Beastie News Roundup!

Hello there Beastie friends! How’s your week going? This week’s post is going to be a bit of a mixed bag, as we catch up with a few snippets of Beastie news that I’ve been meaning to share for a while.

So, without further ado, let’s start the show…

Beastie Autumn Fun Worldwide!

Autumn Leaf Colours - CrawCrafts Beasties Explorer Beastie isn’t the only little monster who’s been out and about enjoying the fall colours. Before he even stuck a paw outside, tierneycreates Beastie was enjoying the great outdoors with her mini-miniature schnauzer Mikelet!

tierneycreates Beastie and Mikelet - T Hogan
Picture sneakily borrowed from

This woolly little lady was so excited to change into her handknitted Aran sweater and kick through the fallen leaves… Although be advised that this post contains – SHOCK – Beastie nudity! You have been warned! Be sure to skip over to Tierney’s blog and check out the full post – it really made me smile.

If you’re in the mood for something more blood-curdling though, you might want to swing by Tammie Painter’s site and see what Finn McSpool encountered on his autumnal wanderings.

Finn McSpool at Hallowe'en - T Painter
Image spirited away from

Portland, Oregon is already gearing up for Hallowe’en, and the city is sporting some truly spine-chilling finery! Finn caught up with some celebrity spookies at City Hall, but the true horror was lurking in someone’s garden on the walk home. And if that wasn’t enough to turn you into a gibbering wreck, Tammie also used my October calendar page as the basis for a tale of Beastie terror that will scare the stuffing out of even the most courageous woolly monster!

Spooky Beastie Colouring - T Painter
Image Beastie-napped from

And Also in the Blogosphere…

Now, I usually like to keep things nice and upbeat here on the BeastieBlog. I mean, life is serious enough, right? But wow, this year September was tough! A couple of side projects that I’d invested a bit of time in came to nothing, and then I found out that I’d managed to completely miss the application call for my favourite Christmas market. Disaster!
Oooops! CrawCrafts BeastiesFortunately, I stumbled on some good readin’ among my fellow bloggers that helped perk me back up again. It was super cool to hear all about Weekes finding her creative feet again, and how taking photographs helped Paula of Typewriter Girl discover that she has an artistic streak after all! So thanks to both of you for making me smile!

Oh, and my mood lifted completely when I learned that the market I thought I’d missed out on had added an extra weekend, so I’m in! Hurrah! Full steam ahead on the Beastie-making!

And Looking Further Ahead…

Christmas Flea Stall 2017 - CrawCrafts BeastiesWhile we’re on the subject of Christmas markets, I’m in the process of confirming a few for this coming festive season! Check out my scedule so far!

  • The Dublin Christmas Flea is the big one, and, all being well, I’ll be there with bells on for the second weekend (that’s the 13th-16th December inclusive). If you’re in the neighbourhood, come on over and say hi! Entry is free, and there is always SO MUCH GREAT STUFF THERE! (Besides the Beasties, obviously.)
  • I’m also going to be selling at the Dublin Cat Fair for the first time! So I’m currently working on a few feline sidelines that will be exclusive to that event, as well as some cat-themed Beasties. That’s on the 25th November.

There are a couple more in the pipeline, which I’ll post about as soon as the details are finalised.

Phew! Beastie news roundup complete! So I’d better get on with some crafting now, or those market stalls are going to be a little bare!

How about you? Are you prepping for festivities, or planning to remain blissfully in denial until the 15th of December? Be sure to let us know in the comments!

9 thoughts on “Beastie News Roundup!

  1. Ugh, sorry to hear about your frustrating September. I think the frustration bug has migrated across the sea and infected me. Hopefully I’ll have a bright spot at the end of it like you did :)). And a Cat Fair? Why did I not check the calendar before scheduling my trip to Dublin. I can’t believe I’m missing out on it…see, this month sucks. Oh, and thanks for the shout out!!

    1. Ha! You’re welcome… It would have been remiss of me not to steal some of your excellent photos and use them for my own blogging ends. You can keep the one of the scary clown though.
      Also, sorry to hear that my Slumptember has crossed the pond to become your Sucktober. With any luck the frustration bug will shortly continue its journey westward, and vanish in the vastness of the Pacific Ocean. Hey, would it lift your mood if I tell you that the Cat Fair is taking place at the Hilton hotel at Dublin Airport, so it would be reeeeallly handy for you to come back over? A mere hop, skip and a… 10-hour flight? πŸ€”

  2. Fun to see the Beastie roundup and tierneycreates Beastie thanks you for including her!
    Sorry you missed out on your favorite Christmas Market. They really missed out not having you this years.
    I am on day 17 of the challenge to blog everyday that is what I am up to. This is probably a one time experiment – it takes a lot of work to do this everyday!

    1. Yes, I don’t know how anyone manages that! Twice a week was almost too much for me this year. Thanks for your good wishes, but I have happy news… I DID get into my favourite market after all! They added an extra weekend, so I’ll be there with a gang of Beasties and a big smile on my face. And hopefully with my voice intact, unlike last year πŸ˜†
      Good luck with the blogging marathon, and cheers for stopping in!

  3. Thanks for this adorable Beastie roundup. The Beasties are a busy bunch! πŸ™‚ I’m glad September’s over, too. I think it was *the* most unexpectedly challenging month of the year! On to brighter days, though, and Christmas fairs. Glad to read you got in with an extra weekend, and the Cat Fair sounds lots of fun – an exciting new direction!

    1. Thanks, Shirley! And yes, I’m looking forward to trying out a couple of new fairs this year, in addition to my old favourites. I hope October is a better month for you, too! Cheers for stopping in πŸ˜€

  4. Yaaaaaaaaaaay for good market news and lifted October spirits!!!! And I’m glad to have provided a smile somewhere in there πŸ™‚ Now you must be busy busy busy…. I’ll let you get back to whatever magical Beastie-Cat creations you are cooking up! I CANNOT WAIT TO SEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!! ❀

    1. Coming soon! I’ve prototyped a couple of ideas, and I’ll be making the real deals this week, all being well. Gosh, I hope the Cat People like ’em! Now, back to it! Thanks for dropping in! πŸ˜€

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