Sunday, January 9, 2011

Tee-pee for Ilan

I have always wanted to make a Tee-pee for Ilan. This one was a long time in the making.  I wasn't daunted by the level of difficulty as it appeared to be straight forward to do. I was simply daunted by the amount of fabric needed. Part of me wanted to use a heavy unbleached duck canvas, something that looked neutral and would fit into any decor. But that didn't seem very fun for a little boy. Instead I waited until heavy cotton twill came on sale. I picked a nice dark navy and bought Thomas the Tank fabric to make little train patches....of which haven't been put on yet. Well, honestly they were on there with stitch witchery but Ilan pulled them off. In my rush to have it done for Christmas I didn't stitch them on and it didn't take long for them to come off. I will eventually get the tee-pee completely done, perfect for a little boy who loves trains. It's coming, I promise!


  1. It looks like so much fun, i didn't get to see it set up yet.. defiantly going to be lots of fun

  2. Definitely a lot of fun! big enough for an adult too!!