Help me, Superhero Max Beastie!

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a new Beastie!
Superhero Max Beastie - A Commission by CrawCrafts BeastiesAnd not just any new Beastie – this one is a SUPERHERO!

Last year during lockdown, a customer contacted me to ask if I’d be able to make a Christmas gift for her daughter. This girl LOVES superheroes, and even has a secret alter-ego herself… When danger looms, she transforms into Superhero Max! Not content with merely fighting crime, Superhero Max is also a dab hand at fixing electrical boxes – you know, those anonymous grey or green metal cases you see on pretty much every street.

Well, with material like that to work with, how could I refuse?

First of all, I thought I’d better provide this little monster lady with some tools. She’ll need those if she’s going to fix anything!
Tools of the Trade - Superhero Max Beastie - CrawCrafts BeastiesNormally I’d pop magnets inside these so the Beastie can hold them securely… But since her human counterpart is still quite young, I went for elastic loops on the handles instead, just to be on the safe side.
Utility Belt + Tools - CrawCrafts BeastiesAs you can see, they still fit snugly into her utility belt, ready for action.

She also has a cream-coloured super-suit, based on Superhero Max’s own favourite outfit. And this one comes complete with a special custom-designed hand-embroidered logo!
Superhero Max Logo - CrawCrafts Beasties

But of course, it’s oh-so-important that her identity remains a secret. Don’t worry, Miss Beastie! I’ve got you covered.
Superhero Max in Disguise - CrawCrafts BeastiesWith a red felt mask and starry cape (inspired by her human counterpart’s passion for outer space), she’ll be able to head out completely incognito.

But wait a sec… Doesn’t every SuperBeastie need a super-sidekick?

Yes, absolutely!
Superhero Max and Hop - CrawCrafts BeastiesJust as Superhero Max never goes anywhere without her trusted bunny friend Hop, this Beastie has a cuddly rabbit companion to join her on her adventures, too. He even has the same uniform, including a removable mini cape!
Hop Closeups - Superhero Max Beastie - CrawCrafts BeastiesI also had fun adding in special bunny details, like a fluffy white tail and carrot-inspired sidekick logo.

Well, I think that’s all the angles covered! Just as well, because it looks like someone is ready for takeoff.
Superhero Max Beastie Takes Off - CrawCrafts BeastiesUp, up and… AWAAAAAY!
Superhero Max Beastie, by CrawCrafts BeastiesYikes, she’s flown right out of the teeny photo studio! Um, can I ask everyone to please keep an eye out and report any low-flying Beasties in your neighbourhood directly to Beastie HQ? Thanks and see you next week!

14 thoughts on “Help me, Superhero Max Beastie!

  1. Flying Beasties? Whatever next! No, don’t answer that….I’ll wait for the surprise. I love the little purse on her belt. I had one just like that when I was in Brownies sometime during the last century and it was my prize possession. I hope the lucky owner of this super Beastie feels the same way about this tiny yellow masterpiece!

    1. Thank you, Queen Bee! From what I hear, Beastie and human have indeed been enjoying a few adventures together since they met back at Christmas time. And I suppose good ideas (like little belt purses) never go out of style 😊 Thanks for stopping in!

  2. Omggggg only JUST fixed my wordpress problem!!! But now I can respond to your lovely blog again!!!! THIS IS AMAZING!!!!!!!!

    1. Hey there Ali, it’s so nice to have you back again… Although as you can see, my blog-monitoring habits maybe aren’t quite what they once were πŸ™ˆ Thanks for dropping in to meet Superhero Max Beastie!

    1. Awww, thank you Mariss! I did enjoy creating Mini-Hop, although at a stately 2.5-3 inches tall he’s not nearly as teeny as he might appear. It’s an excellent height for fighting fringe though, I’m sure you’ll agree πŸ˜‰ Thanks for stopping in!

    1. Thank you, Tierney! I was lucky to have a whole heap of fun ideas to work with on this one – that little girl has some imagination! Cheers for popping in for a visit 😊

    1. Why thank you! I had a whole lot of fun with this one – kids just have the most amazing imaginations 😁 Cheers for swinging by!

  3. I chuckled at the last photo — I hope Hop can keep up with Superhero Max’s powers of flight! This is truly amazing. The little loops on the tools are adorable, and Hop is the cutest (I am compelled to ask whether he was knit up on sewing needles! the levels of miniature mastery here are off the charts). Bravo, Helen! This dynamic duo is sure to be treasured forever. πŸ™‚

    1. Awww, thank you Shirley! I certainly hope they’ll be having monster adventures for many years to come. And don’t worry, I haven’t started knitting on sewing needles or pins… YET. I stuck with my trusty sock-knitting 2mms for Mini-Hop, but I never say never – especially where miniaturisation is concerned πŸ˜‚ Thanks for dropping in!

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