There is a small boy in our house who for a while now has had a keen interest in pirates and treasure. It’s mostly the treasure that interests him to be honest, so much so that we even visited a gold mine on our holiday in the summer.
For his birthday my husband made him a treasure chest from some pallets that were lying around following the building work we had done last year:
My idea for a handmade gift struck when I came across a pirate embroidery pattern by Sarah Jane Studios. I spent a relaxing few hours stitching the pattern and set about wondering what to do with the finished embroidery.
I had a few pieces of fabric from the Out to Sea line by Sarah Jane and put a request out on instagram for any scraps. Thanks very much to the lovely Joanne and Susy who sent me some pieces I managed to put this cushion cover together:
I couldn’t bear to cut into the piece from Susy as the drawings are too nice to fussy cut so kept it to use on the back:
Of course with pirates and maps there has to be treasure and so if you look carefully you will find that ‘x’ marks the spot(s):
The ‘x’s’ were already printed on the fabric but I stitched over them with embroidery thread to make them stand out a bit more and make it a little more tactile.
It’s become a firm favourite with Mathias and is used every night when he snuggles up in bed for story time!