Its hard to belive I am already to the "marriage/baby stage" where it seems like everyone is either getting married or having babies! Well, recently I had several friends get pregnant and I wanted to come up with a meaningful and useful gift for them and their child. I had seen a lot of moms either in the grocery store or out shopping carrying their babies in a sling type carrier. I thought it seemed like a great way to carry your baby with out having to bring a stroller or carrier in and out of the car and keep your baby quietly sleeping close to mommy while getting all her shopping done. I decided to go to my local craft store and find a pattern so I could make one for a friend and her baby, John Sterling. The first pattern I found was a little complicated, with snaps and straps. I had to do some modifications to the pattern but it turned out ok. My friend said it was very useful and her baby loved being in it. Being in the "marriage/baby stage" of course their was another friend who was also expecting a baby girl, Laura Katherine. I decided to give the sling another try but was able to find a more simple pattern. This pattern only used about 2 1/2 yards of fabric and was really only two peices of material. It was much easier to follow and I was much more please with the results. I used a printed cordiroy peice of fabric and then a cotton peice that had a little strechy feel to it. Hopefully Laura Katherine and her mommy will love their new sling! As you can see from the pictures I did not have a baby to model the sling but I used the next best thing...wine bottles!
Thanks for visiting my blog! I created this site to share with you some of the projects I enjoy doing around my home and things I have created with friends and family. As a child I enjoyed trying new projects. Like most children though, I would often lose interest in one thing and in no time gain interest in a whole new project.-I think this trait was passed down to me by my dad. I created potholders, many a scrapbooks, baked clay animal figures in the oven-think that was a total disaster, created doll clothes with my mom and grandma, made Easy Bake brownies-if that counts, and the list goes on and on. Thanks to my family for allowing me to be creative and crafty as a child. I carry that with me now and still have a love for homemade projects. Their is nothing like taking a few hours on Saturday to dedicate yourself to doing a project, being focused only on that one thing, and then being proud of the beautiful finished product you have created. I hope you enjoy seeing some of the things I have created and maybe inspire your next homemade project idea!