Monday, May 25, 2009

baby gym

We have the most talented friend in Indiana who designs and sells beautiful cuttingboards with a large variety of woods, both local and tropical. Alan has become somewhat of an uncle to us - we met him a few years back at an arts & crafts show and became enamored with his work. Since then, we have visited him at his home, met him at other shows, bought boards for ourselves, friends and relatives and I've photographed his work.

I asked him if he would design a baby play gym similar to the
cariboo one I'd seen online. He put his own twist to it, making it collapsable since he knows we are short on space. We're getting a black, white & red fabric one from J's sister Holly that will be a great color stimulator (very important), but before I knew that was coming I had asked him to work on this. We can hang any toys we like on it, and pass it on to future generations. This is just a photo from his garage, we can't wait to see it in person and have Mango play with it!


Amy said...

Julia, that is so rad! Good for you for having someone design exactly what you want instead of settling for the only two options in baby-gear-land: lame plastic/tons o' green. I love it!
Can't wait to see it decked out with cute toys and an even cuter baby!!

Jayci said...

wow - i'm excited to see what it looks like finalized (if you grace us with pictures of it!! wink wink.) That is so creative!