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Name: Aushima
How's your weather? Sunshine and a little cold
How did you get here? Followed a link on someone else's page
Comments:Nice website with excellent ideas and tips for a bf mom and baby :)

God Bless You and your team
Monday, December 31st 2007 - 12:08:00 AM
Name: ReDella Good
How's your weather? Good for December!
What's your pet peeve? An apostrophe used to indicate a plural!!!
How did you get here? Followed the link in your signature file/tagline
Comments:Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! I, too, am a grammar nerd. My family and friends know me as the Apostrophe Police. I'm considering issuing tickets if they don't shape up. I appreciate the care with which you do your writing, and wish others (even my boss) would use that same care when sending out information.
Saturday, December 29th 2007 - 11:35:19 PM
Name: Sheila Marie P.
How's your weather? Ga's worst drought
What's your pet peeve? Closed minded people
How did you get here? Search engine result
Comments:I'm 34 weeks and 1 day, today. I'm a 'GOT MILK' mama and am trying to get ready some nursing shirts. I agree with you and can't afford the $30 shirts and can't wait to buy a couple of T-shirts and try your patterns. Thanks a million for this site!!!
Friday, December 28th 2007 - 08:50:59 PM
Name: Dawn (daisie125 on tbw)
How's your weather? Snowy
How did you get here? Followed the link in your signature file/tagline
Comments:Just wanted to say congrats on the new babe!!!
Friday, December 28th 2007 - 05:53:45 PM
Name: Karli Arntz
How's your weather? Cold and snowing
What's your pet peeve? Mismatched hangers, silverware, etc.
How did you get here? Followed the link in your signature file/tagline
Comments:I just wanted to say that since I was here last and made a beaultiful sling using your easy instructions, I have been asked by a couple dozen people about my sling. They are popular but not too common and everybody wants one. I send them to your website or SlingRings and the link. What a conversation peice and I am so happy that I have it. I have a 2.5 y o and a 4.5 mo old who is very content to sit in the sling. It makes it easier to handle both of them. Thank you, thank you for your servie to moms everywhere! Sewers and those who don't alike.

Karli

P.S. Even though you don't recomend it, I used a calico and lined in with flannel to increase it's strength and figured since I live in Alaska I needed all the coziness I could get!
Wednesday, December 12th 2007 - 03:36:19 AM
Name: Teresa Boucher
How's your weather? minus 25 C
What's your pet peeve? People who say "what ever"
How did you get here? Search engine result
Comments:Thank you for the pattern for the grocery cart cover, it is really great that you are sharing your knowledge of sewing.
Saturday, December 1st 2007 - 11:53:14 PM
Name: Erica Ramos
How's your weather? Really Cold
What's your pet peeve? Bad grammar, especially in translations
How did you get here? Divine intervention/fate
Comments:I feel very lucky to have stumbled upon this site. Thanks for providing the information and the inspiration I need in order to make these wonderful things. I'm not naturally the artsy type, but with the help of this site I think I can do some of these projects with success. I haven't used a sewing machine since high school (which has been a couple of years) so we'll see how it goes.

On a different note, if you'd like to see some bad grammar in some bad translations, visit www.engrish.com.

Take care ~

Friday, November 30th 2007 - 11:05:00 PM
Name: S. Goetsch
How's your weather? Cold
What's your pet peeve? DH not making the bed
How did you get here? Divine intervention/fate
Comments:Ok-I have no idea how I got here...but I was on diaperswappers which is my new hang out for Cloth Diapers and I was looking at mei tais...enought to want one. And since I have lots of fabric for making dipes, I tried to find a pattern and I did..but before I begin I wanted to enlist help! I have no idea how to tie this! Making it looks easy enough (with my Black Friday purchased sewing machine!) but I won't know what to do with it then...please please email me and let me know if you can help!

sgoetsch at cox dot net

Thanks
Friday, November 30th 2007 - 08:25:40 PM
Name: Dahmianna Nightwind
How's your weather? Coldish
What's your pet peeve? See above ;)
How did you get here? Followed the link in your signature file/tagline
Comments:My biggest grammar pet peeves?

First, irregardless ISN'T a word! It should NEVER be used, and doing so just shows your lack of education. This is one word that should not become standard. The intended meaning is the same as regardless. The prefix "ir" means not and the suffix "less" means without. Therefore, irregardless is a double negative - and we all know we aren't supposed to use those!

Second, affect vs. effect. Affect is a verb meaning to influence. It is fine, but uncommon, to use affect as a noun meaning an emotion or feeling (usually used by psychologists and psychiatrists). Effect is a noun meaning result, or very rarely a verb meaning to produce as an effect. So most of the time affect with an a is a verb and effect with an e is a noun.

That's all for now.
Friday, November 23rd 2007 - 09:45:35 PM
Name: Barbra Menéndez
How's your weather? it is overcast and cloudy
Homepage URL (leave blank if n/a):

http://www.myspace.com/barbtidlytastic

What's your pet peeve? people who don't watch where they are driving.
How did you get here? Search engine result
Comments:I appreciate your website and your patterns that I can use with out having to pay for. I am on a tight leash and 4 weeks to go until I deliver, and that darn nesting instinct is telling me I need a sling, and some cloth diaper covers. I have the material for the sling, just need rings, and I have the cloth diapers, but nothing but plastic bags (yet) to cover my new girls bumm with so she doesn't get me all wet when she's all wet. LOL. So, I am venturing into the wonderful world of domestic goddess-ship and can't wait for the ride ahead. Thanks for having this available for those of us newbies.
Barbra in Seattle
Sunday, November 11th 2007 - 03:46:58 PM
Name: Kimberli Gabaldon
How's your weather? unseasonally warm
How did you get here? Search engine result
Comments:Hello, I just wanted to give you a Thank you email. I just found out that I am going to be a Grandma. My daughter is due June 18th, our first. We went looking around for slings and patterns. Just by luck I was able to find you on the web. Great ideas!!! I like your organization and that you are willing to share. I was wondering if you have any other ideas. You wrote about nursing pads? I didn't see anything like that...Did I miss something? Well if you would please email me back and share your thoughts. I would be even more grateful. Thank you again for sharing. Looking forward to hearing from you. Kimberli
Saturday, November 3rd 2007 - 10:06:43 PM
Name: Amanda Burke
How's your weather? Freezing at night, and warm during the day!
Homepage URL (leave blank if n/a):

