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Scandinavian Finalistene

Tettinntil Girasol - her er Finalistene!
Nå stemmer vi!
Da er vi klar for å stemme frem topp 3 finalistene!
Du kan stemme på mer enn et forslag i denne runden.
Fristen for å stemme går ut midnatt onsdag 3. nov.



New Dutch Exclusive Girasol
Hi mamas! The Dutch babywearing forum 'Dragen en Voeden' (in short: DenV) will have its first own Exclusive Girasol!
It's a beauty in purple and ecru with a little green.
The weft colour is ecru.
Slings & Things in the Netherlands is organising an international pre-order for this wrap.
The wrap is being woven as we speak, so there are no actual pictures yet.
But here is a swatch
During the pre-order, a 10% discount applies.
The pre-order will close on November 21st.
The wrap is expected to arrive mid-December.
After the pre-order, only size 6 and 7 will be in stock in limited quantities.

If you would like to order, please visit the Slings & Things pre-order page.
Also available as a ring sling!



Becca from Close at Hand BabyWearing

My name is Rebecca MorseMy husband Kyle and I have been married since September 2005, and we have 2 children Lion , (4/20/07) and Judah, (4/1/09) I came to babywearing an eager mother to bond with my first newbornBabywearing did me many favors with my fussy first babe, and I was eager to learn more before my second came along. Right before that happened I attended the US babywearing school which is a branch of the Clau Wi babywearing school in Germany.At babywearing school my eyes were opened to the widespread benefits of babywearing, and how it can be used to support baby's spine and nervous system development. After completing that course I was determined to become a wrapper, and a babywearing consultant, and to help babies and parents comfortably unite!My goals are to familiarize you with the basics of infant spine development and how optimally to support development with babywearing, as well as to expose you to the world of baby carriers and what is out there in order to help your family find the perfect carrier(s) for your specific use(s). My services include a lending library with over 20 carriers available for 2 weeks borrowing time and instant use until you are united with your own carrier of choice. Also available are gift certificates for baby shower visits, and in home consultations, a perfect gift for someone having their second babe! (Or first, but people having their first babe need everything, right?)

My obsession with Exclusive Girasols.
All converted to ringslings, bottom up: Natural Mammas EG, Big Sur EG, Polish Rasta with fringe, earthy rainbow, and Jungle EG (missing is Russian Rastamamma)My husband has a preference for colorful rings and fringeThe wraps (bottom up) Moor EG, Night Rainbow 1, Dream Girasol brown weft, Night rainbow 2Bottom up: Rastamamma, Green Tea old weave green weft, Felice

The perfect wrap to wait for a new baby with!
My wraps in action :)
Green TeaMintFeliceBig SurPolkkaRastaMamaFresh GrapesRainforestNight RainbowEarthy RainbowJungleRainbowsSnow RainbowCaboLemmieMoorBoy or GirlDreamPeacockRastaKiwiMamami RainbowAmitola


Scandinavian semifinale

Tettinntil Girasol- avstemming SEMIFINALE
Nå skal vi begynne med avstemmingen!

Det kommer nå 4 avstemmingstråder. Hver tråd vil vise ca. 15 forslag. (vi har fått 57 forslag).

Oversikt over alle designforslagene:
1, 2, 3, 4

Du kan stemme på så mange du måtte ønske.

Avstemmingen foregår gjennom hele uken til midnatt på søndag den 24. oktober.

De 10 forslagene som får flest stemmer skal bli med i GRAND FINALE avstemmingen neste uke.

Det designet som vinner blir Tettinntil Girasol 2010!


