Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Gifts, revealed: Lucy's sling

Lucy's been very interested in dolls lately, and having been a sling-worn baby herself, she of course asks me to tie those dolls up in a scarf so she can wear them, too. So a child-sized sling was an obvious Christmas gift.

For some reason, I struggled with the construction of this one. Can't tell you how many times I stitch-ripped and re-sewed this thing! But in the end, I'm happy with it (though I think I should have made it a bit bigger, or at least a bit stretchy).

It's reversible--one side is this blue silk-y former curtain, and the other is a blue floral vintage sheet, last seen here.

Lucy is not about to slow down long enough for a photo, so we have to settle for these in-action ones. And check out her sweater--that's the Tiny Tea Leaves cardigan Andi made for her (we were lucky enough to get an early version of the toddler pattern). It is so gorgeous!

4 comments:

Luisa said...

I thought I recognized the sweater the tea leaves look so cute on her. I can't wait to make one. I wanted to make slings for my girls to hold their dolls but didn't make it in time for Christmas. Fleese would be stretchy. I would make one soon but I'm non speaking terms with the sewing machine.

urban craft said...

oh, what a natural little mama. This is the sweetest.

Karen said...

What a wonderful idea! She looks like such a proud mommy with her sling.

And, I love your idea of sharing the gifts you gave at Christmas. It was so frustrating making all these things and one thing to blog about them and being unable to; next year I think I'm gonna do this!

95acresofsky said...

Oh I love this! I'm thinking of a doll for my youngest for his 2nd birthday in March, perhaps a sling to go with...hmmm....