Monthly Archives: March 2011

Threading a No-Sew Ring Sling

As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I love using short wraps as ‘no-sew’ rings slings to carry my daughter.  Yesterday I took some pictures to explain an alternative way of threading a no sew ring sling for someone, so have … Continue reading

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Reversible Wrap Pod or Mei Pod

Yesterday a question from another mama inspired me to think about how to make a Reversible Wrap Pod (i.e. a fully reversible podeagi carrier made from wrap fabric and with wide, supportive wrappy straps).  I’ve never seen or tried a … Continue reading

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Sewing a child’s Mei Tai

So I keep starting these projects that take weeks to complete, and I know it’s a bit impatient of me, but I do get discouraged when I haven’t managed to finish anything in a while (hence doing easy machine-dye projects … Continue reading

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Captain Vertijo and Sidekick Em climb some stairs!

In March 2009, my sister Jo and I decided to take part in Vertical Rush, a sponsored event to raise money for the charity Shelter.  In the end we beat our fundraising target and won a prize for the most … Continue reading

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Deep Sea Pearls

A couple of weeks ago I traded my appliqued Manduca carrier with a lovely mama and got a Melkaj mei tai and a Natibaby Bamboo Pearls wrap in return.  I’ve already had a Nati Pearls (see my first try at … Continue reading

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Part-Stripping Dye: Charcoal Deep Sea Fish

A while ago I bought a Didymos Deep Sea Fish wrap that had been dyed dark green by another mama (I think with Dharma dye) and I wanted to see how close to original I could get it. Here’s how … Continue reading

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Green Pea and Ham Soup

On Monday my mum popped over to bring me a lovely ham hock that she’d picked up from the local butcher in Louth, Lincolnshire where my gran lives.  Mum goes up there every couple of weeks and always takes advantage … Continue reading

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