It was back in March of 2012 when we first shared with you our then newly finished, handmade Mei Tai type baby carrier in form of a free pattern – admittedly our most widely read and shared blog post ever since.
Our daughter, Csermely was one year and eight months old at the time, so yes, still a baby, and a very happy one. Here they are with her Mommy on their first walk with the carrier, just after Cheryl put the last loving stitches into it:
Csermely’s arms are still tucked under the shoulder straps…
The carrier had really served us well on foot and bike along our lives’ path were those flat, leading into valleys or climbing steep slopes, literally and figuratively alike. When not carrying our little precious, it had patiently waited coiled up like a dormant snake on one or the other bench of the house or a hotel’s armchair.
In its lifetime this comfy, diagonally striped back or chest carrier also spent countless hours wrapped on our clothes line, like a dream catcher of sort, breathing out warm and salty memories, soaking in fresh and fruity sweet ones in the sun of the Hungarian plains.
Two years and nine months later, with thousands of traveled kilometers under its belt, time has come for the Mei Tai’s last trip as such. The dirt roads we beat have turned clayey, now winding over Scottish knowes and Csermely has become a big girl and her shoulders have long grown over and above the shoulder straps. What hasn’t changed, is the spirit of all three of us…
Yet we have not arrived where we are heading, our lives are still in a benevolent transformation.
And so did we transform, with caring benevolence the carrier of a child into a carrier for the child and a humble little pouch for a small camera.
The crescent on the front of the harvest shoulder bag of this pixie is folded from her beloved pajama shirt, so dreams can live on side by side with reality.
The wooden button made by her grandfather, which adorned the pajama shirt, became the camera bag’s closing button now, so the precious handwork stays in our daily touch.
Life is about connections but you have to make them, recognize them. Best is to do both.
Happy transformations for your lives as well!
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