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!