If you’ve spoken to me at any point over the past six months or so you’ll know I’ve been in search of a teepee for Tiggy. I’ve seen lots I have liked but all were patterned or “too skinny” or exorbitantly priced. I even messaged one company, twice, to enquire whether they could make the teepee I liked but in a neutral fabric or even a fabric that I liked. They never replied. So that is when I took to social media and asked the lovely people of Instagram where I could get a plain but lovely teepee from and overwhelmingly so many people all said the same, Hobbycraft.
I hadn’t even considered somewhere like here and after Googling and telephoning my local store to check if they had any I went and bought one. For just £35 it was an absolute bargain compared to the prices I’d seen online and if it wasn’t what I had hoped at least I’d not have wasted the hundreds of pounds I could have spent buying one elsewhere.
This teepee is a DIY build your own teepee and is even “ready to decorate” so should you wish you can draw, paint or decorate it any way you like and the pictures below show just how quick and easy it is to put together, it literally took minutes!
Should you be a perfectionist like me and not want it crumpled where it had been in the box you can even iron it, which I did, and if you know me you’ll know that “I don’t do ironing”. We enlisted the help of a lovely lady called Jane to help with our ironing just after Tiggy’s brother William was born, “just for a few weeks” until I was back up on my feet. William was 4 last month and Jane still comes every week. I love Jane and I know she will be in shock once she reads this to know that I ironed this teepee as I didn’t want to wait until Jane comes this week, eager to put it up for Tiggy.
Erecting and ironing the teepee was a “doddle” and I was both proud of myself and really pleased with it. If you’re looking for a teepee for your little one, look no further as this is just perfect. Tiggy’s brothers now all want one too as having seen that you can decorate it that’s what they’d like to do, but they’re not coming anywhere near Tiggy’s with a paint pot or marker pens!
So what to decorate with to make Tiggy’s teepee look gorgeous in her room? That’s where Cotton Ball Lights stepped in and I cannot tell you how grateful I am to them for gifting Tiggy her oh so lovely Cotton Ball Lights.
So who are Cotton Ball Lights?
Cotton Ball Lights was established 6 years ago by founder Luc Clement. Cotton Ball Lights are available in over 11 European countries, 4 South American countries and Australia. They are the only producer of Cotton Balls worldwide that has been certified by the World Fair Trade Organization and all of their Cotton Balls are handmade. There are over 65 different colours to allow people to use their own creativity and to personalise them to match their own preferences and the lovely people at Cotton Ball Lights have launched a new website this weekend where you can mix and match your own.
For Tiggy’s room I chose the following and 6 of each colour; white, light pink, soft pink, light magenta, magenta and cyclaam and they look absolutely gorgeous in her room. Thank you so much Cotton Ball Lights. You can mix and match your own by clicking HERE.
A few more “finishing touches” of items I’d previously bought for Tiggy, a dream catcher and a moon and stars mobile both from a company called Oskoe Living who have some truly gorgeous items and gifts for little ones, a blanket from CamCam and a star lamp from Laura Ashley.
All that was left to do was to sit back and watch little Tiggy play in her new gorgeously decorated teepee thanks to Cotton Ball Lights although trying to get any pictures of Tiggy inside the teepee proved most difficult as she was busy moving about and wanting to play with the Cotton Ball Lights, and so I resorted to popping her brothers Lego box inside the teepee at one point just so she would sit in it (which she seems to love to do despite my forever telling her brothers to keep their Lego away from her fearful she should eat any!) Her brothers on the other hand, it was all I could do to keep them out of the teepee but they have already requested Cotton Ball Lights in “boy colours” for when they have their own.