Giveaway Time!

Nurturing Notion’s Facebook page has now reached 500 likes!

As promised, I’m hosting a giveaway.  Win one of these lovely galaxy dyed linen doll ring slings with hand painted stars.  Your choice of red or blue rings.

To enter to win, check out the nifty Rafflecopter widget below which will start accepting entries after midnight tonight.

You must visit my Facebook page to enter the contest.  All the other options you choose to partake in will increase your odds of winning. 

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How I Dyed my Sunrise Inspired Walters Wrap

I caught the dye bug a while back and have been dabbling with different effects ever since.  I am now getting to a place where I can explain how I come up with this stuff.  Good thing, because a few people have asked about this one.

My latest dye creation was inspired by this picture.


A sunrise, I think?  Well I just happened to have the right colors for it.  So here goes my best attempt to re-cap how I went about creating my sunrise inspired dye job on my Walters Organic Mini Square Weave Wrap Read More >>

Product offering: custom slings, wraps and carriers

If you would like to order a custom made sling or wrap from me then please read on.  In fact, you may want to bookmark this page so you can come back to it at a later time. Due to the fact that I am just starting out and can not afford to carry liability insurance I have to be extremely careful who I sell baby carriers and wraps to, hence why I took my listings off of Etsy.  If you are okay with the fact that I do not carry insurance, and still want to purchase a custom made baby carrier from me then the next step is figuring out where you are on the babywearing learning curve.  If you are a seasoned babywearer then you won’t need much guidance on how to do it properly.  If you are new to babywearing then I will want to either consult with you in person, or send you links and discuss further what you are learning from the resources I send to you.  If you are okay with all that then here are the details as to what I offer: =&0=& I ♥ ring slings!  They make great baby carriers as well as blankets, nursing covers, and laundry holders (as I discovered while on vacation).  There are a variety of holds possible with the chest-to-chest and hip carry being my favorite.  The chest to chest is great for infants as it gives mom or dad full view of baby’s face yet is still comfortable enough for baby to doze off.  The hip carry is perfect for older babies who like to stretch their legs out.  Slings can be used for infants as well as toddlers.  The optimal carry will depend on where your baby is developmentally as well as your own comfort level.    Handloomed ring sling:  $50 + shipping This ring sling is made from hard to find hand woven fabric.  It is 45 inches wide and is sturdy yet breathable so your baby will stay cool.  The fabric slides easily through the rings making it easy to adjust the size.   Sizes: Small: 72’’ Medium: 78’’ Large: 84’’=&1=& Mei Tai’s originated in Asia as a simple square design with four parallel straps to secure the baby in place.  My reversible Mei Tai wrap consists of three panels. The first two panels are made from a sturdy home decorating fabric while the third is an espresso cuddle fabric. The unpadded straps are attached to the inner panel with a triple stitch rectangle with two more triple stitch lines x-ing through the box for added security. Cool Stripe Mei Tai with twill (bottom weight) straps- $45 + shipping   =&2=& I make my wraps from the same hard to find hand woven fabric featured above.  The fabric is sturdy yet breathable so baby stays cool.  Rebozo (short wrap) w/out fringe – $50 + shipping with fringe – $60 + shipping
The Rebozo wrap originates in Mexico where it is used as a garment, baby carrier and a means to carry products home from the market.  They also are used by midwives to reposition babies from a posterior position to anterior one.  The price above will get you a basic wrap that is approx 3 yards long and 30 inches wide.  Wider wraps are available upon request.  I cut the fabric into a parallelogram shape and serge the edges.

For a more authentic look, fringes can be requested (as pictured), but will cost an additional $10 due to the amount of time it takes to pull 9 inches of weft thread out and tie off the remaining warp threads.  For this style wrap, the railings will be hemmed, and two supporting stitches will be added to each end to prevent the frayed area from receding into the wrap.

Long wrap – $50 + shipping

The babywearing possibilities are endless with this long piece of fabric!

The design of this wrap is similar to the above basic short wrap, only the width and length vary slightly.  The max width available, for the price listed, is 23 inches.  I can make it wider for an additional cost since anything wider will prevent me from being able to make an additional wrap.  Standard length is 5 yards long, but longer (or shorter) wraps can be requested.      Fabric for wraps and ring slings: Blue – 8 yards available Green – 6 yards available*I also have a little over 5 yards (22” wide) available for a long wrap Yellow – 5 yards available

Purple – 9 yards available

Yellow – 6 yards x 23inches; (3) cuts 3 yards x 46 inches

Prices for custom orders will vary depending on final Read More >>

My babywearing journey: discovering the Mei Tai carrier and Rebozo wrap

I have been baby wearing for close to 9 months now.  Up until Taylor was 6 months old, all I had ever tried were my trusty ring slings and Moby wrap.  Once she was able to sit up on her own I decided to try out carriers and wraps that would allow me to carry her on my back.  Being the thrifty person I am I searched the web to see if I could find DIY tutorials.

My first project was a Mei Tai.  Here are some pictures of two carriers that I made.

Sunset Strip Mei Tai Cool Stripe Mei Tai

I do love them, but also wanted to try out the long, woven baby wraps that I see seasoned babywearers rocking.  Before I had a Read More >>