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ObiKalia Semi-Custom WCMT Drawing

DRAWING NOW CLOSED

Ankalia and ObiMama go together like peas and carrots. I love to partner with this super cool Australian wrap company because the people are great, the designs are amazing, the wraps are gorgeous and flattering, and the Ankalia fans are fun, enthusiastic people! I am excited beyond words about these upcoming semi-custom carriers. There are two semi-customs available in this drawing, so read on to see which one suits you best.....

Etch Atlanta

This wrap was Ankalia's first US exclusive, it made its debut at the International Babywearing Conference in Atlanta, GA in the summer of 2016. This was where Alex and I first met, I got to hand deliver her custom ObiMama made from the same wrap! Alex ordered a premium conversion, with zen straps, tie waist, plus feathers, pintucks, and a few other wizpoppers. She was so excited to receive it, she put it on straight away, and for the rest of the conference it stayed in a prominent place. I was honored! If you have any photos of this from the conference, please share them in the comments!

The wrap is a gorgeous smooth, glossy Tencel and cotton blend. Turquoise pops against navy; this wrap looks good on everyone. The design is random and geometric, and I know you have a favorite element from these fun doodles: if you let me know what yours is I'll try to get it in a prominent place.

Gosling Chambray

This wrap has never been converted into an ObiMama before, but I am so, so excited about it after reading the description from Ankalia. Here it is: Sleek and stylish, Gosling is a sophisticated and somewhat softer take on the geometric designs we know and expect from Ankalia. ......
Medium to medium-thin in hand and with distinct duality Gosling Chambray is like two wraps in one. Featuring a soft navy cotton warp the darker of the two sides is minimalist, with a low amount of texture and grip. Passes glide over one another and are easily tightened. The Chambray side will have texture lovers united. .......
Extra fine merino wool provides a touchable softness while a blended silk/linen yarn adds strength, sheen, grip and that gorgeous texture. Natural slubs, characteristic of silk and linen means that each wrap has its distinct personality. With enough grip to hold passes in place in single layer carries, but thin enough that multilayer carries aren't overwhelming Gosling offers a huge amount of versatility.........
In loom state Gosling Chambray is dry, crisp and beautifully earthy, but upon first wash and wear his softer side starts to show. With minimal wear he softens, and yields. You'll find yourself reaching for Gosling time and time again.

photo courtesy Ankalia

photo courtesy Ankalia

photo courtesy Ankalia

photo courtesy Ankalia

For this semi-custom drawing please fill out the form at the bottom of this post. You may enter for either carrier, but not both. The drawing closes at 11/10 at 9 am ET. One entry per person. The winner will be notified via e-mail, and will have 24 hours to claim the win by paying a non-refundable deposit, and at the same time submit the Size 6 Premium Order Form -OR- the Size 7 Premium Order Form to me via e-mail (PDF or JPEG are suitable formats). This win is transferable to a friend, please notify me ahead of deposit payment. Allow 4-6 weeks to process your order. A premium conversion is normally valued at $600, but a discount is applied to you because it's a SEMI-custom, and I know what I'm working with. When the carrier is complete you will be notified via e-mail, and once the $450 balance (plus any upgrades if applicable) is paid your carrier will ship immediately to you!

With my apologies, these conversions are not available within the US.

D.A. and You

Dumbledore's Army. What started as a underground rebellious club for kids turned into an unstoppable force that returned balance to the battle between good and evil. Be a part of that force. Every handmade mei tai baby carrier shown here is one of a kind and will be for sale in our online store on at random times Friday, February 20, 2015.

Each mei tai has super-wide linen wrapping straps with kombi-folded shoulder padding, a padded and quilted waistband, knee pads, and an adjustable sleep hood. The body is made entirely from Irish linen. The sleep hoods are tailored to resemble official Hogwarts school uniforms with duo-toned robe lapels, white collared shirt with felt buttons, and striped 100% silk house neck tie.

Harry Potter | Inspired Mei Tai SS2 $350

The boy who lived. A short stage 2 is a versatile toddler-sized body. Comes complete with school crest on the lapel.

Hermione Granger | Inspired Mei Tai SS2 $350

Not only was Hermione pretty much the best character in the entire series, she also had style! A short stage 2 is a versatile toddler-sized body. Comes complete with school crest on the lapel and a frog-closure button.

Ron Weasley | Inspired Mei Tai SS1 $350

That Ron, he's a keeper. A short stage 1 is perfect for babies 3-month-old and up.  Comes complete with school crest on the lapel, and plenty of gingery comic relief.

Luna Lovegood | Inspired Mei Tai SS2 $350

She was distinctly dotty, but also smart, loyal, essential, and surprising! A short stage 2 is a long-lasting and versatile body size. No mythical creatures here, this is the real deal.

Neville Longbottom | Inspired Mei Tai SS2 $350

There was more to Neville than we suspected at first, and in the end we wouldn't have gotten far without him. A short stage 2 is versatile, durable, and always grows into something quite handsome.

Griffindor Inspired | ObiMini $50

If you don't teach them, then where are they going to learn it? Raise your children the right way: by giving them attachment parenting toys with over-the-top handmade geekery motifs. Yes, that is a real silk house tie. No, I will not get out.

Dr. Who #4 and #11 Handmade Mei Tais

Regeneration

The Doctor. Who? THE Doctor. If you are a fan, a real fan, a true fan, then these carriers need no introduction. For all the rest of you humans, just enjoy the eye candy.

Everything you see here will be fore sale in our store on Friday, 2/6/2015. If you are able to use the TARDIS at any point, don't worry about stalking the stocking. Normal people will need to be a bit more on point.

Number Four, arguably the best Doctor ever (and please, let's do have this argument), memorialized in baby carrier form. Because Dr. Who.
His signature scarf (the best souvenir ever, created here entirely in wrap scraps), CHECK. Jaunty cravat? CHECK. The rest is all done in natural, un-dyed linen.

On the reverse: Number Eleven. Notice the details, please. Real woolen bow tie. Real woolen tweeds. Braces. For heaven's sake, this baby carrier has braces (that's suspenders for you Yanks--believe me, I've made that mistake!). Oxford cloth shirting, with buttons done in soft felt.

Regeneration | SS2 $350

short stage 2, the toddler size. Medium linen wrapping straps with padded shoulders. Medium tie waist. Reversible Irish linen body. Knee pads. Adjustable hood with double character treatment. Hand wash only.

Regeneration | SS1 $350

short stage 1, the baby size. Medium linen wrapping straps with padded shoulders. Medium tie waist. Reversible Irish linen body. Knee pads. Adjustable hood with double character treatment. Hand wash only.

Dr. Who ObiMini | $45

If you don't teach them, then where are they going to learn it? Raise your children the right way: by giving them attachment parenting toys with over-the-top handmade geekery motifs.