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02-01-2007 06:15 PM
ColoradoMama
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Originally Posted by magpiedee View Post
There's just nothing more attractive than a man carrying his baby!
I totally agree! Makes me all mushy inside.
02-01-2007 11:29 AM
magpiedee You know, DH asked me to make him a sling (swoon!), so i'm about to venture into man-tei country myself. His will be black and red with a jiujitsu theme on one side and dragons on the other. And I found this lovely blood-red tie-dye flannel for his ring sling. I'll post pics when i'm done.

There's just nothing more attractive than a man carrying his baby!
02-01-2007 09:59 AM
veganf My husband knows someone who makes custom playmats for cardgames, and he had a bunch of samples I saw the other day when he was cleaning out his van...and I told him we have coordinating diapers and doublers with the same dragon material . I guess all we need is the matching man-tei!
01-31-2007 11:34 PM
ColoradoMama
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Originally Posted by mamamilkers View Post
You should go in to business making Man-Teis
That's what dh said. He said there'd be a big market for them - I should make all the NFL teams fabric into Man-Tei's. We had a big talk about licensing fees!!!!!
01-31-2007 10:35 PM
veganf
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Originally Posted by mamamilkers View Post
Um, yeah! I am seriously impressed! And you have three boys!
But I have a great husband. Trust me, the pretty food only happens when he's around to do boy-duty.
01-31-2007 08:51 PM
mamamilkers
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Originally Posted by ColoradoMama View Post
Okay, so I couldn't find the camera that has the pictures of my Mei-Tai that I made, and the pictures of dh's "Man-Tei" didn't turn out very well, but here a link.....

http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q...R1-024-10A.jpg
Man-Tei!

Once DP was wearing DD#1 in our black MT and another guy stopped him in the grocery store asking a bunch of questons about it because he was so impressed!

You should go in to business making Man-Teis
01-31-2007 08:47 PM
mamamilkers
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Originally Posted by taradt View Post
If we ever do an August mama get together I think you should be in charge of food

Those look amazing, how do you find the patience?

tara
Um, yeah! I am seriously impressed! And you have three boys!
01-31-2007 05:37 PM
ColoradoMama
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Originally Posted by JenMidwife View Post
hehe, that fabric's a great way to get a guy in to it!!!
He wanted Cowboys fabric, but all I could find was Broncos and Cardinals!
01-31-2007 04:29 PM
NewAtThis I love the man-tei! Baby looks happy!

And veganf, you may have just inspired me to try sushi-making! It looks so yummy!
01-31-2007 03:23 PM
JenMidwife
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Originally Posted by ColoradoMama View Post
Okay, so I couldn't find the camera that has the pictures of my Mei-Tai that I made, and the pictures of dh's "Man-Tei" didn't turn out very well, but here a link.....

http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q...R1-024-10A.jpg
hehe, that fabric's a great way to get a guy in to it!!!
01-31-2007 03:06 PM
taradt very cool !!!!!

tara
01-31-2007 12:47 AM
ColoradoMama Okay, so I couldn't find the camera that has the pictures of my Mei-Tai that I made, and the pictures of dh's "Man-Tei" didn't turn out very well, but here a link.....

http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q...R1-024-10A.jpg
01-25-2007 03:02 PM
veganf : I just looovvve pretty food. I've gotten pretty quick at rolling sushi over the years. The rice cooker makes the rice, and then if I have everything else ready to go, I can make a whole meal's worth for the family in about 1/2 an hour.

We should have party favors and prizes too...like little knitted booties or mittens or hats (made by you truly crafty mamas!).

And if we have it in the summer time, we can do baby finger and toe painting...cover the floor with rolls of white paper and let them toddle about in bare feet making cute little footprints.

I'm already thinking about Nate's first birthday...I think I'm going to make carrot cupcakes with creme "cheese" frosting. That'll be his first wheat product, and sugar high as well I suppose!
01-25-2007 02:23 PM
taradt
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Originally Posted by veganf View Post
As I said, the only creative stuff I've done lately is cooking, like sushi for a playgroup potluck, and A.J.'s 3rd birthday cake.
If we ever do an August mama get together I think you should be in charge of food

Those look amazing, how do you find the patience?