http://www.flickr.com/4burkes

What's your pet peeve? Rude People
How did you get here? Search engine result
Comments:I used your suggestions for the baby buggy cover and it turned out great. Thanks for your help! I made the basic 45X45 inch w/rounded corners and elastic. I also added toy loops a front pocket for keys,and a seatbelt I got really creative with the seat belt and this may work for others as well.I bought 2 cheap thin large size dog collars with the plastic click latches, exactly what the store has on their buggies. I cut them so that one side is always the same length and the other side is adjustable. I stitched them in place about 10 inches from the bottom of the leg holes. To attach it to the buggy I used a small size collar with the same kids of buckle and stiched it to the back matching up with the other side. I used a box and then diagnally through them for extra support. It is perfect. My baby does not have to use the nasty ones in the store buggies. Everything about the cover is quick and adjustable and it has worked with every buggy so far, and the baby is latched directly to the buggy so he cannot climb out.
Saturday, November 3rd 2007 - 09:09:12 PM
Name: Alacia Fowler
How's your weather? I'm in FL.. it is PERFECT this time of year (Nov.)
What's your pet peeve? People who take and take and never give back
How did you get here? Search engine result
Comments:Well, I have browsed and browsed and printed and oo'd and Ah'd and browsed and printed some more, and I have come to the quite clear conclusion that you are a genius. ;) I mean, girl, you are the baby/mommy/toddler sewing guru. Your ideas are quite simple, practical and doable. Thank you so very much for having such a wonderful website and offering so much useful and creative (and frugal!) information to offer. I am a granny of two little boys and a little girl on the way. I have made bookoodles of cloth diapers (prefolds... love 'em!) but my daughter wants us to try our hands at making the all-in-ones. I am looking forward to it.
Thursday, November 1st 2007 - 07:57:25 PM
Name: Elaine
What's your pet peeve? Grammar
How did you get here? Followed a link on someone else's page
Comments:Dear Jan,
A grammtical error on your webpage, about grammatical errors, has me chuckling. A Rule of the Trio - to, too & two - has been broken:

The error is in the Grammar Pet Peeve Section, Example #2:

"If it's not to much to ask, I'd like you to sign my guestbook."

The text, after correction, should read:

If it's not TOO much to ask...
I thought you want to edit the text.
Thank you,
Elaine

I'd consider that more of a typo, since I definitely know the difference between "too" and "to", but thank you for pointing that out. (And I'll overlook the "grammtical" typo in your entry as well ;)
Sunday, October 21st 2007 - 05:12:44 AM
Name: Jennifere
How's your weather? getting colder!
Homepage URL (leave blank if n/a):

http://jcasiano.TOHE.com

How did you get here? Followed a link on someone else's page
Comments:Thanks for the info on making baby carriers! The most I've ever sewn are pillows, so I'm still a newborn to sewing, but I the patterns seem pretty easy to follow.
Monday, October 15th 2007 - 02:47:19 PM
Name: Annie
How's your weather? going into summer - getting ready for really hot weather
What's your pet peeve? lack of resources in SA for BW
How did you get here? Search engine result
Comments:Hi Jan,

