Monday, January 24, 2011
Binkies and Dollies and Baby Bunnies and So Much More....
As always we are staying busy at the BPSC!! We have been working on year end reports and getting things lined up for 2011! Today we were able to get permission from the owner of MMM Crafts - Larissa Holland - to use one of her patterns for our shelter and hospital projects. This is very exciting - the pattern is for her Baby Binky Bunny - what could be more perfect! These little babies have their own binky and they can be made safe for children under three. They also have room for our embroidery designs on the back of the diaper. ;o) We hope to get these babies out to some of our shelters as well as the Ronald McDonald Children's Room at our local Palmetto Richland Hospital. As soon as we get our first one created we will post a picture - here he is from Larissa's blog - what a cutie!! We can make these with open or closed eyes and they are all soft and squishable and most lovable!
We have also taken on a new project for the Medical University of South Carolina Children's Hospital. This is something that has been close to my heart for quite a while and I am so happy to have found a hospital that accepts outside donations. We will be working on blank cloth dolls - these are used for children at the MUSC Children's Hospital to illustrate procedures they will be having done. They actually get IV's, casts, bandages - what a wonderful way to explain necessary medical procedures to a child.... We will also be sending blankets along to the children's hospital for parents as well as the children.
We also received wonderful news this weekend! Peggy Ledford with Creative Sewing Machine Center contacted us to be a part of their 10th Anniversary Celebration in March! They have been very kind to us donating fabric and batting as well as taking time to answer tons of questions and offer demonstrations for the embroidery techniques. I can't say enough about this wonderful shop - my most favorite dreamland. ;o) If you have never been, it is worth traveling to see it!! Watch for the binky Andrea is creating with the bolt of beautiful fabric Peggy gave us!
Stay tuned as we grow, and jump in any time if you would like to get involved. Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our web site at www.scbinkypatrol.com.