My Market Stall - CrawCrafts Beasties
Oh woweeeee! What a super weekend we all had at the Creative Collective Ireland Craft Fair! I’ve been working flat out since I came back from my holidays, and I think I assembled one of my best-ever teams of Beasties…
Beastie Group - CrawCrafts BeastiesBeer Drinkin' Barrog Beasties, by CrawCrafts Beasties

…With some super accessories!
Great Knits-pectations Book, by CrawCrafts Beasties

I also brought along some Beans (which are fast becoming a market day staple!) and an order form for my Beastie 2016 calendar!
Mame-Chan and Friends - CrawCrafts BeastiesBeastie Calendar, by CrawCrafts Beasties

And if that wasn’t enough excitement for one day, my Beastiebuddy Eirin stopped by to take some photos of the stall for a project she’s working on!

Beasties on Parade - E Torgersen/CrawCrafts Beasties
She got some great shots of my monster Christmas tree, complete with Jingle Bean decorations…
Beast-mas Tree - E Torgersen/CrawCrafts Beasties
… Beasties playing hide and seek…
Santa Beastie Among the Beans - E Torgersen/CrawCrafts Beasties
…And even some of me.
Me hard at work (ahem!) - E Torgersen/CrawCrafts Beasties
You can see more photos on her Facebook page, or check out her website!

What I love most about markets is that it gives me a chance to leave Beastie Towers for the day and introduce my little monsters to the world! I still get such a kick out of seeing people’s reactions when they meet the Beasties for the first time, and I was especially chuffed to talk to people who remembered us from the last time we did this market, back in 2013! So thanks to everybody who stopped for a chat, or decided to bring a woolly friend home with them. I also lucked out with my neighbours – cheers to Kate and Andrew from Baressential soap and Aoife from Diplodocus Books for Beastie-sitting when I went on a caffiene run! Aoife even adopted a Beastie of her own…
Aoife and her Beastie - CrawCrafts Beasties
Meanwhile, I think I showed admirable restraint… I only bought myself a couple of teeny treats! Explorer Beastie seems pleased with them too…
Explorer Beastie with our Market Goodies - CrawCrafts Beasties
Clockwise from top left: Hand-bound Crow notebook by Diplodocus Books, Ruth Turpin‘s homemade mince meat, chamomile and juniper natural soaps from Baressential, Ye Old Town CandlesWinter Time tin and felt bowl by Teri Collins.

I’m hoping to do a couple more markets before Christmas… hopefully I’ll get to see some of you there!

33 thoughts on “Monster Market Day!

  1. Che meraviglia che meraviglia che meraviglia!!!! You had the gorgeous stall, the Beasties are my favorites!!!! I wish I can attend your market sooner or later!!

        1. Perhaps in my Etsy shop… There’s a link in the drop-down menu on the right. Or there might be an idea for one lurking in your imagination somewhere! If so, let me know and I’ll make it for you 😀

        2. Bah, the Apple app is confusing me…I see no drop down menu…could you possibly pop a hyperlink to the shop in a post sometime? I really want to check it out! I love the pirate beastie!!

    1. Oooh, thanks for giving me an excuse to promote my Etsy shop! The shop name is CrawCraftsBeasties, and if you’re reading my blog online (rather than on the WordPress app) there’s a link to it in the orange drop-down menu on the right hand side. I’m going to try to add more Beasties this week, so stay tuned!

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