Friday, July 27, 2007

Show and Tell Friday (7/27)

Welcome to "Show and Tell Friday!" Do you have a something special to share with us? It could be a trinket from grade school, a piece of jewelry, an antique find. Your show and tell can be old or new. Use your imagination and dig through those old boxes in your closet if you have to! Feel free to share pictures and if there's a story behind your special something, that's even better!

Today I wanted to share with you something that I made yesterday. Now...keep in mind I had no pattern, just a general idea. This is called a Mei Tei or an ABC (Asi@n B@by C@rrier) I wanted something to carry Little E in besides my sling. I wanted something to switch back and forth with. So...it definitely needs some "tweaking", but at least I have a prototype now. It's reversible, but the striped side is too cute with the bandannas.




I just wanted to also say that this has been a HUGE month for Little E. A couple of weeks ago he learned how to sit up, pull himself up (to a standing position), and to crawl.....all in the same week! Two days ago he got his first tooth! This boy is just "raring" to go. =)

24 comments:

Jane said...

Mel I love the sling and your pictures are so wonderful! You are such a great mom!

Ron and Ginny said...

Hey, that looks really nice! Good job! By the way, I thought I felt a tooth this past Sunday when he was chewing on my hand... Ouch. :-D

Penless Thoughts said...

Cute boy & sling. Yes, I'd say he is ready, set, GO!!!!
Susan

Kim said...

Now that is just cool. You made that without a pattern? Very nice job. I am impressed. Thank you for sharing.

Lallee said...

What a wonderful job you did. I love the fabric and he looks very comfortable and happy.

Marci said...

Great job Melanie. He is a cutie.

ellen b said...

Well done! Looks like you take a little pressure of your arms and back that way. He is a cutie! blessings...

Lori said...

Those baby slings come in handy.

Cute photo of your little guy.
Sounds like he is really growing and doing lots of fun things.

LBP said...

Good job, he looks very comfortable! What a cutie!

Kelli said...

LIttle E looks so cozy...I love his big blue eyes peeking out! You did a wonderful job on the sling..the banadana fabric is too cute!
Kelli

diana said...

what a great idea. and what a cutie you have there. thanks for sharing.

Susanna Rose said...

Man! I'm impressed! You did an awesome job with the sling and he looks very comfortable!

Susie said...

Cute sling and adorable baby! My DIL always used a sling with her girls..
:)

hailey said...

That is very cute and convenient for long walks! You whipped it up really fast, it looks great! Thanks for sharing!

Barbara H. said...

That is a cute carrier! And cute baby, too. :-)

mockingbird hill said...

What a cutie pie! And that new carrier is really nice...no pattern? Good job! Have a great weekend...Cassie

Patty said...

looks like a comfy ride for a beautiful wee one. You did a great job

Pam said...

AAWW! Cute fabric and cuter baby!! What a nifty idea!

Sarah said...

I am so impressed! I can't imagine sewing something without a pattern... I'm so spacially challenged that orienting the pieces might just be too much for me. Give me a pattern and a grid and I can do almost anything!!
Little E is adorable. I bet he loves riding around in that precious Mei Tei!

Anita said...

Wow, and you had no pattern for this carrier?! Very well done! Little guy seems to enjoy it a lot now that mommy is carrying him around.... he's so cute!

Best wishes from Germany,
Anita

Rose Mary said...

What a clever carrier! Your baby is so adorable.

Stephanie said...

Great sling! Now if only he doesn't outgrow it TOO fast!

Anonymous said...

Whoa! Your little one is growing up so fast! He is too cute! That is so neat that you made that...great job!

Hugs,
Your Secret Pal

CrochetManiacs said...

That is nice. You know what, you do such good work I bet you would do good selling your things on etsy.
I would sure give it a try girl.
And that little one has really grown, he is so cute.