Beastie Accessories Bonanza!

Hey there everyone! It’s a rainy old day here in Dublin, but even blustery showers can’t dampen my excitement about today’s post. This is essentially “What I Did During Lockdown, Part 1″… A monster haul of Beastie accessories for a very special woolly girl.
tierneycreates Beastie Face Closeup - CrawCrafts Beasties, Beastie HQHey there, tierneycreates Beastie!

For anyone who hasn’t met her before, tierneycreates Beastie lives with Tierney of tierneycreates.com. She regularly pops up in Tierney’s blog posts (she recently took a trip to the library) and occasionally takes on the task of writing them herself when her human counterpart is busy.

Like a lot of people, tierneycreates Beastie went a bit crazy ordering stuff online while we were all sheltering in place.

Ordering online - tierneycreates.com
tierneycreates Beastie indulging in a little retail therapy, borrowed from tierneycreates.com

Since the only person making Beastie accessories is yours truly, this meant I really had my work cut out for me!

First of all, she ordered some refreshments. And with many of my local off-licences offering home deliveries at the time, I decided it might indeed be a good idea to get in on that racket. Two bottles of Hop Monster IPA (a favourite Beastie tipple) coming right up!
Hop Monster IPA - Beastie Accessories - CrawCrafts BeastiesWith libraries closed, getting her paws on some reading material was also high on tierneycreates Beastie’s to-do list. Human Tierney loves books about craft, personal development and home decor, so these titles should go down a treat.
Beastie Books - Beastie Accessories - CrawCrafts BeastiesNext, she realised that this hat…
tierneycreates Beastie Dreads and Hat - Beastie HQ… Needed a matching scarf.
New Scarf - Beastie Accessories - CrawCrafts Beasties“But hey, it’s not winter just yet! I should probably update my summer wardrobe as well. Oooh, polka dots!”
Beastie Summer Dress - Beastie Accessories - CrawCrafts BeastiesInto the cart it goes.

Fortunately there are always a few Beasties knocking around here at Beastie Towers, so I was able to tailor it to tierneycreates Beastie’s approximate measurements!

However, all this staring at the computer screen was beginning to take its toll.

“I know! I’ll treat myself to a smartphone… Then I can order from anywhere!”

Fair enough. One Beast-iPhone coming right up!
Beast-iPhone - Beastie Accessories - CrawCrafts BeastiesLook how teeny it is! I have enough trouble trying to type on the human-sized ones. This super-slim model is made from felt with a shiny reflective ribbon screen so it looks the part.

Of course, tierneycreates Beastie isn’t just shopping for herself. So that her beloved miniature miniature Schnauzer Mikelet can join her on longer adventures…
Beastie Besties - tierneycreates Beastie and Dog by CrawCrafts Beasties… She picked up a doggy backpack, just like the one Human Tierney uses to bring Mike the Miniature Schnauzer out and about!
Beastie Doggy Backpack - Beastie Accessories - CrawCrafts BeastiesThe top of the backpack is open with a drawstring so Mikelet can peek out and stay involved in the action. It also goes rather nicely with the sundress!

And finally, one of my most challenging Beastie accessories to date. She asked for…
Beastie Sewing Machine - Beastie Accessories - CrawCrafts BeastiesA sewing machine!

This top-of-the-range miniature marvel is what every Beastie quilter dreams of. Bernina may make the creme-de-la-creme of human-sized machines, but if you’re a little woolly monster, a Beastnina is what you want to have on your craft table.

So, what the Beastie wants, the Beastie gets! But how on earth do you make one? Well, I began by building a framework from wire, and filled out the shape by sculpting it with needle-felted wool. Then I hand-stitched a tailored felt “skin” to go on top, so the machine would have the same smooth lines as the full-size version. Finally, the details were added with embroidery and appliqué. Phew!

Still, I bet it’ll help tierneycreates Beastie to start stitching up a storm in no time.
Beastie Sewing Machine - tierneycreates Beastie Accessories - CrawCrafts BeastiesI just hope she still has time to help Tierney with her blog posts every now and again!

Here’s the finished haul…
Beastie Accessories Galore! CrawCrafts Beasties… And I was delighted to get a picture of Miss Beastie looking very summery in her new outfit!
tierneycreates Beastie in her new dress - Tierney DH/CrawCrafts BeastiesThanks so much to Tierney for this awesome project, and for enabling her Beastie’s online shopping addiction! For any of you who have also been (over)indulging in a little mail-order lately, you can confess all in the comments below. We won’t judge!

We’ll be back next Tuesday with another new Beastie for you to meet – stay safe and see you then!

12 thoughts on “Beastie Accessories Bonanza!

  1. Wow! Helen you have excelled yourself again. These are so beautiful! We better keep our Beasties offline!

    1. Awww, thanks Darren! And yes, keep the boys away from your laptop in case they start ordering things themselves 😆
      Cheers for dropping by, hope you’re both doing well!

  2. Never in my life have I seen such a collection of miniature gems. I think you’re right up there with Carl Faberge! I bet he wouldn’t have known where to start with making a Beastie sized felt sewing machine foot so you’ve got the edge over him!

    1. Thanks, Queen Bee! I never thought I’d find myself being compared with Fabergé… That’s made my morning! 😁 Thank you – and look out for more monster miniatures coming your way tomorrow!

  3. Holy Moley, Helen! I found myself scrolling through the post and being charmed by each new accessory and thinking about how cute each was and how clever you are (with the crafting and the puns) and then I got to that sewing machine and my mind was blown. That is completely and utterly amazing.

    1. Thank you, Laura! That sewing machine took a bit of figuring out so your comment is very much appreciated. Cheers for dropping in – and for picking up on the puns! 😊

    1. Heeheehee! Thanks Mariss… As a quilter I’m sure you appreciate how happy tierneycreates Beastie was to get her paws on a Beastnina! Cheers for swinging by 😊

    1. Hahaha! Thanks, Hannah… Although after this extravaganza I might go back to making Beastie-sized scarves and cookies for a while 🤣 It was fun though, and I learned so much… Cheers for popping in to check it out!

    1. Thanks Emmely! One of my most challenging Beastie accessories to date, but worth it in the end 😁 Cheers for stopping by!

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