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Children instantly recognize the qualities of damp sand as building material. A young person placed anywhere near a sandpile, sandbox, or on the seashore is almost guaranteed to become an architect, a skilled craftsworker, and a member of the royal house as she designs, constructs and takes up imaginary residence in that magical castle of her own creation.

As a young sand architect, I was forced to battle not only marauding big brothers, wayward Frisbees and galloping wet Labrador retrievers, but also the relentless forces of nature that inevitably destroyed my glorious works of art. Yet, watching the waves erase my efforts and return the construction material to the ocean was my favorite part of the whole experience.

This 15" x 20" x 5" indoor-outdoor pillow will stay as fresh-looking as the day it was painted, so feel free to use it on the beach, pool deck, patio or seaside garden bench as well as in your fine home interiors. The commercial all-weather fabric resists the effects of sun, wind, rain and wet dogs. The separate polyfiber insert is removable for machine laundering, and the cover may be spot cleaned, hosed off or gently machine washed and air dried.

Available in 20"x20" size elsewhere in this shop.

Jonathan Miller said, "A child building a sand castle is not 'working hard'. It doesn't seem to him to be a task. It simply fills his imagination at the time it's going on, and anything else is an irritant." By the same token, creating this design for you was not hard work, it was a pleasure. Please enjoy.

Looks nice with other designs from this shop. Designed, painted, sewn, stuffed, signed and copyrighted on a saltwater island north of Seattle, where we spend hours and days building and rehabbing castles.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to high shipping costs, customers outside of North America will receive COVERS ONLY.

© Copyright 2012 by C. Chennault. All rights reserved.

Frequently asked questions about crabbychris

Crabby Chris™ is pleased to render almost any of her designs in almost any color on almost any shape of pillow. If you would like to discuss your ideas or request adding a name or text to your order, please convo the artist.
Pillows can usually be made smaller or larger to fit your needs. Please feel free to inquire of the artist to work out the details.
Every handcrafted Crabby Chris™ textile item has a sewn-in care label for easy reference.
All items are enclosed in a sealed cello bag and shipped in a sturdy recylable polypropylene mailing bag. A matching wide grosgrain ribbon and bow can be added to your purchase at your request. If you would like a short personal message hand-lettered in a greeting card, make your request in "Note from Buyer".
Please feel free to inquire through Etsy convos as to whether your order can be customized to your specifications. Once details are worked out, Chris can create a custom listing, the purchase of which starts the project. Customized and personalized items are non-returnable and non-refundable as they are not marketable to others.
All designs, photographs, descriptions, images and other contents of this shop are protected by copyrights of the designer/shop owner under U.S. and international law. For licensing information please contact the artist.
Your information will not be shared with anyone, or used for any purpose other than to complete your Etsy transaction. Crabby Chris is a confirmed anti-Spamite.
No; the nickname started as a joke. Like many things, it simply got out of hand.

All content © copyrighted 2008-2016 by C. Chennault. All rights reserved.

Outdoor pillow SAND CASTLE 15"x20" (38x50cm) lumbar beach ocean coastal seashore shelling beachcombing Crabby Chris Original



  • Handmade item
  • Size: 15x20 inches
  • Materials: lightweight upholstery fabric, nontoxic permanent textile paint, polyester fiberfill in polypropylene casing, decades of castlebuilding experience
  • Ships from United States to select countries.
  • Feedback: 1086 reviews
  • Favorited by: 128 people