Last week I was fortunate enough to be featured on the Handmade Canberra Blog with one of my older projects a no sew tutu and it had me thinking about a couple of things.
About how much I loved making craft projects.
About now that Beasties is two and a half, life is more manageable and our little whirlwind isn’t a category five hurricane anymore – it’s a like a three…
And maybe it’s time to dust off a few of those project ideas.
Today I am sharing with you one of the projects I did pre Beastie.
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My girls have been playing a new game with their friends called ‘Mean Pirates’
Now I am not 100% sure what Mean Pirates is about, or how it came to be, but I know you have to pull mean faces and growl ‘ahhhhg’
Some times they are Mean Princess Pirates (of course!) which is even funnier because some one has to be in a high tower.
So one day when I asked the girls what they wanted to do that day, they decided they wanted to play Mean Pirates with their very own Mean Pirate hats, and Mean Pirate patches.
And I was procrastinating. I mean I could clean the hous
e (Bleah) or make pirate hats…. tough choice.
And of course you can’t just make a pirate hat out of cardboard. It’ll be trashed before the glue dries (well in my house hold it would have been!), and I had just been sorting out some fabric, and found a heap of felt, I had bought for christmas gift that never eventuated.
Casa de Mac now has two very cute, very mean pirates (some times princess pirates) who terrorise our halls and bedrooms. (and if I have to watch Peter Pan again I might walk the plank myself!)
So I thought I would share with you guys the pattern I used to make it (so simple) and some basic instructions to go with it.
I would love to know if you’ve made your own version of the Mean Pirate hat. I would to see your versions.
Have a great week and don’t forget to practise your mean pirate faces!