Hello September!

Yes, I know I’m jumping the gun a little here! But over the last couple of days, the cooler breezes and suddenly shorter days have been signalling that the season is about to turn. And much as I enjoyed our very un-Irish Irish summer this year, I am SO ready for September! Autumn has long been my favourite season, so I’m already looking forward to digging out all my favourite cosy knits, cooking up giant pots of soup, and kicking through piles of fallen leaves.
An Autumnal Stroll - CrawCrafts Beasties

And, as I’ve mentioned before, there’s something about this time of year that makes it feel like a good opportunity to start a new project… Or even to finish up one or two that you’ve let slide over the summer!

So, what better moment to announce that the free September calendar page is now available for your downloading pleasure?
September Featured Image - Calendar Page - CrawCrafts BeastiesI’ve been seeing sunflowers all over Dublin these last few weeks, so this picture was the obvious choice for this month’s page. I love their bright, friendly blooms, and Explorer Beastie thinks they really complement his yellow stripey legs.

As usual, this printable costs a very reasonable €0/$0/£0! Also, don’t forget that you only need to give your name and email address for delivery. All the other fields in the form are optional, so it’s ok to skip ’em!

Of course, the arrival of autumn also signals the start of the busiest time of the year for a Beastie-maker. So, this is going to be the last Friday post for a while. There are still a few outstanding summer orders to ship out… Then I’ll be starting to assemble squads of market-ready monsters to grace the stalls of Dublin’s seasonal craft fairs.

Buuuuut I’ll still be here every Tuesday! And over the next couple of weeks, there are new Beasties to meet, plus more shenanigans from Paddy and Plunkett. Be sure to join us then… And here’s wishing you all a monster weekend!


17 thoughts on “Hello September!

  1. Squads of market ready monsters! All descending upon the craft shows! That is a fun image – hope the shows are prepared to be taken over by monsters!!!
    I feel the same way about Fall and the weather has cooled down here, especially in the mornings and evenings and I am already planning a pot of soup to make today! Also I realized I only have two dishcloths so I picked up a pamphlet of knitted dishcloth patterns and I plan to work through the whole pamphlet until I’ve made all 8 or 10 this Fall 🙂

    1. Ooooh! What’s going in your soup, Tierney? And knitting those dishcloths should keep you out of mischief for a while… I can just picture you sitting somewhere cosy with a nice big bowl of soup and a knitting project or two on the go! As for those markets – well, I think they definitely need more of a monster takeover than last year, so I’d better get knitting! 😀 Thanks for stopping by!

        1. Yuuuuum! I might have to give that a bash… And that sausage and bean stew looks great, too. Thanks, Tierney! 😀

  2. Aw, what a lovely September page – a great reminder that the flowers and sun are still about, and to enjoy them while they’re here (aren’t sunflowers the sweetest? I can think of no friendlier a flower). Cheers. 🙂

    1. Thanks, Shirley! I’ve been so enjoying seeing my neighbour’s ones grow that I’m considering trying to grow my own next year! Have a super September 😀

  3. Well, I personally HATE fall, but I won’t hold your love for the season of muck against you….much. Like you, I also tend to do plenty of forward planning around September. I think it’s still that back-to-school mindset I just can’t shake. I love the photo for this calendar page!!

    1. Thanks, Tammie! And maybe this Autumn/Fall might win you over… Why is it the season of muck, pray tell? 🤔

      1. Fall here means rain, rain, and a bit more rain. Add that to the falling leaves and mud runoff and you have yourself a fine bit of muck. And the shortening of days is a downer. 😕

        1. Ahhh, you’re right… That doesn’t sound like a party! You should probably pack up and head back to Ireland. Our early autumns are usually better than our summers! 😆

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