Beastie Newsflash!

Christmas Explorer Beastie - CrawCrafts Beasties
Well, there’s no getting away from the fact that Christmas is in full swing! We’ve been BUUUUSYYYYY here in Beastie Towers, and there’s still a lot for us to do over the next couple of weeks before we get to put our feet/paws up by the fire and enjoy some festive treats!

For starters, we’ll be heading out to MART in Rathmines, Dublin 6 this coming Friday (that’s the 18th) for their Christmas market. This is going to be the Beasties’ last outing before Christmas – so if you’re around, do drop in and say hello!
MART-Christmas-Market-Poster-Main-Web - MART/CrawCrafts BeastiesWe’ll be sharing the space with lots of other great artists and craftspeople, and there’s a fancy dress photobooth too – so we’re looking forward to a fun day out!

Beastie Group - CrawCrafts BeastiesSanta Beastie Among the Beans - E Torgersen/CrawCrafts BeastiesBeast-mas Tree - E Torgersen/CrawCrafts Beasties
And if you’re still trying to figure out the best way to get 2016 off to a good start, I heartily recommend getting your paws on a Beastie calendar!

Explorer Beastie certainly got good use out of his last year…
Explorer Beastie Gets Organised! CrawCrafts Beasties
This year’s edition can be yours for just €10, plus P&P. All you have to do is email me at and we’ll take it from there!

Righty, better get back to work! The Beasties and I will be back next week… see you then!

24 thoughts on “Beastie Newsflash!

  1. I wish we could come and see you all at the craft fair in Dublin 🙂 Boy wants to know if there is a Diver Beastie… With flippers, scuba, diving suit and all that?

    1. Hahaha, funny you should mention that… I just sent a Diver Beastie (with all the trimmings) off to Germany a couple of weeks ago! Photos coming up soon, so stay tuned! And perhaps I’ll see you at another market… I suppose the downside of having blog friends all over the world is that I’ll never get the chance to meet most of you!

      1. He has been examining very carefully every single picture of Victorian Explorer Beastie available on line and is on the look out for him, as he finds it very sad that Victorian Explorer Beastie has gone missing (he still talks about it, ever since I read him your post). He has some savings again and would like to adopt a new Beastie… He says he would love a diver/snorkeling Beastie, because it’s all good having Pirate Beastie to find treasure, but now He needs someone to go and get it you see… So do you think you may get around to make another diver Beastie ever again at some point in this life time?

        1. and PS: Do you think Pint Beastie would like to come and hang out with my husband? He could do with a Beastie to keep him company on his desk. Pint Beastie may remind him to take more breaks from his computer… 🙂

        2. I’m sure a Pint Beastie could be arranged, especially for such a good cause! 😀 Pint Beasties can be ale, stout or lager drinkers… What’s your husband’s preferred tipple?

        3. Oatmeal stout 🙂 thank you so much ! I hope Boy and Pirate Beastie will be able to resist the idea of boarding pint beastie onto their ship for some long and dangerous voyage 😀 it’s very cute because boy won’t go to bed at night without Pirate beastie 🙂 he takes his little pirate hat off so it doesn’t get lost in the bed, it’s so funny 🙂 thank you for creating such lovely beasties! Please email when you want me to make payment. Thank you so much!! 🙂

        4. Oh, that’s so sweet! I couldn’t be more pleased that Pirate Beastie has dropped anchor with your family! And I’d be more than happy to send more little woolly monsters your way… I’m sure we can trust them to behave themselves! I’ll email you later on with the specifics for Oatmeal Stout Beastie – your hubby has excellent taste in beer 😀

        5. With such a dedicated search team on the case, I’m sure Victorian Explorer Beastie will turn up! And I’d love to do another Diver Beastie… This would be my third one, so I’m beginning to feel like something of an underwater Beastie expert! You can check out my first Diver Beastie at and I’ll be posting about the second one once the madness of Christmas is over… That should help Pirate Beastie decide if a diver would be a useful addition to the crew. It might be springtime before I have a gap in my commissioning schedule though! Can Pirate Beastie and his shipmates hold out that long?!

        6. I’ll show diver beastie to Boy as soon as he gets up, I’m certain that he will be very excited to see him! I think they should be able to manage until then… Although Cat pirate isn’t very good at swimming without any arms yet 😀

  2. Did they just take over a Christmas tree? How adorable. They’re too cute. I’m probably in a long line waiting to travel with Explorer Beastie but I’ll send in my application anyway. xo

    1. Well, ’tis the season..! I reckon Explorer Beastie would love to travel with you, too – he’s had rather a lot of “staycations” this year. But we’re going to try to fix that in the new year 😀

  3. Have a wonderful and busy craft fair and how darn cute are your calendars ❤ wishing you and your amazing Beasties the merriest of Christmas greetings and a wonderful new year x

    1. Heehee, thanks! I’ll be back next week with market stories… Hopefully good ones 😉 And I’m pretty pleased with how this year’s calendars returned out… Even though it seems like I hardly got out for any location photoshoots!

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