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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

New Series: PFMP

Pictures From My Phone
Tragically, I don't always have my good cameras strapped to me. And I find myself grabbing for my camera phone more and more often. It's not great, but it'll work in a pinch.

So, I present the first in a series of installments of PFMP.

 I just can't help but stare at my baby's sweet Ruffly Little Bottom. Even if she is sporting some homemade Babylegs handed down from Lucas.
 I have recently decided to stop slacking off and actually start DOING my daughters' hair. Enough ragamuffin. I've loved looking at both of these sites for inspiration and how-to.
 Just loving on my baby. I really wish I could infuse a little bit of her sweetness and love into each of your lives. You'd thank me.

 Check it. I finished the other sock! It was so gratifying that I'm ordering some more sock yarn and casting on another pair!
I borrowed a friend's Mei Tai recently to see if I liked it. I loved it. I've been a sworn fan of the sling since I started using one for Miles. But with all the recent recall panic, it's made me nervous. And I don't actually like putting newborns in the cradle carry in the sling anyway. AND, it doesn't matter how big my baby is, after about 20 minutes in the sling, my shoulders and back start aching and the sling actually starts sliding off...
Enough lament. I tried the Mei Tai. I LOVED IT!!! I wore The Libs in it for over an hour and didn't have even an ounce of pain in my back afterwards. My only complaint is that my shirt was covered in baby drool, lol. Libby loved it too! She slept the entire time.
So, I decided to make one for myself. I read quite a few tutorials, but in the end, I decided to just copy the one I was borrowing. I bought some Home Dec weight fabric for the middle and the straps are duck cloth. I added a double layer of quilt batting to the main body and also the shoulders. If anyone wants a real tutorial, let me know and I'll see about taking some pictures, and drawing up some plans.
Let me add this... if I wear a button down shirt, I can even nurse in this thing!

This concludes our first installment of PFMP. Join us next time!

14 comments:

Kim said...

LOVE your daughter's hair there! And that Mei Tai looks like the love child of a sling and a Baby Bjorn. Very cool.

Valarie said...

love the mei tai! you must be way less wide than I am. I had to frogleg my newb in a front carry like that. Otherwise, her hips were completely splayed.

Alissa said...

val, i did frogleg her the first couple of times i put her in it, but after awhile she kept readjusting herself to this position, so i embraced it. she's comfortable.

Lee said...

You make me want a baby. Seriously so cute. Love the pics, you are so creative!

Kimberly said...

You look really great for just having a baby.

Melissa said...

LOVE the new series! and love, love, love your dds hair!

Stephanie Rose said...

YES!!! Tutorial Definitely!!! Oh pretty PLEASE!

I copied the Moby Wrap, which I love, but I find myself entangled with fabric and my husband seems to forget how to tie it - this seems so straight forward!

Sabra said...

Love that mei tai. also the socks look awesome.

Ramona said...

TUTORIAL! I've actually been looking for a baby wrap pattern and/or tutorial the past few days, cause I want to finish it by the time I have another kid, which hopefully I'll be getting prego soon, but certain projects take me forever, so I wanted to get a jump start. I never thought I'd find a tutorial on one of my blogs. Which, I have to say, your blog is a favorite of mine.

Carrie said...

Very cool. I would love to see a tutorial for this!

Jenny said...

love the hair and love the mei tai!

Not so Molly Mormon Afterall said...

You are so stinkin creative! I just love reading your blog and I look forward to what you are making next! Love, Dottie

Jamie said...

Love the ruffly baby bum, the hair, the socks, and the Mei Tai sling! I've never seen one of those before. I think if you do write up a tutorial, we may just have to have another baby! (j/k) lol.

frugalmom said...

your mei tai turned out awesome! i recently made a Sweetpod baby carrier, which is a soft structured carrier like an Ergo, and it was easier than you'd think. It makes carrying my 31 lb-er a breeze.

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