No secret I carry my babies in all sorts of carriers and slings. So it's no surprise that Bea requested I make her one for her baby dolls. Happily, I took a fat quarter and some felt and went to work. In less than an hour (with interruptions) I whipped up a suitable doll sling. With some tweaking this could be a perfect pattern. Perhaps when I am a little less rushed, I'll do it right and post my pattern here so your little guy or gal can carry their own little ones. Until then, enjoy the test drive photos. Bea dove right into busy multitasking: carrying her baby (Baby Beatrice, in case you wanted to know the doll's name) and gardening. Just like her momma.
Another perk that comes from seeing my family (and believe me, there are many), was the opportunity to get some more sewing in under my mom's watchful eye. She babysat and coached me through my third sewing project, a Mei Tai baby carrier. It came out beautifully and my clingy baby girl can ride in style. But, I should clarify: It is not my 100th carrier, as my mom so sarcastically remarked. It is my sixth. And I only have two children. I'm not so good at math. I am so good at sewing baby carriers.
The exterior fabric is from the Repro Depot, where I could easily go broke. And while I'm on the subject of fabric, I just got this Goldilock's fabric from Japan to be made into my first quilt for Bea's third birthday. Like how I gave myself about six months for that project? Without my mom to watch the babies, it is going to take me that long. Sigh.