Thursday, March 29, 2007

a family of mei tais

I made three mei tais for the Goodyear family. Jessica requested one for her to wear Tessa in, and I volunteered to make 2 toy MTs for her big kids so they could wear their dolls. All three are finished and will ship today. I'm so excited to hear how they like them!

Jessica/Tessa's mei tai is pink corduroy with a girly twill print.

Claire's is red twill with a soft yellow print, and Grant's is denim with red bandanna fabric.

Have fun babywearing, Goodyears!

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

sling city

all for little girls to carry their dollies in!

a pink fleece pouch in action...

and some others...

I did one more, too, but forgot to take a picture of it. And yes, they're shaped differently on purpose. I'm still experimenting with how much curve I like.

Monday, March 19, 2007

cute cuddly baby blanket

I made this for Sydney McNeil. It's pink camo on one side--since I'm sure she'll be her daddy's girl! and pink minkee (oh, so softee!) on the other. It's so snuggly. I can't wait to get it on it's way to Lubbock for her pending arrival!

Thursday, March 15, 2007

lots of free fabric and time on my hands

What does a woman with a lot of free new fabric (thanks, Mom!) and time on her hands (Spring Break!) do on a Wednesday? Make baby carriers! No, it doesn't matter that she has no children. The fabric was calling to her!

I made a Mei Tai carrier and a pouch sling. Both turned out well for a first attempt. There is already a short list of things I will do differently should I ever make a Mei Tai again, and my pouch is a little bit long, but it can easily be taken up. I used this Mei Tai pattern, without the sleeping hood, and this pouch pattern.

Here are pictures laid out flat, then modeled with Stella.


Mei Tai...

I plan to send both home with my babywearing friend Lisa tonight after Bunco. She can use them until I have a need for them. They'll give her some variety and options besides her trusty ring sling.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

my prettiest pad yet...

and of my own design! This one found me in front of the mirror in my undies with a tape measure, a piece of paper, and a pencil. Why do I admit these things on a public blog???

Here's what I came up with:

laid out flat in the first picture, then snapped front and snapped back

Monday, March 12, 2007

for the newest Mogri

David's friend from graduate school and current Shell officemate, Shilpa, had her baby this weekend. This hat is for baby Neel. Welcome to the world, little guy!

It is crocheted in Paton's SWS, in the natural denim color. Thanks to T-Bon for the yarn gift!

Since baby Mogri arrived early, and his hat certainly won't fit right now, I whipped up this pair of "bitty booties". It's a pattern I'd been wanting to try, and with my new fabric stash, I couldn't resist.

Friday, March 09, 2007

will work for mama cloth!

This knitting needle roll is for Jess, a 'pin mama. We're doing a swap. I made her a roll for her double pointed needles and she's making me a couple of pads. Fun, huh? I love, love, love these fabrics, and I hope Jess does too!

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

taking the plunge...

After many suggestions from friends and much waffling on my part, I've decided to take the plunge and put my craftiness to work for me. Mostly I'll be doing soakers, longies, and such for cloth diapering moms--very similar to the work I've done for my niece. I'll also do hats (my favorite!) and crochet hook/knitting needle cases. Who knows what options I may add over time, but that's what I'm starting with. If you're interested, here's my new site.