Knock knock! Who’s There?

– Doctor.
– Doctor who?
– Exactly!
Aaah, they say the old jokes are the best… but perhaps that one might be the exception to the rule!

That said, the new Beastie I’d like to introduce to you today ties in quite well with the retelling of a corny old joke. The character he’s based on is known for his ability to regenerate and reappear as essentially the same person… albeit in a different body, with different personality traits. And even the tales of his adventures have made a comeback and evolved in recent years, creating a whole new army of fans!
It's Another Doctor Who Beastie! CrawCrafts BeastiesYes, you’ve guessed it – it’s Doctor Who Beastie!

Some of you might remember that I already made a Doctor Who Beastie, back in December 2015… But given the original Time Lord’s continuing popularity, I figured it was only a matter of time before I was asked to “regenerate” Doctor Who Beastie!

Of course, in keeping with the tradition of Doctor Who’s various distinct regenerations, and the fact that all Beasties are unique, there have been some subtle changes between this Beastie and his previous incarnation…
The Changing Face of Dr Who Beastie - CrawCrafts BeastiesAs you can see, his complexion has changed to a bright sunny yellow, and he’s clearly visiting a different dentist! But his tailor and hairdresser did such a good job last time around that he’s decided to stick with them…Doctor Who Beastie's Jacket - CrawCrafts Beasties… And underneath his practical tweed jacket, he’s still rocking the same bright red braces and matching bow tie!Beastie Bow Tie and Braces - CrawCrafts BeastiesFinally, I kitted him out with a Beastie-sized Sonic Screwdriver – essential for getting a teeny Time Lord out of all sorts of intergalactic scrapes!Beastie-Size Sonic Screwdriver - CrawCrafts BeastiesBut surely you’re not going to walk to the furthest reaches of the galaxy, Doctor Who Beastie?Doctor Who Beastie, With Sonic Screwdriver - CrawCrafts BeastiesAha! I thought not! A cosy felt TARDIS will work much better.A Beastie-Size Tardis! CrawCrafts BeastiesPerfect!The Tardis, Inside and Out! CrawCrafts BeastiesWell, almost… Even though I gave him strictest instructions to head directly to his new home, and to be sure to get there in time for Christmas, he took it into his woolly head to go adventuring instead!

Days passed, then weeks… And still no Beastie! I didn’t know what to do – contact NASA and see if they’d noticed anything whizzing past the Hubble space telescope? Ring the BBC and ask for Professor Brian Cox? But then…
Doctor Who Beastie at Home! T Rabar/CrawCrafts BeastiesHe popped out of whatever black hole he’d vanished into, and arrived on his new doorstep apparently none the worse for wear after his longer-than-anticipated journey!

Even better, although he wasn’t home for Christmas, with uncanny Time Lord timing he did manage to pick the next best date for this grand entrance – his new buddy’s birthday!

Here’s a taster of what he discovered when he started exploring his new home planet…Doctor Who Beastie's New Home - T Rabar/CrawCrafts Beasties… And don’t forget to stop byΒ Tatie’s WorldΒ to see more of this Beastie’s antics!

Thanks to Tajana for sharing her Beastie pics with me… And for being so patient while we waited for the Beastie Tardis to find her house!

Next week, we’ll be finding out what Paddy and Plunkett have been up to in their first adventure of 2017… See you then!

39 thoughts on “Knock knock! Who’s There?

  1. Oh man! I was on the edge of my seat wondering if Doctor Who Beastie would make it. I am embarrassed to admit I’ve never seen a single Doctor Who episode, but it is on my to-watch list…one list which I never seem to get to. Great job and such terrific details!!

    1. Dangit! I should have added some nail-biting tension by making this a two-part post! Missed opportunity there… Anyway, I grew up watching reruns of the original Doctor Who, and can heartily recommend it for some good retro sci-fi fun. All you need now is to find some of that elusive free time… πŸ˜†

  2. Oh, he is so cute!!!

    If it makes you feel better the Christmas package my parents sent me on Nov. 26th arrived here last week. It should have taken only 10 days but it got stuck on Frankfurt airport. After some research on the internet I found out thousands of mail items got stuck there during the holiday season.

    1. Aha! That could be what happened… So it was either sticky transit at Frankfurt, or trouble with a black hole somewhere on the edge of the Andromeda galaxy. I’m just glad he didn’t vanish forever, and that you got your Christmas parcel! German Christmas goodies are the best!

      1. Being stuck on the edge of Andromeda sounds so much more appealing than Frankfurt Airport … I would go with that story! πŸ˜€
        And yes, the goodies are still great. I just had a German gingerbread cookie with my coffee … now on the verge of a major sugar russshhh.

        1. Yuuuuum! Those are so good… I went a bit nuts buying them from my local Lidl supermarket in the run up to Christmas! Still, I had to fuel the craft frenzy somehow… πŸ˜† Enjoy your treats!

    1. Cheers Shirley! Those little monsters are often better dressed than I am! πŸ˜† By the way, did you see that Melissa from Knitting the Stash mentioned both of us in her last podcast? Seems like she was pretty taken with your artwork πŸ˜€

      1. Your monsters definitely have more swag than I do. I’m gleaning so many fashion tips from them. Really! πŸ™‚

        I did see that mention from Melissa! How wonderful to see your beasties on the podcast, too! The mention made my week! ❀

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