Thursday, June 21, 2007


This is one of the set of four placemats I made for my friend Elaina, who got married on June 9. The red is the same colour and material as her bridesmaids' dresses.

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Mei Tai

It's 1:15 in the morning, but I finished it! I'm so proud of myself! So now, if Aaron cooperates, I can wear it to the wedding tomorrow!

Why do I need yet another baby carrier? And why was it worth staying up so late to finish it? Because Aaron is over 30 lbs. And I will likely be carrying him for several hours tomorrow, at the wedding. My ring sling is wonderful, but puts weight on only one shoulder and hip. My baby trekker is also wonderful, but has lots of velcro and clips that have to be done and undone whenever Aaron wants up or down (Which is a lot). The velcro also gets noisy, especially in a quite place like a church! And my shawl... well, that one's going to take a lot more practice before I go out in public with it.

My Mei Tai spreads his weight across both shoulders and my entire waist and is virtually silent, just the whisper of fabric moving against fabric.

I used a combination of patterns from the 2 following sites:

All laid out, flipped over so you can see both sides.

Flower side closeup

Stripes side closeup

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Out of thread...

I've been making wedding gifts and have run out of white thread so I can't work on them anymore until I get more. I have a pretty purple thread and I'm looking all over trying to find SOMETHING, anything to sew with it. No ideas are popping into my head yet. Anyways, I'll post pictures of the wedding gifts after the weddings (no peeking, you brides!).