It’s sweet to be carrying a baby in a sling again. I have a pouch sling I made when Leland was little that I use sometimes (that’s what she’s sleeping in below)
However, I’ve been getting a lot more use out of my ring sling. I think, having gotten very used to using a ring sling with my first child, I just feel most comfortable using that for a carrier. This time I made a new one out of a beautiful hemp/cotton fabric, vintage fabric trim and a bird I appliqued on the pocket.
The bird is made out of a piece of pieced fabric my mom found in a thrift store. In fact, she found a large box full of these pieced diamonds. I’m happy to be finding some use for them because they were just too wonky and fragile to make anything large, but I love how it looks on the little shape of the bird.
A close up of the applique and the picture I used for inspiration.