Well, I finally attempted - and actually went through - the making of a sling to carry dolls or stuffed animals around. I had this on my list already a while and used the instructions by Melissa on her blog Chasing cheerios. I turned out fine - however, MUCH too small. So I will have to give this one away and make a larger one for my daughter. But since it was done very quickly I am still pleased that I made this one.
(If anyone is wondering - the animal in the sling is a tapir.)