My first baby was born in 2000 and even before he was born I had my first ring sling sewn and ready to carry him.
Since then I have created many different carriers for myself and others, even having a small cottage business for a while.
After my second was born I learned about wrap carriers, pouch style slings, Mei Teis and Asian Baby Carriers. She was carried in all of them.
This carrier was different. This carrier was to be functional, symbolic, and creative. It also would be a labor of love. I had done some quilting in the past too and thought it would be fun to combine these skills.
In 2007 I was diagnosed with breast cancer. In 2009 I was given the ok to become pregnant. In 2010 my third baby was born. My body which had created cancer, had now created this perfect, healthy being. And I continue to sustain her through breastfeeding.
This carrier was made with love and is proudly worn daily.