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Beautiful Baby, Trebah and Molls

In the words of my lovely neighbour, Sue, “Well, I think you can call that a triumph!”  We had just left the home of her niece who had let me borrow her beautiful baby boy to try out the Baby Carrier I have been making for refugee parents on Lesbos. L reported it as being very comfortable, feeling very safe and cosy for J and making him feel nearly weightless! So it works! That inspires me to make more! I have materials for two more so that will be my first target. I am hoping that they will get easier and quicker now that I know what I am doing.

The baby carrier tied round the baby's middle

The baby carrier tied round the baby’s middle

The baby carrier tied underneath the baby

The baby carrier tied underneath the baby

I had lunch with  a good friend in the cafe at Trebah Gardens today – delicious lunch and excellent company.

Entrance to Trebah

Entrance to Trebah

White Camellia

White Camellia

Playing tennis at Trebah

Playing tennis at Trebah

S had left her very sweet little dog in the car while we ate and when let out for her walk, Molls found something very interesting in the hedge.

Molls

Molls

 
 

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Sewing, Life and Today

It has been another wild day today though with less rain but it was definitely an indoors day so I made a bit more progress with my Mai Tei baby carrier. I had had hopes of making several but I’ve spent at least 6 hours on this one so far. Perhaps the next will be quicker as I will know what I am doing!

Straps on and the whole thing turned inside out ready for final stitching

Straps on and the whole thing turned inside out ready for final stitching

Straps on and the whole thing turned inside out ready for final stitching

Straps on and the whole thing turned inside out ready for final stitching

and Life…….

Life - we have just the one each

Life – we have just the one each

Today is ‘Send a card to a friend Day’  I’ve done that, in fact we have sent two.

 
 

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Sewing, Knitting and The Little Things

I read some time ago that refugees landing  in Lesvos were being given baby carriers and that this freed their hands to hold the hands of their other children. The faces of the parents as they were fitted with the carriers was beyond beautiful. I read that one can make Mai Tei baby carriers and so began to research how this could be done. I have found a pattern and gathered together all the materials and my first one is on the way. Here are three of the four straps/ties in various stages of making, two of 3′ and two of 6′. I’ll show you as it grows. I shall have to borrow a baby to try it out when done. If you would like to join me I’ll send you the links for the pattern.

Ties in various stages

Ties in various stages

I also read that people in Calais have been being given warm woolly snoods and they are as delighted with them as are the parents on Lesvos. I cannot sew in the evenings but I can knit while watching TV and these are very quick and easy in Super Chunky Wool. If you want to join me with the knitting, I’ll pass on this pattern too. It was a free one.

Snoods

Snoods

One of my Blogger friends posted this today Thanks Ute.the-little-things

 

 

 
 

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