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Name:

Karyn

How's your weather?

Snowy

Homepage URL (leave blank if n/a):

http://singwise.com

What's your pet peeve?

Too many to list here

How did you get here?

Search engine result

Comments:

Thank you so much for the incredible detail that you provide in your instructions for making baby slings. I love wearing my babies, and have always wanted a sling for those times when the front pack just isn't working out. I want to make one myself to cut costs. However, I'm new to sewing, so every bit of advice is ever so helpful. Sewing projects can be kind of overwhelming when there is no one around to answer my questions and offer expert advice, and it's great having a site like yours to use as a reference.

Thursday, December 18th 2008 - 05:44:53 PM
Name:

Chere

How's your weather?

very cold

Homepage URL (leave blank if n/a):

http://mothersandcompany.com

What's your pet peeve?

nonsense

How did you get here?

Followed a link on someone else's page

Comments:

I love your grammar page! So did my 2nd grader. He can't believe people have issues with some of the things listed.

Monday, December 8th 2008 - 07:01:44 PM
Name:

Cicily

How's your weather?

Chilly

What's your pet peeve?

When people interrupt me

How did you get here?

Search engine result

Comments:

I have to say, I'm new to sewing and everytime I search for a specific pattern, your site always comes up. I've decided from now on that I will come directly to your site for these things. Thank you so much for providing all of these wonderful patterns free of charge!

Monday, December 8th 2008 - 11:24:21 AM
Name:

Ariel

How's your weather?

Sunny!

How did you get here?

Search engine result

Comments:

Thank you for the awesome free patterns! Love your super cool site!

Tuesday, December 2nd 2008 - 07:11:58 PM
Name:

Anjali

How's your weather?

Snowy

What's your pet peeve?

Un-emptied lint traps.

How did you get here?

Search engine result

Comments:

I am so excited. I just printed off your diaper case instructions and then I found it, the instructions to finally satisfy my mild fabric/sling addictions- the no sew sling. Finally I can be as flaky with my sling fabric preferences as I like. My sub-par sewing is no barrier. How much fun is that?!?!

Saturday, November 29th 2008 - 10:46:54 PM
Name:

Joni

How's your weather?

Temperate

What's your pet peeve?

sticky/dirty hands

How did you get here?

Search engine result

Comments:

Thank you for the patterns! Your website is great for newbie BWer's.

Tuesday, November 18th 2008 - 10:12:51 PM
Name:

Joe

How's your weather?

fine

Homepage URL (leave blank if n/a):

http://www.google.com

How did you get here?

Followed the link in your signature file/tagline

Comments:

Hi guyz

Tuesday, November 18th 2008 - 10:11:53 AM
Name:

Sherrie "Mauzy" Higdon

How's your weather?

Crisp

How did you get here?

Followed the link in your signature file/tagline

Comments:

Thank you so much for the baby wipe case pattern---my younger daughter is soon to have her second child and wanted one for her new diaper bag that her sister is making her. She will really like it and it will be very useful---Sherrie "Mauzy"

Monday, November 17th 2008 - 07:55:30 AM
Name:

Linnea

How's your weather?

Cold and getting colder!

Homepage URL (leave blank if n/a):

http://jonlinnea.blogspot.com

How did you get here?

Search engine result

Comments:

Thank you so much for the great instructions for making a sleep sack! I could have never done it without your tutorial! I wrote a blog entry about it and put up pictures. Please check it out!

Monday, November 10th 2008 - 08:46:09 PM
Name:

Denise

How's your weather?

Cool

What's your pet peeve?

Messing things up!

How did you get here?

Search engine result

Comments:

I am trying to make the diaper/wipe case and I can not get them sewn together right! I made the outside and lining fine but when I try to sew them together, it is really messing up! Any suggestions? Thanks!

ddandruss@hotmail.com

Monday, November 10th 2008 - 06:00:50 PM
Name:

Denise

How's your weather?

Cool

What's your pet peeve?

Messing things up!

How did you get here?

Search engine result

Comments:

I am trying to make the diaper/wipe case and I can not get them sewn together right! I made the outside and lining fine but when I try to sew them together, it is really messing up! Any suggestions? Thanks!

ddandruss@hotmail.com

Monday, November 10th 2008 - 06:00:27 PM
Name:

Veronica

How's your weather?

Just starting to get chilly

What's your pet peeve?

There are too many to pick just one. lol

How did you get here?

Divine intervention/fate

Comments:

Thanks so much for making all these amazing instructions available online! Babywearing has always been appealing to me, but to be honest, I can't really afford to shell out forty to fifty dollars to buy one. I am new to sewing but my mom is great at it so these are fun projects we can do together. :) I will send you some pictures when I get my sling done!

Also, I got the link to your site from a lactation consultant at my breast-feeding support group.

Sunday, November 9th 2008 - 09:31:02 AM
Name:

Shannon

How's your weather?

HOT!

Homepage URL (leave blank if n/a):

http://www.lrc.asn.au/forum/viewtopic.php?p=370243#370243

How did you get here?

Search engine result

Comments:

Hi!

Just made your sling for one of my little friends, it turned out fabulous! somehow, it ended up lined as well hehe! not sure how that happened.
Anyway, here is a picture if you would like to see it!
Spending the word about your wonderful page.
Shannon

Wednesday, November 5th 2008 - 10:43:35 PM
Name:

Mardel K.

How's your weather?

Rather warm for late October

What's your pet peeve?

Dirty unrinsed dishes in the sink. YUCK!!

How did you get here?

Search engine result

Comments:

I am so very glad to have found your site. I have found so many wonderful patterns which I have been looking for and a few more that I can't wait to try. Thank you for putting this site together:).

