Two years

Two years

Coco-N Barbarian – review 2

Coco-N Barbarian - review
Coco-N Barbarian I introduced you to a rather interesting tester that I had land here last week. Barbarian is one of the first releases to come from Coco-N Fashion in Russia and you may recognise the owner as she also runs Mokosh. The wrap Barbarian is a quad blend of 65% Egyptian long-staple cotton, 15% ...

Coco-N Barbarian prototype arrives 1

Coco-N Barbarian prototype arrives
I am an unashamed brand tart in many ways. Not because I want to be all over the place when it comes to different wrap brands but because I am intensely curious about new designs, blends and developments in the babywearing world. I was really touched to be asked by a new company, Coco-N Babywearing ...

When you find your tribe

When you find your tribe
If I could turn back time (sorry if that landed you a Cher earworm) I would write my PhD thesis about the online communities and brands that are the wrapping world as I find the whole thing fascinating. Instead I’m doing something much more work applicable and making a few media shorts about it instead. ...

Punk McQueen: just open the box!

Punk McQueen: just open the box!
I’m in the midst of planning some audio and video shorts and really ought to get on with it. So I’m procrastinating in the best way possible; by faffing about making a sort-of-related video about the arrival of Punk McQueen. Well it did remind me of how I need to improve my voiceover delivery. We ...

Discovering Shaun Leane

Discovering Shaun Leane
It’s the 11th February 2010 and I’m sitting at my kitchen table working distractedly (always distractedly) on my PhD thesis. My phone buzzes and it’s a message from my husband, “have you seen the news?” What news? I turn up the radio from its usual background-just-for-company-hum and hear the headlines announcing that Alexander McQueen has ...

Haiku #42 by Taina K

Haiku #42 by Taina K
Handwovens have always interested me but I’ve somehow never known where to start. In my ideal world someone would say “this is the wrap for you” and I’d say “thank you very much, it’s perfect!” But that doesn’t happen and I know it takes people many tries to find a good one. So I have ...

Playing the stock market

Playing the stock market
I’ve written on and off about the reasons that I carry the girls. I was always clear in my head I wanted to carry and started off with a Close stretchy that was soon followed by various SSCs until we settled on a Madame Googoo. I started wrapping when our second child was about 4/5 ...

Sling Studio – Punk Greenday & Spots n Stripes Solent – reviews of sorts

Sling Studio - Punk Greenday & Spots n Stripes Solent - reviews of sorts
Time for some more reviews in brief because I’ve been lucky enough to holiday some beauties here recently and I just have to write about them. Here it’s the tale of two linen lovelies, Sling Studio’s Punk Greenday and Spots n Stripes Solent. When I was at Sling It recently Hilary of TigerPig Creations had ...

Sling Studio – Hackney Herringbone scrap to wrap – Reviews

Sling Studio - Hackney Herringbone scrap to wrap - Reviews
I introduced the Hackney Herringbones a couple of weeks ago and the amazing journey that went from pieces of scrap from Sling Studio into two beautiful wraps. In the intervening time Nikki sent me her Moss to compare with Heather. This review is going to be really hard to write because my goodness, it’s been an ...

Sling Studio wrap karma

Sling Studio wrap karma
I’m in the process of destashing (hollow laugh) but can’t resist a flutter on the odd dip, especially if it’s a Sling Studio one. Finding a SS high tussah silk wrap is a bit like a needle in a haystack and when one does appear, it’s gone within seconds on the buy/sell/trade market. I have ...

How I spend my money

How I spend my money
Not totally true for me; wraps come and go but most are traded or visit on holiday however in the face of other daily economies, wraps are somehow separate. This recognisable cartoon based on books was gloriously bastardised by a member of the Babywearing Drama group, I can’t find the original post to credit her. ...

From scrap to wrap; the story of a Hackney Herringbone 1

From scrap to wrap; the story of a Hackney Herringbone
I don’t know whether this will be a review or a bit of a general happy ramble, probably the latter. It all started when I contacted Hilary at Tigerpig Creations about having some Sling Studio Punk Viv and Buzz Elixir made into a clutch and weekend pouch. Hilary is generally an all-round fabulous woman and ...

A Midnight Fairytale

A Midnight Fairytale
This fairytale was written for the Mokosh and Wrap Collection competition run in spring 2016. It is set 35 years in the future.  Mathilda had grown up being a carried child. Her mother had sold the buggy, instead favouring the beauty and closeness of wrapping her baby on her front or back. From here Mathilda ...

The double hammock epiphany

The double hammock epiphany
Today I finally mastered a good double hammock carry. I’ll just read that back and smile for a bit. It happened because I had a babywearing consultation via FaceTime with Ali Dover, the owner of the wrap company by the same name, writer, babywearing consultant and ultra talented photographer. It came about because Ali had ...