last night a tutorial saved my life

12 Jul


Okay, so it was actually yesterday afternoon and “saved my life” might be hyperbolic. But this tutorial for making your own mei tai just gifted me (with some work on my part) my very most favorite thing I’ve ever made, ever in my whole long life of making things.
I love my Ergo. Previously, I may have said that it saved my life. And that would only be slightly hyperbolic, because when you have a baby like George, who wants you to hold him every second of every minute of every day, you find that occasionally you need your hands no matter how pleasant holding you baby may be. That Ergo has allowed me to pee, to check Facebook when George was, in the beginning, what we lovingly refer to as a blob, and most importantly, it sometimes puts him to sleep. We use it multiple times a day for walks and picking up around the house and giving a nap the old college try. I’m not giving up on my Ergo. But it’s just so…black. And Beige. With giant clips and padding and that swirly logo that treads dangerously close to hippy territory. I wanted something jazzier. Yellow. Flowers? YES! I am not a flowers type of gal (gal — check), but this fabric seemed right to me. So, with $16, two Joann coupons, a bit of brown minkee fabric I had lying around the sewing room and about 3 hours, I have this little number.


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5 Responses to “last night a tutorial saved my life”

  1. cara July 13, 2010 at 4:37 am #

    this is absolutely AMAZING! i LOVE it!

  2. Autumn July 13, 2010 at 4:43 am #

    you are totally mind blowing. I am picking my chin up ogg the floor…..sell these in your etsy. please.

    • veryveryfine July 13, 2010 at 5:13 am #

      thanks! i can’t sell them because it’s someone else’s pattern but i’ll definitely be making them as gifts.

  3. Autumn July 13, 2010 at 4:44 am #

    *off (that is just how mind blown I am.)

  4. Jess July 17, 2010 at 6:57 pm #

    Holy cow! You made that??

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