Thursday, February 3, 2011

Ahoy There Me Hearties............................

Ahoy there me hearties......... It's Pirate Cat and his First Mate Rat. They're off to sail the Seven Seas.

He's a well seasoned pirate, seen a few battles, hence the scars.
Searched for buried treasure, walked the plank once or twice, but as you know kitty kats have 9 lives.

Well this fellow, has used up several of those so he's taking things a bit easier these days.

Sorry 'bout the slightly blurry pic, but click to enlarge and see the detail.
Just need to sew up his 'nether regions' and he's done, ready for my next market.

Hope the skull and crossbones isn't too gruesome.......... I did use bright, cheery fabric though...

This was the second parcel that turned up in my letter box this week.
All the way from Virginia USA.......

The very clever and creative Janet at The Empty Nest had a giveaway recently.

She whipped up some lovely 'circle scarves'using various yarns. I was lucky enough to win one.

We had a choice of colours as she gave away several. I also received an extra surprise, this gorgeous little crocheted flower brooch. It's sooooooo soft and such beautiful colours.

Thankyou Janet, I love them.

It's going to be a while before the weather is cool enough to use the scarf. This week has been incredibly humid. It's like living in the tropics, not my idea of fun.
Fortunately a thunder storm has just come through cooling everything down and giving the garden a good drink.
We are meant to be in for a wet weekend, up to 4 inches of rain and cooler temps. yay....

A little visit to Spotlight had me drooling over these gorgeous vintage style fabrics. They came in a roll and were 50% off the price. So that was that, nice price and that toadstool fabric, sold.....

Not sure what I will use it for as I am not a quilter, but I am sure I could come up with a few ideas.

In fact.......... the polka dots and the stripes would make nice little eye patches me thinks, hmmm.

Talking about kitty kats, had to take this photo of Tigger, he looked awfully comfortable, I didn't want to disturb him.

Wouldn't you like to be able to sleep anytime anywhere?

What a life they have.

I spotted some acorns in town this afternoon, gorgeous limey green.

It feels like Autumn is on the doorstep................

No doubt some more warm weather to come, but the mornings are cooling, the days are shortening.

Better check out the state of the wood pile !

I had a day in town today. Appointment at the Optometrists for my 2 yearly checkup.

My prescription has changed so new lenses ordered, ouuuuuuuuuuch that hurt.

I needed to visit my favourite op shop afterwards and see if there were any treasures to cheer me up.
For $1.00 I came away with a couple of little beauties which I will show you next post after I have laundered them.

I hope your week is going well.

Thankyou all for taking the time to pay me a visit and say "hi" ,

Till next time, take care,

Claire X


  1. Hi Claire, I love your pirate cat! He is just gorgeous! I think a trip to your next market is in order to check out all your lovely makes! Cheers Julie

  2. Love pirate cat, Claire - amazing! Just a little jealous of your fabulous prize from Janet - it looks lovely :) We're due a storm here, so I'd better get off quickly!

  3. Your pirate cat is lovely and well done on the giveaway winning.

    When I saw Tigger I thought he was in his coffin!

  4. Hello Claire,
    I LOVE your little pirate!!!! Your talent never disappoints.

    So happy the package reached you in a timely manner. When the weather turns frosty you can circle your lovely neck in love from Virginia.

    You know I love those Tigger darn cute.

    Are the acorns lime because they are not ripe? Great color!

    Be well and stay cool.

    Janet xox

  5. Hi Clair,
    I lurve your pirate cat, he is just way to cute. The crinkled whiskers give him that lovely and slighty "I've had a rough life but it was fun" kind of a look.
    As for your real life cat, oh what a darling. I just want to give him/her a big cuddle. Did he leave lots of hair in the guitar case? :)
    Have a great day,
    Anne xx

  6. Hi Clare, your pirate cat is adorable and I'm in awe of your embroidered writing's so neat ...does your machine wite it automatically. I can't write as beautifully as that with a pen :0)
    Jacquie x

  7. That looks like a lot of work on your pirate cat. Did you have a pattern in your head or did he just evolve as you went?

  8. Sweet cat, and that writing!
    wonderful neck warmer too.

  9. What a super little cat, really gorgeous and unusual! It makes me very happy to know that you are going to be warm in one of Janet's neck warmers (I am not even going to think about it being autumn in our spring, too brain fuddling). Also, that jelly roll of material is exactly the same as one I bought last year! I haven't even opened mine yet...

  10. Love the pirate cat! It's so cute! The material looks lovely, especially love the toadstools, very sweet! Congratulations on winning the neckwarmer, it looks lovely and warm! : x

  11. Pirate cat is cool, I love how neat your stitched writing is on it, is it machine sewn? I wish I could afford a machine to do text...

  12. Hi Claire!
    Thank you for stopping by my blog.
    I will look forward to having a good read of yours now!!
    I love your pirate cat!! ;-)x

  13. that has got to be the best cat i've seen claire - save me three for our big island visit if you are taking orders !
    lovely parcel to have arrive, and i hope no one "accidentally" closed the lid on that rat bag cat :) - cats have a bad attitude after you manage to give them a scare !


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