Antje from GeTragen

I am a mother of four children. My first two children are sweet angels and left me far too early before they were born. My younger two children are 4 and 2 years old and they really enrich my life.We live in Gera, a city in Germany, in the most eastern part of Thuringia. I am a single mother and I love being a mum with all my heart and soul. We don’t have any pets as we don’t think they would be too happy here in the city. We love animals and would really like to see them all enjoying their freedom, which is why we always feel sorry for them when we see them in the zoo.My interests are reading, digitally reworking pictures, and all that concerns us human beings. In August 2009, I completed a course for becoming a wrapping instructor with Trageschule Dresden and if possible I would also like to attend the advanced course, so that I can show parents / mothers all about wrapping and how to meet their children’s needs. I am also a breastfeeding counsellor and I am considering founding a group for anybody who is interested – unfortunately, breastfeeding is still not as well supported as it should be. Prompted by my own experiences with my first two children I have also completed a course as a hospice aid, so that I can help people with bereavement. I think there is still too little attention paid to this. Further, I would like to complete my diploma as a psychological counsellor with my dissertation, so that I can support people with their personal development. I like working with people as getting on with each other plays such an important part. For me all the different aspects of my work come together and make sense as a whole to me.I love colours, fabrics and patterns. This is how towards the end of 2009 the idea for a design for a Girasol. It all took its time, but in June 2010 my exclusive Girasol idea came to fruition with “Sommerwiese – Summer Meadow”. It was all very new to me, and I’m very proud of myself to have managed it. On 28 September 2010 I held my first own exclusive Girasol in my hands. I have tried many models and I love Girasols as the colours are so vibrant and there are so many possibilities for different designs. Even the wraps in their standard collection, like Nos. 26 or 05 are stunning. I like the old twill weave as the wraps are so soft and I adore the lovely smell of the Girasol wraps when they are new. These wraps have their very own brand of magic.I’ve had 25 wraps of Summer Meadow and other colours woven and I hope that everybody will like them just as much as I do. The idea for Summer Meadow came to me because I was hoping for a lovely green wrap when it came to all the design competitions that keep coming up. Unfortunately, the winners were always darker colours, but I really wanted a wrap that reminded me of summer and sun. For me that means a field of yellow flowers next to a green field of corn, or a yellow field of wheat next to a field of sunflowers.Then I added turquoise and red into the mix as after a holiday at the Baltic Sea, Strand und Meer (Beach and Sea) and Sonnenaufgang (Sunrise) seemed rather suitable.

At the moment I’m intending to leave it at 100m worth of wraps as everything must come to an end. Such is life.
I create all my designs myself, but nature supplies the ideas. My children are very critical, too.

I also submitted designs for the Natibaby competition and on 17 August 2010 got a surprise as a design by myself and my children was chosen and is now the colourway “Sea“. I’m very proud of this wrap as my children were really hoping for it to be chosen when I submitted it. Now everybody can carry their children in it.

I trust my intuition when I work. When I'm done I show my children the result and we decide together. We put a lot of ourselves into the designs and we love to share.

For the Winter, I’m working on another idea with Girasol. I trust that everything will work out and I’m looking forward to my second exclusive Girasol.

News will be available on and here:

Many thanks to Ola for this wonderful BLOG.

All the best wishes of


Winter Icicles

The winner of the Polish forum winter contest is...
Winter Icicles
Inspired by winter will be woven with the white weft in cross weave.

The pre-order open thru Sunday 17th October.
Winter Icicles is expected in approximately 13 weeks and should arrive at your home by January 2011!


Winter contest

Półfinał konkursu forum na zimowego Girasola


Bosies for Baby

Win a Girasol wrap!

We have had a great response and some fantastic entries - thank you to all who have entered.
There can be only 1 winner though and after a close run poll, that winner is design 1, by Lorna O'Brien!
Lorna will receive her very own Bosies for Baby Girasol.

The Bosies for Baby Exclusive Girasol Wrap is now available for pre-order in a range of sizes (2.6m, 3.6m, 4.2m, 4.6m, 5.2m and 6m) and with tapered or fringed ends (please note that fringed wraps will cost an extra £1!). A non-refundable, 50% deposit is required*. The pre-order will initially close Wednesday 6th October. Girasol give a 2-3 month lead time for the design to be woven and shipped.

*Exclusive wraps require a minimum pre-order of 100m. Should the minimum requirements not be met, deposits will of course be refunded.