It’s been a while, but at last… It’s New Beastie Day again! I’m so happy that I’m FINALLY able to share my pre-Christmas commissions with you all. And we’re going to kick off 2017 in style, with Cowgirl Beastie!
She’s got everything she needs for a long day out on the ranch – first, a classic blue and white checked shirt…
… A toasty jacket…
… With real leather fringes on the front and back…
… And of course, a lariat tied with an authentic lasso knot!
This miniature cattle wrangler was requested for a real-life rancher, and she was already looking forward to helping her new friend out on her huge farm in Saskatchewan, Canada. She’s expecting to work hard, so I put her hair into a nice chunky braid to make sure it doesn’t get in her way!
Then I added one last finishing touch…
…A felt cowboy hat, complete with a star on the brim in tribute to sharp-shooting queen of the cowgirls Annie Oakley!
Ta-daaaaah! Ready to go!
With a long journey to her new home ahead, I sent Cowgirl Beastie on her way good and early – and luckily, she arrived well in time for Christmas! Here she is – looks like she’s settling in nicely, don’t you think?
The new Beastie bonanza continues next week, so be sure to join us for the intriguing tale of a little woolly monster who got lost in space… See you then!
21 thoughts on “Get Along, Lil’ Beastie!”
I just adore my new Beastie friend. She hasn’t been out adventuring much yet, mostly because my own adventures are still a little curtailed, but soon, I promise. Love the star in tribute to Annie Oakley.
Thanks Nicole! I suppose with deep snow and hungry cattle around, winter is a risky time for a Beastie to get out and about on the ranch anyway! Oh, and you have Tess to thank for the nod to Annie Oakley 😀 Hope all of you are keeping well, and that spring brings heaps of monster adventures your way!
She is fabulous… I love the little holes in her hat for her… well, now I come to think of it, I’m not sure whether they are ears or horns… Beastie anatomy is clearly not my strong point!
Hahaha! I think they’re ears. But you’re right, a lot of the mysteries of Beastie biology are yet to be solved. I still haven’t been able to figure out whether or not they lay eggs… 🤔
You’d better keep an eye out for little woolly eggs round the house!
Well, I haven’t seen any yet… But that doesn’t mean they’re not there! 😉
Cute! Love the details on the hat! ❤
Thanks! That’s a revolutionary little hat, actually… The first I’ve made with a wet-felted crown!
Awww, too cute. That Beastie has a better hair style than I do. Maybe I should commission a wig from you…complete with Beastie ears/horns!
Hahaha! YES! I’m actually quite jealous of my Beasties’ thick and lustrous manes, to the extent that I was going to make myself a few “monster hair” inserts to jazz up my lacklustre locks at markets. But perhaps the Beastie Hat with hair might be a better solution. Hmmm… 🤔
I love her!!! You did such a great job!!!
Thank you! I really enjoyed researching and making this one! 😀
She is absolutely adorable.
Thanks 😀 She was fun to make!
Another great beastie
Thank you! I’ve another one on the way next week, so stay tuned 😀
Yeeeeeeeee haaaaaaa indeed 🙂
Heehee! Thanks! 😀
Oh, goodness! – everything about cowgirl beastie is just perfect. Right down to that lovely fringe and the plaid top. Just marvelous work!!
Thank you! I’m actually so relieved that the fringes worked… Cutting slits in the jacket to fit them was a real heart-in-the-mouth moment!