Friday, October 31st 2008 - 02:47:23 AM
Name:

Jana Newbury

How's your weather?

chilly

Homepage URL (leave blank if n/a):

http://leighsstudio.blogspot.com

What's your pet peeve?

People who are cruel to handicapped children

How did you get here?

Followed a link on someone else's page

Comments:

I was looking for free patterns to make sew clothes for my newest grandchild and my handicapped grandchild when I came across your page. I had forgotten about the slings that I had made for my own children when they were babies.

Wednesday, October 29th 2008 - 10:59:29 AM
Name:

first time mama

How did you get here?

Search engine result

Comments:

I just wanted to say thank you for posting a template to make a very simple shopping cart cover. I have never sewn before, an my friend let me borrow her sewing mcahine. I did about 80% of the work, and at the very end, it got to be a little too tough for me, so she helped me to finish the product! My kid loves it, and I am so thankful it's done and fits the shopping cart so well.

Sunday, October 26th 2008 - 10:01:06 PM
Name:

Jamie P.

How's your weather?

chilly in the AM and warm in the afternoon

What's your pet peeve?

the media telling me trying to tell me what to think

How did you get here?

Search engine result

Comments:

I made two of the ring slings when I was still pregnant with my youngest, one for me and one for my friend. I loved mine and made two more and still make them for friends and family with babies.

Sunday, October 26th 2008 - 12:30:10 AM
Name:

Ashly

How's your weather?

Cloudy, dreary, brisk.

What's your pet peeve?

Obscenities.

How did you get here?

Search engine result

Comments:

Really smashing collection of fun projects, especially for a stay-at-home mum like me. Kudos to you and yours for providing the lot of us with something fun to do (and is functional for our children).

Thursday, October 16th 2008 - 07:39:19 PM
Name:

cyndy

How's your weather?

freeeezing

What's your pet peeve?

Fake people

How did you get here?

Demonic possession/fate

Comments:

Demonic possession is how I type, so no bad Karma to you. I have no children of my own, but others feel I must have theirs. I love sewing, and I really like your site. Having no need for the breast pump bra, I loved the idea for my friend though. Thank you for having the time to make a web site for us normal persons! Oh, and I do believe in fate, so I guess that's how I got here.

Tuesday, October 14th 2008 - 07:57:57 PM
Name:

Lea

How's your weather?

Crisp and gorgeous

How did you get here?

Search engine result

Comments:

Thank you so much for the pattern to your ring sling! I've shared it with my girlfriends and our babies are loving it! We've found that wearing it backwards when babies are very young and small fits better. Maybe you could pass the tip along. Once again thank you, We're college students with families and it helps being able to make these wonderful slings.

Tuesday, October 14th 2008 - 01:08:12 PM
Name:

Sabrina

How's your weather?

Hot but my house is cold

How did you get here?

Search engine result

Comments:

I am so glad to have found your site! I am a new mommy with little money and a retired mom who knows her way around a sewing machine hehe. I love your site and will definitely keep coming back. Thank you.

Friday, October 10th 2008 - 01:46:57 AM
Name:

Angela

How's your weather?

turning to fall--my favorite season!

What's your pet peeve?

People who end sentences with prepositions. For example, "Where are the scissors at?" A simple "Where are the scissors?" would suffice.

How did you get here?

Search engine result

Comments:

I think this was fate. I used to be an English teacher, (and grammar is one of my PASSIONS) but my student teaching experience left MUCH to be desired. I find it terribly sad that your "cooperating teacher" (non cooperating would be more accurate, in my book) seemingly prevented you from entering teaching. However, it's clear that you more than survived.

I am also the proud mother of three. I am breastfeeding my youngest, who is five months old. (I also breastfed my older two, albeit not as long as my youngest...due to returning to work and other issues. But I did it as long as I could. Anyway...) My mother is not and was not supportive of my breastfeeding efforts, and that makes things hard sometimes...but then I read your thoughts, and if gives me strength.

Finally, I am researching slings and I've been poking around your site for too long now.

Thanks for such wisdom in a sometimes scary and poorly written online world!

Wednesday, October 8th 2008 - 01:41:39 AM
Name:

Karen

How's your weather?

96 degress & its 2:30pm!

How did you get here?

Search engine result

Comments:

THANK YOU......for a site like yours. I purchased a pattern at a fabric store for first child and have made many modifications to it, am looking for a new "free" pattern and I have FINALLY found the place! I am sure I speak for other moms as well!
Thank you again, for your detailed directions and a great website!

Tuesday, October 7th 2008 - 05:25:03 PM
Name:

mike

How's your weather?

starting to get cold!

Homepage URL (leave blank if n/a):

http://www.8uppix.com

What's your pet peeve?

politics

How did you get here?

Divine intervention/fate

Comments:

Just like to say enjoyed your site Jan. Thanks

Wednesday, October 1st 2008 - 11:58:20 PM
Name:

Karen P.

How's your weather?

wet and windy

How did you get here?

Followed the link in your signature file/tagline

Comments:

Thank you so much for your hemming foot instructions. I bought one about a month ago. It didn't come with any usage instructions, and it is definitely not readily apparent. Your instructions and pictures were very easy to follow. What a time saver!

Saturday, September 27th 2008 - 12:04:23 AM
Name:

Lynn Lackoff

How's your weather?

gorgeous, cool Fall day in Maine

How did you get here?

Search engine result

Comments:

I am an occupational therapist working with little ones with special needs. I was looking for a way to secure a little guy with significant motor delays so that he could sit upright supported in his little floor seat. I found your tie-on baby seat pattern through an extensive web search and was able to adapt it so that he can sit comfortably and his Mom can get him in and out easily. I fitted the pocket on top so that it fits snugly over the back of his seat, eliminating the ties. I sewed a big piece of Velcro on the upper back and , instead of tying the straps on, I put Velcro on the ends of the strap. This makes it adjustable and easier to get him in and out. I used a denim cotton fabric with some lycra for a bit of stretch. His grandmother wants to make him another one, so I will direct her to your instructions with my adjustments. Thanks you so much from me and from this family who loves seeing their little guy sit up tall and play at his table!

