The kids now own (since last week when my memory card evaporated) my version of the bear carrier from the Oliver + S Little Things To Sew book. It’s made of natural linen, cotton batting, and Children At Play by Sarah Jane. I thought the Sarah Jane gave it that whimsical feel that I wanted for this project. It was pretty sweet getting to center the print on the little girl in the center. The pattern is supposed to have a pocket on it, but it would have covered up the girl.
At first I thought this would pretty much be for Clover, since I had seen her trying to use other things as baby carriers. Turns out Violet is more nurturing. It DID take Clover over two years to kiss me…..
Dude, this girl meant business this morning. I don’t know what it was with her and the badass scowl, but she must have been channeling that mama grizzly mindset.
One thing I changed after finishing it was to remove the velcro that is supposed to go where the yellow button is, and put in buttons and buttonholes. It really wasn’t secure with just the velcro, and my kids are way too mobile to keep it fastened. Any excuse to throw a bit of mustard button on my quilt sandwich. I still haven’t finished the edges of the strap ends like you’re supposed to. Oopsies
Clover is parked in the middle of the walking path with a book on marriage. There is a metaphor in there somewhere, but So You Think You Can Dance starts in 4 minutes and I want to get this business finished, and haven’t the time to ponder it.
Sigh. Gorgeous baby.