I’ve been debating this for a long time…and I am no longer going to be offering Wrap Transformations.

I will let you send a wrap panel for the body of the carrier but the shoulder and waist straps will be made out of regular strap fabric.

If I have a wrap of yours here, don’t worry, you will still get your WT.  🙂
They are actually more time consuming to sew than a regular SSC, which is why I will not be offering them anymore.

Thank you all for your support!

Andrea

I wanted to let everyone know that starting in the next couple weeks I will be sewing 2 in stock carriers a month. These carriers are being made in addition to customs. They will be used to help me have my home birth…since it is not covered by insurance and I will need to pay for it out of pocket.
I will announce here and on FB when they are stocking. Hopefully this will be good for some of you too who don’t want to wait for customs. 🙂
Thank you all!

Good morning all,

I wanted to let everyone know, most of my website info is right here on the blog now.

If you click on the photos on the left they will tell you about the different carriers, and there are more page links at the top with more info.

I am hoping to have my site up and running in May before the next stocking, but for now, this is where the info is.

I will be working on getting my fabric selections posted at some point as well.

Thank you all for your patience & understanding!

Andrea

Good morning everyone!

In celebration of my birthday today, I have finished up the petite toddler traveling Neo.
You can see a photo of it in the traveling Neo album in my Yahoo group.
You must join the Yahoo group to participate in the traveling Neo.

If you have tried a Neo, this is a little different.
The waist strap is slightly contoured compared to the straight 3pc waist. And I think it might be a tad wider. I drew up a new pattern with a contoured bottom to match the contoured waist and I think the base might have gotten a tad bigger. For this reason, i’d recommend signing up only if you have a baby over 6mo old. Even at 6mo, it might be too big. Depends on the baby. I saw a newborn in a petite toddler dc, so you never know! 🙂
I wore my almost 4yr old for a good 30min this morning. *Weightless*! I loved it.
So i’d love to get feedback from people who have younger children! 🙂

Here are the rules/requirements-

* Must have a minimum of 5 positive itrader rating on TBW(or similar rating on ebay/DS/etc)
* Host is responsible for paying for the flat rate shipping & insurance ($12.95) to get the Neo to them.
* Host family can keep the carrier to use for up to 7 days.
* When the next family is up, the current host is responsible for getting the shipping $ from the next host and shipping the Neo in a flat rate priority box with insurance to the next host on the list. Please note, if you go to the post office to ship it, it will cost $10.70 vs $10.20 for flat rate. So if you can, print the shipping label at home, it is easy since it is a flat rate box. The boxes are free at the PO.
* Shipping is $10.20 plus $2.75 for insurance, making the total $12.95 to try it for a week. 🙂
* Please take photos of the Neo while you have it at your home. I would love to see how it fits different children & parents. It is so much easier to fix/alter things if I can see how it works on someone. 🙂 You can privately email me the photos and I will not use them on my website unless you give me specific permission to do so.
* In addition to the photos, I will be sending out feedback forms for you to fill out.
* If the carrier becomes damaged/lost/stolen while in your possession, you will be responsible to pay $150 for the replacement of the carrier.
* I have created a database for you to sign up. Please fill it out completely. This is where the info will be kept. I will arrange the names in order of location once the list is closed.
* I will accept up to 15 names. Keep in mind, if you end up at the end of the list, it will be 15 weeks before you see the carrier. That is assuming everyone stays on time with shipping! I will close the list when it hits 15.

I think that covers it. If I missed something, please let me know.
This list is for US customers first and if there is room we could add Canada after it finishes traveling the US. First class international to Canada will be about the same price. And then i’m unsure how much it would cost someone in Canada to ship to another Canadian mama. Maybe someone here can chime in. 🙂
After Canada, I have no problem sending it to the UK or Australia if there is interest there. Just let me know. 🙂
About the Neo-
The Neo is the newest Dream Carrier. It comes with contoured shoulder straps, dual adjustable side release shoulder strap buckles, a supportive, structured 3 piece contoured waist band, a webbing chest strap & elastic at the webbing ends to roll up loose webbing. Because the shoulder straps are contoured they are worn uncrossed with the chest strap in a front carry.
The waist adjusts from approx 29in – 60in.

Please let me know if you have any questions!
Thank you!

I will only be stocking two slots today. You can see them here.
One will be stocking at 5pm EST and the other at 5:15pm EST.
These are both Buy Now listings. Once you click buy now, it will take you directly to paypal to pay for your order. I will email you the order form once the payment is complete and I have your order #.
It is then your responsibility to enter your order info into the Custom Order Database.

