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Erizo Wovens Beginnings

August 06, 2019

Erizo Wovens Beginnings

Facebook Memories is sometimes a wonderful feature! This picture popped up on my memories today and I wanted to share it with you as it sparked a trip down memory lane.

This carrier was made from the very first "decent" piece of hand woven fabric I wove, on our first loom, in our basement, with a hand shuttle. I warped it from a piece of paper with a design I wrote down by hand with a colour code. Our first seamstress sewed it for me, from a pattern I found online (it took her over 10 hours to complete!!!), with a borrowed sewing machine from my friend because we didn't even have our own yet! It was not safety tested, labelled properly, hell probably not even sewn well enough to pass any sort of stress tests on it. The name of the design was called "Prairie Storm" as we live in this little area between prairie and mountains, where we often see huge storms pass by but not hit us. The dark blue stormy skies with the green fields are a common sight around here and I have always been so inspired and enamoured with nature and all it's beauty.

Anyway, the carrier is saved now in my hope chest for my boys to have one day as a memory... we used it for YEARS before we replaced it with another Mei Dai style baby carrier that a local company made us from a new piece of our hand woven fabric. This carrier is full of skips and knots and other imperfections, snags and stains from being used so much.  

Every time I see a pic pop up with it, I am instantly taken back to that time, that place. I was still such a new mom - Erizo was brand new and so full of potential but hadn't really gotten anywhere yet. Our life was so different! I was so proud of this fabric that I had woven, even though looking back at it now I know it was total crap (HA!). I loved using this carrier, we wore it everywhere - the house, on holidays, everywhere! It was our only one!

I also see the smile on my face and try to remember those days... having postpartum depression for my entire journey of motherhood (so far) makes the memories of the good times disappear as the dark ones pull down hard. I try to remember how little he was then. I do remember that wearing him always made things better which is why baby wearing and making carriers turned into my passion so quickly, and why I am still so eager to share this beautiful tool with any new mom I can find!

These are the roots that we grew from and it's important to remember them, especially when we see how big our kids have gotten and how busy our business is some days. No matter where we end up seeing his cute little face pressed up against my neck, knowing he was safe, secure and loved, will always be the biggest achievement!

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