12 April 2010
Despite what some may suggest, I don't believe my friends are popping out babies left, right and center just for the opportunity of scoring a handmade gift. However, one very good friend did make a request for a baby sling like the one I used with C (seems like so many years ago now..) for her long awaited son #2, and I was very happy to oblige. She chose the fabrics (Ikea, how I love thee!) and I threw in a bib for good measure. Although perhaps not good presence of mind when it comes to noticing the directionality of a print.... The small piece of lion and giraffe Japanese fabric came from Patchwork on Central Park, who have a delightful few baskets of tiny fat 16ths (I think?) perched near their ribbon display. At $2 a pop it was hard not to snatch a few sweeties to take home- just big enough for a baby bib with a contrasting remnant of something to finish off the strap.
And in other matters:
I've mentioned this before, but I am getting more and more annoyed by the commenting system I'm using at the moment. I'm contemplating switching to the standard Blogger system comments, but it means I will loose about 5 years of comments from my blog (although I will retain comments from this year). Not something I really want to do, but I really don't want to go on with the system I have- I feel cut off from commenters because it isn't easy to reply directly to you, and for the most part, it's not possible to find out who you are, and click through to your blog. So, I'm canvassing opinions. Let me know if you have one- leave a comment (if you can navigate the system!) or email me at clementineshoes at gmail dot com. Thanks!