Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Sling sewing for Claire :)


It seems like years since I have posted any sewing here on the blog! Being at my sewing machine again has been  heavenly! My first project came out of necessity. My sister Rae has been sporting this super cool sling from Mamma's Milk and I really wanted one too, the only problem was that I wanted a cute one. After some searching I found that they sell their pattern! YAY!!!!


I whipped one up within half an hour of finding the pattern -so much better than waiting on shipping and having to pay full price! I used my Hunky Dory fabric that I have been saving for one side, and for the other I used more of that pea green sheet that I got from my Granny. I LOVE IT! And Claire LOVES IT! It's reversible, it fits perfectly (they have an automated fitting chart that you can go by), and I felt good knowing that it was their tried and true pattern.


Before Rae and I went to the camp on Monday morning I made her a pretty sling too. And then that night, after using mine all day long with a happy baby, I made two more for baby gifts! They are so easy and the babies love being in them so much that it just seemed like the perfect baby gift. Another thing that really makes me happy is that I can put it on easily by myself (that wasn't the case with my old baby carrier) and it folds up tiny to fit in my purse or diaper bag.


I guess you know what happened next....there were these two little girls that needed slings for their baby dolls. The pattern came with a little tutorial for doll slings too. Maddie fell asleep in hers last night. Why didn't I get a picture of that?


Well at least I got a picture of this! Ben used my sling to keep Claire happy while he was cooking breakfast the other morning. How sweet is that? Now he wants one in a manly brown or black fabric.

I've got more sewing to do this week and I can't wait to show you! I just need a little more time to get it just right. It is so good to be back at it. I love my job. Now I'm going to head outside to snap pictures of all of our new baby goats to show you. Oh my goodness they are so sweet! See you soon :) xo, Sam 

PS. Claire was three weeks old on Monday and yesterday was her due date. We sang Alice and Wonderland's Unbirthday song to her all day. She liked it. ;) 

9 comments:

Katie said...

SUCH a cute sling! And I just wanted to come on and say "way to go!" BEFORE any nay-sayers come by to say anything bad about slings. :)

Natalie said...

I love your sling, the fabric is gorgeous! I miss using my baby slings, my little bubbas are too grown up now - I do want to make a dolly sling for my little miss, so far she's been using her old sling which of course is way too big!

Enchanted Moments said...

I bet she did, a very happy unbirthday to her from over here in Australia...
Those photos in the sling asleep are just beautiful..what a lucky duck you are....xxx

little bit of almost heaven said...

You look so happy. You MUST bring Claire to trade days so I can see her!! And look at you back in those jeans already. woo hoo!!!

Ellie Inspired said...

You look so good Sam! Has it been three weeks already?? Oh my goodness! And you're already back at work. You're amazing! Claire sure is beautiful!

Jeannie B. said...

Hi Sam. Both baby and momma look very happy. I love your term "milk drunk". Perfect description of a sleeping happy baby!

Vicky said...

A very merry unbirthday to Claire.
Great sling and such cute fabric.
I'm hoping to make a new sling before my bump is born.

Julia said...

How handy. I've been making the Maya Ring Slings for my girls and their friends. Those patterns are on the internet. Yours looks very comfortable, too. I made one for a doll for one granddaughter. What a happy family you seem to have! Congratulations.

Anonymous said...

The pictures are so cute! Just always be extra careful when you cook with baby in sling, because baby might be feeling the heat closer...