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!

3 comments:

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

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  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.

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  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(www.healtyhaiti.org) and will send more to Craft Hope.

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