Friday, April 3, 2009

Ahoy Mateys - It's Pirate Time

Do you like fun, useful things? If so, then you should check out Pirate Pixie Crew. The shop is run by Lynne, who makes wonderful, fun, and attractive knit and crochet creations. She live with her partner Jon in South Wales, in the UK, with mountains behind their house, mountains in front and the sea within a 30 minute drive. She feels it is a beautiful place to be. As an added bonus, when you buy from her shop, you become a member of the Pirate Pixie Crew - an honor indeed!

The Pirate Pixie Crew had an interesting beginning. According to the information in the shop, Captain Skulduggery Dug was tired of all the scurrilous scurvy dogs in her ships crew. They stole from her, drank all her rum and never did the washing up! Cap'n Skully decided enough was enough and she made them all walk the plank into shark infested waters. One by one they were all gobbled up never to be seen again. All were left to sleep in Davy Jones locker.

Cap'n Skully found it very difficult to sail her big galleon alone. Steering whilst putting up and taking down the sails on the ship was impossible. Doubloon the Captain's faithful dog was roped in to take hold of the helm when the Cap'n needed to hoist the sails, eat her dinner, drink some rum, or go below for a sleep. The only problem was Doubloon had no sense of direction and couldn't read a compass. As time went on the ship veered further and further off course until they were in strange waters that the Captain didn't recognise.

Late one night with Doubloon at the helm the galleon ran aground on a beautiful island. The bump woke Cap'n Dug from her slumber. Confused, she stumbled up onto the deck to find the galleon slumped at an angle and illuminated by hundreds of tiny sparkling coloured lights. Doubloon was hiding under an empty barrel. He was frightened that the Captain would be angry with him.

As the Captains eyes became adjusted to the lights she realised that each light was coming from a tiny little person that appeared to be fixing up, cleaning and polishing her tatty, tired old galleon. In awe she moved closer to one and saw that it was a teeny little baby. She looked at others. They were all tiny little babies. On their heads they wore a variety of cute woolly hats and sprouted from their backs were the most gorgeous twinkling wings that gave off the iridescent light.

Skully shook her head and rubbed her eyes. Surely she must be dreaming, or maybe she'd had too much grog, but no, she really did have a new crew of Pirate Pixies. Come the morning, the high tide had lifted the galleon off the sand and it was floating back out to sea, for new adventures, with a brand new crew. Captain Skulduggery Dug stood at the helm with a happy grin on her bony face.

Do you want to come and join her crew?

One of my favorite items in the shop is this beautiful hat. It is handmade of an acrylic, wool, polyester blend.

If you aren't in the market for a hat right now, how about a case for your phone or MP3 player? The bright colors will liven up every call.

Everyone needs a booty pouch and this red one is just the ticket.

As you can see, there's a little something for the pirate in each of us. So hoist those sails and take a ride over to visit Pirate Pixie Crew (and don't make me force you to walk the plank).


Holly Joy said...

I love Lynne's shop! She has a chocolate cowl that is to die for, and I MUST have one of those hair ties with woolie dreds!

MyDoggieAndMe said...

I love Lynne's shop too. The chocolate cowl was one of my favorites as well. I really like the items with the super cute skulls on them. Her shop is so fun!