Thursday, September 13, 2007

Busy Bee Slings is born

I had two wonderful friends give me baby carrying devices when Amelia was born. Dunya gave me her Ring Sling, and Sarah gave me her Moby Wrap to use for awhile. I love both carriers for different reasons. Every time I leave the house someone asks me where I got my baby carriers. After doing some research I realized that I could make the ring slings with a fair amount of ease, and thus Busy Bee Slings was born. I have since sold four slings and given one away as a gift. I recently made business cards so that I could hand them out when people ask me. I'm not attempting to make a full blown business out of this sling making, but I am interested in making and selling the slings part time.

If you know someone who is having a baby and would enjoy a sling, please consider e-mailing me to place an order. I have several fabrics to chose from, and the slings range in price from $25-30, which is deeply discounted from the traditional Maya Wrap found on-line.

Slings offer the benefit of being extremely comfortable both for Mom and Baby, they fit nicely in a diaper bag, they are quick and easy to put on, work well as diaper changing pads, nursing cover-ups, burp cloths, and even picnic blankets. Plus they last from birth to "toddlerdom". I even used my sling to hold Hadley on my back this weekend at Art in the Park. I'll post a photo of Amelia in her sling shortly. She is immediately happy when carried in her sling.

Just thought I'd let you know.

5 comments:

  1. Oh My Goodness! This is so exciting. Definitely post a picture (and prepare yourself for orders)! yay, Heather, how wonderful.

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  2. H- You know that the minute I am in need of a sling...you will be my gal. I assume that you will ship to VA as needed? I love how the slings keep babies connected to mommies and daddies! I can't wait to see the pictures! -S

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  3. Congratulations on the new endevour. Can you set up a table at the farmers market to sell them? I absolutely love my homemade moby wrap. People think it is the cooles thing and the sling you made me is great. I always wear Isha in it when I vacuum or mop. I have a swiffer mop that sprays the cleaner and Isha cracks up everytime I spray it. I will have Jai take a picture of Isha in her sling and post it for all to see.

    I better go. Someone is getting grouchy.

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  4. AWESOME!!! Yes, post a picture and then I'll post your post on my blog. Maybe I can get you some midwestern business! What a great idea! I think I'd like to have a baby forever just because I love wearing one in a sling. That much.

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  5. Thank you for your supportive comments, ladies! I'm now that much more motivated to get those photos on here. As soon as Amelia wakes up we'll do a little photo shoot.

    Chef, I'm ready and waiting!

    Sara K. You know I'll ship!! I can ship the slings for $5 via priority mail.

    Baby Isha, There are two really nice girls at the Nampa Farmer's Market selling slings already, but I might go to Boise or even Kuna.

    Sarah, That would be awesome!!

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