A Magical Monster Adventure (With Cats)

Hello there everyone! I have a commission story to share with you all today… Yes, I’m still catching up with all those custom orders from last year!

So, this time our tale begins at the Dublin Cat Fair, in 2019. My customer adopted this Beastie, in a rather fetching feline-themed blue sweater…

Beasties at the Dublin Cat Fair - CrawCrafts Beasties

However, she had been hoping to pick up one of my Cat Owner Beasties, like this one:

Cat Owner Beastie by CrawCrafts Beasties

These take a lot longer to make, and I tend to bring fewer of them along to markets… So by the time she and her partner reached my stall that day, they were all gone.

But fast forward a year and a bit, and there was a birthday on the horizon! My customer wanted to celebrate in the Beastiest way possible, and asked me to combine two of her boyfriend’s great loves – cats and unicorns!

First, she selected a Unicorn Beastie who was already available in my online store

Unicorn Beastie, by CrawCrafts Beasties

… And then I added a feline twist!

Unicorn Beastie with Calico Cat - Commissions by CrawCrafts Beasties

And so that their original Beastie friend didn’t feel left out… They got a kitty too!

Calico Cat - Needlefelted miniatures by CrawCrafts Beasties

By the way, calico cats (with ginger, black and white patches) are the intended recipient’s favourite, so I made two… Each with slightly different markings.

Here you go, Unicorn Beastie. You’re in charge of making sure both cats arrive safely in their new home!

Unicorn Beastie and Cats - CrawCrafts Beasties

Purrrrr-fect!

Unicorn Beastie with Needle-felted miniature cats, by CrawCrafts Beasties

But the story doesn’t end there.

When birthday time rolled around again, another email popped into my inbox. As it turns out, since we’d last spoken, some full-size, non-Beastie cats had joined this family – two calico cats, just like the ones I’d made, and one little fuzzy black kitty.

So, my mission was… Could I bring the Beastie family up to date with a miniature black cat? Sure I could!

Black Miniature Needle-Felted Cat by CrawCrafts Beasties

This teeny felted feline was super friendly, and loved prowling over my hand and getting chin scratchies!

Miniature Black Cat by CrawCrafts Beasties

And this little critter is all the more important today, because it’s National Black Cat Appreciation Day! Black cats get kind of a rough deal – the old superstition that they bring bad luck is hard to shake off, and it’s been reported that they’re less likely to be adopted from shelters than cats of any other colour. So, if you see a black cat today, or if you happen to be heading out to adopt a feline friend of your own, be sure to show them some love!

That’s all from us for this week – see you next time, when we’ll be catching up with Paddy and Plunkett!

10 thoughts on “A Magical Monster Adventure (With Cats)

  1. I always love your cats! They are su purrrrr b! But what’s this about black cats?? They’re my favourite…..so what on earth does that say about me? Maybe I’d better hop on my broomstick and get out of here in case I cast a spell on your creations by mistake.

    1. Ooops, I hope you haven’t flown away in the time it’s taken for me to find your comment! I think that your fondness for black cats only reveals that you have excellent taste in pets 😁 Thanks for stopping in, Queen Bee!

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