Diligent BeastieBlog readers will surely remember this cheeky little ruffian! Pirate Beastie has been an important part of the crew here at Beastie Towers for a while, and I was wondering if he’d ever get a chance to set sail and see the wider world. But while I was on my holidays, I got a message on Etsy from Noémie at FocalHeart… Turns out her son is quite the pirate enthusiast, and he couldn’t wait to welcome Pirate Beastie aboard! Piggy banks were frantically raided, and Pirate Beastie was dispatched that very same day… Then last week I received a message in a bottle (an online bottle) to say he’d arrived safely, and it included PHOTOS!
It seems that Pirate Beastie has really landed on his feet – he’d barely arrived before he started gathering up treasure!
A lot of treasure.
He also got a new custom-built pirate ship, carefully constructed by his new shipmate!
And that’s not all – a couple of days later, he was invited to a pirate party!
Another great opportunity to gather up a few pieces of eight…
… Rub shoulders with famous scurvy sea dogs, like Captain Jack Sparrow…
…And have a swig of grog with some mysterious maidens!
Thanks so much to Noémie and Thom for giving Pirate Beastie such a good home, and a new name! He now answers to James – Captain James to us landlubbers, I’m sure. And I’ve been super-impressed by Thom’s photography skills… he’s responsible for a lot of the pictures I’ve used in this post, so thank you for letting me use them!
You can read the full story of James the Pirate Beastie’s arrival (including unboxing video!) and big Hallowe’en night out on Noémie’s own blog. And make sure you stick around to check out her awesome handknits and paintings!
Oooookaaaay, time for me to head below decks and get ready for my market tomorrow! Have a super weekend, everybody!