Beastie Sixteenth Birthday!

No, not my sixteenth birthday! That’s longer ago than I’d even care to think about, thank you very much.

This post is actually about a very special creation for a customer who needed a unique, personal gift for her just-turning-sixteeen goddaughter. What better way to celebrate this important milestone than with a customised Beastie?

Let’s meet this VIM (Very Important Monster)!
Sixteenth Birthday Beastie - CrawCrafts BeastiesHello there!

First of all, let’s talk about that hair.
Amazing Hair - Sixteenth Birthday Beastie - CrawCrafts BeastiesWOW! I had so much fun with this! I used two slightly different shades of pink to give the colour extra depth, and unwinding the strands to separate the individual plies produced this tumble of luxuriant curls. Then a combination of carefully-placed stitches and a little precision styling with my needle-felting needle helped me to copy my human subject’s favourite swept-over-the-shoulder hairstyle.

(If only I could apply these techniques to my own hair!)

And while we’re on the subject of style, we’d better take a look at her dress next. Beasties love humans with a playful sense of fashion, and I knew I was on to a winner here… A girl who wears bold prints and whose trademark items of clothing are floral nighties? Perfect! I offered a couple of different styles and prints in the design sketch…
Beastie Sketch - Sixteenth Birthday Beastie - CrawCrafts Beasties… And as you can see, the long-sleeved version in a cute turquoise, green and cerise floral print with felt collar and buttons won out. Good choice!
Nightie with collar and buttons - CrawCrafts BeastiesIt really complements her hair and healthy blue complexion, don’t you think?

But appearances aren’t everything. A Beastie needs interests and hobbies! It’s ok though – we’ve got her covered. First, a hand-stitched science book to keep her brain ticking over…
Embroidered Science Book - Sixteenth Birthday Beastie - CrawCrafts Beasties… And a paintbrush, so she can let her creative side shine through too.
Felt Paintbrush - Sixteenth Birthday Beastie - CrawCrafts BeastiesFinally, I copied her human counterpart’s cool glasses!
Beastie Glasses - CrawCrafts BeastiesAs usual, they have real clear plastic lenses and are removable. However, with this pair, I developed a new technique for making glasses that allows me to slim down the frames a little.

They also make a stylish hair accessory.
Glasses in Hair - Sixteenth Birthday Beastie - CrawCrafts BeastiesBut hang on a second, Miss Beastie – don’t you have a birthday party to get to? Best get moving, you’re only sixteen once!
Sixteenth Birthdy Commission by CrawCrafts BeastiesI’d say her future is as bright as her hair – what do you reckon?

Thanks to Maria for requesting this super-fun project, and advising on the details!

And we’ll be back on Friday with another peek into the Beastie archives. See you then!

9 thoughts on “Beastie Sixteenth Birthday!

  1. Obviously I don’t know the human counterpart but this Beastie seems perfect to me. I love the hair and the way all the colours complement each other. And, as always, your accessories are stellar.

    1. Thank you, Laura! I think you can probably tell I had a lot of fun with this one ๐Ÿ˜ Cheers for popping in!

    1. Heehee! I didn’t get a chance to ask… But I sure do love her style! Thanks (as always ๐Ÿ˜Š) for swinging by, Mariss!

    1. Thanks so much, Tierney! I hope she and her human have lots of fun times ahead ๐Ÿ˜Š Cheers for dropping by!

    1. Mrs P! It’s so lovely to see you again! I hope you’ve been keeping well and thanks for dropping in to say hi to the Beasties – we’ve missed you! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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