Thank you so much everyone for the replies
you are all such a welcoming bunch!
Nori - I'd love to see pics of the ones you've done. Do people just send material to you and what kind is suitable? I don't have a wrap that could be used. I'm quite new to babywearing so what I might do is get myself a standard carrier and if we get on well with it then I can always talk DH into getting me a custom one for my birthday!! The thought of picking fabric really does have me dancing with delight.
Flossiesmum - thanks for the offer but I'm unfortunately very far away! I'm in Central Scotland and I believe the nearest slingmeets are Glasgow and Edinburgh which are approx an hour away from me. I have had friends offer to let me try out their Becos and Ergos which is helpful.
Cherrypie - which design is it you have? I'm still figuring out what to get but if I do go with Oh Snap then I wouldn't mind buying a used one
Thanks for all the suggestions! You've all given me a lot to think about and I appreciate the advice.
Oh and another question - are mei tais very simple to use? I do like the Babyhawk ones with the minky (just love that fabric) on one side but I was thinking SSC would be simpler to put on and I do need simple lol.