Hello everybody! I’m a little later on my blogging than usual this week… But I promised you a new Beastie, and here she is!
Meet Julia Beastie! This particular monster lady was made as a very special “Yay, you finished your MA thesis” gift… And as you can see, she’s not travelling alone. She’s being kept company by her feline felt friend, Paddy the cat!
Let’s take a closer look at him, shall we?
Now, Beasties with pet cats aren’t new – you may remember that I made a few for the Dublin Cat Fair, back in November.
However, this was the first time I had attempted to copy a particular cat’s markings. Since this Beastie’s human counterpart is the proud owner of a devilishly handsome polydactyl cat, it only seemed right that Felt Paddy paid proper tribute to Real Paddy.
Fortunately, the wonders of needle felting allowed me to add tiger stripes to his coat, and give him a white nose, bib and paws!
Now, on to the Beastie herself! I love her lustrous alpaca locks…
… And the combination of delicate green skin with rich dusky rose stripes!
Next, I believe I promised you a few accessories? I thought a book might keep her entertained as she travelled to her new home…
Aaah, you can’t beat those classics! Although I adjusted this Anne Brontë novel (a favourite of Human Julia’s, I hear) sliiiightly to make it suitable for a Beastie audience.
Then, since Human Julia has already made a name for herself as a theatre reviewer, Julia Beastie had to have a notebook and pen for her own note-taking and reviewing activities.
And how about a ticket to a show, to complete the set?
“Carousel” is one of Human Julia’s favourites, so it’s fairly safe to assume that her new Beastie companion will enjoy it too. Just one thing, though…
“My paws are a bit full at the minute – maybe you could take all that cool stuff…”
“… And pop it in my backpack for me?”
And the good news for Beastie Paddy (who looks so comfortable cuddled up in Julia Beastie’s arms) is that he can stay exactly where he is while the backpack goes on!
As you can see, the straps clip into place at the base of the bag. That means they can simply be slipped around a Beastie arm and attached!
And better still… Here’s the pair of them meeting Paddy for the first time!
Here’s wishing them all kinds of monster adventures together!
So, thanks for joining us for this latest Beastification… I should have a monster adventure of my own to share with you next week, so be sure to swing by! Catch you then!