In my last post, I introduced Dog Lover Beastie… my biggest, scariest and most challenging Beastie project to date! And although most of my special Beastie requests involve a certain amount of clichéd activities such as thinking outside the box, diversifying my skill set and exploring the potential of my raw materials, sometimes they’re as simple as, “Hey, I like that Beastie… but can I have them in these colours?”
So, Cosy Cuppa Beastie (on the left) was made for a friend at work who fell in love with Winter Warmer Beastie… but unfortunately after he’d moved to Canada.
Still, that meant that I was able to make her a Beastie of her very own, with sunny yellow stripes and a big ol’ cup of tea!
Meanwhile, my second monster request might look more than a little familiar to anyone who’s been following this blog for a while…
Explorer Beastie caught someone’s eye on Facebook, and although no two Beasties are exactly alike, sometimes there might be slight family resemblances! Bobble Hat Beastie was happy to leave Beastie Towers in search of adventure… Looks like these two monsters might share more than just the same colour scheme!
Stay tuned for more new Beasties over the next couple of weeks!
9 thoughts on “And Now For Something Completely Different…”
I’m always so in love with your creatures. 😍😍😍😍
Thank you! You’d think that after all this time making them, the novelty would have worn off… But I still find myself smiling as I make them 🙂
This is not hard to believe 😃 they are so super cute and a real life companions 😍 everyone should have a Beastie of yours at home!!!
Cosy Cuppa Beastie sure did raise a chuckle, I’m now wondering how many siblings Explorer Beastie has, and if they all have wanderlust…I don’t suppose dad is Bear Grylls perchance ?? (if it is give me his address so I can sit outside and drool)
Haha! If he is, he snuck into my house in the middle of the night… I can just picture him climbing in through the window and doing some stealth Explorer Beastie knitting at 3am! If I ever catch him at it, I’ll be sure to let you know immediately 🙂
Do you really think Bear is an avid knitter ?? even if he isn’t I think we ought to start a rumour he is, and that he carries an Explorer Beastie with him on all his adventures to bail him out of difficulties LOL
Well, knitting IS an essential survival skill, and something that people have been doing for thousands of years – did you know they’ve found knitted things in ancient Egyptian burials? Therefore, it would really be weirder if Bear Grylls can’t knit. Let the rumour-mongering commence!
I love your Beasties so much! Every single one is gorgeous. What would you say is the youngest age a child would be able to have a Beastie please? x
Why thank you! I recommend them for ages 3 and up, because my operation is still on such a small scale that it would be CRAZY to try to get proper CE safety standard testing for them. Although Beasties (especially the simplest ones) contain nothing sharp or swallowable, I’d never forgive myself if someone’s baby was injured. As it is, I mostly sell them to adults anyway! Were you thinking of getting one as a gift, or did you have your own little one in mind? 🙂