I just wanted to tell you that I have found your site an absolute life saver!!! I am passionate about baby wearing, but there is very little in South Africa about it and not much available ito equipment. I have made my own wrap, ring sling, mei tai, and onbu all with the help of your site. The info on here is great and really well put together!!
Tuesday, October 9th 2007 - 12:14:26 AM
Name: Stephanie
How's your weather? ready for cooler weeather
How did you get here? Followed the link in your signature file/tagline
Comments:Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
Just wanted you to know my mom made this mei tai for me using your instructions & i really love it
Thursday, October 4th 2007 - 01:42:51 AM
Name: blewis
How's your weather? 43* and blaa
What's your pet peeve? inefficiency
How did you get here? Search engine result
Comments:I love your pumping and driving response. I though I was a rarity w/ my coned t shirt on the freeway. I also wanted to thank you for well photographed and explained free patterns.
Wednesday, October 3rd 2007 - 11:13:10 AM
Name: Eleri
How's your weather? Autumny
What's your pet peeve? smacking gums
How did you get here? Followed a link on someone else's page
Comments:I've visited your page several times since I got a sewing machine from my parents for my birthday. At first I was annoyed because I got a nice sewing machine (finally) right after I had a baby, but it ended up working out perfectly because I couldn't afford a baby sling and made one myself. I still don't sew too often, but I just made another for a single mom with a preemie! Thank you for thinking of other mothers trying their best to parent their children in a way to bring them up happy, healthy and strong!
Sunday, September 30th 2007 - 10:09:55 PM
Name: Reese
How's your weather? Beautiful blue fall sky
What's your pet peeve? Toothpaste globs in the sink!
How did you get here? Divine intervention/fate
Comments:Hi Jan! I just wanted to say thank you so much for your site. You are such an inspiration!
Saturday, September 15th 2007 - 01:49:29 PM
Name: ashley
How's your weather? hot, hot, and a little more hot
What's your pet peeve? littering
How did you get here? Search engine result
Comments:thank you so much for your free patterns...and instructional pictures! i just finished a doll sling for my 2 1/2 year old daughter. i can't wait for her to get up from her nap to try it out. thank you again for all of your knowledge...can't wait to try out some morfe of your patterns!
Friday, September 14th 2007 - 06:59:45 PM
Name: Jeanne
How's your weather? warm
What's your pet peeve? wastefulness
How did you get here? Search engine result
Comments:Thank you for your patterns. I am a grandma of 12 and more comming soon so i am pleased to make affordable gifts. Thank you for your earth friendly ideas.
Thursday, September 6th 2007 - 11:31:51 AM
Name: Verlina
How's your weather? Ever Changing!
What's your pet peeve? When someone replaces to toilet paper in my house and puts on so that the paper releases to the back and not the front! I just hate that!
How did you get here? Search engine result
Comments:Thank You for all the patterns- I will e bus for weeks trying them all out! I am a new mother of twis and really can't afford to buy a sling- butI can sew and now I can make my own! Thank You!
Wednesday, September 5th 2007 - 08:46:17 PM
Name: ros
How's your weather? raining
What's your pet peeve? neighbours who don't get on
How did you get here? Divine intervention/fate
Comments:Thankyou. I came upon your site while searching for nappy patterns. Been stuck here for hours so much I can use.
You are a very interesting lady and I have thoroughly enjoyed my stay.
Thursday, August 9th 2007 - 08:11:04 AM
Name: Shirley
How's your weather? Muggy
What's your pet peeve? Lazy whiners
How did you get here? Divine intervention/fate
Comments:Thank you ahead of time. I have 7 children, 14 grandchildren and the 3rd great grandchild in the works. I did a search for patterns for infants and followed a link to you by sheer chance. So many times they just take you someplace you really don't want to be and it gets frustrating. Was interested in finding patterns that are newer and different from what I had. I found that at your site and so thank you again.
Wednesday, August 8th 2007 - 12:59:09 AM
Name: Dawn
How's your weather? sunny but not too hot
What's your pet peeve? Making someone feel dumb for asking questions
How did you get here? Search engine result
Comments:I feel like a friend of yours since I have frequently read as much as I can on your site. Your philosophy of nature and childrearing validates what I struggle to do (or struggle to explain what I want to do) with my own children, Evan 11 yrs and dylan 1 month. I am 34 and from Eau Claire, Wisconsin originally but living here in conservative religious mecca, Colorado Springs, Colorado. There are liberals here too, I have been told. I made the pouch carrier from directions on your site or a link I found here. It looks good since I am a decent seamstress but the baby and I are still figuring out how to work it together. I just wanted to thank you really for putting all this information out there for people like me to feel we are not alone.
Tuesday, August 7th 2007 - 11:26:00 AM
Name: Kamaile
How's your weather? Humid
What's your pet peeve? whinners
How did you get here? "I feel lucky!"
Comments:First I want to thank you for your wonderful website. My daughter is almost 9 months old and when she was 2 1/2 months I herniated my back. I got an infantino sling as a gift but my daughter hated it and it just put more pressure on my back. I've been wanting to get another sling but just couldn't afford it. I was blessed to have a physical therapist who just so happened to be a member in a nino group and that's where I found out about the link that brought me to you. I feel much more optomistic now. I just might be able to do it. Thanks again.
Saturday, August 4th 2007 - 06:45:07 AM
Name: Amie
How's your weather? beautiful
What's your pet peeve? overly righteous ppl
How did you get here? Divine intervention/fate
Comments:im so in love with this page! i was looking for patterns everywhere and couldnt find what i wanted until i found this site!!!thanks so much for putting it up
Sunday, July 29th 2007 - 01:00:04 AM
Name: ldgeorge2
How's your weather? summery
How did you get here? Search engine result
Comments:I came to your site looking for an easy way to recover a high chair that is about 25 years old. We love the chair but the cover is way worn out!

In looking around at the great ideas you have to offer, I tried to enlarge the bed photo on the "Toddler bed sheets that stay tucked in" and couldn't get the photo to enlarge. Is this a bed frame that you purchased somewhere or made yourself? This seems to be just the type of solution my daughter and her husband are looking for. They have two small children and limited space in their apartment. Please email me at ldgeorge2@gmail.com
Friday, July 27th 2007 - 07:20:12 PM
Name: Crystal
How's your weather? Mild
What's your pet peeve? tailgaters & know it alls
How did you get here? Search engine result
Comments:The info on this site is a life-saver for people who don't have much money or who can appreciate making their own things. Jan, you are a true sweetheart for offering these tips and patterns free. I am glad to "know" you
Thursday, July 26th 2007 - 06:41:19 PM
Name: Claire
How's your weather? beautiful today...sunny 70's
What's your pet peeve? Judgemental People
How did you get here? Followed a link on someone else's page
Comments:I really appreciate the free pattern to make a sling. I am expecting in August, and want to try one, but didn't have a lot of extra money right now. I made one out of flannel and cotton sheets...the "reversible" option. Your instructions were very clear.
Thanks again!
Sunday, July 22nd 2007 - 06:40:33 PM
Name: Amy W
How's your weather? icky hot
What's your pet peeve? stupid people who keep breeding
How did you get here? Divine intervention/fate
Comments:Your site is awesome! I'm pregnant with my second and my boobs are even bigger this time than they were with my first. The maternity store doesnt even carry my size now! I have found that dillards is the only store that has bras in my size (34 G!) but they dont have nursing ones so this is going to be perfect for me. Thanks so much for having this avalible without cost! You're a lifesaver
Sunday, July 22nd 2007 - 05:12:30 PM
Name: rashele, mom of 7 week old
How's your weather? wonderful... sunny with great breeze.
How did you get here? Search engine result
Comments:I found your site by searching for instructions on how to make slings/wraps. This was the only website that did not charge $ to view the instructions. Thanks so much to you (and all others who are involved) that do not try to rip people off. I am amazed at how many projects you have on here, and cannot wait to make some. Thanks again! I will recommend your site to all mothers that will listen.
Saturday, July 21st 2007 - 02:16:28 PM
Name: Sharon Mercier
How's your weather? Hot
How did you get here? Search engine result
Comments:I am so glad that you are kind enough to put the pattern on line. I had been looking for days, but just couldn't break down and pay 50$ for one. I made one in less then a half hour and love it. Thanks so much!
Saturday, July 21st 2007 - 12:51:10 AM
Name: Jess mom of 6mon
How's your weather? rainny
How did you get here? Followed the link in your signature file/tagline
Comments:I was reading about the nursing bra you came up with. as a Mom
who works I thought it was a great idea. My first day back at work I was sitting in the lunch room trying to pump with my double pump having to hold both pumps with my hands and inevitable losing suction at times and leaking milk. I wish I had seen your bra then. instead I took my belly wrap the elastic thing you wear in the hospital that holds the baby monitor in place and just cut to slits in that and it works pretty good. it goes over my nursing bras. however it is starting to break down you cant sew the edges because then it would restrict it. I think it will last for Ben but not for my future little ones. oh and about that driving while pumping thing. I do it to. you just have to hookup before you start the car and if I'm done halfway to work I just turn the pump off and wait to unhook untill I'm there. I have an hour commute so its a great time to pump. And with my job the only other time I can pump is during lunch.By then I'm so full I hurt. thats My little tidbit.
Wednesday, July 18th 2007 - 10:44:07 AM
Name: Amber Marie
How's your weather? Alaskan Summer
Homepage URL (leave blank if n/a):

