Monday, February 21, 2011

Konbit Sante Delivery Kits

The current Craft Hope project is to make delivery kits for Konbit Sante, an organization that is assisting to create a sustainable health care system in Haiti. Along with some supplies to ensure a sanitary delivery, Craft Hope asked us to include a receiving blanket and, optionally, a stuffed animal of sorts.  Here are mine (almost) all ready to go!

The totes are made out of a cotton print that I had in my stashed.  I picked up this super cute and soft flannel from Joann for the receiving blankets. 

I am in love with the bees and I was disappointed that I couldn’t find something as equally adorable for the boy blanket.

I had intended to make mitered corner receiving blankets, but I somehow managed to cut the backing fabric wrong, so I went with a very simple blanket.  They came together really quickly and easily.  I placed the fabric right sides together and stitched around the edges with a ½ inch seam allowance.  Then I turned them right-side out and top stitched around the edges with a ¼ inch seam allowance.
I had a 50% off coupon for Joann that I couldn’t use on the flannel because they were already on sale, so I picked up Lotta Jansdotter’s Simple Sewing for Baby.  There are a bunch of super cute things that I hope to make for future baby gifts.  I decided to use the soft rattle pattern to include in the delivery kits, but to keep the rattle out of it.  I don’t want to drive the new mothers crazy!
These giraffe rattles came together super quickly as well.  The ribbons on top were supposed to look like ears, but I somehow positioned them so they look like bows.  I thought they were cute like that, so I kept them.  They are the perfect size for a new baby to snuggle with!  Actually, do new babies snuggle with stuffties?  I’m new to this baby stuff!  I made one side of the giraffe the front fabric of the receiving blanket and the other side the back fabric.

I just need to pick up some string and plastic sheeting tomorrow, and then these kits will be packaged up and on their way to Konbit Sante!


  1. Those are adorable! You did a fantastic job! :o)

  2. Thanks, Heather! I just checked out your kits and your bears are awesome! I'm sure whoever receives your kit will love them for years.

  3. I serve on the board of Konbit Sante and have been involved in coordinating the safe birthing kit project I want to extend a big THANK YOU for your support for women and babies in Haiti. I look forward to distributing the kits to the trained birth attendants, and I promise to post photos on our web site( and will send more to Craft Hope.