Beasties, Beans and Blogging

Beasties at the Ha'Penny Flea, Dublin - CrawCrafts Beasties
It’s been a busy couple of days in Beastie Towers… and beyond! On Saturday, we took part in our first market in aaaages, at the Ha’Penny Flea. Because Beasties don’t take up much room, we got a really good spot by the front door, so we were able to enjoy a little bit of the sunshine. The weather was behaving surprisingly well for a bank holiday weekend!

At the market, a couple of my newer Beasties (who haven’t really had a chance to make an appearance on the BeastieBlog before now) headed off to new homes. Ready to meet them?

First of all, one of my Summer Edition Barróg Beasties was snapped up by one of my regular customers! This is 99 Beastie, because summer wouldn’t be summer without dollops of snowy-white vanilla ice cream served with a chocolate flake on top…
Summer Barróg Beastie - "99", by CrawCrafts Beasties
And let’s just have a closer look at that ice cream cone, shall we? YUUUUUM!
99 Beastie's Icecream Cone, by CrawCrafts Beasties
By the way, if anyone knows why we call this type of ice cream a “99”, please enlighten me in the comments… so far, the only explanations I can come up with are a) that they used to cost a mere 99p back in the good old days, or b) that if you eat 99 of them in one sitting, you’re in real trouble.

Another Beastie who left with a new family on Saturday was Tea Lover Beastie!
Tea Lover Beastie, by CrawCrafts Beasties
It is possible that they are more of a coffee-drinking household, but Tea Lover Beastie is more than happy to try new things!
That's one happy Beastie! Tea Lover Beastie, by CrawCrafts Beasties
Also making the journey to a new home today (thanks to the wonders of Etsy) is one of my little fleecy “Mame-Chan” beans!Mame-Chan, by CrawCrafts Beasties
She’s on her way to Alyssa, in the USA… thanks, Alyssa!

And finally, you may notice a little bit of extra activity on the BeastieBlog over the next three weeks. I’ve just started WordPress’s Blogging 101 course, in the hope of making my little corner of the internet a nicer place to be! Yesterday’s challenge was to introduce myself to the world and my new classmates, so I took the opportunity to refresh my About page. If you have a second, please go and check it out… I’d love any feedback you might have, even if it is “I liked it better the way it was”!

Thanks for reading!

22 thoughts on “Beasties, Beans and Blogging

  1. The thing that had always impressed me is that you can make whatever people ask you from a piece of fleece or soft felt! I remember to have seen a dragon and a warrior and said to myself that I have never seen anything so gorgeous and beautiful!

    1. Thanks for taking the time to drop in and read it! I’m just glad there’s now a picture of me out there where I’m not clutching a pint or pulling my delightful monster face 😀

  2. So grateful to Blogging101 as without it I would never have come across your Beasties. Just love them. I’ve yet to find your new shortened tagline though, intrigued to know what it is.

    1. I know! It’s been great for finding new blogs to enjoy already, and we’re only 2 days in! As for that tagline, my theme mustn’t show it as prominently as some of them do. I went with “Handmade monsters from the heart of Dublin city… Share our adventures!”. Still a bit removed from a snappy one-liner, but you should have seen it before! Thanks for reading 😀

    1. Thank you! I had never heard the story about the Italian king’s guard before, and that seems to be the accepted origin myth! And felt ice creams are great for everybody, since they’re fat-free and full of fibre 😉

  3. hahahaha @crawcraftsbeasties, i am so happy that i followed your blog because so many people have been posting in #Blogging101 that I can’t find “beasties” when I search anymore…

    oh i love that last pic! that’s a very happy bean! i want to be that happy bean…

    1. Heehee, thanks for your comment! I’m glad my little bean made you smile 🙂 I have to confess to not being very active on #Blogging101 today… I spent so long reading the new blogs I discovered on the Reader this morning! A nice easy assignment, but I have no idea where those hours went 😀 Good luck with the rest of the course!

    1. Thank you! It’s always fun taking them out for a photoshoot… And it’s even better when other people take their Beasties out and send me pictures! I’ve got to see some pretty interesting places through Beastie eyes 😀

      1. My Hubby is a photographer…He takes our five year old on shoots, and she brings her stuffed animals as “subjects” to help her focus and her camera. They are some of my favourite pictures…Do you ship to Canada? I’m sure we would love to adopt a Beastie!

        1. Yes indeedy! There’s a link to my Etsy shop in my blog’s menu, see if your perfect Beastie buddy is already in there 😀 Sounds like your daughter is already training to be a super photographer!

        2. Ooooohhh! your shipping is so affordable!!! yay!…although I think I would not have minded one bit if I had to make a special trip to come and get one…one can dream right! Thanks so much. The pirate one is my favourite one in the store…I will keep checking back…but I might like to adopt Mr. Pirate…

        3. Yaaaay! I’d love for Pirate Beastie to go to a good home 😊 Beasties do travel well in the post, because they’re small and lightweight… I posted some heavier things to a friend of mine yesterday and nearly had a heart attack when they told me how much it would be! Then again, if you need an excuse for a holiday… 😉

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