PiratePixieCrew is taking a short break
Anonymous on Oct 22, 20085 out of 5 stars
Excellent doing business with this seller! Fast delivery!
Anonymous on Apr 4, 20085 out of 5 stars
Absolutely super amazing hat!! I love, love, love it. nWhat can I say - great communication, very helpful & understanding and supreme speedy delivery! And obviously - superb item, tip top. nWhat more could a girl want!? Thanks so much :O)
Anonymous on Dec 20, 20075 out of 5 stars
Wow, it looks awesome, especially on my head!!! Thank you so much, it's a real eye catcher.
Anonymous on Dec 4, 20075 out of 5 stars
OH MY GOODNESS! This hat rocks! My nephew will absolutely love it! He is a pirate, ya know, arrgh! Excellent work(wo)manship. The yarn is so lovely and the stitching around the skull is so well done. Skully was fun to communicate with and made this so quickly for me. Super fast shipping from jolly ole England to US as well! Thanks much! Arggh, matey!
Anonymous on Nov 17, 20075 out of 5 stars
Just wonderful! Thanks so much for this custom order! Very nice and patient! Will be back!
How The Pirate Pixie Crew came to be.
Hi, I'm Lynne Davies. I live in South Wales, in the UK, with mountains behind my house, mountains in front and the sea within a 30 minute drive. It's a beautiful place to be. All my life I've loved to make and create things. I like nothing better than to see a raw material be turned into something useful or beautiful. At the moment I'm obsessed with creating things from yarn and fabric. Hats, monsters, clothes, rugs... I also have a love for making hula hoops. They have a magical power that makes people smile. You can see my hoops for sale at http://www.hyperloophoop.com.
I am very involved in the circus arts and tutor people in poi, hoop, & juggling. I teach a hoop class once a week and I have started up a circus clubs to encourage complete beginners to come and learn new skills. Both are thriving and we have new members coming along all the time.
The Pirate Pixie Crew was born when all my friends started to have babies and as welcome to the World gifts I made them each a pixie or pirate hat. I then started getting request to make the hats for other peoples children and adults.
I wrote a short story to go with the hats, so that the parents could read to their children and ignite their imagination. People asked for more stories and the Captains of the Crew's log appeared as a blog on line. The story lines led to other goods being designed for the shop, such as eye patches, dreadlock hair ties, knitted monsters, bunting and much more.
Here is the first introductory story of Captain Skulduggery Dug.
Captain Skulduggery Dug Gets A New Crew
Captain Skulduggery Dug was tired of all the scurrilous scurvy dogs in her ships crew. They stole from her, drank all her rum and never did the washing up! Cap'n Skully decided enough was enough and she made them all walk the plank into shark infested waters. One by one they were all gobbled up never to be seen again. All were left to sleep in Davy Jones’ locker.
Cap'n Skully found it very difficult to sail her big galleon alone. Steering whilst putting up and taking down the sails on the ship was impossible. Doubloon the Captain’s faithful dog was roped in to take hold of the helm when the Cap'n needed to hoist the sails, eat her dinner, drink some rum, or go below for a sleep. The only problem was Doubloon had no sense of direction and couldn’t read a compass. As time went on the ship veered further and further off course until they were in strange waters that the Captain didn’t recognise.
Late one night with Doubloon at the helm the galleon ran aground on a beautiful island. The bump woke Cap’n Dug from her slumber. Confused, she stumbled up onto the deck to find the galleon slumped at an angle and illuminated by hundreds of tiny sparkling coloured lights. Doubloon was hiding under an empty barrel. He was frightened that the Captain would be angry with him.
As the Captains eyes became adjusted to the lights she realised that each light was coming from a tiny little person that appeared to be fixing up, cleaning and polishing her tatty, tired old galleon. In awe she moved closer to one and saw that it was a teeny little baby. She looked at others. They were all tiny little babies. On their heads they wore a variety of cute woolly hats and sprouted from their backs were the most gorgeous twinkling wings that gave off the iridescent light.
Skully shook her head and rubbed her eyes. Surely she must be dreaming, or maybe she'd had too much grog, but no, she really did have a new crew of Pirate Pixies. Come the morning, the high tide had lifted the galleon off the sand and it was floating back out to sea, for new adventures, with a brand new crew. Captain Skulduggery Dug stood at the helm with a happy grin on her bony face.
Do you want to come and join her crew?
Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator
I am a compulsively creative person that is very much involved in the handmade movement. I have been knitting and sewing as long as I can remember and love to write a good story too. I also train people in circus skills and run a circus skills club.
In my Pirate Pixie Crew store you will find hand crafted Buccaneer goodies. Read the story of how I came to have a Pirate Pixie Crew in my Profile. Purchasing a hat from me means you become a crew member. You will receive a membership card with your hat.
I feel that imagination and fun is very important in all our lives whether we be young or old. If my goods spark even small feelings of adventure and fun in the owners I am happy.
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Returns and exchanges
At Captain Skulduggery Dug's I do my utmost to make sure that I provide my customers with great products and loyal service. If you feel I have not done so, please Contact me and let me know how you feel I have let you down. I will try my hardest to resolve the problem as quickly as possible.
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International customers (i.e. not UK residents) are responsible for all fees, taxes, and duties associated with shipping to their respective countries.
If you need to cancel an order
To cancel an order contact me with your order reference number.
If the order has not yet been shipped and is cancelled and payment has already been made, I will refund you the purchase price including postage and Packing.
If the order has been shipped then you must return the unwanted goods to me unused and in their original packaging at your own risk and at your own cost within 7 days of delivery. I will credit your payment with the cost of the unwanted product, including outward bound postage and packing, but NOT including YOUR postage and packaging for returning the item to me.
In the case of custom made goods I will not refund any money as long as the goods have been made to the agreed specifications. As long as the goods are fit for function, I reserve the rights not to refund monies.
All the ready made, hand crafted goods that I offer on etsy will be dispatched by 1st class recorded post to UK customers and 1st class airmail to over seas customers within 3 working days of payment being finalised (i.e. Paypal payment being received or cheque clearing in the bank).
If you want your package to be insured I am happy to do that at your own cost. Please contact me to find out the cost. Parcels sent outside the UK, if lost and not insured I will not refund money.
If you contact me to requested a custom made item(s) I will agree a mutually satisfactory date of deliver at that time. Custom made items can take longer than the ready made goods as parts and materials may have to be sourced. I will keep you updated and informed all the time of any unforeseen delays. I will never leave you hanging not knowing where your goods are.