Thursday, September 25th 2008 - 09:08:49 AM
Name:

Shirley M.

How's your weather?

not bad

What's your pet peeve?

People saying. NO Duh!

How did you get here?

Followed the link in your signature file/tagline

Comments:

I'm becoming a grandma for the first time. I'm so very happy about this!
I just thought I'd take a look at what you have here. I was doing a search for patterns. And this is one spot that popped up. You have some talented ladies here. I love to see that. In my day, ladies all sewed.........not so much these days. So it's great to see.
Blessings,
Shirley

Sunday, September 21st 2008 - 10:42:34 AM
Name:

TLJ

How's your weather?

cool

What's your pet peeve?

When people seem annoyed when they answer the telephone. If you don' t want to talk- DON"T ANSWER!!

How did you get here?

Search engine result

Comments:

Just wanted to thank you for your patterns and simple to follow directions! That was very generous of you to share. I just got finished making a mei tai for my 10 month old. I am so excited to try it with him tomorrow. Thanks again!

Wednesday, September 17th 2008 - 11:53:50 PM
Name:

Heather

How's your weather?

Sunny and warm

What's your pet peeve?

my husband won't eat bok choy or avocados! yum!

How did you get here?

Search engine result

Comments:

Thanks for posting all the great baby-related patterns. My second child is 8 weeks old and I can't find any nursing bras in my size (think "Dolly Parton"). I don't know why I never tried converting a regular bra before, but you've inspired me with your simple directions.

Monday, September 15th 2008 - 03:31:11 PM
Name:

bethany heim

How's your weather?

windy

How did you get here?

Followed the link in your signature file/tagline

Comments:

I wanted to know if you are from NH I saw that you went to a NH babywearing meeting. I am originally from NH and someday would love to meet you just to say thank you and have you meet my daughter Jen whom I think is the smartest most beautiful happiest babyever and think babywearing is the biggest reason why.....a process I might add that may not have happened without your design page for DIY. Now, that I have a little extra I bought a miami long and with the use of your page and some help from a friend I made a legacy wrap for Jen. Maybe when I'm in NH over the summer I'll have to try to find a babywearing meeting on the seacoast and pop in. You are a marvelous woman and I thank you....I know you've probably touched many lives, but I'm very grateful to God that you touched mine.

Monday, September 15th 2008 - 01:12:30 AM
Name:

Amy

How's your weather?

rainy

What's your pet peeve?

ignorance

How did you get here?

Search engine result

Comments:

My you are a busy woman. Do you sleep ? I don't usually read blogs or "about me" pages but yours was truely interesting. Keep going girl. I've bookmarked you to keep up with what your accomplishing.

Tuesday, September 9th 2008 - 08:59:03 AM
Name:

susie

How's your weather?

hot

What's your pet peeve?

none-life is wonderful

How did you get here?

Saw it in or was invited by an email message

Comments:

love it my daughter sent me he link and now the new grandson will have some special grandma things. do you have a pattern for a swaddle cloth with leg cut-outs? thanks for caring about our little ones.

Monday, September 8th 2008 - 05:37:02 PM
Name:

Sofia

How's your weather?

humid!

Homepage URL (leave blank if n/a):

http://sorsofilia.wordpress.com

What's your pet peeve?

women calling each other whores

How did you get here?

Followed a link on someone else's page

Comments:

I got here through the Int'l Breastfeeding Website's pumping section. I'm a 20yr-old mother-to-be who is by no means financially stable and am so so so grateful for these directions and advice for doing it myself. The pumping bra is so helpful because my cousin is actually giving me her double electric breast pump. I find your philosophy and manner of living uplifting and inspiring :D I linked you at my blog and am now reading some of your fictions. Thanks.. for being so awesome!

Monday, September 8th 2008 - 04:26:10 AM
Name:

Saskia

How's your weather?

Cloudy

Homepage URL (leave blank if n/a):

http://stooten1976.hyves.net

How did you get here?

Search engine result

Comments:

Thank you for your sling-explanations, sling-ring order link, etc. I'm pregnant of nr 2 and I love baby slings!! And I love sewing, so that makes a perfect combination.

I wish you all the best in life.
I will add a link on my website.

Beste regards, Saskia

Friday, September 5th 2008 - 06:55:58 AM
Name:

Nicole

How's your weather?

Tornado-ish

What's your pet peeve?

open flames.

How did you get here?

Followed a link on someone else's page

Comments:

Hello, and how's your weather this evening?

I was wondering if you or anyone contributing to this site might know how to make car seat covers, or car-seat cover replacements (such as for a Britax Decathlon)? They've been popping up allover the internet! I'd really like one for my daughter, but people are charging as much as an entirely new (smaller) car seat would cost! So, long comment short, I'd like to learn to sew one myself... Preferably without taking apart the current car seat cover I have...

Thanks so much! Hope your weather's nice and that you're having a fabulous night!

Sincerely,
Nicole

Thursday, August 28th 2008 - 02:39:49 AM
Name:

Meryl

How's your weather?

HOT

How did you get here?

Followed the link in your signature file/tagline

Comments:

Thank you for the black and white image designs. I work with young infants and have been looking all over something special to put on the wall. They are great!

Tuesday, August 26th 2008 - 03:28:36 PM
Name:

Peggy Durfey

How's your weather?

Hot and Dry

What's your pet peeve?

People who do not value their freedoms.

