One of my prized new craft show display pieces is this sweet embroidery of my favorite lady, Pirate Betty! :) If you're new to my blog, you might not know that I draw her all the time. It all started a few years ago (I was going through old work notes the other day from 2007, and lo and behold - old pirate betty!) but she actually became something when I carved those linocut prints of her out at sea.
Anyhoo - I drew up this lil pattern and went to stitching! It'd been meaning to stitch her for a looong time. And I've never made her blonde, before - she's usually brown-haired when I doodle her (she's like a little self-portrait, in some ways...lol). I had lotsa fun picking out the colors for this one, though - and stitching on the slightly dimensional felt sails & the lil water splashes! So fun!
Funny: we realized at the last craft show that I have no boy pirates on hand. lol. Only girls. I had forgotten about boy pirates completely! :)
I really just want to make, like 20 more of her in all different colors...lol. :)
It's always fun to take a lil embroidery break, isn't it? I like to stitch quietly on the couch after I've just finished making a paper something.
I'm off today to pirate my way through some shops (and the impending rain!) to grab some clothes I need for Hawaii - shorts, a few summer dresses, some sunglasses, a hat...all that stuff. I *love* shopping though, and I'm a good bargain digger - fun to be had! lol. :)
Happy (pirate) Tuesday!