Anyone who knows me AT ALL will be familiar with my long-term love affair with pies, both sweet and savoury. In fact, so enamoured am I of the humble pie that when I first started to sell my knitwear (in those distant pre-Beastie days), I labelled my pieces “Good Pie Handknits”!
So as you can probably imagine, I was delighted to be asked to make some Piemaker Beasties to grace the counter of Farmhouse Direct‘s mobile pie shop… Although I will admit to craving tasty pastry treats throughout the manufacturing process!
Anyway, let’s meet these lovely pie-toting ladies, shall we?
I wanted these Beasties to be recognisably a pair, without being identical… so I made one crimson with yellow stripes, and the other yellow with crimson stripes. Plus, as you can see, they have different hairstyles, smiles and pies!
So while Red Piemaker Beastie has one big felt pork pie…
… Yellow Piemaker Beastie is carrying a tray of smaller pies, based on Farmhouse Direct’s own Brandsby Pies! Needless to say, I really enjoyed looking up reference photos for this project… YUM!
Oh, and I also made them some matching green felt aprons as a work uniform!
Let’s hope their first outing as pie sellers is a successful one!
Aaaand in other news, I’d like to say a massive thank you to Cheri at The Daily Post for including my entry for last week’s Weekly Photo Challenge in her list of “Photos We Loved” from that prompt! Look, the Beasties even got a shout-out in the intro!
Do go and check it out if you get a chance – there are some truly awesome photo galleries in there, and I’m proud to have my work shown alongside such amazing photography! And if you’d like to put together a Mesh gallery like the ones used in the post, you can get started here!
Have a monster week!
14 thoughts on “High Time for Pie Time!”
This is the most glamourous beastie post so far!
And you read all those big books? ( impressed!) That’s why you know so much.
Beautiful beasties are these!
Haha! They’re recipe books, so I mostly look at the pictures 😀 I think the weather was being a little temperamental that day, and the girls didn’t want to risk getting their hair wet… Using recipe books as a background seemed a good compromise for everybody 😉 Thanks for your comment!
Hahaha, cute girls 🙂
I would have read all your post but I got stuck at the word pies *drool*
Yes I’m in for pies, and a, fascinated by monsters but I do love Mrs P’s rabbit!
Thank you! The Beasties and I are also big fans of Mrs P’s bunny friends… You can see more of them at http://bunnybureaucom.ipage.com!
Hahaha! Oh no… I should have put a photo of a real pie in there to reward you for reaching the end! Now you can understand why I had the nibblies the whole time I was making them 😃
Many congratulations on the mention on The Daily Post ..although I have to admit to being oh so slightly biased towards your stunning Beasties 🙂
Awww, thanks! By the way, did you see that someone else who commented on this post was very taken with the bunny you use as your profile picture?
Yes I did, what a lovely thing to say, what a charming lady 🙂
Indeed… She clearly has excellent taste!
Love your beasties and I’m also a lover of pies 🙂 You just need to let the owners of Farmhouse Direct to be careful, we never know what the beasties can do alone in there during the night 😉 xxx
Ha! Good point… If those Beasties take after me at all, they’ll be pigging out in the storeroom the minute they’re left alone!