How did you get here?

Search engine result

Comments:

I love your site! And as for your "Cost of Iraq" counter, may I say "Thank you very much." I am a proud American with a heritage of veterans in both mine and my husband's families. I only preface this comment because I am so tired of people assuming that only one political party owns all the patriots and veterans. I am a Democrat and tired of the poisonous insinuation that comes from the White House and the conservative right wing media that Democrats are somehow not good American because we don't support this horrible war! How dare they! This is a war that we should never have started and cannot be won with weapons of any kind. Thanks again for bringing to the forefront(at least of this wonderful site) the reality of the monetary cost of this wrongful war. What will the human cost really be? Deaths are only one factor. Lives destroyed, men and women maimed body, mind, and spirit. I am not an atheist, but that you are does not matter to me. We are still guaranteed the right to religious(or none)freedom. I am thankful to my God for the privilege to live in this country, though by no means do I mean to say we are the only great country in the world. That is audacious, and arrogant. Again, thanks Jan for website and the "counter". Peggy

Thursday, August 21st 2008 - 07:21:05 PM
Name:

Emily

How's your weather?

hot...very hot...

What's your pet peeve?

heat...sticky heat

How did you get here?

Followed a link on someone else's page

Comments:

Thank you so much for putting up this site! I've made a few of the slings you have posted here and they are great! I also intend on converting some of my shirts for nursing, so I will give your patterns a go as well. I'd especially like to thank you for encouraging women not to cover when they bf. It is completely natural and should not be hidden!!

Thursday, August 21st 2008 - 12:59:47 AM
Name:

Carole

How's your weather?

humid

What's your pet peeve?

yellow teeth!

How did you get here?

Followed a link on someone else's page

Comments:

I am soo motivated to wear my baby - with a 2 1/2 year old at home. I do feel overwhelmed by the hundreds (it seems) of options and variations on every type of carrier!! I guess I just have to start somewhere - perhaps making many slings until I find one that is just right...hopefully not spending $$$$$ in the meantime! Thanks for all your info! I wish it helped to narrow down my options!! :)

Tuesday, August 12th 2008 - 06:46:57 PM
Name:

Molly

How's your weather?

HOT

How did you get here?

Followed a link on someone else's page

Comments:

I got to it from the crafster's web site. I love your directions. They are so informative and great pictures!! Thank you so much. I ordered some rings and I'm ready to make some slings.

Saturday, August 2nd 2008 - 04:07:44 PM
Name:

Amanda

How's your weather?

Freezing

Homepage URL (leave blank if n/a):

http://bcreativenotcrazy.blogspot.com/

What's your pet peeve?

Bullies

How did you get here?

Search engine result

Comments:

LOVE your patterns. I'm no sewer but the instructions were so clear I was able to make the chair sling in one evening. I've also used your Podaegi pattern and will be making more!
Thank you for having such a great resource available for FREE1

Tuesday, July 29th 2008 - 07:55:03 AM
Name:

Brandi

How's your weather?

HOT!

What's your pet peeve?

a messy work area

How did you get here?

Followed a link on someone else's page

Comments:

I am not a very experienced sewer but I am so excited to attempt the shopping cart cover. My baby girl is ready to start sitting in the grocery cart (YUCK) and I want to protect her but I do not have a lot of extra money to buy a cover. I thank you for offering your pattern FREE!

Wednesday, July 23rd 2008 - 03:25:46 PM
Name:

Kat Skinner

How's your weather?

stormy

What's your pet peeve?

a waist of time!

How did you get here?

Followed a link on someone else's page

Comments:

I made your pouch sling with the fabric band keeper from a trouser weight weft- stretch cord, with great results. I had bought a sling (in NZ) from Dulce & Zoet but the size recommended was too small. I still loved the idea of baby wearing, so I was pleased to find your excellent and generous instructions. I'm interested in the sustainable baby, basically how not to spend much money and still have everything you need. I'd love to have my own site. I am also the child of two scientists... a rare breed.

Tuesday, July 22nd 2008 - 05:24:03 PM
Name:

Nicholle

How's your weather?

HOT Louisiana heat and heavily humid!

What's your pet peeve?

Dirty toilets! ***GROSS***

How did you get here?

Search engine result

Comments:

I just love your site and your designs and I love that your sharing with everyone. I'm not a big time sewer and I wasnt sure how to even use my machine but I still managed to sew a sling and matching diaper bag for a friends baby shower. It was the hit of the shower, even over all the other fancy store bought things she got! Everyone wanted to know where I bought it! lol I was proud to say I didnt buy it, I made it! :D Of course the other Moms think I'm a genius now...if they only knew!!! haha

Tuesday, July 22nd 2008 - 12:22:40 AM
Name:

emmy

How's your weather?

raining

What's your pet peeve?

-

How did you get here?

Followed the link in your signature file/tagline

Comments:

what's your email.i want ask you a few question about sling.

Thursday, July 17th 2008 - 01:25:46 PM
Name:

lisa fenwick

How's your weather?

urgh & rainy lol

What's your pet peeve?

ignorance and bigotry

How did you get here?

Search engine result

Comments:

thank you for offering so many free patterns and other stuff.

also thank you so much for adding your thoughts on iraq - thoughts that i too echo, iraq has been the subject of many tears and prayers in our family we have friends in both iraq and afghanistan, and many of those who have served in iraq are asking the same question - what for what was all the death and destruction for, many in my country were against the war and we detest blair and brown for following bush blindly without knowing why ! well perhaps we do quite sadly.

again many thank in your brave stance i know in the US there is much more blind faith in bushes policies - and as for the comment on fascist governments we both live in one as you well know - n the UK there is no where to turn to speak out and the terrorist laws are being used against ordinary citizens (or subjects that is another debate :) for instance during the labour party conference - an 87 year old life member of the party, heckled tony blair when he mentioned iraq - he was man handled and thrown out after being arrested under the new terrorist laws, which gordon brown is pressing to make more draconian every day.

scary days ahead i think you will agree this is a can of worms that cannot be shut once it was opened.

anyways just a quick thank you lol to say YOU ARE NOT ALONE ;)

much love lisa fenwick
mother to 6 blessings and wife to ever patient and wise hubby xxx

Friday, July 11th 2008 - 10:51:26 AM
Name:

Cindy

How's your weather?

