I made Canaan a TEE PEE for his 2nd birthday & the funny story about Canaan picking out the fabric

I've made this for Canaan's 2nd birthday because he's always bringing me blankets to make him a tent. So since we live in New Mexico, I had to make him a tee pee. His bday's not until April 1st but he's having so much fun playing in it. In fact, I found him this morning after he woke up playing in it & playing hide & seek with Cosmo.

The story about Canaan picking out the fabric at Joann's:
He's in the cart as I'm pushing through the printed cotton fabric aisles. He reaches out and grabs a bolt and pulls it into the cart as I'm looking on the other side of the aisle. I look over and laugh. It's butterfly fabric & the butterflies are pink, orange & black. I told him that fabric was for girls as I was laughing. He's hugging the bolt of fabric at this point then tells me, "NO! It mine!" I end up prying it out of his hands as he's screaming & yelling, "NO! Mine BUFFLY! MINE BUFFLY!"

I'm still laughing as I hurry to another aisle away from the "bufflies." I take him over to where some of my favorite designer fabrics are. As we're looking, he reaches out and grabs Alexander Henry's "Everglades" which totally matches with his room (aqua & orange)! He hugged the bolt of fabric and patted it, rubbed and kissed it. Even if I didn't like it, I didn't have the heart to take it away from him...again. Hey, it's better than the pink butterflies!

Used the out of print Butterick B4251 pattern which I purchased uncut on Etsy.
Made Tee pee B & needed:
(6) 1" PVC Pipes - 84" long (have your local home store cut it for you, if needed - Hart's Hardware in Moriarty cut it for free for me)
Drill with 3/8" drill bit (borrow one, if you don't have it OR just use a vice like I did)
2 yards 1" ribbon or rope to tie pipes together
3 yards 1" ribbon for front ties
1 1/2" x 1 1/2" fusible interfacing remnant to reinforce button holes
Main fabric - 45" - 10 yards
Contrast fabric - 1 3/8 yards
Matching thread

 This was part of his happy dance.


Anonymous said...

This is so cool! You are one hip mama! ;0)

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