So I've been thinking of starting to make slings to sell a little bit more aggressively. So far I really haven't tried to sell them, other than a post here on my blog a while ago.
I have the chance to display a sling at a local fabric shop in town. I'm seriously considering this, but I want to improve my sling design first. That's where you come in :) I want to know what your favorite features are on your slings. What shoulder style do you like? Solid colors or prints, or both? Heavier weight fabric or light weight quilting cotton? How wide and long do you like them? Give me your thoughts ladies!
I know I mentioned it in passing the other day, but last weekend we kicked off our youth year with a lock-in at the church. It was both fun and a challenge for us. I think it was the first time that I stayed up for an entire night (other than a bit of dozing off during an early morning movie). Let me say now that I don't think I will ever try that again! I'm too old for that. I felt like throwing up.
It's hard to keep up with all the energy that our youth have. Our group has grown again this year, with a grand total of 42 students that showed up for the lock-in! WOW! I hope that they all feel welcome and will come back. It will be challenging to keep in control of such a large group though. Warren & Liane and Keith & I are the only people working with the youth. We have no other helpers or youth sponsors. It definitely feels overwhelming at times, with our kids and trying to come up with a plan each week. Any suggestions are welcome :)
Here is a short video with a few pictures from the lock-in and a short video of my amazing hubby beating my brother-in-law Bruce at an arm wrestle. Thanks so much, Bruce, for helping us out that night! Very much appreciated.