Didymos Pfau viola-ecru…a love story

Maybe you’d like to see a comparison between the anniversary Pfau (2007) and Pfau viola-ecru from 2013  ? 🙂
These two wraps are my most precious Pfau wraps next to Juno. The anniversary Pfau was my first peacock that I bought and that made me fell in love with the pattern. I used it a lot with my daughter and peacocks are now still one of her favorite animals.
Pfau viola-ecru was released in August, 2013, just one month after I was diagnosed with AML (acute myeloic leukemia). I have been many times in contact with Didymos in the years before, met Anna and Tina and worked with them on several wraps. But I had nothing to do with this wrap…but they knew that I was sick and they knew that I love the pattern.
I guess I was crying the whole evening when I saw them releasing viola-ecru and said that they are donating 5 Euro to the German Bone Marrow Donation Foundation for every sold Peacock.
Here is the original description from Didymos:

“Pfau Viola-Ecru / Peacock Viola-Ecru

Ecru in der Kette und Violett im Schuss verweben sich in ein lebendiges Pfauenmuster. Ca. 220 g/m² aus reiner kbA-Baumwolle. / Ecru warp and violet weft make for a lively peacock pattern. About 220 g/m² of pure organic cotton.

Dies ist das Lieblingsmuster einer Kundin, die an Leukämie erkrankt ist. Deswegen spenden wir für jedes verkaufte DIDYMOS Tuch Pfau Viola-Ecru 5 Euro an die Deutsche Knochenmarkspenderdatei. Und damit die Spende nicht durch eine Stückzahl begrenzt ist, können einzelne Größen dieses Modells nachproduziert werden. / This is the favorite pattern of one of our customers that has been diagnosed with leukemia. Therefore we give 5 Euro to the German Bone Marrow Donation Foundation for every sold Peacock Viola-Ecru. As we don’t want to restrict the contribution by the number of slings, we have arranged to produce more slings of certain sizes.”

I have wrapped in many other wraps from many other companies…but Didymos will always be closest to my heart, not only due to their lovely wraps, but also because of who the people behind the scenes are…with all their compassion and friendliness that they show again and again ❤ ❤ ❤

Didymos Pfau love

10 years ago I bought my first peacock wraps (Didymos 45th anniversary in violet and black) and since thenthey are a huge favorite of mine. I can’t believe that it is already so long ago, but my daughter loves those wraps so much that I’m on a strict selling ban even if she isn’t wrapped anymore….well…she would still love to be on my back, but with already 8 years she is just too heavy 😉

 

Do you have a favorite pfau ? Do you prefer the old or the new pattern ?

Girasol Lady Amalthea

It has been quite some time (again) but I thought I might pick up with my blog again as there are still some frequent and dear visitors ❤

I’ll start with introducing a new exklusive wrap from Girasol in herringbone weave for http://www.lichtmutter.de/shop. Herringbone weave is already so soft right when you receive it and it gets even softer after the first wash and use. It is already really easy to get a great wrap job without washing the wrap first, but you know that I always recommend a first wash before using it. The fibers will fluff up and the weave will become more dense…and it will get softer.

It is always amazing to see how the wrap changes with different wefts – often it is as if you have two completely different wraps, but in fact they are siblings. I would totally spend hours after hours at the weaving loom just to see what happens (if I had the time)

Just look at them – this is the same warp, but different weft (crema de nube vs azul pacifico):

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And these are pics taken inside (without flash or filter). Just wait how tey chance some more if you go outside and if there even is some sun shining:

Azul pacifico (turquoise weft):

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Crema de nube (white weft):

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Both in direct sunlight:

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There might still be two more wefts on the way and I can’t wait for the full comparison. By the way – do you remember Lady Amalthea from The last unicorn ? She was the inspiration for the wrap ❤

hello

well….after 2.5 very busy years i start looking at the blog again and i’m surprised that there is still interest in it, that people watch my reviews every day and that it is being shared in the babywearing world.

there has happened so much and the blog hasn’t been my top priority with having leukemia to deal with. but i’m still here and i haven’t lost interest in wrapping. there have been so many new and also crazy things, new brands, new blends, new patterns…and also new and exciting blogs 🙂

i don’t know if i will continue with it or just leave it online like it is. i just want to thank you for your interest. keep carrying your loved ones and enjoy every minute of it ❤

blauer pfau / blue pfau 50% linen

release date: 25/01/2013
limited release in size 4, 5, 6, 7
price: 140 € for a sz 6

5o% blue cotton, 50% turquoise linen

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finally didymos released the first blue pfau. and this wrap is beyond gorgeous. it is with 50% linen and the first anniversary pfau pattern with a linen content. the colors of the wrap are really hard to capture and the pics don’t do the wrap justice.

i was staring the whole day at the wrap and the blue has some kind of purple undertone. the linen is a turquoise which shimmers like crazy. depending on the light the wrap sometimes seems to be blue-turquoise, sometimes purple-teal. i used it in a quick double hammock today with my daughter and it was very easy to wrap with but still supportive. it is nothing like the old pfau linen wraps, but more like the black hemp pfau which was released last year. can’t wait to geek some more on this wrap, but i’m so happy i did go for it.

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2012 in review

i’d like to wish you already a wonderful and happy new year. tomorrow is the last day in 2012 and i was still having so many amazing and wonderful moments while wrapping my lovely daughter, meeting other people, writing this blog, testing wraps,…wrapping really made a difference this year – again and for more than 9 years now.

i wish you many many beautiful wrapping moments with your loved ones in 2013 and would like to share the annual report with you. see you next year ❤

 

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

19,000 people fit into the new Barclays Center to see Jay-Z perform. This blog was viewed about 81,000 times in 2012. If it were a concert at the Barclays Center, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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