Plastic Canvas Pirate Ship

**Please note: This is not a pattern of my own creation. I purchased this kit and pattern from Mary Maxim, a needle craft catalogue and online shop. I simply wanted to share with you the amazing craft that is plastic canvas.  Once again, this plastic canvas pirate ship is not of my own design.

This is a play set that contains, including the ship, about 18 finished pieces. Those 18 pieces are created from 215 (yes, I said two-hundred and fifteen) pieces of plastic canvas. It took me an entire 2 days just to cut all the pieces out.

This is an expert level project, and even I, who have been making plastic canvas projects for more than twenty years, was ready to pull my hair out at times. I spent 8 months working on this pirate ship. My finger pads were raw from pulling a needle through the canvas by the time I was done.

The finished ship stands 2 feet tall, 2 feet long, and about 6 inches wide. There is a handy storage area inside the ship that opens at the back. It is perfect for storing all the pirates, cannon, and treasure chests.


As I said before, this is a children’s play set so it is pretty sturdy. I originally got it for a pirate themed event I was participating in. It went to the event and was used as a centerpiece as well as a hiding spot for some hand carved stamps. This was back in September. I finished the project in August, but am only now posting this showcase, for lack of a better word, because after the event, this was given to my sister’s family as a Christmas present. She has 3 little boys and I didn’t want to spoil the surprise by posting this online too soon.

Below are more photos showing different angles of the ship and the pirates.

It will be a long time before I undertake another plastic canvas project this big! One thing it did for me was make all the small projects I do feel like a breeze.

Video Game Hanjie #2

Here we have a free, printable hanjie puzzle of the video game variety. This puzzle uses yellow and black. If you are a gamer and you love Disney, then there is a good chance you won’t have a problem figuring out what game(s) the finished picture comes from.

I don’t have a tutorial or instructions on how to complete a hanjie puzzle. I fear I would become tongue tied and confused trying to explain it myself. I do know that there are some good posts on the web that you can search for and check out.

Click on the links below to get the puzzle and/or the answer.



Have fun!

Star Wars Utensil Pockets

Today I’m bringing you a Star Wars utensil pocket pattern. There are two different backs, one for the Rebel Alliance and one for the Empire. They go great with the Darth Vader place mat and also the BB8 place mat (shown in the photo above). Once done, just fold a napkin and insert into the pocket along with utensils.

These come together fairly quickly and I would list the difficulty level at easy. Go ahead and click on the link below to download the pattern.

Star Wars Utensil Pockets Pattern