As many of you are aware, I have been working on developing a digital version of my soft-structure carrier pattern for quite some time. Converting a pattern to digital form isn’t the easiest task, nor is writing out detailed instructions, and developing video and photo demonstrations of the steps and processes involved in the creation of a carrier.
I was nearly finished with the digital form of the pattern when I received the news that my youngest child, Ava, was diagnosed with spastic diplegia cerebral palsy. This news was devastating and heartbreaking, and even now, as I type this, five days later, it still brings tears. It has been an incredibly difficult time for me, and my family, but it has also renewed my desire to create. My daughter needs me now, more than ever, and the importance of babywearing has only been reaffirmed to me through the events of this past week.
I almost threw in the towel when it came to this site, but decided to use it as a tool; a motivator. All funds generated from this site, through pattern licenses, donations, and advertisements, will be put towards the supplies, tools, toys, materials and care my daughter requires for her newly diagnosed condition.