Sunday, June 6, 2010

shout out for a fantastic cause

OK gals so this one is very close to my heart - as most of you know Corey was born 15weeks premmie and what some may not know is that I spent the first 14 weeks of his life sitting beside him in the NICU(Neonatal Intensive Care Unit)watching him grow and journalling his and my day in these books above - the scrapper inside got the better of me so I prettied up the front a bit and the insides as well but the main and most important thing is it was totally theraputic as well as I know have a recolection of that time and so will Corey - the nurses have written him messages inside, his little nicu buddies(or their Mummy's) have as well and I have also got photos and a few otehr bits and pieces going on in there :)

Well another Mum who has been through a similar experience (although a much sadder time :( after losing her precious daughter) and then having beautiful twins and spending time in NICU has set up a site on facebook and is making the journals a little prettier and then donating them to the hospitals in NSW. Here is the link to her facebook page!/yasminahsgiftofhope

Rebecca is doing this all in her own time and with no funding so I am sending a shout out to all my scrapping buddies who might have excess stash or the heart to give some stash way to such a worthwhile cause to visit the facebook page or send me an email and I will be glad to pass on your stuff to Rebecca if you like - I know postage is a killer and these would be donations from the heart but it is such a lovely cause and one that I honestly know will be appreciated by so many families.I ahve sent some of my stash along to help out and will be having a day of making tags and journals with a bunch of crafty friends soon - any donation big or small, old or new, doesn't matter what theme - doesn't even have to be all baby stuff as Rebecca is willing to use it all :)
You can email me by clicking on my profile or leave your email addy and i will send you an email with the address...thanks again, MWAH :)
Love Melxx


  1. I would love to help Mel. Can you email me an address to send some things to. My email is

    Love your journal too! It is a lovely record of a very tough time.

  2. thanks so much Lauren - onto it :) Mwah xx

  3. Me too mel...Happy to help out such a great Your journal is just gorgeous Mel...

  4. thanks Marg :) will email you shortly :) Mwah xx

  5. Thankyou Mel for spreading the word. Your journal is gorgeous and you are very talented. Also Thankyou to everyone who has offered to help.

    Here is the link to my blog and Thankyou Mel for posting the link to the facebook page.

    I'm in the process of getting a PO BOX but until then stockpile anything you are willing/wanting to donate or contact Mel as we will arrange a way to get it to me.

    Your help and support is greatly appreciated

  6. Mel your journal is just so precious and something your son will definitely treasure when he is older.
    I would love to help so count me in...
    Melinda x

  7. No worries Bec and thanks so much Melinda, have sent you an email :) Mwah xxx

  8. Just letting you know we have a PO BOX address now - so if anyone wants to send on any supplies or journals our address is

    Yasminah's Gift Of Hope
    PO BOX 17
    NSW 2160

    Thankyou :)