Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Let us introduce ourselves

Brooke and Sarah:
Former elementary school teachers
Stay at home moms
Owners and operators of sewing machines
Mothers of two little girls (Brooke) and two little boys (Sarah)
Shared love of babywearing
Shared resourcefulness and love of creating

That's us in a nutshell! Together we make up a pretty awesome team. Sarah is the thinker, planner, and researcher. She is a much more thorough seamstress. She can become an expert at about anything she decides she want to do. I know Sarah will likely argue this point; too bad this is my post! I (Brooke) am the "think outside the box," big idea kinda girl. Actually, I am probably standing on top of the box. I have a lot of ideas, just not necessarily any plans how to make them happen. I am the horrible combination of a procrastinator and a perfectionist who likes to dream big.

Sarah and I both possess a certain craftiness and creativity that comes from being semi-retired teachers. After we both found our babies to be too big and too uncomfortable to be carried around in a certain popular carrier (hint: it has a Scandanavian name), we started researching, planning, creating, and sewing! We learned from experienced babywearers and seamstresses, followed their advice, and created our own baby carriers in the form of "mei tais." After numerous mistakes, bad stitch jobs, sewing the wrong pieces together, etc. we got in "the groove." We have a sense for what works and what doesn't. (For us at least!)

We started making carriers to reflect our own personal preferences and sense of style. We are by no means expert seamstresses, but I do think we are pretty good thinkers and executors of creative ideas that often come to us in the wee hours of the morning during a feeding or diaper change! Feel free to take a look at what we have created! Enjoy!