Hello there Beastie friends! I hope you’re all keeping well in these rather strange times. To keep things interesting, we’ve got a slightly different new project to share with you this week – a Beastified pug! Here she is now… Hello!
This fuzzy felty lady could probably use a little introduction. Remember the wedding commission I did at the beginning of the year?
Well, the happy monster couple was only part of the deal. I was also asked to Beastify Marge, a charming and elegant pug who came into the guys’ life disguised as a humble birthday card, and then became a member (if not the ruling matriarch) of the family. Here she is getting ready to enjoy the marriage ceremony back in January.
Unfortunately, Beastie Marge wasn’t ready in time for the wedding. She takes her appearance very seriously, and that held things up a little! But while the boys and their Beasties were honeymooning, I had time aplenty to get busy with my felting needles.
Ta-daaaah! You know, it’s actually quite strange to see her with feet!
I also gave her a typically twisty pug tail…
… And her glasses really have lenses!
Finally complete, she was ready to hop in a box and travel to her new home. By all accounts, she’s settling in nicely!
And in un- pug related news…
… Explorer Beastie had a little bit of recovering to do after last week’s St Patrick’s Day festivities…
… Although, Beastie antics aside, it has been nice to be at home for the last week getting on with some commissions! They’ve been stacking up a bit this past while, but with my teaching schedule completely on hold for the time being, I’ve really been enjoying getting on with some teeny sewing!
Another aspect of monster-making life that’s fallen foul of the coronavirus is our occasional market days. We were hoping to get out to at least one Dublin Flea over the coming months, and to investigate some of the new opportunities that popped up over Christmas too. While an online store isn’t much of a substitute for the fun of a market day, I’ve been giving mine a much-needed refresh to tide me over until I can get behind a stall again. So do drop in and take a look around – or get in touch by email if you just want to talk monsters!
Well, that’s all my news – how are you lot getting on? Are you working from home, or getting stuck into some long-awaited new projects now your day-to-day routine has changed? Let me know all about it in the comments… And stay healthy, wherever you are!
12 thoughts on “What’s Pug Got To Do With It?”
You killed me. I just died from cuteness overload again! The pug is a masterpiece (and I love the title of your post). Love the handsome married Beasties too.
Sorry about your Market Days 😦
Oh and hope a certain Beastie recovers soon from all that partying (hope there was social distancing..) 🙂
Hey there Tierney! Well, at least it’s only cuteness overload that’s laying you low… The cure is to ingest manageable quantities of cuteness daily to build up your tolerance 😁
Cheers for swinging by… And don’t worry about the Beasties. I can verify that they are immune non-carriers of covid-19, so they can keep the party going until humanity is feeling better!
Are you sure that Explorer Beastie took to his bed after too much partying? Maybe it was a fit of jealousy when he saw your latest creation, yellow glasses and all.
Eeek, I didn’t think of that! He was probably making a point by putting his yellow-framed sunglasses on, now you mention it. It’s maybe just as well Beastie Marge shipped out when she did 😂
Thanks for joining us, Mariss!
I’m doing ok – I love your work Helen it’s always so cool!
Glad to hear it, Simon! And cheers for popping in to meet Mini-Marge 😁
Always a pleasure 😀👍
Nice to see a bit on nonsense in these serious times!
Happy to help 😂 Cheers for stopping in to join the party!
I’ve been hunting and searching for some cool, new frames for my glasses, then I see this and have to think, “Oh great, now even pugs are better dressed than me.” Sigh. :))
Ha! Well, she IS an unusually stylish pug. Maybe take the pictures along to the opticians next time so they know what you’re looking for? 😉
Hope everything’s well otherwise, and cheers for dropping in to see us!