Friday Social #8 – Beasties, Books and a Blast From the Past

Hey there everybody, and happy Friday to you all! It’s been a busy week here in Beastie Towers… But I’m not able to share the fruits of my recent monster labours with you just yet. Fortunately, other members of our Beastie family have been out wreaking their own particular brand of woolly havoc in the wider world – specifically, in the library!

Diligent readers will no doubt remember tierneycreates Beastie’s very first adventure a couple of weeks ago… To her local library!

tierneycreates Beastie in the Library
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Now, I’ve always known that Beasties had a love of the written word… As you can see in this totally legit archive picture of a REALLY early monster friend (seriously, this might be one of the first 5 I made) hanging out with famous fictional crime novelist JB Fletcher!

Schtocks, She Wrote - Classic Beastie Picture from the Beastie HQ Archives - CrawCrafts Beasties
Image may have been digitally manipulated/entirely falsified.

However, there does seem to have been a spate of Beastie library visits lately… And in fact, one Beastie has gone so far as to convince his local book-lending establishment to give him a job. Look at him there… hard at work!

David Beastie at the Library
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Of course, it probably goes without saying that this little woolly guy’s first day on the job didn’t exactly go without a hitch. Check out the full story here – it’ll have you in stitches!

And SinΓ©ad Beastie has also been out and about, enjoying the sunshine in her local park.


Extra points for the sterling example of Beastie twinning in this picture!

Oh, and for anyone who’d like to see more of SinΓ©ad Beastie, I just added her profile to the Gallery on the Beastie HQ website. Check it out here, or take a moment to revisit Mermaid Beastie from a couple of years ago!

So, have you any monster activities planned for the upcoming weekend? Be sure to tell us all about it in the comments below! And we’ll be back again on Tuesday with more from Explorer Beastie – see you then!

15 thoughts on “Friday Social #8 – Beasties, Books and a Blast From the Past

    1. But of course! The first Beastie accessory I made was a book, so I suppose they were bound to end up in the library eventually! Thanks for stopping by, Mariss πŸ˜€

  1. I love all the Beastie happenings updated in one post. Someday you will have to get a convention hall rented for the Beastie reunion – ha!
    By the way, I think that library is very progressive to hire a Beastie onto their library staff! Sinead Beastie is awesome!

    1. Hahaha! A Beastie convention would be awesome… I’m picturing a banquet followed by a walkabout. Look out, museums! πŸ˜‚ And yes, good on that library for hiring a Beastie! Hopefully he was just having an “off” day when the photographer was following him around… I’m sure he’s there entirely on merit, and not just because he’s cute and woolly. πŸ˜‰ Thanks for stopping in, Tierney!

  2. *pant pant* *huff huff* ugh, looks like I’m way late to this party…(brushes hair back, trying to look cool)..I mean, wow, look how fashionably late I am. Love the picture or your primitive Beastie. I always like seeing the evidence for evolution :))

    1. Heehee! Don’t worry, I’m always late for things myself! πŸ˜† And, for the sake of science, I should mention that the poor early Beastie is a little squished out of shape, because Boyfriend took his picture by putting him in the scanner at his old workplace! Still, at least he totally, genuinely got to meet Angela Lansbury. Cheers for dropping in, Tammie… And thanks for providing most of the material for this post! πŸ˜€

        1. Hahaha! Alas, all this went unfilmed… As you know, the Boyfriend is an elusive beast who refuses to be photographed! He did create a couple of other totally genuine images of Beasties meeting celebrities though – I’ll have to see if I can find them!

  3. A wonderful round up, as always. πŸ™‚ The photo with JB Fletcher made me smile, and is a perfect endorsement of the reading life. And, I appreciate that the monster’s pants and shirt are a single garment! πŸ™‚

    1. Cheers, Shirley! It’s been a while since I cracked out my “Murder, She Wrote” DVDs (Netflix has a lot to answer for there) but it used to be my knitting TV of choice! As for the early Beastie garb – yes, I suppose it is a kind of strapless jumpsuit/overall… Beastie fashion has clearly come a long way since then! Thanks for stopping by πŸ˜€

      1. How neat to know – I used to enjoy the show with my gramma as a kid. The theme music brings back fond memories. πŸ™‚ What a cute strapless jumpsuit – how glam!

        1. Yeah, totally on trend now! πŸ˜€ And you can’t not love that jaunty theme tune – “Murder, She Wrote” always seemed to be on TV when I took my lunchtime study breaks at college, and I ended up totally hooked. I’m glad you have happy memories of it too! Happy Saturday!

  4. Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!! Sinead is beside herself to be featured (hopefully she won’t have some sort of Finn-esque reaction to fame)! Haha and major lolz at that amazing photoshopped image. These Beasties really get about, don’t they?? πŸ™‚

    1. Waaait… PHOTOSHOP?! But that Beastie swore blind that they’d really hung out with Angela Lansbury! Dangit! I hope Sinead wasn’t struck by diva fever… I really need to be more careful about this whole featuring Beasties on the blog thing! Cheers for popping in πŸ˜€

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