"Show us a picture" they said.
Show us what your slings look like. And so I dutifully went through the pictures I have and found this one, which isn't a very good picture at all, and it's of the first sling I ever made and use every day, and never finished sewing the pocket in because, well, I use it every day.
So in response to the tyrants, I mean lovely internet friends, hi Jody, wow it's good to hear from you, I decided that today I would make the sling that I owe to a dear friend and then take pictures of that to show you. But I have this really cool idea for a pocket that is reversible and that turns into a bag that you can tuck the whole sling into when you're not using it. In my mind's eye I would show it to you and you would all say wow, what a great idea, I want one, and I would say, why thank-you, and you are looking very pretty today and what fun this all is. Only I hadn't actually made one yet, only planned it in my head, and the fabric I'm using for my friend isn't the kind I regularly use and it's a one sided print so I spent the better part of the day figuring out this silly little pocket thing. That took way longer than it takes to make the sling. You know, in between feeding people, helping with school, and wiping bums.
The moral of the story is, I need to make the pocket bigger, and I need a better, reversible, zipper and then my cool idea will work out quite well, I think. But alas, I have no pictures for you, because it is now after dark and my flash makes things look icky and I'm not happy with it yet. I'll try again tomorrow, I'm headed to the fabric store anyway.
But I do have some leather to dye (blue) and sew together this week to make a knights tunic so it may be a couple of days. I loved this idea that I found
and I'm totally stealing it for the Boy, for way less than $60 I might add, and I'm making a head thing and sleeves out of silver to look like chain mail too. I'm thinking I'm a sucker for punishment. Especially since his birthday is a week away and I'm just starting.
Thanks everyone who responded for your input, I really appreciate it, I'll try to get pictures soon.