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DIY Recycled Toilet Paper Roll Race Car

Baby G’s first birthday party is coming soon and we are celebrating it a few days earlier from his actual birthday. We picked Jollibee as our party venue and we love their spaghetti and Chicken Joy. Part of the preps is some DIY party items which will be included there. The Jollibee package includes food, 30 balloons with sticks (which will only be placed on the table), host, game prizes, Jollibee mascot appearance and venue. We purchased some party hats for a minimal cost. I’d like to make the party a little bit more festive by sprucing it up with some decors.
There will be different DIY projects so stay tuned!

I will feature the recycled race car first. It took me some time to round up a bunch of empty toilet rolls and some boxes for me to use with this project.

DIY Recycled Race Car:

Here’s what you’ll need: Empty toilet rolls Old boxes/cartons/cardboard Art paper (optional; you can buy or you can use any paper lying around the house) Paint (optional; some prefer to paint their cars) Color…

Carrier Review: Soul Slings' Prism Surprise Handwoven wrap

Type of Carrier: Soul Slings’ Handwoven Wrap

Wrap details: Prism Surprise; 100% cotton – handwoven; Orange weft; size 6 - Approximately 4.9 meters/ 196 inches long and 30 inches wide.

Wrappee:  BabyG (boy)– 10 months – 10kgs/22 lbs Wrapper:  small – chubby build - US Size 10

First glance – Beastly but beautiful -  rough and tough were the first words I had after the first wash as I braided it for a week; 2nd week, I asked our babywearing parents:  Amber and Prince to break it in for another week.1It has a couple of pulls or loose threads from the start and it’s only natural with handwoven cotton wraps. Better be careful when using this as it can get caught by sharp edges and the thread may be pulled.

Grandma and Baby G (next 3 photos) Photo credits by yours truly!

Fast forward to 3rd week and it was more moldable yet still grippy to secure your carry. My Mom tried this wrap (I assisted her and she was in awe on how I wrap Baby G by myself) and she said they were comfy and she loved how t…

Carrier Review: Baby SaBye Mei Tai

Type of Carrier: Baby SaBye Mei Tai
Carrier details: Mei Tai  - reversible blue and red; standard size; handwoven 100% natural cotton; vegetable dye
The back is 14.5 inches (at waist) and 16 inches (at shoulder) wide; 17 inches tall without waist strap. Each shoulder strap is 9.5 to 10.5 inches wide, and 87 inches long. Waist strap is 3 inches wide and 69 inches long.
Wrappee:  BabyG (boy)– 10 months – 10kgs/22 lbs
Wrapper:  small – chubby build –US size 10

First glance – Baby Sabye Mei Tai looked thick and a bit rough. This is my first time to try a mei tai and I had some reservations with the straps, the size where Baby G will “sit on”  and if it can withstand Baby G’s weight on the get-go. When I tried tying the waist belt, it was crunchy and I made an effort to tighten the knot to secure it. The straps were thinner than the waist belt which was floppy and flexible. When I wore Baby G, it was an instant hit with us!

This Mei Tai has been with us for about 3 weeks because we had other test…