Wow, what a hectic week it’s been! And before I introduce you to another pre-Christmas new Beastie, I wanted to say a big THANK YOU to everybody who came along to meet me and my little monsters at our recent Christmas markets! It was so nice to see the faces behind some of my favourite Instagram accounts, catch up with Beastie buddies I’ve met at past events, and make some new friends, too. You all rock!

Now, we’re really keeping it local with this week’s new Beastie – she’s a true Dublin girl! She was created as a surprise birthday gift for a lady who’s a big Dublin GAA fan, and who loves her coffee. Knowing that, and with a few photos to work from, it was easy to sketch up some ideas for a little monster friend!
Every Beastie Begins with a Sketch - CrawCrafts Beasties
Then, a few tweaks and a lot of teeny sewing later… She was ready!
Dublin Football Beastie, Ready To Go! CrawCrafts Beasties
This Beastie has soft, curly wool and alpaca hair, and a pair of super-cool glasses…
Caitriona Beastie Closeup - CrawCrafts Beasties
… Which she can take off, if she likes.
Caitriona Beastie's Glasses - CrawCrafts Beasties
She’s also proudly sporting the latest Dublin GAA football jersey, complete with sponsor logo and the team crest!
Beastie-Size Dublin GAA Jersey, by CrawCrafts Beasties
I used a combination of hand embroidery and appliquΓ© to get these details as close as possible to the real thing… here, take a closer look at that teeny tiny Dublin crest!
Dublin GAA Crest Closeup - CrawCrafts Beasties
There’s also a little personalisation on the back of the jersey, to make this gift extra special!
A Beastie Just For You! CrawCrafts Beasties
And finally… That all-important cup of coffee! This Beastie’s new human friend is especially fond of Americano, so that’s what she’s drinking too. I thought it might be fun to add a wisp of crema around the edges, to give the coffee that proper barista-made look!
Beastie-Sized Americano, by CrawCrafts Beasties
Now, making Beasties makes me very happy… But what makes me happier is seeing them well settled in their new homes! So you can imagine how delighted I was to receive this photo of these two girls posing together for the camera!
Two Happy Dublin Girls! CrawCrafts Beasties
Hopefully this is the first of many fun adventures for this pair! And if you’d like to know how you (or someone you love) would look as a little woolly monster, I’m already starting to take orders for 2018! Sooo…
Find out more about the design process here
or get in touch with me through the Contact page to book your spot!

Next week, join us for a look back through the highlights of 2017 – it’s been quite a year! See you then!


24 thoughts on “Dublin The Beastie Fun!

  1. Hmmm…I don’t see the resemblance at all. Kidding! Yet another fantastic Beastie (oops, hope JK Rowling doesn’t sue me for that bit of copyright infringement)!

    1. I wouldn’t worry about that – she’s going to be suing me first for those Harry and Hermione Beasties I made a couple of years back πŸ˜‚ Thanks for swinging by!

        1. Yes πŸ˜‚ Although I’m sure that lawyer has bigger legal fish to fry than our very minor copyright infringements!

    1. Cheers Catherine! I’m glad this Beastie was ready to be shared with you all before Christmas. Oooh, and thanks for finding us on Facebook too by the way… Much appreciated! πŸ˜€

    1. Cheers, Melissa! How’s your little Cookie Beastie settling in? Thanks for stopping by the BeastieBlog! πŸ˜€

  2. Holy cow… that lil Dublin crest is incredible! And I adore the detail of the crema in her Americano. Nothing but posh coffee for the Beasties! Such a cutie. And so cute twinning with her human. <3

    1. Cheers Weekes… Although you KNOW you were ahead of the curve on this season’s Beastie-twinning trend πŸ˜‰ And yes, Beasties demand only the finest in food and beverages. It’s really lucky they’re only small! πŸ˜‚

    1. Awww, thank you! The secret to teeny crests is as much light as possible… I had every available lamp in the house trained on my work table, in the middle of the day! My neighbours must think I’m crazy πŸ˜‚ Thanks for your comment! πŸ˜€

    1. Thanks Ivonne! (Although I can only take the credit for one of these beauties πŸ˜€) It’s so rewarding when someone really takes to one of your creations, isn’t it?

  3. Another adorable Beastie. πŸ™‚ It’s always fascinating to see the design process and sketching – I love her glasses & the crest is amazing! Blue + pink is one of my favourite colour-combinations – glad to see you decided on going with the stripes, too. Bravo on another winner, and great to see her hanging out with her human likeness! πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks, Shirley! And yes, it occurred to me that I rarely put the sketches into these “Meet the Beastie” posts, so I’m happy you found it interesting! πŸ˜€ Cheers for your comment, and look out for loads more new Beasties after Christmas!

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