Friday, January 11, 2013

2012 - What a Year!!

2012 was a HUGE year for BelloBorn Designs!

We launched our website which was a massive feat for two technically challenged ladies.!

Got a 'Proper' logo which i had designed but my lovely friend Alesha made for for me and we had it printed on our labels. I love our labels :)

I changed my design at the end of April/early May and began to make the new improved BelloBorn NewAge Carrier. I started making half buckle carriers in addition to Mei Tai's and Ring Slings.

The difference with my newer carrier, meant that i no longer cross the straps internally and the carriers are now made inside out, rather then inserting the straps (already joined together to the waistband) and top stitching. The result was a more comfortable and aesthetically pleasing carrier.

I continue to do all my applique by free hand on my sewing machine to ensure the my carriers remain unique pieces of art. It is a labor of love but i love creating them so much!

In August My awesome hubby built me a new sewing space and i got my beloved Juki Industrial sewing machine. Look at my sewing space in paradise :)

My padded to wrap straps have also evolved over the past 12mths to what they are now - The BelloBorn NewAge Flared Strap. I am really happy with this strap. The padding provides just the right amount of cush and support.

Finally In August, after many prototypes i released my Full Buckle carrier.

 Then in January this year, released my BelloBorn NewAge Duo Waist for Full buckle Carriers. It has a padded section which extends around the hips and is a more structured waistband for added support.

Last but not least, here is a selection of just some of my favourite carriers that i made in 2012.
I have made over 120 carriers including ring slings in the last 12 months alone and in that time my work has continued to grow.
 I have learned sooo much about baby wearing, continued to use baby wearing in my daily life as a parent and i have been lucky enough to be mentored by some of the best ladies in the Business.
I am very passionate about baby wearing and making quality carriers so that more people can experience the joy of carrying their babies.

Yes, 2012 was a HUGE year and 2013 is going to be even better xxx thank you to everyone who has supported BelloBorn along the way!

1 comment:

  1. It sounds like you had a very big year. All the best for 2013. I look forward to reading about and seeing more of your lovely carriers.