It’s The Most Beastie-ful Time Of The Year…

Hey everybody! I’m just popping in for a very quick “Hello!” today, because I’ve done the sums and this is definitely the busiest, Beastie-est week of 2017! Last overseas postage dates are looming, and I’ve booked places at two of Dublin’s most popular Christmas markets, so that’s my entertainment taken care of for the next… Read More

A Freewheelin’ New Beastie!

It’s been a while since we last met a new Beastie, hasn’t it? Let’s fix that right now! I wonder who this laid-back woolly dude is?Aha! It’s Cyclist Beastie! Here, I’ll see if I can get him to take off those wraparound shades so he can say hello properly. Much better! As you can see,… Read More

Why Wool?

A few months ago, I had a bit of a woolly wobble. My local yarn store has stopped stocking the merino wool yarn I use to make my original Beasties, and although I still have a healthy stockpile of most of the colours, the boxes holding my favourite shades are starting to look a little… Read More

Good Things Come in Threes…

Oh wow, what a week it’s been! Isn’t it funny how life can be so quiet for a while, and then a whole bunch of things happen all at once? So, although the original purpose of this post was just to share the results of my Beastie calendar poll, I’ll get around to that in… Read More

How to Make… Little Buzzy Bees!

Happy Tuesday, everyone! Is anyone out there feeling crafty? After I put up pictures of the little felt bees I made back in April for The Snail of Happiness’s Craftivism event at The Make It Shop in Manchester, there was a quiet murmuring of interest in response to my offer to share the pattern. So,… Read More

I Don’t Bee-lieve It!

Hey there BeastieBuddies! Can it really be May already?! After a bit of a cold snap here recently, it feels like Spring is back on track again… And right about now is when bluebells have their moment in the sun! Having seen so many pictures of beautiful bluebell woods just about everywhere over the bank… Read More

Getting Around to Knit!

Well lookee here! It’s Tuesday again, and in keeping with BeastieBlog tradition, I’ve some new Beasties for you to meet today – although I think a few of you might already have caught these two little lady monsters on social media over the weekend… … But this is your chance to get a proper, close-up… Read More

What’s Goin’ On?

Phew! It feels like it’s been another busy old month here in Beastie Towers… but when I looked into my “Ready” box earlier, there didn’t seem to be a whole lot of little monsters living in there yet. So much for my master plan of getting ALL my Christmas market stock made in the first… Read More

Knock knock! Who’s There?

– Doctor. – Doctor who? – Exactly! Aaah, they say the old jokes are the best… but perhaps that one might be the exception to the rule! That said, the new Beastie I’d like to introduce to you today ties in quite well with the retelling of a corny old joke. The character he’s based… Read More

Ch-Ch-Changes!

Hey there everybody! It’s great to be back! We hope you all enjoyed the holiday season and that 2017 is treating you nicely so far. I don’t know about you, but I’m not sure I’m ready for another year as eventful as 2016 was! Anyway, after rather a lot of this… … We’re excited to… Read More