Well…. It’s that weird time of the year for us aboard the Pirate Boat. The busy cruising and trading season is over, the weather is awful and lots of canal locks are shut for maintenance. The crew however are very cozy tucked up inside with the log burner roaring 24/7 keeping the nipples thawed. Winter is the time we get the chance to spend lots more time working on badge designs and updating our website with the boat being nice and toasty and helping to ensure that the Badges Onboard HQ stays operational.
Winter is usually the time to slow down for floating traders after the hectic summer cruising from festival to festival – but not for us. We spend winter making badges ready for all our Christmas & Artisan markets. We noticed when doing the markets that people loved our Badge Collections – These are groups of similar badges packaged together – They make great Christmas gifts and Stocking fillers.
Our popular badges for the kids were our Christmas Santa and Snowman Collections, but most of all people love our Naughty Christmas Badge Collections, they SOLD OUT and we had to spend the Saturday night making lots more ready for the next day – these were very popular Secret Santa gifts for those with a naughty sense of humour (just like us)