September 12, 2011
This is a sweet Waldorf Pixie Doll I finished this week!
She has beautiful Fair Trade Hand Spun hair in 100% wool with golden skin and blue eyes. She’s wearing a handknit wool dress and booties made with hand-dyed wool with sweet sage green hemp pants. She is carrying her matching pixie baby in a Sewfunky PandaWrap made with silky soft bamboo jersey.
So many holiday dolls on my to-do list once fall arrives then it’s time to cozy up on the couch with my hand work basket in the evening!
March 15, 2011
Well it has been a crazy winter, no time for blogging so just a quick note! I will do a winter wrap up later this week, I promise!
But first our Sewfunky Spring Give-Away!
Please visit our Facebook Fan Page to find out more about our contest.
After a long winter I am SO excited for Spring that I would like to host a Give-Away! This contest is for all the expecting Mamas – to enter please comment on the Facebook Page on the contest announcement post with the month you are due & your favourite Designer Organic Sling.
On Sunday March 20th @ 8pm I will choose 2 winners with a random number generator & announce it on Facebook! Please share the Babywearing LOVE with your pregnant or adopting friends!
As an added way to win, the comment with the most ‘likes’ gets a Sewfunky PandaWrap!
Spread the word!
Contest has ended – Congratulations Kate, Sara and Amanda!
September 9, 2010
Over the summer I made some dolls….
A Waldorf Pixie Doll for a little girl’s birthday ❤ She has beautiful fair trade Manos hair, a butterfly dress and hemp pants with cotton knits booties!
A birthday doll with silk hair and a tutu went off to a special girl.
My friend and I made a doll together for her daughter’s birthday gift!
Making silk slings for new babies! Silk is sooo beautiful!
I took my girl canoeing on the river, she had so much fun!
I met lots of new babies and wonderful people over the summer. I also recieved so many lovely babywearing pictures from amazing friends and customers! I made a LOT of slings this summer and added two new stores to our retailer list. Feeling so blessed to be working with so many amazing women promoting natural parenting!
And now on to fall… will be posting more soon!
Every day is ♥ Earth Day ♥
To thank all of you for buying locally made and organic I will be giving away one Sewfunky Designer Organic Ring Sling.
Enter to win by joining and sharing our Sewfunky fan page with your facebook friends or posting a picture with your Sewfunky Slings on the fan page wall. If you blog you can also enter by posting the give-away on your blog.
Send in your name and email to – tanja (at) sewfunky.ca for your entry to be counted or post a comment on this entry.
I will draw a name on Friday, April 23rd at 8pm.
Thank you for all your entries !
January 11, 2010
I have been really lucky to meet many mama’s growing their babies, meeting them shortly after their birth and teaching them how to sling their babies. Even luckier, I have had the opportunity to make these babies their first birthday present. This doll is for Natalie, her mama bought a Pandawrap before she was born and she specially ordered this doll to celebrate her baby’s special day one year later!
There are some great new prints for spring. This one is by far one of my favourites, purple disco dot trim on espresso organic twill. I also have new fabrics for the PandaWrap, this is a 70% bamboo 30% organic cotton blend and comes in a beautiful raisin colour. The fabric is silky soft, lightweight but very supportive and just the right amount of stretch. I had the opportunity to take this wee tiny baby for a walk last week in the wrap and it was so sweet and cozy!
May has been busy for me, lots and lots of sewing, the K-W Baby and Toddler show, bike riding with my family and so much more.
I have two new retailers for my slings, one in nearby Cambridge and one in the beautiful city of North Bay where I grew up and my family still lives. Bush Babies Baby Boutique carries many great natural parenting products, cloth diapers, carriers, amber necklaces and so much more, their customer service is amazing! Ecobabies is located in the Eaton Family Health Care Clinic in Cambridge, they also offer cloth diapers, stainless steel drinking bottles, BabyLegs and lots more! I am so excited to be working with two more like-minded ‘mompreneurs’ promoting natural parenting. It is so great to have companies supporting Canadian made work-at-home ‘Mama’ businesses! Thank you!!
December 23, 2008
January 25, 2008
My dad knows how much I love babywearing, on his travels he tries to capture images to bring back to me. This one is from his trip to Mexico this past December, isn’t it lovely?
The Rebozo (stole-like mexican garment)
By Eduardo Rincón-Gallardo – October 2006.
Part of the indigenous women’s attire, the rebozo is worn in many ways at different times in a Mexican woman’s life. In Puerto Vallarta it is even celebrated with an annual gala evening.
The rebozo is a piece of fabric 7ft by 2ft, though dimensions vary from region to region. This typical garment has been an inseparable companion of Mexican women for many centuries.
Rebozos are made from wool or cotton. They are colored with dyes made from local plants, insects and marine molluscs. Rebozos take their form and colors from the local resources and climate.
A connoisseur can tell the origin of any rebozo by its material, its design and its colors.
Apart from protecting a woman from the cold and the sun, the rebozo is the ideal garment used by a mother to keep her child by her side at all times. By tying her rebozo it becomes a sling, and her hands are free to wash, cook and go about her daily routine and duties. The rebozo gives the mother flexibility to breast-feed, talk and sing to her baby, or pray while carrying her child at her waist, on her back, on her shoulders, or wherever her motherly love’s creativity will allow.
Even before birth the rebozo can be of great help; women know how to use the rebozo to position the baby and facilitate birth in complicated cases.
In Mexico the high veneration rendered to a mother is not gratuitous. There are strong ties like the rebozo that greatly strengthen the weave that traditionally unites Mexican families.