? I’ve been sewing these gowns for more years than I can count, but have never noted or smocked the tiny size. So, I immediately had to try it out. It is as sweet as ever!
Having made this extremely tiny smocked gown, I have decided that I will make more of these, but I won’t be smocking those tiny sleeves again!!! LOL!
With that big project behind me, I moved on to sewing for Caleb Ministries. I had been given several beautiful knit blankets, booties & bonnets and they needed a special gown to go with them. The larger gowns will get flannel blankets since the knit ones would be too large to fit into the gift box that Caleb Ministry provides for the families. This is another wonderful Christian organization that provides a needed service for women. They also accept donations if you would like to support this type of ministry and don’t sew or knit.
So, what’s next??? Well, next week is the SAGA national convention and I plan to go as a student this year! I’m busy packing and making sure that I have every supply needed for all the different classes. I’m looking forward to a fun sewing week!!! When I return, I think it will be time to start some fall and Christmas sewing for the little ones. 🙂
I hope to see some of you at the convention!!!