Windy with a heat wave on the way.

Homepage URL (leave blank if n/a):

http://brambleberriesintherain.com

What's your pet peeve?

Whne someone says they will call you back and they don't.

How did you get here?

Divine intervention/fate

Comments:

I just read your pet peeve about its verses it's. Ya know, I actually had a teacher teach us to use it's when writing: The cat plays with it's toy! Needless to say it left me confused for years! Thanks for setting it straight!

Friday, July 11th 2008 - 02:02:18 AM
Name:

Natalie

How's your weather?

118 plus 65% humidity...

What's your pet peeve?

Chewing gum like a cow

How did you get here?

Divine intervention/fate

Comments:

I just want to thank you for all of these great things. Now that my daughter is playing more on her own and I am at home this gives me things to do . I am so excited you have no idea!! Thank you!

Wednesday, July 9th 2008 - 09:39:29 PM
Name:

Kara

How's your weather?

chilly, by our standards :)

How did you get here?

Search engine result

Comments:

Thank you for sharing your knowledge of slings and giving us the opportunity to make them ourselves. There is something supremely satisfying in making something useful yourself. Know that your effects to write the instruction are appreciated and have helped me, and friends I have sewn slings for, live life a little easier :)

Tuesday, July 8th 2008 - 10:20:42 PM
Name:

Lauren Baugus

How's your weather?

HOT and humid (95 degrees or so)

What's your pet peeve?

messiness (I am a neat freak!)

How did you get here?

Search engine result

Comments:

I am a novice sewer and I could jump right in with these patterns. I have a 6-month-old and I plan on making goodies for her too, but my first effort was the diaper pouches for 2 upcoming baby showers (I didn't want to pay $15 for them at Baby Depot!). I made a few little changes that probably just made it easier for me to sew, and my second effort turned out so cute I want to keep it...thanks so much for sharing!

Tuesday, July 8th 2008 - 09:21:34 AM
Name:

Jeni Maxson

How's your weather?

HOT!!

What's your pet peeve?

clutter

How did you get here?

Search engine result

Comments:

I want to thank you for your thoughts on breastfeeding. I went to your sight cause you came up for a diaper bag. Which I just finished making, so thanks a bunch for that.I am a mother of four kids in four years, no twins, I have been pregnant, nursing, nursing and pregnant nonstop for 5 years. No breaks. I am pooped just writing it. My body has slowed down and my milk supply has slowed so I have had to suplement some feedings. I my self have felt sad cause it is out of my control. Your thoughts on it really made me feel better. Thank you.
My baby girls health are more important than anything.
Thank you for puting directions for your craft ideas. I love the bag.
Blessings
Jeni Maxson

Sunday, July 6th 2008 - 05:54:22 PM
Name:

Claire bordelon

How's your weather?

Hot

How did you get here?

Search engine result

Comments:

I made your version of the cart cover. I had to tweek the measurements slightly to fit the Wal-Mart cart, but it was very simple! I have pictures and would LOVE to send them to you. I made mine out of three different pink John Deere fabrics for my baby girl. I lined it with fleece and made it reversible. I love it! Thanks for such an easy pattern!

Sunday, July 6th 2008 - 03:32:03 PM
Name:

Nova

How's your weather?

Crisp

How did you get here?

Followed the link in your signature file/tagline

Comments:

I came to your site looking at patterns but have to say how lovely it was to browse your grammar page!
I agree on all accounts. In Australia we have an even more despicable grammar lapse, written and spoken..."yous" or "youse" (cringe). Some people seem to think this is the correct way to address a group of people, as in "what are youse doing today?". It's all bad I'm afraid :)

Tuesday, July 1st 2008 - 04:10:26 AM
Name:

Rolf Barbakken

How's your weather?

Rainy

Homepage URL (leave blank if n/a):

http://www.alpakka.org

What's your pet peeve?

grammar

How did you get here?

Followed a link on someone else's page

Comments:

Have you ever wanted to create something out of alpaca fibre? The wraps, for instance, would be perfect.

Monday, June 23rd 2008 - 06:43:31 PM
Name:

Diana

How's your weather?

unseasonalably cool

What's your pet peeve?

forgetting where I put my glasses

How did you get here?

Search engine result

Comments:

Looks wonderful. Will try it tonight. I am a newer grandma and was shocked at the 50.oo prices for new. Back to sewing again. You are so thoughtful. Thanks

Wednesday, June 11th 2008 - 05:06:02 PM
Name:

Em

How's your weather?

rainy!

What's your pet peeve?

When people think they are better than everyone else....

How did you get here?

"I feel lucky!"

Comments:

i am so glad i found this website! i have been looking for a free pattern for the cloth diaper/wipe case for forever!! i hate to spend so much money- when i know i could sew one for myself. thanks SO much.

Wednesday, June 11th 2008 - 02:25:02 AM
Name:

RoxAnne

How's your weather?

warm

What's your pet peeve?

neighbors with barking dogs

How did you get here?

