Pipa gives baby bib idea “a go”

First-time stallholder Pipa Mooyman (14), of Taieri College, holds up some Pipi Bibs in front of her stall at the Brighton Gala Day on Sunday. PHOTO: JESSICA WILSON

A young first-time stallholder was among the thousands of people at Brighton Gala Day on Sunday.

Pipa Mooyman (14), of Taieri College, decorated her stall with dozens of her handmade bibs, Pipi Bibs.

The business name comes from her her own name, Pipa.

Speaking to the Taieri Times at the event, Pipa said the gala day was going “really well so far”.

She started the business after making a bib at school about a year and a-half ago for her then 2-year-old brother.

She took it home to show her mother, Lauren, who asked if she could make some more.

After that, she was fielding inquiries from other mothers, so decided to start Pipi Bibs.

“I just thought I would give it a go,” she said.

As well as baby-feeding bibs, she also makes blankets for capsules, burp cloths, reusable cloths and dog bandanas.

The bibs took only about 20 minutes each to make, which she did by herself with a little help from her mother.

Her most popular item was the dog bandanas, Pipa said.

She planned to keep making the products and hoped to be back at the gala day next year.

Between 10,000 and 12,000 people attended the 24th annual event.