Please email me with any questions!
Thanks for looking! 🙂

Morning all,
I wanted to make everyone aware of the stocking/listing changes that will be taking place from here on out for custom slots.

I will be listing all slots in the future as “Buy Now” slots.
What this means for you is you won’t have to make all the custom decisions before your slot is purchased. It also means as soon as you click “BUY NOW” you will be expected to pay for it. Do not click buy now if you are not ready to send payment.
Buy now slots usually sell out faster as well, since no choices are being made at checkout. So be ready at stocking time! 🙂
And in case you don’t know, all stocking times listed on my cart are EST.

This will also help me by eliminating overselling slots. 🙂

One more slot is up for this afternoon, which is not a BUY NOW. That will start next week.

Thank you all!!

Dream Carriers will be reopening on January 4th, 2010! I will be listing 4 custom slots, 2 listing at 10am EST and the other 2 listing at 2pm EST.
The plan is to offer custom slots on a weekly basis.
The new wait time will be 2-4 weeks from the time I receive your fabric & you have entered your complete order into the custom order database, which is found in my Yahoo group.
If you purchase a custom, you must join the group to fill in your custom order info.
I work off of the database, so if you don’t fill in your order, I can’t sew your order.
The new prices for the Neo are listed on the product info page.
The Neo comes with contoured shoulder straps, dual adjustable side release shoulder strap buckles, a supportive, structured 3 peice waist band, a webbing chest strap(fabric chest strap available for an additional $4) & elastic at the webbing ends to roll up loose webbing. You also have the option of adding a waist pocket to the Neo waist for an additional cost.

I have also changed my website a bit. I am always looking to make it more user friendly, so if anyone ever has any advice, you’re welcome to email me! dreamcarriers@gmail.com

Thank you everyone!!
Have a great new year!

Hi everyone,
I received some good news last night that I was going to wait to share, but can’t wait any longer. 🙂

I am still closing Dream Carriers at the end of this month…
BUT, I was able to find investors and will be able to reopen for business sometime after the first of the year!
I don’t have a lot of details, which is why I didn’t want to say anything…but if all goes well, I will be reopening in January.

In the meantime I will be finishing up all of the current orders before the end of the year. Once the orders are done, I will be taking the feedback I receive from the Neo and working out any kinks with it, before officially releasing the Neo when I reopen.

When I do reopen I will be focusing solely on custom carriers again. It is really what I enjoy doing and is really what Dream Carriers is about. Creating that custom dream carrier for you and your baby. 🙂

Thanks to all of you!!
Andrea

Good morning everyone,

It is with a heavy heart that I write this to you this morning.

Dream Carriers will be closing the end of 2009. It is time for me to go a different direction in my life. Please let me know if you or anyone you know has any serious interest in purchasing Dream Carriers.

I will be offering 6 final custom slots. And that will be it for customs. I do not plan on offering any other slots before closing. However, I might sew a couple in stocks before the holidays. We’ll see how things go.

You will find the custom slots listed here.
Please note, my strap fabric is limited, I am nearly out of organic avocado, plum & brown. And will be removing them as choices from my website. I do have other strap fabric available and will have photos of it posted shortly to the Yahoo photos.

Finally,
I just wanted to thank everyone for their support over the years. I will truly miss working with everyone of you. This really has been the best job i’ve ever had. It is going to be very hard to let it go.

I hope everyone has a great day!

Sincerely,
Andrea Amico

I am going to be doing longer padding in the 3pc waists and just posted a poll that i’m hoping will help with the sizing.
If I can’t get the sizing down this time around, i’ll just stick with one size and there will not be a small or large size.

Here are the ‘new’ measurements-

Small- recommended for size 8 & under- 28-50in
please note, 28in is as small as it goes(including the 2in buckle). This would be your hip measurement.

Medium- recommended for sizes 10-14- 32-54in

Large- recommended for sizes 14 & up- 36in – 58in

I will be doing two more testers of each size.

I will be posting the semi custom testers on my cart sometime this morning.

Since I am really trying to get this figured out and want to get these out asap, I am not accepting any custom fabric.

You will get to choose the body style, but I will be picking out print strap combos.

These testers will receive a $10 discount when you purchase the slot, if you enter code- waist10
You will also get a $20 discount code toward a future order once I receive your feedback.

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