Followed the link in your signature file/tagline

Comments:

Jan, I hate those plastic bags and found that the brown paper bags are hard to get. Love your grocery tote bag. I'm gonna try it. How about a pattern that those insulated "cold" bags would fit in? I live in Florida and getting home asap in 95 degree is a challenge. Thanks, RoxAnne

Tuesday, June 10th 2008 - 11:28:18 PM
Name:

Shirley

How's your weather?

still the same

What's your pet peeve?

as before

How did you get here?

Followed a link on someone else's page

Comments:

Forgot to mention.

I go on another website called Sparkpeople.com and someone has asked what others are doing as far as 'going green' is concerned. So I mentioned about making my own sanitary towels/menstrual napkins and I told them about your website, as that is were I got the pattern from.

Saturday, June 7th 2008 - 08:55:30 PM
Name:

Shirley

How's your weather?

hot, but wet at times

What's your pet peeve?

arrogance

How did you get here?

Followed a link on someone else's page

Comments:

The reusable/washable sanitary towel pattern is brilliant. I've made 10 so far and another 11 are ready to sew up as I type. I'll get the number up to 2 dozen and hopefully stop, but they're so easy to make I'll probably end up making them till they come out my ears.

Thanks

Saturday, June 7th 2008 - 08:20:54 PM
Name:

Jennie

How's your weather?

Hot!

How did you get here?

"I feel lucky!"

Comments:

I spotted a lady wearing her baby very comfortably in a ring sling and asked her about it...we went through various slings with my first born...all uncomfortable, bulky etc. she told me about this website...what a blessing!! My youngest loves his sling, so does his Mummy...thank you so much for sharing the directions with everyone Jan...you are very talented and generous!

Saturday, June 7th 2008 - 03:03:40 PM
Name:

Jaci

How's your weather?

Sunny and warm for Maine :o)

What's your pet peeve?

rude people tick me off!

How did you get here?

Search engine result

Comments:

Thanks for the wipes case pattern, I have made a bunch of them for myself in all different colors and I also made them as baby shower gifts for my friends and they are a big hit!! I also make a matching burp cloth and changing pad case when I make the gifts so that my friends have a nice set.

Thanks again for the great patterns!!!

Friday, June 6th 2008 - 07:09:43 AM
Name:

Kate

How's your weather?

GLORORORIOUS!

Homepage URL (leave blank if n/a):

http://www.katedicey.co.uk

What's your pet peeve?

Bad manners!

How did you get here?

Search engine result

Comments:

What a lovely and helpful site you have, and what a great philosophy. I wish I could have found it 14 years ago when I was preparing for the arrival of this: http://www.diceyhome.free-online.co.uk/KatePages/Sewing_Projects/Boy%20stuuf/Jeans/athemachine.JPG

:D :D (He was making a pair of jeans, last August)

I have no wish to make baby slings for a living (I tend to stick to historic costumes and wedding frippery!), but it is great to find someone so willing to share their philosophy, their ideas, and their instructions. I might create a one-off now and again as a prezzy... The delightful Goddaughter is 20, after all!

I do have a baby changing bag pattern I drew up when a friend needed one that was small, neat, and still big enough for what baby needed plus an A4 file and a spare pair of undies... Ever the teacher! ;) Do let me know if you would like a copy.

Thursday, June 5th 2008 - 09:15:26 AM
Name:

Kimberli

How's your weather?

unpredictable

What's your pet peeve?

automated telephone systems

How did you get here?

Search engine result

Comments:

I am expecting my first grandbaby in a couple of weeks. My daughter wanted a sling and I went searching and found this site. I have a request... I see that there are pattens for washable "Mother nature" pads but I am having the darndest time finding a pattern to make a washable contoured nursing pad. Do you have any ideas? or a pattern you wouldn't mind sharing? Please email if possible.... curlyberli@hotmail.com

Wednesday, June 4th 2008 - 03:48:34 AM
Name:

Shelly

How's your weather?

sunny and cool

What's your pet peeve?

Quotation marks in signs

How did you get here?

Followed the link in your signature file/tagline

Comments:

I love your baby crafts. Seven slings and counting. I refer sooooooo many people to your site . Many happy babys and mammas benefit from your great directions and patterns.

Wednesday, May 28th 2008 - 08:30:24 PM
Name:

Liz Rotatori

How's your weather?

great!

How did you get here?

Followed a link on someone else's page

Comments:

I enjoyed reading your post about grammar pet peeves. (I just noticed how nervous I am about spelling errors in my comment!) I have a grammar pet peeve to share. I hate it when people use the phrase, "I could care less!" It actually is, "I couldn't care less!" If you could care less, then you do care?!

Wednesday, May 28th 2008 - 10:38:56 AM
Name:

Deb Peck

How did you get here?

Followed a link on someone else's page

Comments:

I printed your diaper bag pattern, and the front is smaller than the back, only 7" wide. What am I doing wrong?

Monday, May 26th 2008 - 05:33:14 PM
Name:

Sis B

How's your weather?

Hot as Hades

Homepage URL (leave blank if n/a):

http://sissyben.blogspot.com

What's your pet peeve?

(Too many parentheses!)

How did you get here?

Search engine result

Comments:

If the page of baby sling patterns and other stuff (reuseable grocery bags!) wasn't enough to keep me around (and it was!), the grammar page would have hooked me from the start. And then, of all glorious wonders, I find out you're an atheist AND you agreed with the war in Afghanistan but not in Iraq. How much better can it get!?

Oh wait, I forgot the nerdly humor, which had me grinning like the complete dork I am!

I wasn't going to say hi, but all those factors combined made me stop lurking to say "Howdy." (I currently hail from Texas, where "Howdy" has become my standard greeting).

I'm an atheist, a grammatical elisist (according to my husband), a brand spanking new seamstress and an Army wife who mostly agrees with your politics. Your commentary in response to the negative feedback in your guestbook reminded me of this post on my blog sometime last year (I thought you would appreciate it): http://sissyben.blogspot.com/2007/03/apparently-i-dont-support-troops.html.

