Friday, August 22, 2008

Still Working!

We are working hard to get crafters on board to help us with the Miss Myrtles Babies site and the Prematurity Project. Several have promised us dolls and we are so excited!! This week I received a huge box in the mail and inside was an assortment of the most wonderful dolls from Kate Erbach. If you visit Kate's Etsy site linked above, you will see that she makes the most wonderful dolls. I am surrounded by a monster, a pumpkin, a geisha, and so much more. You can't imagine the fun I am having with them visiting me until they are auctioned off for the cause. I believe my favorite is a tall thin man dressed in a red silky shirt and tie seated at a martini bar having himself a much deserved drink. I have had a rough time of it lately but these guys have more then lifted my spirits. The local March of Dimes Director has advised that they would like some of our dolls for an auction in November - I am sure these wonderful creations will bring in a good bit for them. Kate is also the one who donated the Keizi Matthews "Dear Ones" pattern to us for use in making dolls for the Miss Myrtles Babies site. Thank you so much Kate for all your help and support!!!

Carmen with Shweet Potato Designs is also keeping me in good humored graphics for the sites and much more. The two little girls above playing together made me think of how all things are possible when we work together. Thank you so much to Joann Bevan, Sandy Schodt and the other ladies of the DinkyBaby group - they have really kept me afloat!! Joann has sold two of her babies and donated the earnings and she allows us to use her babies for all sorts of things. She has some new ones in the nursery now at LinniePies! Sandy has made the most beautiful Baby to donate - she looks so real and huggable!! Theresa with Grammies Doll Nursery has created a layette for 8 inch babies and she will be donating a portion of all of the sales on that pattern to MMB also! We will have it loaded within the next day or so - it is downloadable!

We are very lucky to have such great doll making friends and we could not do this without them!! I hope to have pictures of all of the babies and dolls contributed posted soon! They are too wonderful for words!!!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Downloadable Pattern is Ready!!

You can now download the Teenee Preemee Pattern by Vicki Riley! Click here to purchase your copy and a portion will be donated to our cause!!! Be sure to read the instructions. Let us know what you think!! We think this is one of Vicki's best yet!!!

Friday, August 8, 2008

We are Getting Official!!!

We are getting official - finally. I was able to obtain a tax ID number for Miss Myrtle's Babies today!! We have put in the paperwork to open a checking account and received donation which came from Vicki Riley with! We are pretty excited. We have also received emails from at least 4 doll makers who will be donating dolls for the cause. We will be posting them on the web site as they are available. The first one is little Caleb from Joann Bevan with Grandamas Crafts in Bluffton, near Hilton Head, SC. He is such a little cutie - you will have to go by and see him. He is dressed in a sweet little homemade diaper with a blue blanket and cap. He has a little dark brown wisp of hair and a sweet little cherub face. He is up for adoption and his fee will be donated to the cause. Visit him at under the adoption link. Joann has also donated a sweet little Monkey and he has his own little handmade bib and diaper. You can also find him under the adoption link.

Thanks so much to all who are working toward this effort - I know we can make a difference!! Please send us your stories about pre-term labor or premature deliveries - we would love to post as many as we can on the site.