Hello!

And welcome to my little personal crafting space! I try to fill my life with all sorts of lovely things that I find challenging, useful, colourful, comforting and practical. I hope that you’ll enjoy me sharing them with you.

**If you’ve been directed here from a label on a carrier that I’ve sewn, then please see the pages about Spaghetti Slings for more information. Photos of lots of my slings are also posted on my blog below. Thanks for dropping by! **

All posts appear below, most recent first.  You can also use the menus on the right to browse my crafty, foody and family escapades.  At the moment I’m making a lot of ring slings, and I’ve also got a couple of patchwork-related projects on the go plus other carrier-plans in the notebook too.  I do a lot of other sewing, some crochet and love customising my various baby wraps and carriers, especially by dyeing them, so I’m finding that I’m currently adding a lot of baby-wearing related stuff!  As a family we love baking so there’s quite a few yummy treats here too.  New things are always being planned and old things are finally getting added so keep checking back😀

You can click on some of the smaller pictures in my site to see a close-up version (please let me know if you can’t and I’ll check the links).  If anything’s unclear, please just ask by adding a comment to the page and I’ll try to help!

Thanks for reading, and please comment if you have anything to add or say😀

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Deepest Blue Roses

This unique piece of woven wrap fabric was just simply beautiful and wonderful to work with.  Originally an Oscha Zen Roses and dyed a gorgeous deep blue by Turquoise Fields, this lovely scrap is now a pleated ring sling with silver rings and off to be worn at a wedding!

It’s so hard to show the colours of this stunning sling so here’s a photo without flash:

And with flash:

Neither does it justice so I can’t wait to see proper action photos of this one!

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Zen Garden

Beautiful Oscha Zen Roses made into a pleated ring sling with silver rings. Such a gorgeous wrap to feel – I loved making this one!

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Lollipops!

I’m currently converting a long, bright Amazonas Lollipop wrap into 6 play slings for children to carry their dolls and teddies in.  Here are the first two, which I sewed last night, with red and with green sling rings:

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Playing with slings!

I’m starting to make some slings and things to sell in my new Spaghetti Slings Shop😀

Today I made a start by sewing 6 lovely play slings for small people to use to carry their toys and dolls. I’ve made them in several lengths to see what suits which ages best, and used 3 different wraps, making 2 slings from each. The wraps pictured here are: Lenny Lamb Sunrise (with aqua and pink rings), Natibaby Blue Danube (with blue and black rings) and a Neobulle Violette (with purple and gold rings).

I’ll be adding many of these to the shop soon and I hope they all get lots of playing with!

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Sunrise Rainbow

Another historical blog post to show a gathered ring sling that I made many months ago for the South London Sling Library. This is a Lenny Lamb bamboo blend Sunrise Rainbow woven wrap, converted into a gathered ring sling with large aqua rings.

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Rose Velvet Fall

A beautiful Girasol wrap made into a completely unique gathered ring sling with – at the request of the mama who gave the the wrap to convert – one pink and one purple ring sling to match the weave!  What a fab idea that’s worked soooo well!😀

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Oscha JK Ooki Ceo

A simply gorgeous, beautiful and yet incredibly wearable wrap that’s light and supportive to use, even with a toddler :)  Re-made (again – I’ve resewn the shoulder of this sling once before) with a gathered shoulder and new Spaghetti Slings label!

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Perfect Pfau

This is a bit of a historical blog post, but aiming for completeness so here’s a gathered ring sling I made from a Didymos Anthracite Hemp Pfau in March this year. It was a firm favourite over the spring and summer – supportive, goes with almost everything, Dad friendly and doesn’t show up any grubby marks!

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At the other end of the rainbow :)

Last week I designed and sewed a beautiful Girasol Northern Lights rainbow wrap into a pleated ring sling.  Tonight I sewed the other half of that wrap into a simple yet stunning gathered ring sling with purple sling rings.  I think the wrap just speaks for itself – gorgeous!

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Double Fanned Rainbow!

I was asked to make a ring sling out of a Girasol Northern Lights, but the sling needed to look and fit similarly to SBP pleats (overlapping pleats that I used in my first Natural Mama Girasol Ring Slings as they allow you to show off each colour stripe beautifully).  But I no longer have permission to make SBP pleated ring slings to sell and so I needed to come up with another plan….

After some discussion with other sling makers, and several false starts at pleating I came up with a design that I liked the look of and that I felt pleated nicely.  It starts with two narrow box pleats in the centre (the two purple stripes) and fans out on either side, with each pleat showing off one of the colours of the night rainbow stripes. It’s a symmetrical design and so will sit nicely worn on either shoulder, and (even better and more satisfying), on the underside it’s pleated to fit in a very similar way to my normal pleated style.

I’m very pleased, and I hope it’s new owner will be too! xxx

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