Explorer Beastie With S Twist Yarns - CrawCrafts BeastiesWow, May was a busy month for us this year! It feels like the Beasties and I were on the go all the time, taking full advantage of all the fun and games that the crafting and blogging communities have to offer! So, today I’ve decided to follow the lead of Jem Arrowsmith Knits and Claireabelle Makes, and do a roundup of everything we got up to last month. I’d like to relive every moment in glorious technicolour – and hopefully it will keep you all entertained until I can share the top secret projects I’ve been working on lately behind the scenes!

First up, new arrivals! May saw the addition of two new Beasties to our worldwide monster family – another Diver Beastie and a sweet little Fairy Princess Beastie!
Fairy Princess and Diver Beasties - CrawCrafts BeastiesWe also got updates from a few Beasties abroad – Antonello and Tiziana Beastie headed to Perugia with their Beastiekitty in tow, MiniBeastie discovered some appropriately teeny alpine plants at Wisley Gardens, and Finn McSpool settled into his new home in Portland, Oregon!
Beasties Abroad - CrawCrafts BeastiesOh, and of course Paddy and Plunkett were out and about!
Boozy Barfly Beasties - H Crawford/CrawCrafts BeastiesBut for once, they weren’t the only ones living the high life! Explorer Beastie and I ventured out of the Beastie Towers craft lab and learned about taking better photos, met some fellow bloggers over dinner and took some time out in the countryside!
May Events - CrawCrafts BeastiesWe also enjoyed meeting up with some of our crafty colleagues – it’s always fun for me to talk shop with other people who find wool and fabric as compelling as I do, and Explorer Beastie likes making new friends too! Here he is hanging out chez Guadalupe Creations, and getting up close and personal with some felt viruses at Niki Collier‘s studio!
Meeting Other Crafters - CrawCrafts BeastiesYou’d think after that little lot, we’d be ready for a rest… but no! Here’s a taster of one of the Beastie projects we have in the pipeline for the coming months…
New Work Sketch - CrawCrafts Beasties…AAAAAND I’m really excited to announce that, for the summer at least, I’ll be cutting back on the amount of time I spend in Other Work to focus more on all things Beastie! As well as working through my latest batch of commissions, I’m hoping to convert some of this extra free time into market appearances, testing out some new designs and, dare I say it, starting to get ready for Christmas! That, and we might finally squeeze in a holiday somewhere!

(I wish… :D)

We’ll be back on Friday with more monster shenanigans! See you then!

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19 thoughts on “May in Beastie Towers

  1. wow you guys have been busy! 🙂 it must be nice to meet up with other crafty folks, people who understand why you’d rather knit than do …. well most things… 😀

    1. Yes, it certainly makes conversation a lot easier! Are you doing anything for Worldwide Knit In Public day? I know that for people like us, ANY day is potentially knit in public day, but it can be a good way to meet up with other knitters! Thanks for visiting 😀

        1. This Saturday! Have a look online to see if anyone is organising an event in your area – maybe check the FB pages of nearby knitting groups or yarn shops – or you might still have time to plan your own 😀

        2. wow that sounds exciting… i don’t imagine that the old dears from Knitter Natter here would be bothered though… but I’ll have a look 😀

  2. This is so cool! I enjoyed my roundup of the Beatie Towers for May! 😀 Explorer Beastie is my favourite! EB, please make friends with me? 🙂 You are so much fun! 😀
    Great going, Helen, it is always a delight to read from you! 🙂
    Love and Light,
    Zahra

    1. Hey Zahra, thanks for your comment! And Explorer Beastie says that you’re already friends, and he’s so happy that you enjoy following his adventures 😀 Looks like it’s going to be a monster summer, hope you’re enjoying it so far!

  3. I’m so embarrassed that little wool and stuffing monsters have had a more exciting month than I have. Maybe if I wrap myself in yarn and get some pointy teeth I can sneak my way into the wild world of Beastie-dom. Congrats on the commissions and on a little Other Work break!

    1. Heehee! Maybe you could dress up as a Beastie for Hallowe’en and see how you get on? And I have to admit that I’m so excited that my “real” job has officially become just my weekend, part time employment… hell, I might even get to treat myself to a day off once in a while now too!

  4. Woah that was a busy month indeed! Thanks for the shout out, its reminded me that my May post is looong overdue – oopsy! That’s fantastic news that you will be getting more time to focus on expanding your Beastie Empire. I hope you get time for a holiday – and that you take Paddy and Plunkett with you 🙂

    1. You’re welcome! I’ve been meaning to do one of these for ages, so it was great to finally get around to it! Cheers for the idea 😀 As for that holiday, I’m quietly optimistic that I might get to go somewhere before the summer is over – watch this space!

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