Wednesday, December 29, 2010

I be a pirate!

Whatever is - is best.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox, Poems of Pleasure.

My long awaited pirate is here! Ahoy me hearty.
I have wanted to be makin' this pirate for a very long time
and he was worth the wait.
I have made him slightly different, only to fit in with the
library scene. The pattern says to fill him with lentils, but I worried about if he were to get wet. Why would he get wet if he lives in the library - No food, no drinks! Good question and the answer is
quite simple......there is every chance the kids may drool on him!!

I found the pattern in a book I had taken out from the public library and back then I was on a different heading, not into pirates right then. But I remembered the pirate and went back for the book.

I have inserted a zip at the bottom and made a removeable sack, so when the time comes to give him a wash, it is easy to remove the lentils. His eye patch is also made from flannel and the strap is made from left over something.

Just while I had the sewing machine out, I decided to use up some left over Christmas material. I made a Christmas bag to add to next year's collection. I also had a fat quarter that was looking lonely, so that went on the inside of the bag.

We have had truly hot weather around our part of the world, 43 C for a few days in a row. But the other night, my husband Pixie took a couple of great snaps of the sunset sky.

Amazing colouring.
The sky was so gorgeous that night.

Well, I now have to think about tea time and getting on with the night time routine. I'm thinking it will be a quiet night, a good night for knitting.

I'll catch up with you all soon and wish everyone a wonderful
New Year.
Kind regards, Anita.

P.S. I'm dreaming about making a pirate flag now....???


Wendy said...

I love that pirate! I've been looking at that book but haven't yet bought it, I might just have to now! I wish my local library had convenient opening hours but alas, it's no good for people who go to work so I have to buy my books!

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh your pirate pillow is adorable! That sunset sky is amazing! I just got my xmas present from my friend in Canberra today and wait until you see the doll she sent me! You will be in love! I had to tell you, I knew you would appreciate it! I'll be posting a picture later today of it! Now what will I name her?

country mouse said...

Your pirate is too cute!! Love the Christmas bag too. I may have to make some bags like those up to use as gift bags...extra gift for the recipient, fabric out of the stash for me :cD And those sunset pictures, just beautiful!!! Its skies like those that put me truly in awe of creation. Hope you and yours have a wonderful new year.

Cath Ü said...

Anita... the pics of the sky are truly amazing..
Cath Ü

Shiree said...

a pirate huh, secret burning ambition? (well not so much now), he is rather cute! and those sunsets. MAGNIFICENT!!


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