Finding Treasure

February 29, 2012

Searching for buried treasure was the stuff of dreams when I was a kid.  I remember my little friend and I burying a small tin containing some goodies in our back garden with the thought of digging it up later as "buried treasure".  We never did find it again despite numerous attempts!

Inspired by my recent pirate jackets, I wanted to create a series of fun pirate accessories for imaginative play and Treasure Maps seemed a great place to start...

Children can navigate past cannibal villages and volcanoes, through jungles and swamps, even rest in "Jack's cave" and watch mermaids frolic amongst the rocky shoreline before finding the treasure.

This was a joint effort with my honey - I  loaded him up with all the elements I wished for the first map and his finished result is exactly what I had pictured.  (He is so amazing!)  

We distressed the paper to make it look like it had been folded up in a pirate's pocket for a while and had changed hands during a few battles...  

Luckily you don't need to battle a pirate to get your hands on one.  We have made a wee stash of them - each is individually made and hand coloured so no two are exactly alike!  Great for play and also as a decoration on children's walls etc.

You can pick up one up at one of my market stalls or email me on 

I'm overflowing with ideas at the moment - so stay tuned as in the coming weeks there will be some more pirate goodies and I can't wait to share them with you!



  1. Wow, what a great idea! I think I would frame it before the little hands got it ;)

  2. That is great. I love the kind of thing that fosters imaginative play. You are a very creative team!

  3. what a wonderful idea, and so beautifully done too.
    and your kids will love it! I know as a kid this sort of thing would have gone down very well

  4. These are great! They'll be such fun to play with!

  5. Gorgeous maps!!
    I would be framing them, too! :)
    All the best,
    Mixed-Media Map Art


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