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My husband, Allen, and I are high school sweet hearts. We started dating Sep.99'- I kind of followed Allen home one day, and never did leave, is Allen's story. November 02' we were engaged, and on November 22,2003 - we were married. Having been married for 6 years in 2009, marked the 5th year we had been trying to start our family. With the referral of a Fertility Specialist from a friend, our IUI attempts ended up being a complete success despite my doubts. We welcomed our sweet little girl, Hayleigh into the world on June 30,2010 at 6:28am after 37wks and 1 day of gestation. She weighed 7lbs 14oz and was 20 in long. We found out that we were Baby #2 on April Fool's Day- a complete surprise! Reid Allen was born 11/13/12 3:24am 9lbs 8.2oz 21", after 38wks 5 days. Our 3rd baby, Eva Jane, was born on April 19, 2015 after suffering a pregnancy loss June of 2014. We are currently anxiously awaiting baby #4 due 2 days before Eva's birthday, so we are having Irish Twins! Our family is so blessed and happy to be growing!

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Monday, September 3, 2012

Wee Wee Wigwam..aka Pee Pee Tee Pees

So, today I decided to fire up my sewing machine and run it solo for the first time. This is only the SECOND time I've attempted to use a sewing machine. I usually sew everything by hand. I finally decided that if I can operate a computer, I can operate a sewing machine.

 While Allen was home last week, I finally sit down, watched youtube tutorial on how to thread and use my specific sewing machine, and got the thing threaded. Mind you, I've only had this machine 3 years now- I got it for Christmas from my mom, attempted to thread it once, and gave up. I have lots of things I want to make for the kids- a bunch of baby stuff for Reid, so here goes nothing!

I've gotten a lot of inspiration from Pinterest, and to say the least, without running the sewing machine- thought a lot of stuff looked like a piece of cake- WRONG!! IF I was sewing by hand, I could do the stuff, no problem... BUT it would take me 3x the time to make the stuff. Granted, it took me a whole 20 minutes to make my first creation today, but I'm getting the hang of it. I've pinned so many things on Pinterest that I'm overwhelmed- my head kind of spins trying to figure out what to try to make first.

Today, I finally decided was the day while waking up from my nap. I decided I would try my hand at the Wee Wee Wigwams that I had pinned earlier today- aka Pee Pee Tee Pees. These things sell for 3 for $6 and up on Etsy.com. I was excited to try this all out, and thought about the other projects I wanted to undertake- making another cover for our car seat- that one is on hold until I get this mastered... Anyway, I got the pin from this blog I am currently following. It is really easy, and the link will take you to the tutorial for the Wee Wee Wigwams. I figured if I screwed this up, at least I would not be wasting big chunks of fabric- it takes approximately 1/4 of a 1/4 of a yard to make one side.

I realize that some out there may think this is ridiculous- you have made it just fine changing a baby boy, and getting peed on is just part of it. I thought the same, until I thought if we had these, maybe Allen wouldn't be scared to change Reid's diaper- being that it will be Fall/Winter months we get to start out in, and these might be handy for changing him in a vehicle too. Anyway, I made them, and plan on making around 20 of them for us to have handy. I didn't use minky or fleece lining- just regular cotton fabric to line the inside. I'll save the minky for bibs and burp cloths I plan to make.
Anyway, here is my final product. I opted out of sewing another seam on top of the front side of the fabric, in fear I would screw it up- it is all sewn together now- the stitch is more or less more decorative anyway..

Anyway, this all come from Ashley over at Make It and Love It- go check her blog out sometime- she makes me feel so unhandy- I know many of you will disagree with me on that, but she is REALLY good at using a sewing machine! Here is her tutorial:

Have you seen these little things? If not, they are the perfect solution for those unruly diaper changes, when baby boys seek revenge on the person allowing cool air to hit their Nether Regions. Often times, they start spraying pee the minute that diaper comes off. Crazy how that happens.
Here’s the solution. Just plop one of these Wigwams on top while you’re wiping, situating, unfolding the diaper, etc. And if they soil it, just toss it in the washer for next time. Easy as that.

How to make a Wee Wee Wigwam?

First, trace around a circle object that is between 6-7 inches in diameter. This bowl is about 6.5 inches across and it worked great.

Then fold the circle exactly in half to use as a pattern.

Now, cut out a piece of cotton and a piece of matching fleece/flanel/something soft. (I used extremely soft fleece. I don’t know what type it is but it frays like crazy and almost feels like Minky.)

Then, with right sides together, sew your two half circles together along the curved side………………using a 1/4 inch seam allowance.

Then turn right side out and pin it flat, right along the seam.

Then sew the curve of your half circle flat, very close to the edge.

Then fold your half circle in half, with right sides together. Sew right along the raw edges, with another 1/4 inch seam allowance. Then sew another seam, using your zig-zag stitch. Trim any edges if necessary.

Then turn right side out and poke the tip out

Then make a few more and use them or gift them to a friend.

Such a simple solution to a sketchy scenario.

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