Sunday, 28 July 2013

Comfort teddies

My mam used to love making things for charity: Quilts for families made homeless and heart shaped pillows for ladies diagnosed with breast cancer (the pillows tuck underneath the arm to give pain relief) were two of her favourites.

One of her quilting friends mentioned that she had started knitting little comfort teddies for children suffering from trauma. As the charity was in need of more teddies my mam dusted off her knitting needles and set to work.

When my mam died in March she left some quilts and teddies that needed completing. So instead of melting from hand sewing one of her quilts I decided this week to do something a little cooler. I finished knitting the teddies.


There's enough wool left to make a couple more so they may be getting some new friends soon.

Have a great week.

Gertie xx

PS why not pop over to Handmade Monday to see what other fellow craft bloggers have been up to.

17 comments:

  1. They are so lovely and such a great cause too - I bet they will be loved very much. Hope you have a good week.

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  2. What a lovely idea, your mum was clearly a very caring lady. It's not easy to find something to do when its been this hot, but the bears look adorable. I wonder do you have any contacts for the heart shaped pillows? I'd really like to see if its something I can do too.

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    1. I'm afraid I don't know a great deal about the pillows as it was done through my mam's quilting class.

      The pillows were distributed by the RVI hospital in Newcastle as part of a gift pack for newly diagnosed patients. Your local hospital might do something similar so it's worth contacting them.

      As for the patten I'm not sure where they got it from. It may have come from the hospital. However I've found a website which show you how to make them http://www.heartpillow.dk/

      Hope this helps xx

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  3. What a great idea! A really great stash busting project too. Hope you are feeling well xx

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  4. The teddies are so cute. What I really love are the little outfits. I am sure they will give a lot of comfort.

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  5. Great little teddies, arn't they so cute. Bet your mum would be so pleased that you are finishing her projects off.

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  6. What lovely little fellows. Your mam would be so proud you are finishing off what she started.

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  7. Lovely memories for you of your Mam. I hope you keep one.

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  8. Your Mam sounds like an amazing person, very inspirational. How lovely that you have taken up where she left off. She would be very proud of you. Hope your recovery is continuing to go well. xx

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  9. It was lovely to hear the story of your Mam making the teddies. I bet she'd be really pleased to know you've completed them. They are really sweet and I bet they're well loved in their new homes.
    Ali x

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  10. They look so cute. I'm sure they will be a big comfort to the children who receive them. Your mam would be proud to see you carrying on her work.

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  11. What a brilliant project to be involved in. x

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  12. Aww those teddies are so adorable! Sure to put smiles on the faces of some deserving little ones :)

    Its so lovely that you are taking over from your mam's good work, it must make you feel very connected to her :) x

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  13. How lovely to continue her work, have a good week, Jo x

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  14. Oh Gertie, these little bears are so special. And, they're even more special knowing that there from your dear Mom's pattern. I hope your week is going well. Take care :)

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  15. What a good use to put your crafting towards. Your mam will probably still be crafting 'on the other side' too and so glad you finished one of her WIPs! We don't get those fluffy clouds by magic - someone has to knit them!

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