Bringin’ Beastie Back for 2020!

Hey there everybody, and happy new year to you all! I hope you had a lovely Christmas/Beastmas/holiday season, and that you’re all ready to tackle 2020… We certainly are here at Beastie Towers!

So, it’s been a while – what have we been up to since we last sat down for a chat together? Well, the headline is MARKETS!
Christmas Market 2019 - CrawCrafts BeastiesIn 2019, I took a big leap and had a go at organising my own craft fair! I rounded up a group of my favourite local craftspeople, and met some awesome new makers as well.
Christmas Market - 2020 Update - CrawCrafts Beasties

It was A LOT of work, but I really enjoyed the challenge. Heck, I’d even consider doing it again in 2020!

I also had a few other market dates in the calendar as usual – the Beasties and I always love to get out and meet our public. Here we are at the Dublin Cat Fair!


And of course, there were a few commissions in the mix, just to keep me on my toes! I can’t wait to introduce you to all these new additions to the Beastie family over the next couple of weeks!
Beasties of 2019 - 2020 Update - CrawCrafts Beasties

But before the Christmas madness set in, let’s not forget that Explorer Beastie and I skipped town for a couple of days to visit friends in London! He’s looking forward to sharing his holiday snaps with you all.
Explorer Beastie in London - 2020 Update - CrawCrafts Beasties
Finally, with everything else that was going on in the last few months of 2019, creating a 2020 Beastie calendar didn’t quite make it onto my to-do list. That said, I depend on mine so much that I ended up rejigging the dates from last year’s so that I could reuse it! I was just going to keep it all to myself… But I’ve decided to add it the Beastie Store as a free download if any of you want to grab a copy. Click here to go directly to the listing!
2020 Calendar Cover Page - CrawCrafts Beasties

Well, hopefully that’s whetted your appetites for a fresh year of monster mayhem! Now I’m looking forward to catching up with all of your news… Be sure to say hi in the comments so that I remember to swing by your blog!

We’ll be back next week with more from June Beastie, who made a surprise visit to Paddy and Plunkett at Beastie Towers a couple of months ago. If you missed it, you can pick up the thread of the story here and here.

17 thoughts on “Bringin’ Beastie Back for 2020!

    1. Hello Hannah! Hope you had a great festive season too – it was definitely nice to relax after the market madness! Cheers for stopping by 😊

  1. Great to see the Beasties back, spreading their usual jolly madness across the web! Looking forward to seeing some of the new family in the weeks to come.

    1. Hello Queen Bee, happy new year! And yes, if it’s new Beasties you want, I can certainly help you there 😁 Thanks for stopping in!

    1. Hey Laura, hope 2020 is being good to you so far! And thanks, the Fair was a lot of work, but it was a lot of fun too! Cheers for stopping in 😊

  2. Lovely to hear news of the Beasties again. Looking forward to meeting the new members of the gang and I am also waiting with baited breath to find out why Beastie June travels with a rolling pin.
    Your market looks so enticing. Well done on organising such a big and classy event. Wish I could have been there.
    Wishing you and all in Beastieland a great 2020

    1. Hey there Mariss, happy new year! Yes, we’ve new Beasties galore to share, plus it looks like I’ll have to do a feature on why it’s important to pack your rolling pin before you travel πŸ˜‚
      Thanks for popping by – looking forward to seeing what you’ve been up to lately as well!

    1. It’s good to be back! We’re looking forward to catching up with everyone again 😁 Cheers Simon, and happy new year to you!

  3. Happy 2020, Helen! Glad to hear that the holidays included a lot of exciting events (congrats on the craft fair, looks to have been a great success!). Thank you for the calendar. These have been serving me so well and are much appreciated. πŸ™‚

    1. Happy new year, Shirley! And I’m glad the calendars have been serving you well… Hopefully you’ll have plenty of fun activities to fill the pages of 2020’s version! Cheers for swinging by 😁

    1. Ha! That would have been brilliant… I should organise an international version this year 😁 Cheers for dropping in, Tierney!

  4. Helen!! How’s 2020 treating you? I can totally believe that you would and could organize your own craft fair . . . with the Beasties’ help, of course! And I have to say, one of my favorite things is hearing about (and seeing) the commissions. They are the perfect caricatures and (as you know) I am a HUGE fan of all of your accessories. Those glasses, for example, are stellar! Wishing you all the wonderment 2020 can muster!

    1. Well hello there Melissa! I’m enjoying 2020 so far, how are you getting on? Excited for your yarn launch next week? There will be more commissions coming over the next while, by the way, as I catch up on all the blogging I didn’t do in the run-up to Christmas πŸ˜† So hopefully you’ll get a kick out of those! Cheers for popping in with new year’s greetings, and hope this coming decade brings more great woolly opportunities your way!

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