My youngest daughter just had her first baby … and it’s a boy. Prior to this event – we had definitely been a family of girls. I had two girls and then Kira had four little girls …. So this is really new for us!
Apparently these little boys come with equipment that can be pretty entertaining ….. and messy. Then Kayla told me about something called a pee pee tipi – and I saw one online and thought – I could make her a couple of those .. so I did.
Then I thought – someone else might to make one for a little boy that they know – so here’s how I made it. It was really easy.
Step 1. Cut an 8″ circle from one of your favorite soft fabrics. I used a cool flannel with MOOSE on it! If you don’t have a circle template – you can use a compass to draw one, or a dessert or dinner plate, or a bowl or lid. You can also make them larger or smaller than my 8″ one – it’s all up to you.
Step 2. With right sides together – fold the circle in half, match the raw edges and pin in place. Stitch around the raw edges leaving a 1″ to 1.5″ hole at one end. Clip the curve and be careful not to clip the stitching line.
Step 3. Turn the circle right side out. Tuck in the raw edges from the opeing you used to turn it. Press it flat to get a smooth half circle. Topstitch around the half circle (1/4″ from the outer edge). Note: this will also close the opening you left to turn it – you could also slipstitch the opening closed before turning – but I believe I am quite allergic to handwork so I sew mine shut with my sewing machine.
Step 4. Fold the half circle into a quarter circle – matching the finished edges. Stitch the two edges together with an 1/8″ seam.
Note: I stopped about 1″ from the bottom edge so I could ‘open the doors’ of the little tipi.
Done!! You are ready to test it out – good luck with that!
A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankrolls smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten, and the future worth living.
One of the Musers ……. Sheila