Friday, July 13, 2012

That's a wrap!

Remember back in the day when I was making all the baby carriers?  Well there's one I have yet to show you.  And now that I've had a chance to try it out (and see how awesome it really is!) I have to share with you my favorite DIY carrier.

So most people end up with those Moby carriers when they have newborns.  At least, this is the way it seems.  Moby wraps are great... soft, stretchy.  But they're hot.  Seriously.  They make the user feel like they're in the Sahara.  Especially if it's summer.  Which is why I decided I wasn't going to get one.

Instead, I decided to make a light summer wrap of my own.  I bought 5 yards of white cotton gauze at Joann's with a 40% off coupon.  It ended up being just over $12.  After prewashing it, I cut it in half length wise and finished the edges.  Tada!  Two soft, breathable wraps.  

However, white just isn't my thing. Because I have boys.  Nothing stays white when you have young boys.  So I dyed one of the wrap.

2 packages of Dylon fabric dye and a few hours of work (including washing and drying), and this is what I ended up with.

Can you believe how well this gradient dye job came out?  

It reminds me of a summer sky.  Perfect for my little summer baby!

So I have another white wrap.  Pretty sure it needs to be yellow.  So keep a look out for the wrap and dye tutorial.  They're coming!

Side Note.  Today is day 43 of the Summer Blog Challenge.  And you'll never guess what it is.

Post Then and Now Photos of Yourself.

You got it!

Ah, 19 year old Erin.  




And 25.

Yeah, I'm 26 now but whatever.  The only pics I have of myself right now include dark circles under my eyes and baby drool on my shirt.

Until tomorrow, Happy Friday!


  1. Awww, but most of us all have dark circles and baby drool. :)
    You're adorable and I love the photos!

  2. How did you do the gradient dye? I'm wanting to dye a wrap I just make like that and am trying to figure out how to do it?


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