Thank you for your site, for the patterns, your time and efforts. I'll post pictures on my blog of anything I make from here and link my readers to you. One of my kind readers gave me a sewing machine for my birthday this year after I posted that I really wanted one. Now I have to make something really cool so that it's all worthwhile!

Ok, I shall now end the longest, most convoluted guestbook commentary ever. I really hope I didn't make any unintentional major grammatical mistakes (I do make them at times, but usually on purpose because they make me laugh), but if I did, feel free to point and laugh.

Hope you have a great day!

Sunday, May 25th 2008 - 01:49:56 AM
Name:

Heather

How's your weather?

sunny and windy

Homepage URL (leave blank if n/a):

http://myspace.com/thesailorsway

What's your pet peeve?

willful ignorance

How did you get here?

Search engine result

Comments:

Jan, thank you so much for this website! When I found out last June that I was pregnant with my son, I had never heard of sling carriers, but then in October I saw a woman with her toddler in one, and she pointed me to Mayawrap.com....I found your page from theirs, and the rest is history! I've made two sling carriers, and I'm back for instructions on a ring wrap, my baby is only 3.5 months old and already 16 pounds, too heavy for just one shoulder. I really appreciate the time you've taken to make this site, and I plan to tell all my mom friends about it!

Wednesday, May 21st 2008 - 09:43:13 PM
Name:

Amber

How's your weather?

Oh so hot.

What's your pet peeve?

people who chew with their mouths open.

How did you get here?

Divine intervention/fate

Comments:

Thank you Thank you. Your site is amazing. Thank you to the others who post patterns as well. I am ordering from HUGS. Their product is beautiful. I made a sling for myself without a pattern. Now I can try again for a few friends with a pattern and it looks so much easier to manage.

Wednesday, May 14th 2008 - 07:28:24 PM
Name:

Patty

How's your weather?

Raining today!

What's your pet peeve?

Overpriced baby items that I consider no good!! HAHAHA

How did you get here?

Search engine result

Comments:

Thanks so much for this pattern! I have tried a couple of different slings from the stores and absolutely hated them. This, I LOVE!!!! Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!

Thursday, May 8th 2008 - 09:45:39 PM
Name:

Devo

How's your weather?

Spring-like

Homepage URL (leave blank if n/a):

http://kmelion.livejournal.com/profile

What's your pet peeve?

Stupid people who don't know they're stupid

How did you get here?

Followed a link on someone else's page

Comments:

Thanks so much for these wonderful patterns! I have an almost 1 year old and since he was born I carried him in a wrap I made of plain old 5 meters of fabric. Now I'm looking for something a little more compact and 'neater' and the wide shoulder mei teis seem to be just what I'm looking for!

Thanks so much!

Tuesday, April 29th 2008 - 01:44:04 AM
Name:

Cecily

How's your weather?

Nice

What's your pet peeve?

Bad drivers

How did you get here?

Search engine result

Comments:

I love your site. I haven't made anything yet, but will be soon with #3 on the way. Thanks for all you've done.

Friday, April 25th 2008 - 12:51:41 PM
Name:

Nicole Bingham

How's your weather?

rainy

What's your pet peeve?

children not buckled in the car...

How did you get here?

Followed a link on someone else's page

Comments:

Dear Jan-
I am a first time mom expecting next month. I found your page and heard about you from SlingRings.com. I made my first sling using your instructions and chose the pleated fold for the shoulder. It turned out beautiful! I am so excited to use it. Thank you for posting this sight. It was ever so helpful!

My Best-
Nicole

Wednesday, April 23rd 2008 - 01:32:46 PM
Name:

Ellen

How's your weather?

sunny & windy

What's your pet peeve?

spam

How did you get here?

Search engine result

Comments:

Hi Jan,
Thank you for posting the sling pattern. My daughter is expecting her first child and she has miyaclonic seizures, they are violent twitches. We are hoping that she will be able to hold her baby by using your sling, with out worrying that she will have a seizure and accidently throw the baby.
Will the baby stay in the sling without being held?
please email me at elly dot miller at gmail dot com

Tuesday, April 22nd 2008 - 04:58:51 PM
Name:

amanda

How's your weather?

cold

What's your pet peeve?

cute babies with dirty faces!

How did you get here?

Followed the link in your signature file/tagline

Comments:

I just wanted to say thank you for the shopping cart cover pattern. I made it and it was really easy and a lot cheaper to make than those I found on the web. I made toy hooks and a little bag to store mine in. I turned out so cute and lots of people request for me to make them one. Thanks a bunch!

Sunday, April 13th 2008 - 11:27:11 PM
Name:

patent owner

What's your pet peeve?

people stealing a patent

How did you get here?

Followed the link in your signature file/tagline

Comments:

When did you copyright this "chair sling"? I own the patent on this. I would like it removed from your site or I will take further action. contact me when this has been done. www.mistydayz05@hotmail.com

Wednesday, April 9th 2008 - 08:00:01 PM
Name:

Christy

How's your weather?

quite moist

What's your pet peeve?

unflushed toilets with the seat left up!

How did you get here?

Saw it in or was invited by an email message

Comments:

I just wanted to say that I absolutely love your site. I love how there's so much information about babywearing and all the crafts you have for everyone to do. Keep up the great work!!

Tuesday, March 18th 2008 - 02:44:17 PM
Name:

Mike

How's your weather?

Hot and sunny

What's your pet peeve?

Trying not to peeve too much--rolling with the punches.

How did you get here?

Search engine result

Comments:

Found your website by searching for water bottle carrier. I am learning to sew a little and adopted your idea for the loop to a water bottle carrier that someone had made for me.

