Sunday, February 13, 2011

Falafal's new wrap

Some time ago, I was intrigued by the BabyWearer's Do-It-Yourself'ers' discussion about fabrics appropriate for wraps, to go out and find a fabric to make my own wrap...again.

The first time I wanted to try wrapping, Wizard in his usualy skepticism convinced me to test out a DIY project to see if I can actually handle 6 yards of fabric going around me in a complex manner. Personally, even I wondered how long would it take for me to trip up in the carrier while I wrapped it. I'm a world class klutz, ask anyone. Or their mom.

My very first wrap carrier therefore, became to be a DIY gauze that of course I had to pimp up with stars and snowflakes (whichever come to mind).

After that turned out to be a success, only did I start buying the brand names as after a while Monster got heftier and my shoulders started knotting up.

This time, even though I am well stashed with german engineered wraps, I had an itch to make a DIY wrap for this little Falafal as well. Monster's wrap will definitely be her's forever, and I know I'd want Falafal to have a wrap to call his; something mommy made especially for him while she was waiting for him to come earth side.

In comes Osnaburg and out goes any shard of creativity I might have had. In a moment of desperation, I called for Wizard's input and dear old daddy wanted to have elephants on the wrap. Ummm, at first I felt a deep stab to my stumbling, cracking self-esteem and body image issues, but I manned up...mostly because I also couldn't change Wizard's mind, and started my search for the perfect pachydermous image to print on to the wrap.

I won't lie, I am loving the way these look. The more elephants I put in the herd, the prettier and cheerier does the Osnaberg bland tan look. I'm doing 4 prints a night every night, and have around 7 more yards of fabric to cover.

It's a labor of love, and I am also curiously waiting to see the final result.

Update, February 18, 2011: Here is what the Osnaburg currently looks like. It has also been named PachyWrap by a smart TBW member.


  1. I love the elephant wrap! I so prefer carrying the baby in a sling or a carrier to the stroller. It's gonna make me so sad when she outgrows it. 14 months, 20 lbs, it still does the trick.

  2. Thank you for dropping by Ilana =) *hugs*
    I know, =( we have the Chicco umbrella stroller now that Monster prefers. I requested her to let me carry her in the Elephant (now known as PachyWrap) for a few seconds and the little devil grabbed two cymbals just before going up. After two pictures, she announced the end of the demonstration by crashing them right in my ears insistantly until I safely put her back on the ground!