Beastie Beginnings

Christening Beastie Extreme Closeup - CrawCrafts BeastiesLooking out my window this morning, I could really believe that Spring is finally here! The sun is shining, the sky is blue and I can almost convince myself that there are buds on the trees. So, I reckon it’s the perfect day to introduce you to the first Beastie of the new season!

Please give a warm BeastieBlog welcome to this super-special Christening Beastie!
Christening Beastie, Made to Order by CrawCrafts BeastiesChristening Beastie is one of my Big Beasties. They’re always fun to make – bigger Beasties means more knitting time for me, hooray!

Then to make this sweet little girl monster even more special, I gave her some lovely soft hair…
Christening Beastie's Hair - CrawCrafts Beasties… A pretty silver and pink dress…
Christening Beastie's Dress, by CrawCrafts Beasties…And sparkly silver stripey legs!
Twinkle Toes! Christening Beastie's Sparkly Silver Legs - CrawCrafts BeastiesChristening Beastie was joining her new family just in time to celebrate her soon-to-be-BeastieBuddy Mila Kate’s christening – what a coincidence, eh? So to make sure she looked the part, I added some reminders of the day for Mila to enjoy when she’s a bit older.

First of all, a pair of cute felt angel wings and hearts embroidered with her christening date…
Angel Wings and Dedication Hearts - CrawCrafts Beasties…And then a heart-shaped pillow embroidered with her name!
Christening Beastie With Her Heart - A Commission by CrawCrafts BeastiesThe ribbon loops mean that this Beastie can put the pillow down if she gets tired of holding it… and then she’ll be better able to play with Mila too!

Thank so much to Louise for requesting this special Beastie, and to Izzy for helping with the colour choices and design!

And while we’re on the subject of new beginnings, a few of you may have noticed that I’ve been monkeying around with the BeastieBlog over the last few days, and it now looks quite different when you view it online! However, I realise that a lot of people (myself included) do the bulk of their blog reading through the WordPress app, so these earth-shattering changes may well have passed you by. So if you have a second, please go and check it out… It’s still very much a work in progess, and I’d love to hear what you all think!
Our New Homepage - CrawCrafts Beasties
And that’s not all that’s been going on behind the scenes recently! I’ll have more monster news for you this time next week… And be sure to drop back in on Friday, when we’ll be visiting some Beastie friends of mine in Italy!

28 thoughts on “Beastie Beginnings

  1. I love the new look of the website 🙂 easier to navigate and it feels like everything Beastie related in all in one place. It feels like Beastie Central online. 🙂

    1. Great, I’m glad you like it… And thanks for checking it out! I’m glad I took the leap now – halfway through making the changes I found myself thinking “Gaaah! What have you DONE?” 😆

    1. Hooray! Yes, I did wonder if some of the non-blog pages weren’t getting the attention they deserved. And nobody wants to work hard at finding their way around a website, after all! Your lazy person’s view is therefore invaluable 😀 Thank you!!

      1. Yay! Lazy wins!! I think on the old site, your pages got tucked away into a corner under a tiny drop down menu. I much prefer the menu/page items right across the top like you have it now.

  2. Another fabulous Beastie 🙂 I adore her little wings and the little love hearts with the christening date, she will make a great play mate!

    Just hopped over to the new website, it’s looking great – everything is easy to navigate and I really like the page designs too. Nice work! I can’t wait to hear your monster news!

    1. Thank you… On both counts! I’m certainly hoping that this Beastie and her new friend will have lots of fun monster adventures together. And as for the website… PHEW! Changing anything is always a bit scary, but the general consensus so far seems to be that I’ve got away with it! Thanks for checking it out 😀

    1. It certainly IS a compliment! 😀 The wings were inspired by little cuddly “angel hearts” that my customer saw when she was looking for ideas… I thought it would be fun to put them on the dress instead! Thanks for your comment! 😃

    1. You can! If you look in the blog archives, waaaaaay back in November 2013, my very first BeastieBlog post is about Schnocks, the original Beastie. He lives on my Bookcase of Preciouses, where he looks after all my favourite books. If you check it out, you’ll see how much Beasties have evolved since I made him in about 2010-11!

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