Over the last couple of weeks, the subject of Beastie photography has raised its head a few times in the comments! And that got me looking back at all the crazy things I've done over the years in the name of capturing a blog-worthy Beastie snapshot. Better still, it made me think of the sneaky … Continue reading Secrets of Beastie Photography
Earlier in the week, I was cruising around the You-Tubes watching Muppets and Sesame Street videos - Boyfriend found a Muppet Christmas special that I'd never seen, and I confess now that I watched ALL of it, despite the complete seasonal impropriety - and I was reminded of this post that I wrote waaaaaaay back … Continue reading My Beloved Monsters – A Revisit
Welcome to the weekend, Beastiebuddies! And since it's the end of the week, my mind has wandered in an artsy direction for this Friday Social. In school, it seemed like art class always fell on a Friday afternoon, and it was a much nicer way to wrap up the week than, say, double maths or … Continue reading Friday Social #4 – Getting Arty, For Free!
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, … Continue reading How to Make… Little Buzzy Bees!
Happy Tuesday, everyone! Well, I promised you a new Beastie today, and here he is - another Barróg (that's the Irish word for "hug", if you haven't seen it before) Beastie, proudly holding a pint of the very finest felt porter! Some of you might be thinking, "Big deal! We've seen Pint Beasties before!"... But … Continue reading A Pint of Plain is Your Only Man!
I love it when a plan comes together. Last week, I thought I would try my hand at seeking out some Dublin-based blogging events. I was expecting to find something to look forward to a couple of months down the line, so you can imagine how lucky I felt when I found that one of … Continue reading So, What Have We Learned?
Last week was one of those weeks when life just got in the way - for starters, a busy few days at Other Work after being just a Maker of Monsters for a month was a bit of a shock to the system! And while I was distracted with that, the plumbing here at Beastie … Continue reading Back to School at Beastie Towers!
Yes, I know Tuesday is supposed to be New Beastie Day. But I thought it might be fun to mix things up a little... Plus I just spent a sizeable chunk of last week moving all my crafting goodies in here: Behold, the Beastie Towers CCC (Crafting Command Centre)! Everything is so tidy and organised … Continue reading Welcome to Beastie Towers!
In Ireland, it's very tempting to hide yourself indoors at this time of the year... and remain there until dire necessity (buying food, going to work, zombie home invasion) forces you outside. I for one could happily spend February living on instant noodles and baked beans while binge-watching "Murder, She Wrote", but fortunately Explorer Beastie … Continue reading An Arty Day Out!
Summer in Ireland is a fleeting thing! Our unpredictable four-seasons-in-one-day climate means that a balmy evening can turn chilly in a heartbeat, and a day that starts out grey and drizzly can transform into a real scorcher by lunchtime. That's why the very second we see a blink of sunshine here, we drop everything and … Continue reading Summer Colour Inspiration!