For our nephew, who was about 5 weeks premature, we wanted to give a good baby carrier like an Ergo, Bondolino, Mysol, Manduca or Didytai. Ergo we both know and my sister-in-law liked it, too, so we wanted to go for it. However, for newborns let alone prematures an Ergo is not exactly perfect. The legs would be pulled apart too wide (it should not be more than 90 degrees) and the panel too high and too wide not giving enough support to baby's delicate spine. Carrying with a quality baywrap like Didymos, Natibaby, Girasol, Hoppediz or Kokadi would certainly be the best solution, but my sister-in-law found that too unpractical for her. So I decided to sew a newborn meitai from a Didymos Silber Wellen wrap.
The panel can be adjusted
The headrest supports the baby's head especially when he is asleep
This specific one can be worn inside out so there is a bit of variety in the design. The inside is made from a Didymos Ellipsen black/ ecru
Okay, today I would like to present something that has to do with fabrics but did not involve any needles from my side. Still it was quite an exciting project.
Being into baby wearing and beautiful wraps I bought a tussay silk wrap, Didymos Tussah Fische, some time ago. While the golden / bronze tussah fish are charming as they are, I still felt it was not really my colour, so I decided to dye the silk part of the fabric with blue food colour. I was a bit at loss as to how much I would need, so I got 20 ml of pure E 131. When I dyed it in a plastic tub it turned out to be a bit too weak, so I added 3 easter egg colour tablets. The result looked good in the tub, I just made a mistake in rinsing it immediately after before I put it in the oven to fix the colours. In the end the desired petrol/ blue did not show but instead a faint blueish green. Reminds me of pictures of Didymos Jim Salvia, so here are my Salvia Fish:
Yes, it's cold again here... So it kinda makes sense to show the blanket that I made for our youngest in the bike trailer. The pattern was a free pattern from kallou france - they have now removed it and you can only get a paying pattern, so I was lucky.
Unfortunately the whole blanket was too thick for in the car seat, but it worked well in the bike trailer.
Strawberries were the theme of our birth notifications and baby gifts (doopsuiker) almost one year ago. Now our youngest is busy crawling and standing up so finally she needed leather shoes - following up the strawberry theme:
The leather I got from manu-faktur.eu, where you can get all kinds of sizes and colours.
I used bra-straps of an old bra of mine as elastics...
The colour scheme is just adorable, I love the red combined with blue and turquoise and they just look awesome with this body dress: