At the beginning of April, I set a goal to have 350 subscribers to this blog by the end of the month. I’m happy to report that as of today, I’m at 360! A big thank you to all my subscribers, and congratulations to Lynnae (who inspired me to try to increase my readership) who hit the 2000 mark in April! It’s exciting to have more and more people reading my blog, and I enjoy writing knowing that people are interested in what I’m saying.
My latest frugal project is a home-made baby sling, and thanks to the seemingly limitless ideas on the internet, I’ve found directions for making the sling we want. When I bought flannel sheets to make diapers, I got three, and we’ve only used one so far with the diapers we made last weekend. We’ll use one more for diapers, but we have a really good-quality queen size flat sheet left over, and I’m going to use that to make the sling. All we’ll have to buy are the two metal rings, which shouldn’t be more than a few dollars. We have an infant sling that I bought on Craigslist, and that should work for the first few months. By the time the baby outgrows that one, we’ll be able to use the one we’re going to make. I love the look and versatility of the adjustable slings, but I balked a bit at the prices – I’ve seen them on line for $40 – $100 depending on what fabric is used. So I was excited to find directions for making one, and to be able to use left over diaper material is an added bonus. It might be a bit before we actually get the sling made, since we have one to get us through the early infant stage. But when I get it done, I’ll be sure to post pictures and let you know if the directions were easy to follow.