Slings Ready to go!

Baby slings sorted and ready to be posted! One ending tomorrow so take a look to see if you can grab a bargain! Check out my listings here.

Thank you for having a look and happy bidding!

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*** Last of my Slings for Sale ***

*** Last of my Slings for Sale ***

I’ve listed the last of my baby slings for sale on ebay. So check out my listings here!

And for more information on baby wearing and my slings go to my info pages here!

Inspiration

Welcome to Katie Celf Cwtch-Up Slings! This is something I’ve been working on for a few years. I first became interested in Baby Wearing whilst I was expecting my little boy, Gruffydd. So he is kind of the inspiration for all this. I really liked the idea of carrying him close to me and having that connection, after all I had already been carrying him round with me for nine months!!!! It just feels like such a natural thing to do. I’ve tried quite a few slings, and I’ve found the ring sling to be my personal favourite. I made the 1st ring sling, before I had Gruff and have since made a few improvements to my design. Having, of course, had the chance to test it thoroughly! I love it and I hope you do too xxx

Description

This is a quality, handmade by me, Baby Ring Sling!

  • Made from 100% cotton. In printed patterned fabric and a panel detail pocket.

  • I’ve sourced all my fabrics from the UK and many bought from local fabric shops.

  • Has a convenient zip pocket, suitable for bits and bobs.

  • Please be reassured ALL my rings are made from 2 1/2″ steel and have been manufactured in the UK. The rings have been Tested and passed by a government recognised UKAS accreditation laboratory.

  • The rings used to make these slings withstood a load test of over 175 kilo’s (385lb) . So my Sling is ideal from birth to 35lb (Around 3 years)

  • 180cm in length and 110cm wide. It spreads out across your shoulder and back to give you a comfortable position to carry your little one and spread the weight evenly.

  • It is very easy to use and adjust to fit you and your baby. Simply pop it on, slip your little one into position, secure and off you go!

  • Perfect for breastfeeding.

  • Great for keeping your hands free.

  • Can be used in a number of different positions.

  • Tested by myself and my beautiful model and own little one, Gruffydd.

  • There are many websites on the ways to use a sling safely, which, are a fantastic resource.

  • You must be able to see your baby’s face.

  • Check them regularly.

  • They should sit high enough up in the sling for you kiss you baby’s forehead.

  • Any questions please contact me!

  • Oh! And its machine washable at 30! 🙂

Other fabrics are available so please do check my other listings.

Thank you for looking and happy bidding!

Baby Sling Workshop Tomorrow!

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Oh my goodness that’s come around quick!

Looking forward to making some lovely slings tomorrow! It’s going to be lots of fun!

Also I think there are some places still available if you’d like to come along. Details on the Calon Yarns website http://www.calonyarns.co.ukand on my Events and Workshops page!

Exciting!

So I’m off to get some bits ready for tomorrow, hoping and praying the printer will play ball!

Make your own Baby Sling Workshop on Saturday!

Hello! The next workshop at Calon Yarns is this Saturday!

Make a Beautiful Baby Ring Sling

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Saturday March 16th – 10:30 – 4:30pm

A Ring Sling is a piece of fabric which threads through the rings to form a loop. You simply adjust the size of the loop according to the size of the baby and the carrier to get excellent support and comfort for you both. ‘Baby wearing’ is becoming an ever more popular way of carrying your little bundle of joy as it is both versatile and easy to use.

The Ring Sling can be used from birth up to around 3 years of age and is wonderful as it keeps baby close to the body and can also be used to discreetly breastfeed.

The sling is relatively easy to make and requires surprisingly little fabric. There is no pattern to follow and you can practise your pleating and gathering skills (or learn them for the first time!) and if you feel adventurous, you could also add a pocket with a zip, button or velcro fastening!

So if you have a baby on the way or maybe have a friend who would appreciate a beautiful homeade gift for baby, then why not join us for this wonderful workshop.

Cost £50 (includes the ring fastening, a light lunch and refreshments, but not the fabric needed for the sling)

This workshop is suitable for those who have at least a basic knowledge of using a machine. You will need to bring your machine along with you.

For more information on Baby Wearing and Slings Take a look at my page on Baby Wearing

And for info on all the Events / Workshops take a look at my page for all the latest things! New workshops and classes to be added soon!

If you’d like any info please do get in touch!

Carry Me Close Sling Workshop

Hi everyone

Carry Me Close is run by Julia based in Cardiff. She does baby sling workshops so if you’ve never tried baby wearing or maybe you have a sling but are a bit nervous of trying it, you can give it a go under supervision of a trained baby wearing consultant.

I’m going to one of her workshops next Tuesday and very much looking forward to it!

Here’s a link to her website for more info.

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Sling WORKSHOPS

Most mothers would like to carry their baby in slings but struggle using them or stop after a few weeks or months because they find them uncomfortable. Avoid Frustration by finding the right sling with the help of a qualified babywearing instructor with years of experience and you can enjoy carrying your child for months or years if you want to. Strain on your back when carrying usually means the sling is fitted too lose or incorrectly.

Learn how to get it right from the Start and attend a sling workshop.

2-3 hour workshops held in groups of maximum 4 mothers
demonstration of wide selection of slings (Woven Wraps, Ring Slings, Mei Teis, Full Buckle Carriers…)
theoretical knowledge about babywearing and correct positioning in slings
step by step teaching and practicing of 1-2 techniques with a woven wrap sling
practice with a realistic babywearing doll first before trying it with your baby
chance to try many different slings and carriers with the help of an expert
SLING HIRE INCLUDED for 2 weeks (deposit required)
Cost £15, drinks and healthy snacks included. Held in my home in Cardiff Canton.

Upcoming Dates:

Tuesday 27th November, 10am
Monday 10th December, 10:00am
Tuesday 18th December, 10am

www.carrymeclose.co.uk

Well worth it!

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Now Taking Commissions

If you’ve seen a fabric you really love and want a sling made, let me know!

If you want it personalised to suit you just tell me what you’d like. Longer, shorter, wider, more pockets, embellishment, matching accessories, anything you want!

Starting from today I am also making Mei Tais, bags, purses, and other accessories and will soon have some pictures up to show!

So, anything you want just ask!

leave me a message on here or email me katiecelf@gmail.com

looking forward to hearing from you

xxx