I had a huge list of work to get through this weekend,but I was far too ill to get through it all. The boys both came down with a nasty cold bug too.
Thankfully I do feel quite a bit better today,so have managed to package up these tester Mei Tais,and will be taking them to the post office this afternoon.
I'm actually quite nervous about sending these off. I have already tested this design over thesummer with a few parents,but this is the final tweaking stage. Fingers crossed.....
...a little of what you fancy...
I seem to have caught whatever it is Eden is almost over. Doing the school run this morning was painful,so on my way home I popped into the local shops and bought some warburtons toastie bread,and these...
I actually think Tunnocks Caramel Wafers should be available on the NHS!
Eden is off school sick, I don't feel too great myself,my iron is broken,and one of my usually super reliable fabric suppliers are late shipping my order...oh yes and this morning I got dog poo on my boots!
All in all, there's not much happening around here,certainly not much creativity,it took all my energy just to cover these buttons.
Any get up and go vibes going spare out there,please chuck em in this direction.
Yesterday's Family Day, run by Slinging In The Rain to celebrate International Babywearing Week was a great success.
Rachel,Souad, Mary and myself were soooo nervous! having never organised anything like this before,and with no budget and no time we managed to pull it together over the past two weeks. (after a gentle kick from Rachel's dh).
We had loads of help from our respective hubby's, setting up, serving tea and cakes, taking photos, we couldn't have done it without them.
I even roped in my older children,and India did a fantastic job of selling and organizing the raffle tickets and prize draw.
Ian, the minister of Levenshulme Baptist Church, where we hold our meeting was also a great help, sorting out the projector and microphones and agreeing to draw the raffle prizes.
Then of course there were all the people who baked yummy cakes and came along to help out in any way they could. the other fabby stall holders,and Baby Boogie dancing...the list goes on...Thank you!!
I hope everyone that came along enjoyed themselves..I know I did,even if I am still exhausted today.
Or how about a Babyhawk Mei Tai, a cute Tiddlybums outfit, or a gorgeous babywearing bag,plus accessories?
If the answer is yes, then you need to get to our Family Day tomorrow at 2pm at Levenshulme Baptist Church and buy a raffle ticket or ten!
This week is International Babywearing Week. There should be lots going on all around the UK and internationally. Check out Slingmeet and The Babywearer to find out what's planned in your area.
Locals, take a look at our new website too Slinging In The Rain come Sling Along With Us!! (we know that's cheesy,but we love it!)
Yep, that's me! Just look at the cobwebs on this chilli plant,that is in the window next to my front door.
I'm ashamed to say that actually,despite me spotting this at about 9am this morning,it still looks the same too.
...the yearly tradition of running myself ragged making as many Christmas gifts as possible!
The first completed project is this soft baby ball, made with cotton and blue wool..with a tinkle when it's rolled or played with.
I used the tutorial here.
No pics, sorry. My friend did get a pic of a handbag I'm in love with,so maybe I can post that later.
Meanwhile, have a look at their website,and if you are ever in Knutsford pay them a visit, you wont be dissapointed!
ETA link to beautiful handbag.
A matching "Mummy On The go" wristlet bag, and some little cotton trousers for the baby.
These are the "Goofy" pants from the current issue of Ottobre. I really enjoyed sewing these up.the pattern is simple,but effective,and I'm in love with this fabric.
I found some yummy soft blue wool that goes with it perfectly so am planning a few nursery type items for the Etsy shop.
i'm taking a gamble that she will be far too busy with baby no 5 to see this on here.
Red silk ring sling with cotton accent. There is a little piece of stitching on this I'm really not happy with,and hoping it wont be noticed by the recipient. I hate it when gifts are not perfect,but it's only a small cosmetic flaw.(that will probably bug me forever..LOL) I didn't want to risk unpicking too much on delicate silk.
That's one thing to cross off my very long and getting longer sewing list,it's that time of year again!
Just back from a fabby weekend in North Yorkshire. We ventured to Whitby, which was of course full of Goths. (It was Whitby Goth Weekend) Weirdly we haven't got a single stray goth in any of our photos,believe me there were lots of them. They all looked like they were having a great time too...weird for Goths!
While away I finally finished the socks I've been knittying for the past 3 and a half years. They are far from perfect,but kept Indias feet cosy when we went for a very wet cycle ride through the forest where we were staying.
Oh yes,and we found the lost beret.