tara
01-25-2007 10:20 AM
veganf
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Originally Posted by 2 in August View Post
I haven't even heard of some of that stuff, then again, we don't have any asian markets around here either.
Try ordering from the Asian Food Grocer online!
01-25-2007 10:15 AM
SummerTwilight My creative levels cap at song writing ( and I have yet to finish a song for Aria) or house decorating, but I finished my whole house so I am doing nothing creative. Boo. My mom is a killer sewer/knitter/crochet, you name it and has always begged to teach us. I never had an interest til Aria and now I have no time to learn.
But the longies raises a question- what should be put under them for dipes and when used as a cover don't they smell like urine? I have a few fleece covers and though they work great I hate using them cause they smell within an hour.
01-25-2007 03:15 AM
2 in August Wow, you are sooo much above my level of sushi making, lol. I haven't even heard of some of that stuff, then again, we don't have any asian markets around here either. I'll have to try to expand my sushi horizons. I'm really the only one who likes it (although, I'm hoping that with my new approach of trying to feed Ian food that I'm eating I'll at least have one other person who enjoys some of this kind of thing).
01-24-2007 11:29 AM
veganf Here's what I often use for sushi:

cucumber, carrot, scallion, lettuce, blanched spinach (oshitashe), avocado, kanpyo (pickled gourd), pickled burdock root, oshinko (pickled daikon--the bright yellow stuff), marinated shiitake mushrooms, radish sprouts, pickled grated radish, sliced mango, steamed asparagus, tofu (either cold, smoked, marinated, or fried--abure age cut into strips), miso, pickled plum, sliced cooked lotus root, bamboo shoots, red bell pepper, cabbage, shiso leaf, steamed mustard greens, steamed or fried sweet potato or pumpkin, steamed string beans, sesame seeds (brown or black toasted).
I make inari (fried tofu pockets stuffed with rice) with abure age. A lot of these ingredients come from asian markets in Cambridge, but many are available at whole foods.
To make the sashimi style sushi that looks like sliced salmon, I steam baby carrots and slice them thinly lengthwise, then layer them on top.
I also like making vegetarian tempura sushi (battered fried vegetables, like green beans, eggplant, squash, carrot)

The kids also LOVE onigiri sushi (rice balls, but we often do rice triangles, plain, seasoned, stuffed, rolled in sesame seeds, etc.). You can add just about anything to them. One of my favourites in Japan are onigiri with pink beans (cowpeas)--they taste quite sweet with the mirin added to the rice.
01-24-2007 03:13 AM
2 in August Krista,

That sushi looks great! What do you put in yours? I usually do cucumber, but I've done carrot and green onion (not together, lol). I'd love more ideas.

Jesamin, Your knitting is soo adorable!!!
01-24-2007 02:49 AM
mrs rockstar Thanks guys...

And that food looks AMAZING!!!!
01-23-2007 01:37 PM
JenMidwife
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Originally Posted by veganf View Post
As I said, the only creative stuff I've done lately is cooking, like sushi for a playgroup potluck, and A.J.'s 3rd birthday cake.
Wow, Krista, way to go! YUMMY!!!
01-23-2007 02:03 AM
ColoradoMama I HAVE THAT SAME FISH TRAY! Have I told you you're my soul sister? Man that food looks yummy!

The "Man Tei" is done. Unfortunately, Louis was sound asleep when I finished it, so I haven't seen him in it yet. I want to wake him up, but I won't!
01-23-2007 12:01 AM
veganf As I said, the only creative stuff I've done lately is cooking, like sushi for a playgroup potluck, and A.J.'s 3rd birthday cake.
01-22-2007 09:23 PM
ColoradoMama
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Originally Posted by jesamin View Post
Doing lots of knitting over here, mostly longies and hats but I just started my first sweater the other day. We'll see how that turns out!!
Too darn cute. My goal is to learn to knit this year - New Year's Resolution!
01-22-2007 08:18 PM
coop_mom those are great, Magpie, and I love your site!

I'm actually working on opening a store (bricks and mortar and online, too) that sells baby carriers...maybe I could sell some of yours?
01-22-2007 06:59 PM
taradt
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Originally Posted by jesamin View Post
Doing lots of knitting over here, mostly longies and hats but I just started my first sweater the other day. We'll see how that turns out!!
Wow!!! Those are amazing...

tara
01-22-2007 06:34 PM
veganf
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Originally Posted by jesamin View Post
Doing lots of knitting over here, mostly longies and hats but I just started my first sweater the other day. We'll see how that turns out!!
So adorable!!
01-22-2007 06:03 PM
peilover010202 Wow, I'm just in awe!
01-22-2007 05:44 PM
mrs rockstar Doing lots of knitting over here, mostly longies and hats but I just started my first sweater the other day. We'll see how that turns out!!
01-22-2007 04:47 PM
NewAtThis Wow magpie! I'm so impressed! No babycrafting here...I'm lucky to get a journal entry in every few days (which don't make for good photos ), but I'll look forward to seeing other mama's efforts here!
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