Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Rrrrrrrr me hearties!

Every fortnight at work our team has a shared morning tea. Mmmm nice you're thinking, well these morning teas also have a theme. Last week the boss was tasked with setting a theme and bringing the morning tea.
The theme was Pirates. Of course my challenge was to turn myself into a pirate using only what I had at home.

First off a good pirate always has a treasure map and some loot! An old small suitcase, some jewels, a shell or two and some chocolate coins.
The treasure map was made from some tissue paper Patty sent me which I stitched to a piece of handmade paper that had lovely tatty edges.
Then I decided that my head scarf and all the dangly bits looked great, but I needed something else? And then I remembered that all the best pirates have their very own first mate - a parrot!
Here he is above, resting after his big day out :)) I couldn't work out a way to attach him to my shoulder, so he had to be content with sitting on my headband! 

I had so many neat remarks about him that I hardly took him off all day! I did take my scarf off and all the bits that were attached to it. (I think people in the office are getting used to my quirky ways now! LOL)
 The boss made some lovely morning tea for us all, way too nice to want to eat - a chocolate cake trunk full of chocolate coins and sweets. Yumm!!

However, back home, this is what my sewing tables looked like!!

Not a square inch of room! All in the quest for fun :)) Bet you don't know what I spent the evening doing!
Hope you're having fun this week!
Carole :)


Nancy said...

Your Parrot is awesome :) what a fun thing to do at work! Your desk looks so familiar :)

Jennifer said...

What a fun idea - must keep it in mind!

ShabbyChicShaz said...

Loving the parrot, you could start a new trend :) What a fun workplace you have x

dianehobbit said...

Sounds like a really fun place to work. Happy tidying up!

margaret said...

I want to work where you work, brilliant!

Linda said...

Love, love, love the parrot!! You DO work in an unusual place....can't imagine!!! You are very fortunate!!!

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Oh, you and the parrot are too funny, what a clever stitcher! Great fun. xox Corrine

Nathalie Thompson said...

Ooooo, I want to come to YOUR office tea parties! That chocolate treasure chest looks VERY yummy!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Wow - it sounds like your office is a fabulous place to work!!