Thursday, April 2, 2009

So, I'd very much like to do a Christmas in July for all the sweet heart babies and their parents at St. Joe's hospital but I need some help coming up with fun, inexpensive, creative things to do/bring. The only thing I can really think of is eye covers for the parents, it's so bright in those rooms and it makes sleeping difficult! For the babies I could only come up with beanies for their little heads. Does anybody know how to crochet/knit those? I need to learn! They can rarely wear socks, clothes, or hand covers and they already get several blankets. If you have any brilliant ideas or not so brilliant ideas please let me know! Times ticking and I should probably get started soon!
Thanks friends!!

29 comments:

Morris Mama said...

Such a neat idea. I know that you can buy these little plastic thingys that help you make knitted baby hats. Kinda like the pot-holder makers we all had when we were little. Let me know if you'd like me to find those for you. Or any other way I could help.

Alys

CowsIwin said...

You can use Knifty Knitters by Provo Craft or make your own looms to do the hats with. You can whip out either of the small baby hats in about 30 minutes or less once you get the hang of it. You can find them at Michaels or Joanns.

Big Momma said...

I don't have any ideas, but if you need any help making/assembling stuff, let me know. I'd love to help.

Andrea said...

I found your site through my Niece Libbi's site Who also has heart problems. I would love to help you with your christmas in July. I think Baby hats is a great idea. And I have a hat loom. Just let me know what I can do to help.

Jana said...

Hi, you don't know me but I am part of the Libbi crew, there are a ton of us. I know we would all love to help in some way. I make hair bows I could donate some or explain how to make them. I love the idea of hats. Have you searched on you tube, i have found movies on how to make just about anything. Let us know what you need!!

MommyRohner said...

A GREAT idea! I have never made them, but I have a crochet pattern for the most darling little beanies. They have a little visor! We could have a girls night and learn. I'd love to help.

Deana said...

I think the eye covers for the moms would be lots of fun. I can also help in any way. Just let me know when and where and I will be there!

Libbis Grammy

Alisa Larson said...

Would it be weird to collect DVD's for the parents to watch to help get their mind off things and for some entertainment? I don't know if it's appropriate or not, but i love a good comedy when things are not going my way.

Kyra said...

I think a nice soothing CD is great for all. If you let Starbucks or a local coffee house know what you are doing they may donate some goodies for the staff and parents to enjoy. Etsy has sooooo many ideas. I got some great ideas for a similar project. Cup cozies, homemade soaps,bibs, burp clothes,etc. Maybe a professional photographer could donate time to take a special picture. Some never get their classic milestone pictures done due to hospital stays. Good Luck

lundgrenville said...

Heidi-
You know me...I make hair bows for Glitter Box...but would love to make them for the little girly heart babies...
Let me know what I can do to help...I say we do a benefit carwash...or something to keep this idea going...
Im willing and ready for a challenge...Lets go! :)

The Allen's said...

Hi heid! just thinkin about you. would love to help with anything I can. My only idea is making blankets, some more boyish and the other girly since hospitals put the blue and pink lines together and are not the cutest. : ) that's all i got. love you. think about you everyday.

The Millirons said...

I just saw that you put Ellie on your sweethearts list. Thank you. That means a lot : )

How are you and your Family doing ? I think this is a GREAT idea. I will keep brain storming and let you know if I come up with anything.

Good luck !

The McBrides said...

Hey Heidi! I would suggest one of Ellery's favorite items when she was stuck on the breathing tube for so long and it was flavored chapstick! She was NPO for 50 days so I think the fruity flavor was refreshing and she LOVED it!

Tanner, Avery, Benson, and Bela said...

Heidi--
I can't think of any off the top of my head right now (it's too late for my brain) but I want to help. I think this is a great idea.. I'll call you soon...

Jen H. said...

What a great idea! I'd love to help in any way. I remember you saying you always had music playing for Jersey. My friend did this for another hospital where she made CD's for the little babies and families to listen too. If you wanted I could see if she'd be willing to just make some more copies of what she's already burned.

Taylor said...

That is such a good idea!
If you need any help just let me know i would be more than happy to. And the young women in my ward would be glad to help so just let me know and i'll talk to them.
You guys are amazing!
Love,
Taylor

Jen H. said...

I thought of another idea. How about getting the parents journals to write down their feelings or even a note book and pen. Just a thought....

Jamie Hammond Photography said...

i know its not quite the same thing, but i gave my friend magazines, chapstick, and socks who was going into the hospital. just some little comforts you don't necessarily think about...

Jamie Hammond Photography said...

and there are professional photogs who will donate their time at www.nilmdts.org

RPH said...

You dont know me either, but please post again on your blog if you are still wanting help. I can sew or knit, so would be happy to do the eye covers or some beanies. What a great idea!
you can always e mail me too if you are looking for hands to do some work. I would love to be part of this project!
raygon0326atyahoodotcom

Kimmie said...

Just another heart mom you do not know...sometimes I like to take "surprise" baskets up to heart families at our hospital... some of the items I include are music (always Paul Cardall's primary music CD), chapstick, a journal/pens, water bottles, snacks/treats, front button-up onsie's (for when the babies can start wearing an outfit, these work great around tubes),a small 3x5 picture of Christ holding an infant child to his chest, a hand/foot print set for the parents to make of their child's hands/feet, etc...let me know if I can help in any way! (taylor.kimmie@gmail.com)

Netso said...

Hey Heidi our new bff!!! I was just thinking tonight about the bracelets we talked about, I thought they could say Hearts of hope. Or hopeful hearts. I like the first one best, but let me know.. If you'd like me to be in charge of those and get them and then get them sent to you, I would be happy to do so, just say the word. Hope you are enjoy being home and back with your Kiddles and your "hot" husband ( as Skylee refers to him!!) Love ya...

Deana said...

Heidi, it was so fun to meet you and liz. You are truly an inspiration to all. I am honored to have had the chance to spend the time I got with each of you. PLEASE let me know what I can do to help you with anything. You are so kind and giving to my daughter and I truly think you helped her to realize how lucky we are with our little Libbi!

Thanks again,
Libbis Grammy

Andie's Mommy said...

Heidi,
I forgot to log your number in my phone. Please call me when you get a chance.
Brooke

Andie's Mommy said...

Heidi,
I did not log your phone number in my phone. Please call me.
Thanks,
Brooke

Ashley said...

Hey Heidi,
I have been meaning to call you but you know how that goes. :) Just wondering how you are doing and wondering if you want to go to lunch or something sometime? Also, I know how to knit those hats i learned while I was in the hospital, so if you want me to help, I would love to!!!!!! I think it would help me a lot to help other babies and families with babies that are sick. Love ya girl and hope you ar doing good!

Presley family said...

I would love to do hair bows if you would like.
BIG HUGS!!!
Julie

me said...

Heidi, Hi we would love to help out with your project. Our sweet 4 year old is also a heart baby he has hlhs, please email me and let me know what size hats you would like made I wold love to make some for you to take down there. We have all of our stuff done at PCH but one of our favorite DR."s (Erica) is now at ST. Joe's and we would love to help.
Sincerely,
Kierra
gigabug@fancypantsbowtique.com

The Bostock Fam said...

hey,

i have a couple of the looms from knfity knitters. they are super easy. I would love to help let me know