Please join me in helping to send every baby born at Southside Hospital home in something warm and cozy. Southside Hospital is located in Bay Shore on Long Island.They deliver about 200 babies a month. Most of the families who havebabies there have nothing to bring their babies home in. That’s where we come in. My group, Bella’s Babies, provides warm, handmade items for these families.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Fall 2016


Well Fall is almost here! Time to work on sweaters, hats and blankets. Our Fall delivery will be the first week of October. This is the time of year to start on warmer items for the babies. Sweater, hat and bootie sets. Snuggly newborn blankets. Preemie blankets and fall hats. I have a lot of fun this time of year making pumpkin hats, but any fall inspired hats are welcome. Think apple hats, acorn hats, even football hats. I will add some links to the end of the post with pattern ideas.
Unfortunately we also need burial garments in all sizes.

Here are some pattern links I found:

Football hat with Earflaps
Baby Acorn Hat
Turkey Earflap Hat
Red Apple Hat
Sunflower Pixie Hat
Newborn Crochet Pumpkin Hat
Knit Pumpkin Hat

Here are some Blankets:

Dragonfly Crochet Blanket (you can change the size by chaining a multiple of 13+5)
Virus Blanket
Call the Midwife Blanket

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Summer Clothing Drive


We are starting our second quarter here at Bella's Babies. That means our next delivery will be the beginning of July. This is the time of year to make summer going home outfits. Of course we are also collecting the usual, blankets, hats and burial garments.

Some things to keep in mind when making summer outfits. Please do not use Worsted Weight yarn (especially Red Heart SS) the outfits come out much too large. Stick with baby weight, sport weight and DK weight.  My favorite yarn to use is Bernat Baby Softee.  It is the perfect weight for summer.

Donations will be due by June 30, 2017.

Here are some of my favorite patterns to use. Some are mine and some are links to other sites.

My Patterns:

Azalea Dress
A-Line Dress
Cross Stitch Pullover
Onsie
Sweater Dress *can be made with short sleeves for summer*
Baby Shorts
Boys T-shirt


Favorite Patterns:

Baby Girl Sleeper set (pinafore& diaper cover)
Baby Ripple dress
Peggy's Shell Dress
Ripple Gown
Preemie Bubble Suit & Dress **if you use a G hook it will be a newborn size**
Easy Baby Sun Dress
Bev's HDC Shirt

Fall 2016

Well Fall is almost here! Time to work on sweaters, hats and blankets. Our Fall delivery will be the first week of October. This is t...