Saturday, August 1, 2009

How to carry your baby.......or your dog

A day or so ago, H asked for a pram to push his toy dog Missy around in. 
Not wanting to add to the plastic load in our house, I reminded him how I used to transport his younger brother in a mei tai.  

Now days it's usually (well, occasionally really) a ring sling or a wrap or much more likely just Mr 15 months barreling along under his own steam but back when he was a little tacker the mei tai came in pretty handy.

So after I steered H in the right direction with dog carrying, I then had to produce...

I managed to whip this one up pretty quickly on my machine, with two squares of fabric turned and top stitched, and four lengths of wide ribbon sewn on in the appropriate places.

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Cute, huh?

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His choice of fabric and ribbon, in case you think my taste is odd, hehe...


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And please excuse the detritus in the background, you know all those "my creative space" posts that are doing the blog rounds? 
Well, that's mine...you can see one box of fabric on the bottom right there, next to it is another and tucked in the corner under the table is my sewing machine.

On top of the table is my thread collection, sewing basket, a mindstorms lego kit, various computer parts, and whatever other projects hubby and kids are working on.

Oh, and another box of fabric under my desk too.

Yes, we are looking round for a bigger house.


8 comments:

louisalowry said...

Very, very cute!!

Kath Lockett said...

That is so lovely. Make sure you bring this photograph out when his first girlfriend (or boyfriend; whatever floats his boat) comes around to meet you!

Momma Such said...

I love that you were able to just whip this up for him! It is great when parents and children interact making things and doing crafts and so forth! You can tell he is really liking it! :)

natalee said...

love love love it!!!! natalee

Cat J B said...

Thanks for the lovely comments, ladies. Yes I will be definitely keeping these pics for the future, we are on the verge of things being "only for girls" and "boys don't wear pink" etc I think. They start off so innocent and all encompassing, don't they? :)

ms lottie said...

And you won't stub your toe on a mei tai left on the floor like you would on a plastic pram!

Cat J B said...

Haha, correct. And the wheels can't come off either :)

Moderate Means said...

That's really cute - my daughter would love to have one of those! I'll have to add it to my "if I ever get back to the sewing machine" pile :)

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