Today I would like to share a wrap up of a very special ‘Nannycraft4u and Friends Charity Sew’ project – Oncology Dolls for the children’s ward at Townsville as part of Tobi’s Gift.
Tobi’s Mum asked if we could make some dolls that ‘lost their hair’ as the children do when undergoing treatment, so we set to work, trying to find a pattern. A group member found Grace, the Cancer Patient’s Rag Doll Friend on line and so I contacted the designer, Melissa and she graciously allowed us to use her pattern, to make variations and to make them ‘different’ so that each child that received one would be able to choose their own name for their new little friend.
Grace comes with pantaloons, a dress, a nightgown, an apron, a crocheted chemo cap and a wig. We decided to lengthen the dress to full length, lengthen the pantaloons to make long pants and shorten the dress to make a top. We also wanted to include a beanie for the child. Then we needed some way to hold them all together, so a sleeping bag/carry bag was born.
Some of the ladies changed Grace to a pirate so that we could meet the needs of both sexes! (and yes, little girls can be pirates too!
It was so exciting to package them up. This is all of them waving goodbye – they are all excited too!
Now to get them there safely! To the rescue came Rod , our friendly Fastway Courier, once again stepping up to deliver for us for FREE. You may remember that Rod delivered our Bushfire Quilts some time ago – so a great big thank you to Fastway Couriers!
I received word today that they have arrived safely and will soon be with their new little friends:
To the members of Nannycraft & Friends Charity Sew: Carol Ann , Karin , Paula , Margaret , Carmel , Vicki , Gelda, Maureen, Shari and Jen, a huge thanks for a job well done!
Until next time