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This week's message:

I plan to reopen on the morning of August 4, rather than the evening of Aug. 3 as I had previously announced (I think this will make it easier for people to get orders in, and will allow me to keep a better eye on the numbers). I will be requesting that orders be placed only by those who do not already have a sling they can use, so that people without a sling have a chance to get an order in. Because I'd like to take a break with my kids before school starts again, I will be capping orders at no more than 250 slings -- I have had almost no time to just be with and enjoy my children this summer, and they need me, too.

I will be posting regular updates about the precise time I will reopen the store on my Facebook page. If you "like" my page on Facebook you can get them easily, and if you select "get notifications", Facebook will tell you when I post, which is likely the best way to get reminders. Otherwise, you can always refresh the home page here and check the Facebook feed in the lower right to see what I've posted.

While the store is closed, the "add to cart" button has been removed to keep new orders from being placed. (Clicking "next" will just take you to the next product, not the next step in ordering.)


If you're looking at a product and can't see any swatches, click on the color selector for that product, pull down until you see the name of the color you're interested in, and then let go of the mouse button. The photo at left will change to reflect the chosen color. If this doesn't work on your browser, please send me an email and let me know.

Designer Tail Accents: Michael Miller

Add a little pizazz to your sling with a tail accent! It will be sewn on as shown at right -- I used to do them all the way to the bottom of the tail (as is shown on the slings in the very old gallery), but feel that leaving a border of the sling fabric below the accent is a nicer look. If you would prefer a different placement, please let me know ahead of time. I can also add an open-top pocket within the accent at no extra charge; there is no closure, and the pocket will be around 8" wide by 10" deep.

You will need to select a main fabric from the shopping menu first, then select an accent fabric from those listed below. If you would like to add a print you've found yourself, use the "sent by customer" option.

Remember, you also need to pick out a base fabric! The materials alone in a regular sling cost more than $12, not to mention my sewing time. This $12 cost is for the accent fabric and extra sewing only, not for a complete sling.

Also keep in mind that this does not add any length to the sling. If you select an accent, the sling will still be sewn to the length you've specified.

Click the swatches for a larger view; if you click the right and left sides, you can scroll through the larger views.

Fantasy forest Forest multi Happy owls Mushroom forest
Into the forest Elephant walk Lab animals turquoise Tweetie pie pink
Eiffel tower, black French journal: anjou pour vous Nevermore: caged birds Nevermore: old script
Baby zoology, black Baby zoology, bloom Baby zoology, cocoa Baby zoology, orchid
Baby zoology, sea Beau papillon, black/spring Beau papillon black/pink Beau papillon cocoa/pink
Bird swing, black and white Bird swing, citron Carnival bloom Dandy Damask, pink
Delovely damask, black Delovely Damask, ebony Divine Damask Esther, Toffee
Flower crystals, pink Flutter filigree, black Gypsy Bandana, red Koi pond, black
Paisley spree, cocoa Paisley spree, gray Sunshine chevrons Pink stripe
Pretty Birds, lime Pretty birds, spice Whimsy Doozie, tonal blue Whimsy Doozie, tonal nite

About Michael Miller Fabrics: Michael Miller was born in the spring of 1999. The brainchild of Michael Steiner and Kathy Miller. Two parents brought together not by love and marriage but solely by professional respect for each others' abilities. By leveraging their lives for an SBA loan, borrowing money from family and living on credit cards, Michael and Kathy were able to give birth to a start-up fabric company called "Michael Miller Fabrics". Learn more about their work at

Designer Tail Accents: Michael Miller
Price: $12.00

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