It all started with Ted. And a baby named James.
My girlfriend had a baby late last year and for school pick she carries baby James in her baby born a little someone had a crafty idea. And so with deep brown eyes gazing up at me one day, she whispered in her sweetest voice the request to make a baby carrier.
Ted. The story of Ted is a sweet one. Originally my brothers bear, I traded him when I was about four years old. I wanted him, and my brother wanted my bigger panda bear. We swapped and both of us were happy. Ted, has been an integral part of my childhood and when I had children, he moved from my room, into theirs. I share stories of Ted, the time I ripped his arm off and my mum had to sew it back on....and all the home made clothes that she made for him. Ted is special and the kids know and understand that he holds an emotional attachment for me. So when my daughter suggested we make a baby carrier for Ted, well, it seemed just right.
With a fumbled drawing, more imagination and a lot of making it up as I went along....those eager eyes never straying...glued to the machine, watching patiently as I ironed and asking a bizzilion questions every step I took I marvelled at our crafting expeditions together.
The carrier is not perfect, but then again that's what happens when you make it up as you go along. However, my customer is happy, thrilled in fact and loves that she can multi-task and keep Ted close to her and kiss his head whenever she chooses.
And so the adventures of Ted continue.
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