A Special Visit

Hello there, Beastie friends! And ooops, my new blogging schedule went completely out the window last week… Covid finally found its way to Beastie Towers, and forced me to spend a week knitting on the couch and watching bad scripted reality shows on Netflix. Life is tough, eh?

Fortunately, my encounter with the dread virus isn’t the special visit I mentioned in the title. The actual visit we’re talking about today was a lot more fun! And it all began with the arrival of a mysterious letter…

Handwritten letter with Beastie drawing! CrawCrafts Beasties

My correspondent’s mum had actually reached out to me a week or two earlier to see if I had any Cosy Scarf Beasties in need of a new home, and at the time I didn’t… But I’d said that I’d be happy to make one in Aisling’s favourite colours if she’d let me know what those were. I looked out for an email or text… But I was delighted to get my answer by post instead, complete with drawing!

So, I set to work. And soon…

Grey and Blue Cosy Scarf Beastie, by CrawCrafts Beasties

… A Beastie appeared!

And once the Beastie had approved their passport photo, they were ready to ship out.

Beastie with passport - CrawCrafts Beasties

However, this journey wasn’t going to involve the usual trip to the Post Office! This Beastie had the honour of being picked up in person from my workshop, and hey, I thought we could have a bit of extra fun.

First of all, a quick comparison between the original sketch and the Beastie to make sure I’d done my job properly…

Checking the Beastie design - CrawCrafts Beasties

…Followed by a photoshoot in the Beastie-Sized Photo Studio with the big fancy camera!

Beastie photoshoot - picture by my special visitor! CrawCrafts Beasties

I liked this picture the best – it looks like the Beastie’s scarf is fluttering in the breeze!

Then we did a quick tour of the rest of the studio building, and had a chat with a few of the other artists who work here.

Inside La Catedral Studios - CrawCrafts Beasties

Since my Beastie’s new human friend is a keen artist herself (rumour has it that there is a Beastie comic book in the works as we speak) I really hope she enjoyed seeing around our studio home.

And if you’d like to adopt a little woolly friend of your own, take a peek in our freshly-updated online store! I’ll be adding more Beasties over the coming weeks too, so stay tuned!

12 thoughts on “A Special Visit

  1. What a sweet letter!

    I hope you are fully recovered now. My four sons and I all got caught by Covid in May and my husband just tested positive today. It seems luck has simply run out for those of us who dodged it for two years.

    1. Oh no, I hope he’s not too poorly with it! And yes, I thought I’d missed it too but we’re having another wave here and it got me 😭 Feeling better now thanks… And hey, at least I got some knitting done. Cheers for stopping in, Laura!

      1. Depends on what age you are! My grey cells started leaving home some years ago…I can’t really say I have seen any replacements arriving! A lovely letter from that little girl and I bet she enjoyed seeing your studio. It looks really quaint, just what you’d expect in Dublin.

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