http://www.ambermariestudios.com

What's your pet peeve? Situational Ethics
How did you get here? Search engine result
Comments:I just wanted to thank you for putting so much time and effort to putting this information online. I have 2 sisters pregnant at the same time and being able to make slings is just great for the price range.

Hooray! Keep up the wonderful work.
Monday, July 16th 2007 - 01:40:30 AM
Name: sarah jane
How's your weather? hot, hot and hot!
What's your pet peeve? people who talk down to kids/young adults
How did you get here? Divine intervention/fate
Comments:thank you so much...i haven't sewn in years, and my three year old and i will be doing a whole lot this summer while i am on vacation! i am starting with a diaper pouch or ten! thanks for making the market fair-- i really appreciate it! i am also considering having my middle school students try this out [we do a unit on "learning something new"], and then donating them to the domestic violence shelter. i will be giving your web site credit! thanks again!
Sunday, July 15th 2007 - 09:53:18 AM
Name: partha maness
How's your weather? hot
What's your pet peeve? people going frome one lane to another when all lanes are full
How did you get here? Followed the link in your signature file/tagline
Comments:thank for the pattern for the nursing pillow can make a lot cheeper than the cost to buy one
Saturday, July 14th 2007 - 03:16:59 PM
Name: Mary Ann Walford
How's your weather? Dreary and hot
How did you get here? Followed the link in your signature file/tagline
Comments:My daughter in law found your site when we were looking for wraps and sling instructions. After going to your site myself I just wanted to says that you have an amazing site with so much useful info and links. Thank you for doing so much work so that others don't have to. Again, amazing!!!
God bless you,
Mary ann Walford
Tuesday, July 10th 2007 - 12:55:22 PM
Name: Tamar
How's your weather? 20 straight days of rain, need I say more?
What's your pet peeve? people that are late, or being late
How did you get here? Divine intervention/fate
Comments:I am a new Granny, and my daughter-in-law heard of your site at a local Le Leche meeting. A new mother there had a sling she had sewn using your patterns and she was envious and wanted one. I have made my Grandsons Mama two so far and she loves them. I am thinking of making a third, of red silk.

Thanks so much for sharing your patterns. I'm thinking of also making my own shopping bags. How cool is that!
Monday, July 2nd 2007 - 01:50:56 PM
Name: Katie
How's your weather? nice and hot
Homepage URL (leave blank if n/a):

http://www.babyhomepages.net/meesterfamily

What's your pet peeve? dirty houses
How did you get here? Followed a link on someone else's page
Comments:Very awesome!! I made my son and I a pouch and he loves carrying his frog as much as I LOVE carrying around my baby boy!! Its great! Thanks for the tutorial!!
Monday, July 2nd 2007 - 11:27:13 AM
Name: Katie
How's your weather? Raining cats and dogs...
How did you get here? Search engine result
Comments:I'm getting my sewing machine out ang going to do some sewing!!!Baby Slings...Feel inspired!
Love crafts chapter!
Saturday, June 23rd 2007 - 06:29:36 PM
Name: Hanna
How's your weather? raining-finally
What's your pet peeve? water running while you brush your teeth
How did you get here? Search engine result
Comments:I must say..you are my role model...How do you have time to sew all this stuff and create it too! I am a SAHM to Myles (now 14 mo.) Thank you sooo much for providing us with so much wonderufl information and patterns! Have you ever thought of making a pattern for a nursing cover up? My sister-in-law has one that is probably the best i've seen. It is simply a piece of fabric (~3'x3') which is gathered at one end with some "sand" or other material in it that is laid over your shoulder so it will stay in place..I think I might try making one :)
Friday, June 22nd 2007 - 11:07:09 AM
Name: Melanie S.
How's your weather? Stinking hot!
What's your pet peeve? No Car Seat!
How did you get here? Followed the link in your signature file/tagline
Comments:Thanks so much for all of your info! I just read the hemming foot tutorial and bookmarked the zipper tutorial. I can't wait to try my hemmer foot with decent directions to follow.
Even though I have not been BWing much now that my youngest is two, I plan to hang on to my silk dupioni sling I bought from you and pass it down to my daughters when they have babies. It is a treasured item.
Tuesday, June 19th 2007 - 10:44:33 PM
Name: Susan Taylor
How's your weather? about 16C
What's your pet peeve? Ninjas.
How did you get here? Followed a link on someone else's page
Comments:I just wanted to thank you for all the great info on your website. I'm in Edmonton, Alberta...SAHM to 2, soon to be 3 and am just sewing up a storm here with all your great advice. Thanks!!!
Friday, June 15th 2007 - 05:23:45 PM
Name: Jan
How's your weather? Windy!
What's your pet peeve? Barbie dolls! (The dolls not the skinny people)
How did you get here? Followed a link on someone else's page
Comments:I just finished my daughter's bobby & cover using your pattern! Thank you sooooo much for sharing that with us all! We are not "Barbie Dolls" either and I was really questioning the one's on Stormy's Target registry (which we promptly deleted upon finding your pattern). Had extra material (bright patterned seersucker) so I sewed a matching "bobby bag" (didn't want a strap) and one of my famous "summer blankets" (bias binding edges). You can't buy one of those either and always make them for summer babies. Jan
Tuesday, June 12th 2007 - 12:32:54 AM
Name: Elyse
How's your weather? sunny
Homepage URL (leave blank if n/a):

