Miss Mercy and I went on a road trip today with GreekMomma. Okay, so maybe it wasn't a REAL road trip or anything, but we drove a couple hours to do some shopping in the big city. Maybe an hour into our drive I'm looking at our diaper bag and realize that we have a Babywearing emergency. I am completely without a carrier. I had a sling in my bag, but took it out because I planned on bringing my wrap instead, which I of course forgot to grab. It was going to be a long day of shopping and running around. My girl doesn't even like sitting in the cart for a whole grocery shopping trip. The thought of trying to do a whole day of shopping with her in a stroller, let alone one of those hard plastic uncomfy mall strollers, or the seat of a shopping cart, practically had me hyperventilating.
Thinking quick, we made a fabric store our first stop. I ran in and grabbed some knit fabric from the sale rack. I asked the nice lady behind the cutting counter if she could possibly cut it right up the fold line for me but she wouldn't. :( So, I was left with buying a pair of scissors and cutting it myself out in the parking lot or just double folding it which make for a REALLY thick, hot wrap. I opted to buy the scissors. Paid for my purchases and headed back out to the car where I sprawled the fabric out and quickly cut the fabric into two wraps. Problem solved!
It turned out to be a good thing we were able to stop and fashion a wrap because Mercy had a rough day and definitely needed the closeness. On the downside, I didn't really need any more wraps and now have two more. On the upside, I now have two more wraps! I got plain black knit fabric and am practically giddy with all the possibilities. I think I will get some silk brocade and make a pretty center panel for an elegant look, or I could use some flannel for a cutesy pattern. Or maybe some appliques or iron on patches. Or maybe I'll Bedazzle it! The possibilities are endless!
Miss Mercy on the verge of sleep, in her quickie wrap ♥