I have two daughters. I know how to sew and smock and embroider and make ruffles and tatting and lacey things in hues of any soft pastel. And then my grandson arrived. Would I enjoy sewing for him as much as I did for my girls? Bonnie tested my abilities when she made her first request before he was born:
A TeePee for the nursery, please!
Yeah, I can do this boy thing! I made it as a shower gift, so we used it at the shower to hold her gifts!
It almost held them all! What you can't see is the cushion underneath all the gifts. It's made from a brand new dog bed that I recovered in a lovely feather print canvas!
Basically, a TeePee is a semi-circle, with another small semi-circle cut out of the top to allow for the top of the poles. I hemmed the cut edges and around the outer edges of the semi-circle. Then I added grommets at the top for the closure and laced it all with Jute. I pretty much followed the easy directions from this blog (minus the painting!): Sew Mama Sew. A little faux leather banner finished it off perfectly!
Oh, and I find I do love to sew for this little fellow. And he loves everything I make, which makes me run back to the sewing machine time and time again! I made the outfit below from his mama's fabric line, Hello, Bear!
Thanks for visiting and happy sewing! God bless, Maxie