Hey everybody! It might seem I've been a bit quiet for the last week or so, but it's been all go behind the scenes! I've been tinkering away with photos, fonts, themes and buttons, and now I'm delighted to be unveiling a shiny new look for my site - care to join me for the … Continue reading Welcome to the New-Look BeastieBlog!
Hey there everybody! I hope you've all had a good week... It certainly seems like it's been a busy few days in the Blogosphere! I'll get to that in a second. First of all, I should probably explain what the title of this post is all about. Poor Explorer Beastie is almost afraid to look! … Continue reading Friday Social #5 – Here We Go Again!
Oh wow, I can't believe we're nearly at the end of 2017 already! It's all been a bit of a blur - surely it was only just Hallowe'en? So I thought I would use this, the last "real" post of the year, to take a look back over the highlights of the last 12 months. … Continue reading 2017 – A Year of Monster Adventures!
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 … Continue reading It’s The Most Beastie-ful Time Of The Year…
Wow, what a hectic week it's been! We're working flat out here at Beastie Towers, but of course we're never too busy to stop in and have a chat with all you lovely readers on a Tuesday lunchtime. And today, we have some super exciting news... The Beasties have set foot on US soil! Now, … Continue reading Beasties, Beasties, EVERYWHERE!
Ah, it's that time of year again! The clocks have gone back, and although I'm already bemoaning the early disappearance of the daylight that I need to do teeny sewing, I'm really enjoying the cooler days and rich autumn colours! While any weather is crafting weather in my book, there's something extra special about snuggling … Continue reading Happy Hallowe’en!
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 … Continue reading Why Wool?
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 … Continue reading Good Things Come in Threes…
A few of my fellow bloggers have had great success lately with solving their various conundrums (or should that be conundra?) through applying the good old principles of democratic voting. (Thanks, Tammie - I'm totally stealing your idea!) What's my dilemma? Well, I was going to skip doing a Beastie calendar this year. And I … Continue reading Decisions, Decisions… Can you help?
One of the first things I picked up when I arrived in France for my study-abroad year (a veeeery long time ago) was the concept of "La Rentrée" - the name given to this time of year, when summer is drawing to a close, people are coming back from their holidays, and the familiar routine … Continue reading All Aboard for La Rentrée!