http://www.funkychica.com

How did you get here? Search engine result
Comments:Nice website! You have a lot of info on everything!! I too have a site... I talk about my life (a little bit) and post my DIYs. Take a look when you get a chance.
Wednesday, June 6th 2007 - 02:49:56 PM
Name: Meleah
How's your weather? overcast
Homepage URL (leave blank if n/a):

http://justforfunsies.livejournal.com/

What's your pet peeve? Irresponsibility
How did you get here? Followed the link in your signature file/tagline
Comments:Love your beautiful slings! Love your informative site! Thank you SO much for keeping it up and updating with new and improved information all the time! I only sew slings for myself and as gifts for friends and family, and I can always count on your site to answer any questions I have when I'm attempting a new style.
Thanks again! You're the BEST!
Sunday, June 3rd 2007 - 03:40:58 PM
Name: Lilian Block
How's your weather? okay...
What's your pet peeve? ...
How did you get here? Followed a link on someone else's page
Comments:cool, but weird
Monday, May 28th 2007 - 12:19:31 PM
Name: Krystle
How's your weather? trying to be sunny....
What's your pet peeve? misused apostrophes!
How did you get here? Divine intervention/fate
Comments:Thanks so much darling, for the instructions! You bless moms everywhere! I never would have taken a trollop into babywearing land without you!
Wednesday, May 16th 2007 - 08:48:30 PM
Name: Michelle
How's your weather? gorgeously warm
What's your pet peeve? drunk drivers / people who drive while chatting away on cell phones
How did you get here? Divine intervention/fate
Comments:I love this site. I think Jan must be absolutely remarkable in real life, as we all already know she is online.
This site always inspires me, and I always find something new.

Thank you, Jan!


Michelle
Wednesday, May 16th 2007 - 01:22:09 PM
Name: Anja, from Norway
How did you get here? Followed a link on someone else's page
Comments:Thank you for your help. I was looking for Mei Tai and found nursing clothes as well. If only more people would think like you everyting would be easier for us mothers-for-the-first-time.
Thursday, May 10th 2007 - 10:08:37 AM
Name: Katy Waldrop
How's your weather? sunny and beautiful
What's your pet peeve? Cars who follow me too close
How did you get here? Search engine result
Comments:What cute kids. I wanted to find a pattern for a restaurant highchair cover so my mom could make it. Thanks.
Wednesday, May 9th 2007 - 11:46:11 AM
Name: Amanda
How's your weather? Very rainy and my backyard is now a swamp
What's your pet peeve? Living in the Bible Belt :(
How did you get here? Search engine result
Comments:I LOVE your page. Humorous and informative!
Wednesday, May 9th 2007 - 08:26:49 AM
Name: Tara
How's your weather? muggy, but reasonable
What's your pet peeve? people who don't using their signals before turning
How did you get here? Followed the link in your signature file/tagline
Comments:You are so great to have so many patterns on your website, it makes sling sewing for newbies like me so much less confusing! Your instructions are simple too and without graphics, I would never get it at all.
Thanks for all you do!
Tuesday, May 8th 2007 - 11:26:23 AM
Name: Suzanne Dallapè
How's your weather? cool and breezy today
Homepage URL (leave blank if n/a):

http://www.ephemerala.com

What's your pet peeve? lies
How did you get here? Search engine result
Comments:Hey Jan, don't know if you remember old Suzanne from the breastfeeding newsgroup back in the late 90s. I'm here in Utah with FOUR boys now. I always loved your way of thinking, and reading this site it seeems once again like we are long-lost twins! Keep up the great work with your writing and mothering your lovely children.
Friday, May 4th 2007 - 03:38:00 AM
Name: melissa
How's your weather? unseasonably warm
Homepage URL (leave blank if n/a):

http://waterblossoms.net

What's your pet peeve? exploding diapers
How did you get here? Search engine result
Comments:THANK YOU for your wonderful instructions on how to wear a sling! I have been given several 'homnemade' slings without instructions and couldn't figure them out! The pictures and different positions are wonderful.

Thank you again! This site is really amazing!
Monday, April 30th 2007 - 01:55:25 PM
Name: Karli
How's your weather? getting warmer! Yea!
What's your pet peeve? Taking forever to say what you what to say.
How did you get here? Divine intervention/fate
Comments:I was so glad to hear about your free ring sling instructions! They are super clear and exactly what I wanted! You have very clear and easy to understand instructions. I am very happy with my sling and I look ofrward to seeing what else I can find in your free patterns. Thank you!
Monday, April 30th 2007 - 01:24:45 AM
Name: Heather
How's your weather? As expected
What's your pet peeve? the phrase "nook and cranny"
How did you get here? "I feel lucky!"
Comments:Over the past few years I keep coming back to your site. More than anything else you have continually inspired me to give DIY a shot! I wanted to make a circular pillow for my 6 month old daughter to sit in and looked at your site first. I used your directions for the custom-sized nursing pillow to make a round pillow for her! I even used stuff materials I found in my house to make it, so it was free!

Thank you so much for this great site!
Monday, April 23rd 2007 - 09:38:47 PM
Name: citizenmel
How's your weather? beautiful...today
What's your pet peeve? People having too many pet peeves
How did you get here? Search engine result
Comments:Thank you for your sleepsack pattern. I knew I could make one myself and your pattern helped immensely. Just one note on how to do it even more cheaply: I needed a spring/summer weight sleepsack for my one year old so I used some of those large blankets the hospital uses for swaddling the baby. They are very sturdy by nature, as they are washed a ton, and they were free. So with the purchase of a zipper, the whole thing cost me $1.75! What can I say-- I'm frugal to a fault. Thanks for helping me maintain my illness :-)
Sunday, April 22nd 2007 - 11:06:27 PM
Name: Kelli McGee
How's your weather? 3 degrees celcius
What's your pet peeve? ignorance
How did you get here? Search engine result
Comments:I was actually looking for belly bands and I stumbled upon "the sling" I love it. I am 7 months pregnant with number 2. I have a little girl 3 yrs. and I am having a little boy. I am so excited now I don't need one of those horrible double strollers, thank-you. I have made slings for all of my girlfriends, none of them sew, and they all love them. I can't wait to wear my baby boy. I'm making the chair sling next.

