As I said in my last post I love making things. But to be specific I love giving away the things I make and seeing the expressions on the recipients face. It’s not making things, it’s making people happy. In this case a new mom.
When a baby is born we all gush and coo and ooh and ahh over the baby but the mom needs just as much or, in some cases, more attention than the baby. A new mother has been born and deserves to be celebrated…so I did. She asked for a sling and I made her one and she is happy!!
Here’s her sling.
Now I used one of these almost everyday when my daughter was a baby but I’d never made one. I dissected the ones I had but decided to make a few improvements.
I added pleats, which adds strength and a bit of shoulder padding. Here’s the tutorial.
And I added deep side “hems”/cuffs to offer more support around the baby. I bought the rings from here.
Then I wrapped it all up with a really pretty ribbon! Yes they had a boy! And in case you’re wondering, yes I have this ribbon with pink feet too.
The package has been delivered, the mom is thrilled and baby boy is nice and cozy.
Everyone is happy!!