Then I saw the wonderful things on your website. I'll have to come back to get more ideas of things to make. I made a car seat cover for our daughter last year when she was four and she loved it (used Disney Princess pattern).

Wish I knew about the baby carrier etc.

Thanks again!!

Thursday, March 13th 2008 - 10:13:45 PM
Name:

meggiecat

How's your weather?

overcast

Homepage URL (leave blank if n/a):

http://meggiecat.blogspot.com

How did you get here?

Divine intervention/fate

Comments:

Thank you for the hemfoot tutorial. Now, I think I can solve one of my most difficult sewing problems.

Wednesday, March 12th 2008 - 09:02:07 PM
Name:

Stefanie

How's your weather?

About to Snow!!

Homepage URL (leave blank if n/a):

http://my.babyfit.com/stefanie1003

What's your pet peeve?

Lying!!

How did you get here?

Divine intervention/fate

Comments:

I just love your site! As the mother of 8 I am always looking for my next project- I may not get through all you have for years!LOL! Thanks for the generosity! I make my own diapers and am thinking of selling them- you are such an inspiration!

Your family is beautiful!

Thursday, March 6th 2008 - 07:52:13 PM
Name:

Crystal Smith

How's your weather?

sunny and chilly

Homepage URL (leave blank if n/a):

http://www.beckabooboo2@myspace.com

What's your pet peeve?

fakeness

How did you get here?

Followed the link in your signature file/tagline

Comments:

You're website has been a big help to me!!! Thanks for sharing all that you have! The BIGGEST help was the hemming foot page. I have had this really nice sewing machine but havent had anyone explain or show me how to use all the cool accessories( had to figure out the button hole foot myself...ugh!) and really, really wanted to use my hemming foot due to all the time i spend hand-hemming with pins! Now i can use my awesome hemming foot thanks to your instructions!

Monday, March 3rd 2008 - 11:10:47 AM
Name:

Rachel

How's your weather?

Finally sunny!

What's your pet peeve?

People throwing made up words into conversation to sound smarter.

How did you get here?

Search engine result

Comments:

I was searching for a grocery cart cover pattern and happened across your site. It's so wonderful! Today I'm going to try my hand at a few of the other patterns. Thanks so much for such a wonderful collection!

Tuesday, February 26th 2008 - 01:27:17 PM
Name:

Pavana

How's your weather?

not bad

How did you get here?

Divine intervention/fate

Comments:

I stumbled across your website when I was searching for Mei tai and got hooked. I visit it atleast once a day and tried my hand at bunch of sewing projects you posted. Thanks so much. ( I can't thank you enough)

I was looking for a pattern for nursing covers. Can you please post one if you get a chance? I want to sew one for myself in a pretty print but couldn't find a pattern. Thanks.

Friday, February 22nd 2008 - 11:56:42 AM
Name:

Mary

How's your weather?

Ick - 72 degrees, humid, humid, humid on Feb.21

What's your pet peeve?

Knitters offended by the mere mention of crochet ANYWHERE

How did you get here?

Search engine result

Comments:

I am SO excited about your patterns - I am about to become a grandmother for the first time, and would like to knit or crochet goodies for my daughter and her girl-in-progress. I can't wait to make the sling (one for her, one for me) and the diaper/wipes holder. Thank you, thank you for sharing these fabulous patterns with us.

Thursday, February 21st 2008 - 02:13:32 PM
Name:

Hue Soo

How's your weather?

Sunny and Warm

Homepage URL (leave blank if n/a):

http://soosnews.blogspot.com

What's your pet peeve?

too strong aromatics (perfumes, colognes, air freshners, cleaning agents, etc.

How did you get here?

Followed a link on someone else's page

Comments:

Thanks, Jan for your detailed instructions on making a ring sling and fabric.com. I've been reading and rereading the instructions for months now. I was excited about the project and finally completed a reversible pleated sling today! Can't wait until my 5 month old baby wakes up and try it out!

Sunday, February 17th 2008 - 05:52:24 PM
Name:

Stacy Johnson

How's your weather?

Cold and Snowy

What's your pet peeve?

People who judge me for going TOO green.

How did you get here?

Search engine result

Comments:

I love you site. I have been sewing for a year, and was looking for shopping cart patterns. You have wonderful patterns. Thanks for ev erything!!

I am trying to make a cover to go over the toddler carseat, to protect the buckles from the sun. I burnt my hand on one last year, and would like somthing to put over the large carseat that we don't remove from the vehicle. I may try adapting your shopping cart one to fit.

Saturday, February 16th 2008 - 03:06:58 PM
Name:

Sheila

How's your weather?

Warming up in Nevada

What's your pet peeve?

"Between you and I..."

How did you get here?

Search engine result

Comments:

Was searching for a pattern for a grocery cart cover - not for a baby, but because I've been reading too much about all the germs lurking on shopping carts. I just got a sewing machine, and as soon as I learn how to use it, this will be my first project; I've never sewed before.

But it was the grammar that kept my interest: as a former foreign language teacher, I learned English grammar basically through the study of foreign languages. Then I became a grammar nut, an obnoxious one, to boot (I correct far too many people!). English grammar is barely taught in school in the U.S., and it's (apostrophe ess) lamentable.
Thanks for a fun hour.

Friday, February 8th 2008 - 01:01:49 AM
Name:

Darien Keane

How's your weather?

ok

How did you get here?

Followed the link in your signature file/tagline

Comments:

I love your website. Thank you for all your generous information. I am new to sewing, but your site really inspires me and your instructions are easy to follow.
If you ever come across an infant carseat cover pattern, please post it.
Sincerely,
Darien in arizona

Thursday, February 7th 2008 - 11:07:06 PM
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