Thanks again Kelli
Wednesday, April 18th 2007 - 10:21:29 PM
Name: Nicole Coy
How's your weather? Rain, followed by sun, wonderfu!
What's your pet peeve? peevishness... ; )
How did you get here? "I feel lucky!"
Comments:You are a GODDESS!
I especially like your grammar page, your baby sling information, and appreciate your insights on teaching. Thank you very much for putting up this site.
How did you become a Webmaster? You're really good at it and that is what I want to be/do someday. coyboys at comcast dots net
Wednesday, April 18th 2007 - 03:15:46 PM
Name: Elizabeth
How's your weather? cool and windy
How did you get here? Search engine result
Comments:Thanks for all the great baby carrier pattern links. I also checked out the maternity pattern adjustments and wanted to share the technique we used when I was pregnant. (my mom does most of the sewing.) My mom made a couple dresses for me, including one to wear in my sister's wedding (when I was 7 months along) by taking a regular dress pattern with an empire waist and a full skirt and adding triangle shaped wedges from the bodice to increase the volume of the skirt. Since it was an empire waist, the extra volume gave plenty of room for my growing belly.
Wednesday, April 18th 2007 - 02:43:48 PM
Name: Laura
How's your weather? freaking hot
What's your pet peeve? morons
How did you get here? Search engine result
Comments:I love your ideas. I think a lot of people have been able to wear their babies because of you!

Thank you!

(I don't think you are evil.)

Thanks :) I don't, either LOL
Tuesday, April 17th 2007 - 05:35:50 PM
Name: m
What's your pet peeve? people who make political statements using baby goods- evil
How did you get here? Followed the link in your signature file/tagline
Comments:making political statements using baby goods- evil
and your husband nas a chain maille website hypocracy at it's best!!

Huh?

No, really, huh?

The baby crafts section is... it's free. I mean, it's meant to help people, which is what I like to do. That's not a political statement, except that it ties in with my belief that many ideas should be free. My politics are just... my politics. They're not on the same page as the baby crafts, and no one is forced to read them.

You, however, would benefit from my grammar page, which would tell you the correct way to use "it's".

Also, I'm unsure of why my husband's chain maille page is the least bit hypocritical. He's not going out and hacking at people with swords. He just enjoyed, for a time, making chain maille in his spare time, the way many people enjoy knitting. Just because it once had a defensive function doesn't make maille, in itself, a weapon or an offensive item.

I'm just perplexed that you bothered to write this... stuff. I mean, believe what you want to, but this is my webpage, and I'll put what I want on it. I'm not making a political statement with baby goods -- I have free baby crafts, and I have my beliefs. Would you write something like this to an explicitly Christian, or explicitly Republican, site that also had free craft ideas?
Tuesday, April 17th 2007 - 09:20:32 AM
Name: Janet
How's your weather? gray and cold
What's your pet peeve? The lack of contentment in the world
How did you get here? Followed the link in your signature file/tagline
Comments:So happy to find the directions for a nursing pillow to make for my daughter who is expecting my first granddaughter in about two months. I had 5 children ,myself and did not nurse probably due to lack of encouragement from any family members but I am very encouraging to my daughter.I think nursing will be a great experience for her.Thankyou again
Saturday, April 14th 2007 - 11:40:25 AM
Name: Jerri
How's your weather? Beautiful
How did you get here? Divine intervention/fate
Comments:Thank you! I made a ring sling in August, so that when we flew to Boston from Austin we didn't have to deal with a stroller--it was wonderful for our not-so-little chunky monkey! (We're from Texas, we get in our truck and drive everywhere, so hoofing it up and down hills in Boston would have been impossible without the sling.) My only regret is not having ordered the rings. Instead, I popped into my local feed store and bought a little tack--heavy-duty brass rings. They are a bit on the heavy side, but in my time-crunch they worked. Thanks again, for the clear instructions.
Thursday, April 12th 2007 - 01:22:39 PM
Name: Janessa Howard
How's your weather? gorgeous
Homepage URL (leave blank if n/a):

http://hifm.org

What's your pet peeve? greed
How did you get here? Followed a link on someone else's page
Comments:I like your site very much, got some nice sewing instructions for making a couple things f or my daughter who is expecting. Thanks a lot!
Saturday, April 7th 2007 - 02:07:39 PM
Name: Tracy Henwood
How's your weather? beautifully sunny
What's your pet peeve? messy bedrooms
How did you get here? "I feel lucky!"
Comments:Thank you so much for the amount of work you have put into your site. I love all your patterns and tips.
Friday, April 6th 2007 - 11:58:53 PM
Name: Kathleen Miller
How's your weather? rainy
How did you get here? Search engine result
Comments:Thank you so much for the instructions, My daughter is having a baby soon and wanted a diaper bag.
Friday, March 30th 2007 - 12:13:51 AM
Name: Julie
How's your weather? beautiful!!
What's your pet peeve? my husband :)
How did you get here? Search engine result
Comments:Thank you for all of your time and effort putting together this website. I am a new mother of my 3rd boy ( ages 5,3, and 5 weeks) and was in desperate need of a sling. Your directions were beautifully done and I was able to make a sling to fit my needs> God Bless you ! Now I can do my dishes.
Monday, March 26th 2007 - 02:50:21 PM
Name: shannon vanderydt
How's your weather? warm today
How did you get here? Search engine result
Comments:I love your site...I would love the pattern for a car seat cover, if you can find one.

Thanks for the great information
Friday, March 23rd 2007 - 09:57:14 AM
Name: Connie
How's your weather? Beautiful
What's your pet peeve? being asked what my pet peeve is.
How did you get here? Followed a link on someone else's page
Comments:I just can't find words to express my appreciation for your wonderful and informative website. You have posted so much information here. It is obvious that you have taken a lot of time and effort. I have gone to a lot of the links and have found them to be extremely informative and helpful. Thanks to you I have made my first pleated ring sling and love it!!! My grandchildren will love it too!!!
Monday, March 19th 2007 - 07:33:32 PM
Name: gina mount
How's your weather? cold
What's your pet peeve? wet sleeves
How did you get here? Followed the link in your signature file/tagline
Comments: I'm not sure one of your "it's" examples belongs according to your explaination that it's is a contraction for it is. Maybe i'm wrong but i would never say, "It is been...." Can you clarify?
Thanks for the site, there are lots of valuable gleamings here.

