I am a craftsperson, a hoarder, an observer, a beachcomber. This manifests in a desire to restore status to the neglected, rejected or overlooked. I use reclaimed fabric and predominantly reclaimed leather for my handmade bags, wallets and purses; pre-loved belts become bag straps, distinctive buttons are rescued from forgotten tins. This amalgamation of rediscovered elements offers an intriguing puzzle for myself as the maker and instils my work with an essence of revival. As each item is thoughtfully assembled and sewn together it becomes a joyful reincarnation of the disregarded or half-forgotten. The result is a finished piece that is completely unique, like you.
I have always been a perfectionist with a keen eye for detail, and setting up the Pocket Pirate has heightened my appreciation and execution of a well-finished project. I am of the mind that whilst a good idea is integral, it goes hand in hand with manifesting that idea in a product of the highest possible quality. Similarly, whilst a functional item does not have to be beautiful, I believe it should be!
'Making mountains into molehills' - Pocket Emergency Kit
A heartfelt keepsake gift for a friend or loved one. Many years ago, a dear friend gave me a version of this gift box when I needed it; she had in turn been given one by her Grandma. It was the kind of gift that needed to keep being passed on. Each item is assembled by hand and contains an illustrated contents card by The Pocket Pirate.
Each kit contains:
A rubber for a fresh start
A handkerchief to dry any tears
A lucky penny, so that you are never broke
3 marbles, in case you lose yours
Elastic, to allow yourself to stretch to the limit
A harmonica, to whistle to your own tune
String to tie it all together when things start to fall apart
And a flower, to remind you that someone loves you
The gift box measures 8cm x 8cm x 5cm
12 Church Street