- Hi Chris,
When I and my friends send our finished items to you, we pack each
item or set in a clear plastic bag, but it suddenly occurred to me
that you might prefer it another way.
We join pairs of bootees and mittens together with a single strand of
yarn, but should we pack them in individual bags? And would you like
them marked with their size, either actual or 'to fit'?
If there's any way we can make it easier for you, just say and we'll
do it. After all, it must be quite a job sorting everything out when
you receive it!
- Hi Chris, Thanks for asking. Its easier for us if sets are
together with the items incuded all stitched as you do with
wool. Loose mitts, bootees etc are always better if joined
( if not we have to do it). Dont worry about plastic bags.
If the sets go as Christmas sets then they are bagged. If
not everything is checked for seams etc. Yours are always
fine but we do get unsuitable things we may not notice if
bagged. People do things in all kindeness but eg
We had about 20 ventilator hats from one lady, lovely knit
ribbon threaded through holes instead of sewn on ( soon
corrected , we pull them out and sew them on BUT she had
used little fancy animal buttons on the top with a shank.
Looked nice but not safe .Ye olde shirt buttons are much
Again with bonnets we often get rosettes with ribbon and
even rose buds sewn on where they lie on. Look nice but
their skin is far too delicate. Only of use if baby did not
make it. I think this is why some hospitals say no hats/
bonnets with buttons. The same goes for cardies flatter
ones are best on the smaller ones. I had a lady once who
sews beautiful baby grows for neo natal wear. She sent me
some for my comments. Again very well made but she had put
tiny bows with a pearl button in side on them as a
decoration. just the thing to go up babies nose. When I
pointed out she said Oh right I,ll just put them on the
bootees!!!!!. We do not complain though because people like
yourselves are so very kind. I have sent off some things to
Barnet General in Hertfordshire las week. Just waiting for
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- Hi Chris,
Thanks for all the info on what you want and what's not suitable.
There were several things there that I hadn't thought of, and I guess
that by not putting things in bags, we don't need to 'size' them
because you can see what size they are.
I must confess that I've been guilty of sewing rosebuds on top of
where I've sewn the ribbons on to bonnets, simply to make it look
neater, but I'll know not to do it again. It really sounds as if the
plainer the better, especially for everyday use, rather than going
home. And it'll save a few pennies, too!