In this case, it is a contraction of "it has" -- I should add that note.
Monday, March 19th 2007 - 08:16:54 AM
Name: Valerie Rogers
How's your weather? beautiful
How did you get here? Search engine result
Comments:I cannot thank you enough for the wonderful information and links. Truly you spent a lot of time and effort and must be applauded for it. Thanks, thanks, thanks.
Saturday, March 17th 2007 - 08:04:38 PM
Name: jomugujojo magajojo
How's your weather? GOOD
What's your pet peeve? GOOD
How did you get here? Followed the link in your signature file/tagline
Comments:I DEY MAGA GOOD WORK
Friday, March 16th 2007 - 01:39:35 PM
Name: michelle
How's your weather? warm and sunny
How did you get here? Search engine result
Comments:surfing the net for clean shopper pattern and stumbled across your site. Great info! Keep up the good work.
Michelle
Sydney Australia
Wednesday, March 14th 2007 - 06:54:32 AM
Name: Mellissa
How's your weather? Sunny and warm
What's your pet peeve? stupid people
How did you get here? Search engine result
Comments:I am just getting started on studing the directions and I was very impressed with your site and the ease of navigation. I have sewn many projects and clothing items through out the years but feel intimidated by this one as it is the first for my grandaughter due May '07. I will certinally let you know how it comes out. Thank you so very much for the help!
Sunday, March 11th 2007 - 08:32:48 AM
Name: Karen
How's your weather? sunny and windy
How did you get here? Followed the link in your signature file/tagline
Comments:Thank you so much for the DIY patterns! I found just what I need for my DD.
My mom and I are going to sew together this afternoon.
Thanks again!
Karen
Thursday, March 8th 2007 - 09:13:24 AM
Name: Leanie
How's your weather? beeyootiful
What's your pet peeve? Ignorance
How did you get here? Search engine result
Comments:Greetings oh crafty one...I am looking for a diaper stacker pattern...something without the lace and ruffles. Just something plain and functional for cloth nappies.
Tuesday, March 6th 2007 - 11:21:52 PM
Name: Ingrid
How's your weather? rain, no snow...
How did you get here? Search engine result
Comments:Hi,
I wanted to thank you for all your information on your website! It was very usefull and today i've made my own ringsling!
I've got one question:
When i put the sling in the rings the inside are in front, and that's not what i want. I turn the sling a little bit but then it's difficult to adjust the sling when i'm carrying mij child.
I hope you'll understand me, Eglish is not my motherlanguage.
You can email me on pinkiepel@hotmail.com if you would like to answer my question.
Thanks!
Tuesday, March 6th 2007 - 10:54:30 AM
Name: jessica
How's your weather? sunny but cool
What's your pet peeve? stupid people
How did you get here? Divine intervention/fate
Comments:i was looking to make a sling for myself and followed some links... i was brought to your page about how to wear them and recognized your picture! we met years and years ago through a mutual friend named marty.... it was just such a flash back and soooo coool! i am glad to see and hear you are doing well...
Tuesday, March 6th 2007 - 08:17:53 AM
Name: Andre'a Finch
How's your weather? Sunny Today
Homepage URL (leave blank if n/a):

http://heyitsdrea.triopod.com

How did you get here? Search engine result
Comments:I just want to say thanks for taking the time to publish all of this info for people like me that love to sew! I thought I was never going to get the hang of my hemming foot. Thanks for your help:)
Thursday, February 22nd 2007 - 08:33:08 PM
Name: Christa Erickson
How's your weather? sunny and 45
What's your pet peeve? rude salespeople
How did you get here? Followed the link in your signature file/tagline
Comments:I have a very unusual question for you. I am in the process of making my 2 year old's "big boy" into a space themed room (he loves the moon!) I have been searching the web for the Playhut Spaceshuttle (which is discontinued, and somehow it brought up a comment you made in a chat room back in 2003 about having one. My unusual question is, if you still have it and if you are no longer using it, would you consider selling it?? I've checked ebay and everywhere else I could think of with no luck, so I figured I might as well ask.
Thanks,
Christa Erickson (christaerickson@hotmail.com)
Monday, February 19th 2007 - 03:47:46 PM
Name: Jeni Brett
How's your weather? Beautiful and Sunny!
What's your pet peeve? Grammar mistakes
How did you get here? Demonic possession/fate
Comments:I bought a sling made by you on FSOT at TBW, and since I can't afford to buy a custom stash, I'm making it!! I love my SBP sling so much (and I get sooo many complements!) Thanks so much for making available all of your tips, I can't wait to see my results!! (Now if I could just get those rings here faster!)
Sunday, February 18th 2007 - 08:09:50 PM
Name: Grandma Hen
How's your weather? Cold and Clear
How did you get here? Followed a link on someone else's page
Comments:The pattern for the restaurant high chair cover needs some adjustment. You state that it takes a yard of fabric, however the pattern measures 40". Also the center square "seat" measures 14" square and the flaps on the same plane are listed as 13".
Friday, February 16th 2007 - 10:26:30 PM
Name: Shelley
How's your weather? very hot
How did you get here? Search engine result
Comments:This has been a very exciting find for me you have so much info on so much. Thanks i will be back and my best mate whom is pregnant with baby number two will be excited when I make her a sling. She has been worried about taking both kids out with only one stroller and a one year old not yet walking the sling will be great for both the new baby and her son. So I thank you very much.
Thursday, February 15th 2007 - 07:17:42 PM
Name: Rose Mary
How's your weather? Hot
How did you get here? Search engine result
Comments:I just wanted you to know how much I enjoy your site. I am a Grandma and have made quite a few items using your patterns. I really do like how simple you make the directions, it is like you are talking to me.
Thanks so much again.
Tuesday, February 13th 2007 - 01:01:03 PM
Name: Jenny
How's your weather? Cold and snowy
What's your pet peeve? Talking while chewing
How did you get here? Followed a link on someone else's page
Comments:I' not a grammar god anymore, but I am getting closer.

