* The cost of solid No Frills carriers is coming back down! See how!
* Want a way to store your carrier? Try a recycled twill carrying bag!
* What do repurposed fabric scraps and your house keys have in common?
1) An increase in textile costs recently caused an increase in my carrier prices. The brunt of the increase went into the solid No Frills carriers because they use the most amount of twill. Since I wanted to keep the cost of those carriers way down, this has bothered me significantly. Happily, in hunting down sources of less expensive reinforcing fabric, I stumbled upon a seller of recycled cotton twill: bottomweight fabric that was used in the process of non-chemically conditioning other fabrics, and then was wastefully thrown away. I've taken on a huge stock of this material, re-laundered it, and checked it for durability. Since this recycled twill is much less expensive than virgin twill, I will begin using it for the inner reinforcement layer of the No Frills line of carriers. This will allow me to drop their cost BACK DOWN to $30! (Note: Solid carriers with full virgin twill will remain a purchase option at the premium price.)
2) Since the pieces of twill I'll be recycling leave me with remnants that aren't big enough to use in a full carrier, the leftovers will now go into making storage bags for your mei tai! These bags will feature snap closures, a carrying strap, and quick-fold instructions for your mei tai for only $2!
3) While I typically make pretty good usage of the fabric that goes into making carriers, there are still times when I'll end up with small pieces of fabric (both twill and print) that really aren't big enough to use even in quilting. Since I'm constantly looking for ways to reuse things, and with the help of the awesome people at Spoonflower.Com, I've taken my scraps of fabric and used them to create and stuff keychains made with specially-printed MTC fabric! Carry your keys in style for only $1!
I hope that you're all as excited about these changes as I am! And there's still more to come! I know that some of you have been waiting eagerly for the MTC Mini doll carriers and the spiffy new Design Gallery. Trust me; they're still on the way!
Have a great weekend!