i know i gush about jim dale, but once you've heard him tell a story, you will understand why. he is simply a master. his performance of peter pan is no exception.
thehobbit did most of the work on the ship, leaving me in charge of the sails. which i glued on upside-down. by the time we realized this, the masts were already glued into the deck of the ship. my only job, & i got it wrong. i blame mr. dale for distracting me.
here is the completed ship, the black shadow. ignore the upside down masts if you will. posing with the much-feared vessel is its giant captain; able to walk on water, & ready to sail the ocean brown.
pirate month is turning out to be more fun than even i thought it would. after helping with farm chores, thehobbit & i read the parts of a ship in the handbook.
in need of some me time, i set forth the royal mama decree that it was
blog break time, & thehobbit needed to find something to do without me for a bit. usually this results in him having absolutely nothing to do, blah, blah, whining, blah. but thanks to the morning of piratey things, he's happily sitting across from me, drawing a detailed version of the black shadow -similar to the drawings in the handbook. i asked if he was going to label everything as in the book, to which he replied: i am not going to answer you, because i know you are writing about this on your blog.
what have we here? a hobbit & his little buddy? the necklace was inspired by the nature necklaces blogged about here. those of you who have been reading for a time, know that i do not crochet well. i prefer to knit, which i also do not do well, but which i suck less at than crocheting.
tinker looked over the pattern, & taught me what to do - & paper has been helping me with tips & suggestions. if you followed the link to the original, you'll see i changed things quite a bit. personally i prefer hers, but i don't want to be a thief. kwim?
initially i wanted to create a version of her necklace that would hold a dinkie gnomie, but it didn't turn out as cute as i'd hoped. i wanted a little face to stick out of the top, & none of my gnomies; dinkie or otherwise; have faces.
thinking about my other gnomies, led me to thinking about the wooden pieces waiting to be turned into bigger gnomies. thehobbit nicked one last month, & drew a face & clothing on it - & that is what you see in the photo above. isn't it cute? i don't do faces on my little guys, so i am toying with an idea. tell me what you think please.
a kit! each kit could come with one already crocheted necklace, & one stained (& beeswaxed) figure - undecorated. i would include instructions (perhaps a story?) & tips, but leave the rest to whomever is the recipient of the kit. thoughts? suggestions?
thanks for the visit! (fyi: i just peeked, & he is labeling the parts of the ship. oh the cleverness of me.)