There are two word misuses that drive me crazy. I hate it when women refer to themselves as crafty when they really mean they are artsy-craftsy. And the hair stands up on my neck when I hear someone use the word quote when they mean quotation.
Tuesday, February 13th 2007 - 12:11:23 PM
Name: Victoria
How's your weather? chilly
What's your pet peeve? never ending dirty laundry...and dishes
How did you get here? Search engine result
Comments:I'm new at this babywearing stuff but love it. I found all your directions very handy :o) I almost bought one of those $15 diaper cases :o(. I'm also new at this stay at home mom life and cant wait to use your patterns to create more things. Thank you!
Sunday, February 11th 2007 - 12:41:56 AM
Name: Jessica
How's your weather? Cold but sunny!
What's your pet peeve? chewing with the mouth OPEN. Close the mouth!
How did you get here? Search engine result
Comments:Thanks so much for putting the time into your site so others can benifit from it. I emailed you awhile ago and you gave me great suggestions for a sling. I made one and it's fabulous! DD loves to be close to Mommy and Daddy. I'm making the shopping cart cover next, thanks to my cart sucking 10 month old. It's nice to be able to make nice things even though we can't afford to buy them :)
Btw, I'm terrified of having grammatical errors in this post. hahahaha!
Saturday, February 10th 2007 - 12:00:39 PM
Name: Hillary
How's your weather? Gray w/ sunbreaks
What's your pet peeve? Barbie-sizing
How did you get here? Search engine result
Comments:Howdy, Jan!

You are a wonderful person to pass on your nursing pillow solutions to the rest of the non-Barbie community. "Each one teach one" is a favorite motto at my house, and you are teaching so many. Wonderful!

Many thanks for empowering us all.
Thursday, February 8th 2007 - 11:39:01 PM
Name: Peggy C
How's your weather? 8 degrees! BRRR!!!
How did you get here? Search engine result
Comments:I think that your website is so neat! My family is very involved in babywearing and I'm so glad to see someone has taken the time to put patterns and directions up! I love the bra ideas! Keep up the great work!!!
Tuesday, February 6th 2007 - 10:40:15 PM
Name: Amanda Olson
How's your weather? FREEZING !
What's your pet peeve? Umm..saying your going to do something and NEVER doing it !!
How did you get here? Search engine result
Comments:I have to say THANK YOU ! For all your help with making slings, "boppy " pillows..etc..
You instructions are very easy to follow , especially for someone who really have no idea how to sew!
You saved me alot of money !
Thanks so much !!!
Amana
Monday, February 5th 2007 - 11:11:22 AM
Name: Kathy
How's your weather? Cool
What's your pet peeve? when my sewing machine says "chunka-chunka-chunka"
How did you get here? Followed a link on someone else's page
Comments:I love that you do this. I looked for websites when I had my last one, and never found one. Now, I have found yours and am so excited! Thank you & God Bless You!!
Sunday, February 4th 2007 - 10:15:38 PM
Name: Marie Young
How's your weather? snowy
Homepage URL (leave blank if n/a):

http://rocknrocks.com

What's your pet peeve? impatience
How did you get here? Followed a link on someone else's page
Comments:I have found your website incredibly helpful. Having sewn for years I thought I could whip up a babysling for our first child no problem, but when I actually thought about all that is involved and the materials I needed help. Your information is the boost of common sense and confidence I needed to get all the right materials and the right way to use them. Thank you.
Sunday, February 4th 2007 - 02:58:02 PM
Name: Leigh
How's your weather? snowy - finally
What's your pet peeve? lousy drivers/mis-use of its/it's and your/you're and there/their/they're
How did you get here? Search engine result
Comments:Thank you so much for the wonderful instructions on how to use a hemming foot. One came with my machine (Janome 1600P-DBX) but I never needed to use it for my quilting. Then I needed to make leaders for my GracePro Quilt frame and needed them hemmed on all sides. There are three leaders, each 11 feet long. The instruction guide for my machine "explained" how to use the hemming foot and for hours I tried and got very frustrated. Then I googled "how to use a hemming foot" and got your directions. The illustrations are great. I just finished my practice one and then did one length of a leader and it came out wonderfully - only one 1-inch unsightly error! And it only took a few minutes to learn from your instructions. Thank you so much!!
Tuesday, January 30th 2007 - 03:08:51 PM
Name: Cyndie
How's your weather? Chilly but Sunny!
What's your pet peeve? Inconsiderate people
How did you get here? Divine intervention/fate
Comments:Thanks so much for your website! The projects are a dream for a DIY-er like me. Being able to use your instructions to make things for my baby makes them so much more special than buying them! Thanks again!
Sunday, January 28th 2007 - 09:16:32 PM
Name: Tiffany Currier
How's your weather? cold
What's your pet peeve? styrofoam squeaking
How did you get here? Search engine result
Comments:Thanks you so much for the online resource. I am using your baby sling pattern. I really wanted a ring sling, but many sites are far out of my budget. Thank you for sharing your techniques and tips.
Saturday, January 27th 2007 - 03:29:07 PM
Name: Dorothy
How's your weather? cold and windy
What's your pet peeve? too little time to play and sew for my gradchildren.
How did you get here? Divine intervention/fate
Comments:I am making a layette for my son and his girlfriedn and I already have two gradchildren. I was looking around for a pattern to make a shopping basket cover like my son and his wife have for their daughter 17 month and new son 5 weeks old. After helping on a vist I decied I could just make most of the necessities for the new baby. This couple has little money. And home made by grnadma is always better made wiht love nad care. I made many beautiful things for my granddaughter last year when she was born.
This trip east to meeet my new gradson, I cut pattterns on what worked and what did not. From my daughter in laws sugestions.
Thank You for the patterns I can make.
Dorothy Werner
Tuesday, January 23rd 2007 - 08:09:06 PM
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