Back in January I bought the first clothing for BabyLM via an REI gift card we’d received for Christmas. I got a great SmartWool hat and mitten set and patagonia fleece jacket on sale that the little one can wear during the first and second winter’s of her/his life. Part of my vision, however, is to make our child things rather than rely on store-bought goods. That means that hopefully we’ll be making some baby-food, clothing, and maybe even some toys from time to time. Though technically it’s not clothing, I have actually made my first baby-related item that I really look forward to using…a baby sling.
I found a great, free baby sling pattern that even a new sewer like me could make. I picked out some great organic cotton and got to work. I finished it last weekend and gave it a test run with two of our cats, Bandit and Kaali (Kaali is the sweet girl in the photo). It was comfortable for me, accommodating for the kitties, and seems like it will work great for carrying a little human. Plus now it’s christened with cat hair so baby will feel right at home. 🙂
Today Bruce and I are heading to the fabric store for him to choose the fabric so I can make his sling. Yea!
By the way, if you have any baby-food recipes, clothing patterns, or suggestions for DIY (do-it-yourself) projects for new parents, please post links in the comments section or email me. Thanks!